MENDOCINO Course Catalog

Mendocino County Foster Care Training Course Catalog

Courses are sorted by Category:

To register for a course, choose a Category and Course Title, then click on the Register link at the end of the row to connect to a sponsoring agency’s website or registration staff person for more information.

Administrative & Organizational

Includes trainings that cover practices for administrative and organizational staff and employees.

No planned courses at this time

Arts & Activities

Trainings offered cover the importance of art and activities for youth as well as how to design engaging and therapeutic activities.

No planned courses at this time

Behavioral Interventions

These trainings address the importance of using behavioral modification techniques such as positive reinforcement to help a child change their behaviors to those that are more conducive to healthy relationships with adults and peers.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Child Development

Trainings include topics such as an overview of the stages of child development to the importance of understanding a child’s actual age versus their developmental age, and why that distinction is important in caring for children.

No planned courses at this time

Family Issues

Topics include how to locate potential permanent family members (Family Finding) as well as how to engage and include family members in a child’s life.

No planned courses at this time

Health & Safety

Includes trainings on best practices for insuring children are healthy, safe and receiving the medical care they need.

No planned courses at this time

Other

These trainings include topics that are not listed in any other categories.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Connecting with Foster Pride/Adopt Pride

We will introduce the PRIDEbook and show you how it is used. The “Competency Categories” will be discussed and in detail. You will learn about the Visio and mission of child welfare and RCS. We will discuss the children who may be joining your families.

7/5/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Information Session

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

6/23/2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Information Session

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

7/18/2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Willits Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Information Session

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

7/24/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Information Session

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

7/28/2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss, Trauma and Resilience

You will understand the “Pathway Through the Grieving Process,” the role of resource parents in helping children with unresolved grief and the impact and definition of trauma.

7/19/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Policies and Regulations

Includes Emergency Medical Response, Medication Procedures, Fire/Disaster preparedness, reimbursements & financial responsibilities & Title 22 & Community Care Licensing Regulations, as well as RCS policies & procedures that apply to foster care.

7/25/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Pro-ACT

Tools for de-escalation and crisis communication.

7/17/2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Pro-ACT

Tools for de-escalation and crisis communication.

7/18/2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Pro-ACT

Tools for de-escalation and crisis communication.

7/21/2017 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Protecting and Nurturing Children

You will understand the factors that contribute to growth and development of children, how loss and trauma associate with emotional and physical neglect and abuse and you will understand how meeting children’s needs creates trust and attachment and a sense of security.

7/12/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah 0 Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Redbinder Training

To understand the importance of documentation and record keeping that Resource Families are required to maintain in their child home binders and resource family binders.

7/7/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Strengthening Family Relationships

You will be able to describe the connection between family relationships and children’s self-esteem, personal identity, cultural identity and sexual orientation and gender identity. You will also be able to identify age appropriate strategies to promote positive sexual orientation and gender identity.

7/26/2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Why Didn’t I Run?

An intensive workshop with an in-depth look at the issue of trafficking in our local community. Elle will share her own story of being trafficked out of Eureka and the “loop” through which she was transported around the West Coast for seven months. She will help us to understand who are the traffickers, who are the buyers (You might be surprised!), and who are the victims. (Many are runaway children and children in foster care). She will share strategies used by traffickers to groom and lure their victims; explain the “pimp” and their methods of control and coercion; introduce us to the vocabulary of “the game”; and address support services […]

6/27/2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Trauma Impact

These trainings address the impact that trauma has had on the lives of children in our care and how we can help them begin to heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!