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S21-106:The Importance of Emotional Awareness in Childhood Communication

Total Credits: 3

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Tariiq Walton, LGMFT
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



This course was designed to enhance student's understanding of emotional awareness, to highlight the importance of strengthening emotional awareness in children, and to promote working cooperatively with parents to model healthy emotional behaviors. Participants will learn the difference between emotional intelligence and emotional literacy, as well as how to modify emotional reactivity and emotional regulation. By the end of the course, participants will reflect on their own level of emotional awareness to better help their clients find comfort with broadening their expressions of emotions.


Tariiq Walton, LGMFT Related seminars and products: 1

Tariiq Omari Walton is the founder and director of Insight Marriage and Family Therapists, LLC, a small couple’ s therapy private practice in Largo, MD and Silver Spring, MD. Mr. Walton specializes in communication, intimacy, problem solving, and emotional awareness. He also serves as the staff counselor for the Prince George's County Department of Corrections. The author of four books, a former television and radio talk show host, lecturer, and a noted leather artisan, Mr. Walton was named one of Prince George’s County Forty Under 40 for Arts & 5 Humanities, in 2014.

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Kann, L., McManus, T., Harris, W.A., Shanklin, S.L., Flint, K.H., Queen, B., Lowry, R., Chyen, D., Whittle, L., Thornton, J., Lim, C., Bradford, D., Yamakawa, Y., Leon, M., Brener, N., Ethier, K. (2017). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States. MMWR Surveillance Summary, 65, 1-174.

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Agenda & Learning Objectives


01:15pm Registration
02:15pm - 3:15pm


03:15pm - 03:30pm    Break
03:30pm - 04:15pm

Lecture (Continued)

04:15pm-4:30pm Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • To identify emotional deficiencies in children.
  • To modify emotional regulation in children.
  • To appraise emotional intelligence and emotional literacy in children.
  • To determine new methods for understanding emotional awareness.
  • To integrate emotional awareness strategies into parental trainings.

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after July 7, 2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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