Solano Course Catalog

Solano 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.

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Management Training Series (10 Class Series)

Want to be a great leader or manager? This five day course gives managers the skills necessary to be an effective supervisor. Learn effective management and supervisory tools that will help build and refine your professional skills and help your organization succeed. This course explores topics critical to developing effective management skills such as self-evaluation and self-management skills, motivation, performance management, working with challenging employees, team development, interpersonal and communication skills and time management skills – everything you need to manage people effectively.

6/29/2017 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 29 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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Thriving Families: Utilizing Dance Movement Therapy for System Involved Youth

Youth navigating the foster system have been exposed to adverse experiences (e.g. – traumas, insecure attachments) that directly impact their body sense of self, their capacity to utilize their bodies as a resource in relationship, and their ability to connect with a global felt sense of safety and ease in their bodies, all symptoms inevitably conveyed in movement. Families systems caring for these youth often must contend with this on some level. In this introductory workshop to understanding how dance movement therapy is implemented, participants will examine the theoretical core principles of dance movement therapy as a healing art that is creative, expressive, and integrative. A discussion of some basic […]

7/18/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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.

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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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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 Engagement Series (DAY FOUR): Cultural Humility in Conversations with Families

Many youth who have experienced trauma in their lives find themselves disconnected to the people, places and ideas that are important to them.  This training is based on work created by Ncazelo Ncube and David Denborough designed to help people re-connect to these cherished things in their lives in order to reduce the possibility of re-traumatizing them as they address the difficulties they face.  The group will view a DVD presentation of the Tree of Life and then have an opportunity to create a personal visual representation.  Participants will experience the power of sharing information about where we come from, who we learn from, what our hopes and dreams are and the skills […]

6/23/2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fairfield Seneca Family of Agencies

Health & Safety

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

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Other

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

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Law and Ethics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Professional social work/mental health ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most MHPS have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes. As a result, licensing boards have been requiring regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist social work/mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the risks of social work/mental health practice. It will do so […]

6/30/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Oaxacalifornia: An Overview of Indigenous Migration, Culture and Health 

This training will provide cross-cultural training about Oaxacan culture to health and social service providers working with at-risk youth. The primary objective of the training is to help service providers to acquire general knowledge about the way of life, traditions and needs of Oaxacan migrants. The session is divided into four modules.

6/26/2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fairfield 3 Seneca Family of Agencies

Self, Others and Nature: Enriching Connection

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.  Though 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 training will explore concrete tools and develop provider’s skillfulness around mentoring connection.

6/28/2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fairfield 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

Unconcious Bias: Eyes Wide Shut 

This training will explore the complex mix of unique people rising from different identities, beliefs, education, gender, upbringing, point of views and ethnicities. We will enter this world of inquiry through self-reflective modes intended to empower competency and proficiency.

7/10/2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fairfield Seneca Family of Agencies

Unconcious Bias: Eyes Wide Shut 

This training will explore the complex mix of unique people rising from different identities, beliefs, education, gender, upbringing, point of views and ethnicities. We will enter this world of inquiry through self-reflective modes intended to empower competency and proficiency.

7/11/2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fairfield Seneca Family of Agencies

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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3,5,7 Model of Grief & Loss

The 3-5-7 Model™ is a core child welfare practice which provides a guided approach to permanency. It incorporates theoretical underpinnings from grief work, child development, attachment, separation and loss, trauma, family systems and relationship development. It also supports the belief that families, children and youth have the ability to resolve their needs if provided the support and time to do so. An onsite overview of the 3-5-7 Model™ will include an orientation and model overview. The second day of onsite training focusing on the application of the model in practice.

6/26/2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Holistic Techniques for Reducing the Impacts of Trauma: for Self and Clients within Child Welfare Services

Bearing witness to the personal traumas of our clients and exposure to public traumas such as gun violence and terrorism, can result in vicarious traumatizing (VT) for helping professionals. VT can negatively impact one’s professional work and personal life. Learn holistic approaches to prevention and addressing vicarious traumatization. In this course participants will assess their level of vicarious traumatization, learn and experience a variety of techniques for addressing VT (including art, breath work, visualization and methods from energy medicine and energy psychology) and develop a plan to prevent and address VT. Objectives: Explain at least 4 potential ways vicarious traumatization can impact helping professionals in their work and personal lives; […]

7/20/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.