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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The Impacts Of Technology – 6 BBS CEUs 

Our society is presently engaged in an unprecedented experiment as young people are exposed to an ever-increasing amount of information and fragmentation of attention (screen time, social media, video games, texting, etc). A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2012 found that the average American teenager is sending/ receiving 100 texts a day, and spends in excess of 7 hours per day in front of some kind of screen. In this training, we’ll examine the role of all of this technology in the lives of young people and those who care for them.  What do we think about all of this exposure to technology?  How is it changing our […]

10/2/2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fairfield 6 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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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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Thriving Families: Utilizing Dance Movement Therapy for System Involved Youth

In this workshop, participants will examine core principles, methods, and interventions of dance movement therapy (DMT) as a healing art that is creative, expressive, and integrative. Workshop will involve movement experiences, structured observations, reflective discussion, and multi-media presentation. Participants will be encouraged to supplement their learning through movement experiences and structured observations, though movement is not required. Clothing that is non-restrictive and comfortable to move in is advised.

10/18/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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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Impact of Technology on the Developing Brain and What To Do About It when Working with Youth in Care

Our society is presently engaged in an unprecedented experiment as young people are exposed to an ever-increasing amount of information and fragmentation of attention (screen time, social media, video games, texting, etc). A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2012 found that the average American teenager is sending/ receiving 100 texts a day, and spends in excess of 7 hours per day in front of some kind of screen. In this training, we’ll examine the role of all of this technology in the lives of young people and those who care for them. What do we think about all of this exposure to technology? How is it changing our […]

10/20/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 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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Positive Parenting for Families in Foster Care

In this workshop, participants will explore positive parenting, in particular, as applies to working in a manner that is developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive with youth in the foster care system. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to: discipline styles, constructive responding to challenging behaviors, encouraging desirable behaviors, all the while strengthening positive self-efficacy/self-agency and building positive self-reinforcing relationships.

10/10/2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Fairfield 3 A Better Way, Inc.

RFA Training Session 1

This class will cover the basics of foster care including all the programs within foster care available for youth entering the system. Including a discussion on understanding the quality of services, standards that FFA’s hold to benefit youth in care. RP’s will gain insight into what is expected to become a RP.

10/14/2017 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

RFA Training Session 2

This class will discuss the role of Community Care License (CCL) in foster care. Discussion over the regulations that oversee foster care will be reviewed, in addition to prudent parenting, reporting requirements, such as serious incident reports (SIRs), important paperwork, discipline techniques and standards in the foster home will be discussed. Foster youth that identify as LGBTQ at times struggle in foster care due to stigmas. In addition, youth that been commercially sexually exploited are a special population that require a deeper understanding of the issues and barriers they face to their well-being. Because foster youth can come from a variety of backgrounds, this class will discuss on the importance […]

10/21/2017 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

RFA Training Session 3

This class deals with a variety of strategies for treatement planning for youth in care. It The 3-5-7 Model of Grief and Loss by Darla Henry will be overviewed and why it may positively impact foster youth will be looked at. In addition, the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment tool by Dr. John Lyons will be looked at and how it can be used to make attainable and measurable goals that can overtime improve the quality of life for youth in case.

10/28/2017 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Working with Spanish-Speaking Families in Child Welfare: Cultural & Language Considerations

Working with Latino families? This class will be perfect for you. This class will explore statistics, etiquette, different family values, rituals, religion, and different teaching and learning implications of Latino Families. Discussed will be general family beliefs regarding mental health and disabilities and other important concepts in the Latino culture. What is acculturation and how do we best understand and help Latino families through their process? Working with Latino families requires an understanding of different worldviews that may impact how individuals communicate with professionals as well as their own children, and how these worldviews shape expectations for development. Cultural sensitivity and competence will be addresses and the importance of effective […]

10/26/2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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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Cultural Humility

This training is designed to explore transracial adoptions with an emphasis on Cultural Competency versus Cultural Humility. This training will engage in a discussion on the Cultural Iceberg, Transracial Adoption Support and preparation as well as ongoing ideas. This training will examine How to address privilege; deconstruction, understanding and acknowledging with an opportunity to process. It will identify the faces of racism and how we as a community can deal with current binaries. The participant will leave with a working knowledge of what implicit bias is, what are macroaggressions, what is cultural appropriation and how we as a community can move forward successfully as staff, parents and co—workers in the […]

10/12/2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Suisun Aldea Children & Family Services

Pre-Service Training for Resource Parents

This presentation is 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, and how to create an environment that promotes children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Participants will review the County’s Core Competencies Title 22 (CCL) Regulations, Child Growth and Development, Child Abuse Reporting, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Cultural Diversity Working with Biological Families and meeting client’s educational needs. Objectives: Participant will identify and review key elements of successful foster parenting. Participants will reflect […]

10/14/2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Pre-Service Training for Resource Parents

This presentation is 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, and how to create an environment that promotes children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Participants will review the County’s Core Competencies Title 22 (CCL) Regulations, Child Growth and Development, Child Abuse Reporting, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Cultural Diversity Working with Biological Families and meeting client’s educational needs. Objectives: Participant will identify and review key elements of successful foster parenting. Participants will reflect […]

10/21/2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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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Restorative Self-Care and Resiliency: Teaching Child Welfare Professionals Skills to Teach Foster Youth

Being able to intentionally evoke the relaxation response is one of the most beneficial things clients can do to support their own wellbeing. Especially in these politically challenging and distressing times, self-care skills are essential to maintaining our balance. So how do we help clients learn to take care of themselves? And how do we do this ourselves? In this daylong training, we will discover why the stress response just happens, while the relaxation response needs to be cultivated. We’ll deeply explore engaging the relaxation response, to help us cultivate resilience at the level of the nervous system. We will engage in a variety of movement and mindfulness practices to […]

10/13/2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield 0 A Better Way, Inc.

The Effects of Trauma on Attachment for Children in Foster Care

Children in care have experienced ruptures in their attachments that can lead to difficulties in developing age appropriate relationships with their current caregivers, peers, teachers and other individuals in their lives. These difficulties often express themselves through dis-regulated behaviors that interfere with the child’s daily functioning. This training will address underlying mechanisms of attachment, the effects of trauma on the capacity to form age appropriate relationships, and healing the wounds of ruptured attachments.

10/3/2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Fairfield 5 A Better Way, Inc.