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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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 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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Creative Problem Solving & De-Escalation While Working with Youth in Foster Care

This training is designed to assist caseworkers, support counselors and foster parents with their awareness and comfort level of working with children & youth who may exhibit difficult or challenging behaviors. During this course Power Point Presentation and videos of children with behavioral issues pose as examples for discussion. Presenter promotes dialog of interpretation of scenario on videos (child’s behavior/presentation) and how to handle crisis situations by using effective de-escalation techniques. Presenter reviews key elements of behavior modification and de-escalation. Objectives: Describe and demonstrate, in small group, creative problem-solving techniques/practices to manage challenging behaviors by understanding the nature of the child’s explosive/ mal-adaptive behaviors. Plan to prevent potential challenging situations […]

8/16/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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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Cultural Awareness

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

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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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Grief & Loss: Weeping Willow – Lessons of Loss and Love – 4.5 CE Credits

Get ready to dive into the many facets and layers of grief and loss with this training! Throughout this one-day training, you’ll see the common themes of complicated vs. uncomplicated grief, the importance of curiosity throughout someone’s process, and how to keep the complexity of grief all together, woven into your clinical work. The training will provide opportunities for discussion around language utilized while supporting someone who is actively grieving. We will also discuss navigating the boundaries of your experiences, both personal and professional, while supporting others with grief. We will discuss culture similarities and differences throughout grieving, and how the grief process may change depending on the type of […]

7/27/2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fairfield 4.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care in a Resource Family Home

This training is an overview of working with foster youth. The focus of the training is on the requirements of the Resource Family Approval process. This includes discussion regarding appropriate accreditation, Resource Parent responsibilities, agency support, the application process, the five core competency categories, and the needs of youth entering care.

8/14/2018 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Family Approval Pre-Service Training (Training 3 of 3)

Deciding to become a foster, kin, and or adoptive parent is a big step. Understanding the components of foster care, kin and adoption is crucial to understanding if this is a right path for you. The Treatment Foster Care Training Series will help participants understand what fostering and adopting is all about. This process furnishes you with information about the youth who come into the foster care system. The classes also boost your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment. Discussion series include: the role of Community Care License (CCL), discussion […]

7/28/2018 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Part 2

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.

7/28/2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) of Youth in Care

The purpose of this training is for participants to gain an understanding of the terms and concepts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE); normative adolescent development; and the “coming out” process for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This training will also expand on these concepts, but this training is intended as a primer of SOGIE terminology and concepts aimed at creating a basic and uniform level of competency in these areas for all participants.

8/13/2018 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Health & Safety

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

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Demystifying Drugs and Alcohol: How to Recognize Addiction & Treat Youth and their Caregivers – 15 CE Credits

2 Day Course This 15-hour course will use lecture, group exercises, video and group discussion to educate participants about drug and alcohol use and how to effectively intervene if children, teens, and their caretakers are negatively affected by substance abuse or dependence.  Participants will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of DSM-IV Substance Use Disorders, make treatment recommendations based on current research and practice, intervene effectively and make good referrals, and support teens and caregivers as they get into recovery (and learn what to do if they don’t).  Issues of dual diagnosis and parental substance abuse and its effects will be addressed, as will myths and realities about substance […]

7/31/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Fairfield 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

Demystifying Drugs and Alcohol: How to Recognize Addiction & Treat Youth and their Caregivers – 15 CE Credits

2 Day Course This 15-hour course will use lecture, group exercises, video and group discussion to educate participants about drug and alcohol use and how to effectively intervene if children, teens, and their caretakers are negatively affected by substance abuse or dependence.  Participants will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of DSM-IV Substance Use Disorders, make treatment recommendations based on current research and practice, intervene effectively and make good referrals, and support teens and caregivers as they get into recovery (and learn what to do if they don’t).  Issues of dual diagnosis and parental substance abuse and its effects will be addressed, as will myths and realities about substance […]

7/30/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Fairfield 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

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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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