Interventions for Building Family Support and Resiliency

Interventions for Building Family Support and Resiliency

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Families face risks for addiction, child sexual abuse, violence, and other major causes of toxic stress. This course will review the evidence provided by research and teach participants how to integrate interventions to reduce risks and build resiliency into their practice.


Areas of focus for the course will include the impact of risk factors on individuals, families, and communities. From there the interventions that can be used to reduce these risks will be discussed including examples of how to implement them into practice. Research on current understanding of efforts of building resiliency versus reducing risks if further discussed in context of using the information in a psychoeducational way. The clinical use of these strategies, handouts, and Socratic values based questioning will be completed.

Workshop attendees can expect to:

  • Objective 1) Learner will be able to identify what a risk factor and protective factor is and is not and list one example of each.
  • Objective 2) Learner will be able to identify how aces impact communities, families, and individuals.
  • Objective 3) Learner will be able to identify Risk factors for individuals and at least 1 intervention for use with individuals.
  • Objective 4) Learner will be able to identify Risk factors for families and at least 1 intervention for use with families.
  • Objective 5) Learner will be able to identify Risk factors for sexual assault and at least 1 intervention for preventing it or addressing it after.
  • Objective 6) Learner will be able to identify prevention (resiliency) for individuals, families, and communities.

Leo DeBroeck is a Mental Health Practitioner and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State (USA). He is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Centre. He has completed his Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Washington University with his thesis on factors in suicide. He has experience working with children and adolescents at an intensive inpatient program in Spokane, Washington for several years.


Leo works full-time at a community health centre as a therapist with a team of  Marriage and Family Therapists,  Clinical Social Workers, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, and Psychologists. He has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, WISE wraparound intensive services, school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings. He also works as a quarterly faculty lecturer for Eastern Washington University’s satellite campus at Bellevue College. He teaches night classes to graduate and undergraduates in foundations of psychotherapy, trauma: assessment, management, and treatment, cognitive and behaviour change, and others. He has published peer-reviewed scientific research on young adults related to suicidality.


He has written several children’s therapy books, which are published on Amazon, for use in therapy settings addressing grief, addiction, neglect, abuse, and others. He is the president and founder of Counsellor’s Choice Award, LLC which reviews and promotes scientifically validated therapeutic tools and books.

This online workshop will give you instant access to video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as extensive supporting material, including PowerPoint slides and additional handouts and resources you can use in your practice. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this workshop is 3 learning hours.


A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short evaluation quiz. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.