Ethical Issues in Working with Children

Saturday, February 3

Time: 8:45 a.m. – Registration and Sign-In
9 a.m. until noon – Session

Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)

Presenter:   Victoria Todd: MSW, Child and Adult Psychoanalyst

Credentials:  This session is 3 hours/CEU meeting the Ethic requirements set by the Ohio CSWMFT; approval # RCS091602

This workshop will discuss the principles and standards of ethics for psychoanalysts, psychologists and social workers; and how these ethical principles relate to work with children and their parents.

Ethics is not just a matter of crossing sexual boundaries. Other issues that must be considered include: How our illnesses and life stresses impact the work; separation in treatment/abandonment of the patient; the wish to parent the child (and possibly the parent); gifts from the child and/or parents as well as the wish to give gifts to the child/parent.

What about dual relationships? What if our values are different from those of the families? Is self-disclosure helpful to the patient, or a narcissistic interference in clinical work? What can you say when asked about your personal life?

Cost:   Pre-registration $75.00
Cost:   At the door $85.00

Free on-site parking

Secure on-line registration



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    Save the Date for HPC Benefit

    Save the date for Nurture, Grow, THRIVE …  a benefit to support Hanna Perkins. Saturday, April 14, 2018.

    Hanna Perkins is honored to present its third biennial Hadden Award to The Grandmothers. The Grandmothers are Early Childhood Consultants and an energetic, experienced group of professionals. Together, they have written over 40 articles and a soon-to-be-released book for parents based on their long-standing connection with Hanna Perkins Center. They offer support and wisdom on issues young children and their parents experience.

    (l. to r.): Ginny Steininger, Kathy Smith Baker, Coordinator Barbara Streeter, Georgianna (Gann) Roberts and Maria Kaiser.

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      Same price for you and a little help for the families we serve.

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        2nd Monday Parent Chat

        Next chat: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

        Be Kind to Yourself and Others

        2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

        Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

        When: 10-11:30 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
        Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
        Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
        Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.

        • August 14, 2017 – Preparing children for a fast start to the school year
        • September 11, 2017 – Your child and the internet; keeping access safe and healthy
        • October 9, 2017 – What parents can do to prevent bullying
        • November 13, 2017 – How children develop self-esteem
        • December 11, 2017 – Helping children feel safe in the world and at home
        • February 12 – Be kind to yourself and others
        • March 12, 2018
        • April 9, 2018

        Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

        • Transitions
        • Making good choices
        • Developing kindness and empathy
        • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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