Alameda Course Catalog

Alameda County Foster Care Training Course Catalog

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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.

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ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

6/7/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

6/8/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

7/12/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

7/13/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

8/2/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

8 Day Training Series ACT is a permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based service providers. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT is designed to advance and inform adoption practice, expand the pool of qualified permanency professionals available to families, integrate permanency practice across an array of programs, and engage and retain qualified staff in adoption and post-permanency services. ACT transmits core competencies to individuals and to agency staff groups seeking to improve and standardize their programs with shared, quality knowledge […]

8/3/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 44 CE, 48 GHA Seneca Family of Agencies

Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Two-Day Training)

2 Days This two day, in-depth training combines lecture, large and small group discussion, role plays and self-reflection. Dr. Bennett will facilitate the 15 hours during which participants will examine the Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations, evaluate on-line and film examples of therapy and supervision, explore their own experiences and discuss what traits make an exceptional clinical supervisor. The second day will involve lecture, large and small group discussion and self-reflection regarding Secondary Trauma. Students will participate in exercises to determine their own obstacles as well as possible supervisees’ experiences with trauma. Diagnoses of childhood and adolescents will be presented from the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual V. There […]

5/25/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 15 A Better Way, Inc.

Legal Ethics in Psychology

This training is designed to assist mental health service providers create, review and update their critical analysis of professional legal ethics. We will utilize a user-friendly approach to draw connection and understanding between professional codes of ethics and prevailing law. The more thorough and fluent providers become, the easier it will be for them to confront, manage, resolve, and avoid ethical dilemmas: especially dilemmas that intersect with the law. We will explore legal ethics through the lens of providers, and draw connections from legal ethics to how the code’s language applies to their area of practice.

6/28/2018 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Yes UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

STRTP ICTP – Oakland May 2018

This 40-hour Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) is provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, a Community Care Licensing Division certified vendor. This 40-Hour course meets the requirements outlined in the Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program 40-Hour Initial Certification Core of Knowledge Guidelines. It is designed to prepare participants to become administrators in residential therapeutic facilities. Participants will discuss and review CCL regulations as they pertain to administrative oversight. Participants will also be given the opportunity to make practical use of applicable laws, general business operations, management, supervision and training of staff members as a means to implementing effective programs for traumatized youth in the child welfare […]

5/29/2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

STRTP ICTP – Oakland May 2018

This 40-hour Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) is provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, a Community Care Licensing Division certified vendor. This 40-Hour course meets the requirements outlined in the Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program 40-Hour Initial Certification Core of Knowledge Guidelines. It is designed to prepare participants to become administrators in residential therapeutic facilities. Participants will discuss and review CCL regulations as they pertain to administrative oversight. Participants will also be given the opportunity to make practical use of applicable laws, general business operations, management, supervision and training of staff members as a means to implementing effective programs for traumatized youth in the child welfare […]

5/30/2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

STRTP ICTP – Oakland May 2018

This 40-hour Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) is provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, a Community Care Licensing Division certified vendor. This 40-Hour course meets the requirements outlined in the Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program 40-Hour Initial Certification Core of Knowledge Guidelines. It is designed to prepare participants to become administrators in residential therapeutic facilities. Participants will discuss and review CCL regulations as they pertain to administrative oversight. Participants will also be given the opportunity to make practical use of applicable laws, general business operations, management, supervision and training of staff members as a means to implementing effective programs for traumatized youth in the child welfare […]

5/31/2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Arts & Activities

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

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Creative Outdoor Activities with Children and Youth Involved in Foster Care

Spend a day outdoors exploring, learning, connecting and creating. As with all children and youth, those who are involved in systems of foster care, child welfare and juvenile justice benefit from having mentors to help them access and appreciate the outdoors. Benefits for providers and participants include improved health and functioning of body, mind, heart and spirit. Being in nature helps people connect to and care for themselves, others, and our environment. Positive sensory awareness and creative activities support biological integration, increased resiliency and healing from trauma. Movement and play help us to regulate, develop problem-solving skills, and experience fun, safe interactions with those around us. We’ll walk mindfully; make […]

6/6/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 6.25 Fred Finch Youth Center

Nature, Self and Others

Many of the challenges that youth in care face come from feeling disconnected. This training explores mentoring young people in connection: to themselves, to each other, and to the natural world.  These three concentric circles of connection rely on a foundation in mindful awareness, a tool that allows us to focus our attention in the present moment, in an intentional, non-judgmental way.  Through the process of bringing mindful awareness to our own internal experience, to our experience of relationships with others, and to our experience of the natural world, we can explore each of these dimensions, get to know them more deeply, and come to feel connected to them.  This […]

6/12/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

Behavioral Strategies

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.

