Eating Off of Each Other's Plates: The Evolution of A Home Within

Toni Heineman

Wendy Von Wiederhold

Deanna Linville

Deanna Linville

Speakers: Toni Heineman, Wendy von Wiederhold, and Deanna Linville

Dr. Toni Heineman is the Founder of A Home Within and Dr. Wendy von Wiederhold was our very first volunteer clinician, first Clinical Director of a Local Chapter, and the first Director of Local Chapters. Toni and Wendy will co-present the original ideas that led to the creation of A Home Within as well as the evolution of the organization over the last several decades.

During the first hour, Drs. Heineman and von Wiederhold will present how A Home Within was formed to mitigate the barriers to mental healthcare access experienced by current and former foster youth. In the second hour, they will have a conversation with Dr. Deanna Linville, the current Director of Clinical Programs, to discuss the current state of mental health care during the pandemic and strategies to promote healing for current and former foster youth.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To explore the key ingredients of the A Home Within model that lead to positive outcomes for the foster youth and alumni receiving care.
  2. To learn about the persistent barriers to mental healthcare access for foster youth over time and during the current Pandemic.
  3. To understand how A Home Within, as a service delivery model can mitigate these barriers and create new opportunities through telehealth.
We're sorry, but A Home Within cannot currently offer CE credits to Psychologists for homestudy/asynchronous learning (i.e. watching our recordings at home). Psychologists can earn CE credits for attendance at live AHW CE events. We are working with APA to secure the necessary approval to again offer homestudy CEs to Psychologists beginning spring 2022.
LCSWs and MFTs can earn CE credits either by attending live events or watching the recordings at home.

These events are free, and registration is available up until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. There is no penalty for cancellations. Content level is suitable for working mental health professionals with advanced degrees. There will be no breaks during the programs.

Live courses are interactive and recorded courses are non-interactive. In order to complete and receive credit for live courses, attendees must remain for the duration of each event and complete the course evaluation directly following each event. A link to the evaluation will be shared in the Zoom chat box during the live webinar. To earn home-study credits for recorded webinars, viewers must watch each course and complete the evaluation and posttest for each course. Viewers have 3 chances to pass the posttest with a score of 75% or higher. Once the evaluations or the evaluations and postttests are completed, we will generate and issue certificates via email within one week of completion. 

Credit is calculated by the hours of the event (1 hour = 1 credit, 2 hours = 2 credits, etc.). The time it takes to complete the course evaluation and/or the posttest does not count toward CE credits. 

To participate in a live webinar, a system that runs Zoom is required. To watch a recorded event for home-study, a system that plays recorded videos is required.

Please send an email to to request disability accommodations, address grievances, or ask questions.

ASWB: A Home Within, 1381 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. A Home Within maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/21/2019 - 3/21/2022. Social workers completing each of the above listed courses may receive 2 continuing education credits per course.

APA: A Home Within is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. A Home Within maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NBCC: A Home Within has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6701. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. A Home Within is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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