The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being is proud to host the webinar “Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) & Child Welfare” with Dr. Emma Girard, PCIT Master Trainer, and Kate Bennett, Children’s Wisconsin Well-Being Lead Clinician, on May 20th at 1:00 CST.
Children who have experienced maltreatment and are involved in the child welfare system often exhibit behavioral difficulties, and their parents often struggle to provide effective discipline, may unintentionally engage in coercive parenting practices, or may appear to lack sensitivity towards their children due to their own history of trauma.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has been referred to by experts as the “gold standard” treatment for children with disruptive behaviors, and it is a well-known, well-researched evidence-based treatment for children with behavioral difficulties, and has gained significant evidence particularly in the last ten years that suggests its efficacy for parents who have engaged in child maltreatment.
This webinar seeks to highlight the importance of PCIT being offered and administered within the child welfare system, the process by which PCIT has been adapted and provided to meet the needs of these clients with complex lives, and the positive outcomes that have been documented. Panelists will also speak to the challenges and potential solutions associated with providing PCIT to families involved with child welfare in the Milwaukee area, as well as specific information on how Wisconsin families can be referred for PCIT services.