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Energy Psychology: Using Chakras to Address Mental Health Issues and Post-Traumatic Stress with Children, Adults and Care Givers

Using the body’s chakra energy centers can be an effective tool for healing from mental health issues and increasing emotion regulation. In this course those with and without experience in Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine will learn this specific Energy Psychology (EP) technique and Energy Medicine techniques to work with their clients to address a variety of issues. 

6/8/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

High Functioning Autism in Kids and Teens: How Will I Recognize It and What Can I Do to Help?

High Functioning Autism is not a formal medical diagnosis. However it is used informally to reference a subset of people diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who do not have obvious challenges with language, writing, reading, or many aspects of daily functioning.  High functioning autism can be difficult to differentiate from other child and adolescent diagnoses- especially in youth who have experienced trauma or had multiple attachment disruptions. Some studies also suggest autism is also underdiagnosed in children and teens of color. This workshop will help participants recognize symptoms that are indicative of high functioning autism, and discuss common early misdiagnoses in youth who are later diagnosed with autism. As […]

5/31/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 3.25 Fred Finch Youth Center

Structuring a Healthy Environment: Supporting Caregivers to Help Kids

Providers are in the position of providing essential support to parents and caregivers who are the front lines of helping youth whose emotional vulnerability brought on by an invalidating environment and/or childhood trauma lead to problematic behavior. Dialectical Behavior Strategies provides skills that can be relevant to caregivers so that they can parent more effectively and less emotionally, allowing parents/caregivers to provide a healthy environment in which their children can learn how to manage their emotions and behaviors and lead healthier, safer lives. In this presentation, providers will learn how to engage parents/caregivers in a supportive environment, one that models the skills the parents will be using at home, to […]

6/8/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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.

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Child Development & Relational Treatment – 4 CE Credits

This training is an introduction to key concepts in the development of relatedness and attachment in young children. The history of the concept of attachment and early work in the field will be reviewed. The negative effects of maternal deprivation and disrupted early connections to caretakers will be described. Participants will be introduced to the concept of attachment styles and there will be a particular focus on the disorganized/disoriented attachments that are regularly seen in the children served by the child welfare and mental health systems. The complementary states of mind observed in caretakers will be examined and then a case example will be used to illustrate the presence of […]

6/27/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

Curiosity and Relational Assessment

This training reviews some basic assumptions and problems that are encountered in all initial assessments of clients. An approach to assessment based on attachment theory is offered. This approach involves describing the child’s working model of relationships and utilizes data from the child’s experience with caretakers and data from his or her current interpersonal functioning. How this data can be used in relational treatment planning is discussed.

5/31/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Special Needs Youth

Special needs children and youth comprise up to half of all youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice system. This course provides an overview of the prevalence and types of disabilities in special education and how they impact youth in the child welfare system including developmental, physical, mental health/emotional, and learning disabilities. Four primary disabilities identified in the new Neurodevelopmental Disorders section of the DSM 5 are discussed including Intellectual Disability, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder as well as Emotional Disturbance. Information about these disorders is reviewed including causes, development, symptoms and treatment approaches for working effectively with special needs youth. The impact of children […]

6/20/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

The Child Leads the Way: Child Centered Play Therapy

Presenter: Karen Pernet Location: First 5 Alameda County, Conference Room A, 1115 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

5/25/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Alameda UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Cultural Awareness

Includes trainings that cover cultural awareness, including unconscious bias, cultural humility, cultural competence and working with certain populations.

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Conscious Nonviolent Parenting: Strengthening Empathy and Resiliency in a Complex Culturally Pluralistic Society–with Heightened Focus on African Ancestried Families — 13 CE Credits

Two Day Training In our complex, culturally pluralistic, and increasingly violent society a need presents for both the expansion and rethinking of traditional approaches to childrearing. If we wish to produce future generations of compassionate, resilient children fluent in capacious thinking and intercommunity cooperation, then, we must rear them in ever-connecting relationships of dignity. And service providers charged with assisting struggling families may need to work within culturally humble models to understand how intersecting inequities inform parenting decision-making. This two-day training addresses conscious parenting–parenting with psychosocial and emotional awareness– within specific populations marginalised by co-occurring interpersonal and socio-historic trauma, and highlights the hope for building on strengths, and deconstructing damaging […]

6/14/2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland 13 Seneca Family of Agencies

Conscious Nonviolent Parenting: Strengthening Empathy and Resiliency in a Complex Culturally Pluralistic Society–with Heightened Focus on African Ancestried Families — 13 CE Credits

Two Day Training In our complex, culturally pluralistic, and increasingly violent society a need presents for both the expansion and rethinking of traditional approaches to childrearing. If we wish to produce future generations of compassionate, resilient children fluent in capacious thinking and intercommunity cooperation, then, we must rear them in ever-connecting relationships of dignity. And service providers charged with assisting struggling families may need to work within culturally humble models to understand how intersecting inequities inform parenting decision-making. This two-day training addresses conscious parenting–parenting with psychosocial and emotional awareness– within specific populations marginalised by co-occurring interpersonal and socio-historic trauma, and highlights the hope for building on strengths, and deconstructing damaging […]

6/15/2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland 13 Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Diversity

In this course, we examine the role that diversity and multiculturalism plays in the workplace and in direct service to clients. Self-awareness and inward reflection are critical practices in the development of cultural humility. Building practices of inclusion can strengthen teams and result in increased satisfaction of consumer.This course is designed to lead the group in process dialogue and participation in activities that can uplift all of these areas.

6/22/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 Fred Finch Youth Center

Cultural Humility Train the Trainer – 2 Day Training

This course will train participants to effectively facilitate and lead sessions on the cultural humility principles and practices. These individuals will become part of a pool of trainers’ available inside and outside of organizations when there are training requests.

5/29/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Lincoln

Cultural Humility Train the Trainer – 2 Day Training

This course will train participants to effectively facilitate and lead sessions on the cultural humility principles and practices. These individuals will become part of a pool of trainers’ available inside and outside of organizations when there are training requests.

5/30/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Lincoln

Oppression, Structural Violence, and Motivational Interviewing Training

This 8-hour training is intended for providers who have received at least two full days of Motivational Interviewing training. The training focuses on the experience of marginalized groups and the means of tailoring Motivational Interviewing to capture a client’s experience of oppression. Trainees will identify aspects of their own privilege and use this to better understand systemic violence. Trainees will also identify oppressive public service entities. The training will conclude with trainees practicing the facilitation of change plans that highlight the client’s means of remaining safe in oppressive treatment systems. 

6/11/2018 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6.5 Fred Finch Youth Center

Transracial Foster Care and Adoption

Youth in trans-racial adoption or foster care placements have unique cultural needs that are important for caregivers and providers to be aware of. This training will provide information about how the similarities and diffeerences in race and related cultural experiences are relevant to the care of youth.

5/30/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Cycle of Opression and its Impacts on Youth in Care

Through interactive programming, large and small group dialogue, and self-reflection, participants in this session will be introduced to oppression theory through the Cycle of Oppression and consider the effects of oppression on our ability to develop healthy interdependent communities. This theoretical model works to explain oppression (racism, sexism, heterosexism, adultism, etc.) on institutional, cultural and individual levels. Participants will be challenged to consider the ways in which we have all been socialized to fulfill assigned roles in society based on our perceived identities including ability, age, country of origin, sex, sexual orientation, social class, race, religion, etc. Participants will review a continuum of action and will consider the ways in […]

6/20/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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.

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Family Finding and Engagement – Justice Doing and Family Seeing through Connection: Blended Perspectives Meeting

Within the Family Finding and Engagement model the Blended Perspectives Meeting holds particular importance in the creation of shared agreements related to assisting foster youth.  There is a specific agenda for this meeting that is different from a standard Family Team Meeting and this training will focus on how to facilitate to this agenda.  The purpose of the meeting will be discussed and video of Blended Perspectives meetings will be viewed.  The group will have the opportunity to conduct mock Blended Perspectives Meetings in order to learn the flow of the meeting and potential sticking points.

6/14/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Missing Fathers: The Absent Parent Trauma

Develop a better understanding of the importance of fathers to the youth with whom we work.  This epidemic of the often-absent father doesn’t mean that the father doesn’t fulfill an important role in a child’s and family’s life.   We often leave the paternal side of the youth’s family completely out of an assessment when developing our treatment plans even though the father is very much a part of the youth’s “picture” and impacts their day-to-day functioning.

6/26/2018 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth Center

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families and the Community 

2 Day Training The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

5/31/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families and the Community 

2 Day Training The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

5/30/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Anthony Ocampo PhD is a scholar and writer who focuses on issues of immigration, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race, recently featured on NPR Morning Edition. His book examines the racial lives of Filipino Americans, who trace their roots to a society in Asia, but also share many cultural characteristics with Latinos. The Latinos of Asia raises the puzzle: Are Filipinos in the United States “becoming” Asian American or Latino? Ocampo draws on the voices of Filipino Americans to demonstrate how demographic shifts in the U.S. are changing the way immigrants and […]

6/12/2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Oakland Lincoln

The Parent to Prison Pipeline

Research shows that black parents are more than twice as likely as white and Latino parents to use corporal punishment on a regular basis, and they are far less likely to never spank their children. But while hitting children is prevalent in black communities, contrary to popular belief, it is not an intrinsic cultural tradition to which members of the child welfare professionals should capitulate for the sake of demonstrating cultural competency. Black parents have legitimate fears about the safety of their children, and an overwhelming majority believe physical discipline is necessary to keep black children out of the streets, out of prison, or out of cops’ line of vision. […]

6/7/2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Oakland Lincoln

Transgender 101

Scott Turner Schofield is an acclaimed diversity educator on transgender issues. He is also the first openly transgender actor to play a major role on daytime television (The Bold and the Beautiful). He is a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned (mostly) straight guy who most people think is a gay man. He takes your labels and shreds them with a wink and a smile. With extraordinary skill and compassion, in his workshops and presentations Schofield meets every individual exactly where they are on their knowledge of gender, biological sex, and sexuality, and facilitates their own expansion on these topics. He co-creates the conversation with each audience group, […]

6/14/2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Oakland Lincoln

Working with Families Using Evidence-Based Principles: An Overview

Staff who work directly with family systems obtain an overview of family work concepts consistent with many of the principles that underlie such Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) as functional, structural, brief strategic, and multi-systemic family work. Better understand such theoretical concepts/principles including: Pain in the Heart Theory (PITH); address assessment specific to exploring and identifying the underlying issues in the family including family violence, family needs, strengths, and resources. This prepares the worker to move forward with how to support the youth in the safest and healthiest manner while working with families.

6/19/2018 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth Center

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Foster Youth and Education: A RFA Pre-Approval Training

Participants in this training will learn about key concepts and considerations related to the educational needs and rights of youth in care including the impact of trauma on education and existing laws and procedures regarding the safety of foster youth at school.  Participants will also learn effective advocacy skills and ways to effectively support youth in care with making educational progress.

6/2/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Parenting Children with Intense Emotions and Problematic Behaviors Skillfully

Parenting can be very difficult, especially when a child may have emotional challenges. Caregivers/Parents often look for skills and guidance that will help them safely manage their child’s intense emotions and behaviors when they arise. Caregivers are encouraged to come to this presentation to learn some basic strategies and skills to use to parent more effectively, less emotionally, and more strategically. Leave this presentation with several specific skills to use immediately to try to help your child. This presentation will be taught by author Pat Harvey, a clinical social worker who is a parent coach with understanding about the life experiences of parents whose children have emotional problems and who […]

6/7/2018 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Part 1

2 Day Training This is the first session of a two part series designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure and explore how to provide a well-planned, safe, and secure environment designed to meet children’s individual and unique needs. Objectives: Identify and review key elements of successful foster parenting. Reflect and understanding of Title 22 (CCL) Regulations, Interim Licensing Standards. Increase knowledge of Clients Personal Rights, Child Abuse Reporting & the Intake Process. Understand roles and goals of the treatment team.

6/2/2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Part 2

2 Day Training This presentation is the final session of a two part series of trainings designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review in depth Child Growth, Appropriate Developmental milestones, Medication Guidelines and Management, Discipline, Childhood trauma and what loss and transition looks like for youth in foster care. Objectives: Become familiar with child development; be able to identify 3 common challenges that youth entering foster care tend to face. Understand long term effects child abuse has on the child’s brain. Increase knowledge of appropriate medication management and documentation. Strategies for positive parenting when working with traumatized youth.

6/9/2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland Alternative Family Services (AFS)

The Home-School Connection – Teaching Caregivers Social Emotional Strategies

This training is geared toward professionals who serve children ages 0-8 years old.  Using Positive Behavior Support and evidence based research, participants will identify ways to support caregivers in learning about child development and the strategies to support building social and emotional skills for children they care for.  Attendees will learn about protective factors to support families and buffer toxic stress.  Participants will learn key anchor tools to implement immediately when they leave the training.  Supporting caregivers in building knowledge of child development and social emotional skills will help them develop and strengthen their children’s resiliency factors.  

6/5/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 2.75 Fred Finch Youth Center

Health & Safety

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

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Body Positivity 101

This training focuses on introducing participants to the concept of Body Positivity, a movement which advocates for the rights of all bodies to be visible and respected. The training seeks to support participants on a personal and professional level by bringing awareness to unconscious bias, fatphobia and body shaming, and the ways that systemic social oppression impacts us. Attendees will have the opportunity to look at how these concepts impact them as individuals and as practitioners, and will be given therapeutic tools and approaches to support clients in improving the relationship with self, using a Body Positive perspectives.

5/25/2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – 7 CEs

Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty, This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, assessment, and therapy), and […]

6/13/2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Oakland 7 Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

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Collaboration with Youth and Families when Working within Large Teams

This training will explore ways to improve collaboration with youth and families, particularly when there are large teams of providers and child welfare. This training, led by Jovan Yglecias, will look at values that influence collaboration strategies, obstacles encountered within large, complex systems, and collaborative models and strategies for working with families.

6/27/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Support Professionals (FSP) Unit 8: Termination

Family Support Professionals (FSP) Unit 8. Termination. Session One: Closure with Facilitators Kriss Sulka and Daniel Vasquez

6/1/2018 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Legal Ethics in Psychology

Legal Ethics in Psychology (co-sponsored by CVC & EIS) Presenter: Kymberly Jackson, PhD Location: First 5 Alameda County Conference Room A 1115 Atlantic Avenue Alameda, CA

6/28/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Alameda UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Reflective Facilitators-in-Training (RFIT)

Reflective Facilitators-in-Training (RFIT)

6/19/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Understanding the Reproductive Justice Framework

Understanding the Reproductive Justice Framework Presenters: Justina Trim-Nicoholson, Christian Adams and Kriss Sulka First 5 Alameda County Conference Room A 1115 Atlantic Avenue Alameda, CA

6/4/2018 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Alameda UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

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.

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Boundaries, Secondary Trauma, and Self Care

Working with youth and families in the juvenile justice system can be stressful. We need to take care of ourselves in order to be able to care for others. This course explores the importance of maintaining boundaries and self-care for youth service providers in maintaining effectiveness as a helping professional and our personal well-being. This class discusses personal issues that impact our work including emotional boundaries, the zone of involvement, client transference, and staff countertransference. We will also review ethical practice issues with clients and guidelines for professional helping relationships. Secondary traumatic stress experienced by youth service providers in working with youth and families will be discussed including symptoms, effects, […]

5/30/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

Termination & Endings with Foster Youth and Families

Youth in care have experienced placement changes, sometimes in ways that exacerbate existing attachment challenges and relationship struggles. For caregivers and providers supporting youth in care, this will be an important discussion around how terminations, endings, and goodbyes are relevant to youth in care. Additionally, this training will explore strategies that can be used through endings with youth to support healthy relationships and placement stability in the future.

6/18/2018 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Trauma and its Impact on Child Development – 4 CE Credits

A brief history of trauma studies will be given and recent developments in the field regarding complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder will be discussed. The special problems of children who experience trauma at the hands of their caretakers will be described. The effects of some specific forms of trauma and maltreatment will also be covered. Treatment considerations, especially as they relate to children who have both trauma and attachment difficulties will be outlined.

6/13/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

Trauma and Substance Abuse

The focus of this training is to provide participants with information on providing trauma-informed substance use intervention techniques with foster youth. Participants will gain an understanding about the importance of age appropriate and culturally-focused techniques with addressing substance use. 

6/18/2018 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland 2.75 Fred Finch Youth Center