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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Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Clinical Supervision is an important tool used to enrich the relationship between new clinicians and clients. This six-hour training is required every two years for those supervising MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns. Topics covered will include necessary paperwork for supervision, exploration of supervisory styles and choices, as well as challenges and obstacles encountered in supervision. Time will be allowed for questions, cases and discussion.

6/26/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 1 of 2)

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 […]

6/12/2018 9:15 am – 5:45 pm Fairfield 15 A Better Way, Inc.

Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 2 of 2)

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 […]

6/13/2018 9:15 am – 5:45 pm Fairfield 15 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding DSM-5 Diagnoses for Court Dependent Families

In work with systems involved youth with mental-health diagnoses, service providers must understand the origins and meaning of clients’ diagnoses. In this class, participants will learn about the history of mental-health diagnosing, the definition of a mental-health disorder, and cultural considerations as they impact mental-health diagnoses. DSM-5 diagnoses that are most commonly used with children, adolescents, and young adults will be reviewed in depth. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate diagnoses, and there will be time to discuss cases.

6/7/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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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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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Cultural Competency when Working with Youth in Foster Care

This training provides and introduction to Cultural Competency strategies in a strength-based approach to service delivery that considers culture in all aspects of assessment, treatment, care and discharge. Participants will review and discuss the role of culture in society and the reasons for the development of different cultural values, patterns, and behavior in response to society’s demands. Cultural Competency training recognizes in participants and clients the fundamental role of “culture” in seeking inherent strengths and capacities, understanding attitudes and beliefs about cultural identities, establishing a practice of honoring culture, and exposing cultural barriers that may exist between clients and providers. Objectives: Participants will explore definitions in diversity and culture;identify awareness […]

6/21/2018 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Adoption Options for Youth in Care

While American Adoptions only helps to complete private domestic adoptions, Aldea is more than happy to provide information about California’s foster care system. For the most part, the requirements to foster parent or to adopt from foster care are the same adoption requirements. If you’re interested in foster parenting, Aldea can work with you tin the process to fostering. If you’re interested in adopting from foster care, you’ll need a home study just as you would in a private adoption. This will determine whether you’re prepared to adopt by investigating whether your house is clean and safe, whether you have experience with children, whether you can afford to properly care […]

6/28/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Children and Adolescent Needs and Strengths for Youth in Care

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. Versions of the CANS are currently used in 50 states in child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and early intervention applications. A comprehensive, multi-system version exists as well. The CANS was developed from a communication perspective so as to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans including the application of evidence-based practices. The CANS is easy to learn and is well […]

6/6/2018 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Helping Care Givers Understand Goals for Youth in Care

The purpose of most treatment programs are to help youth reach their goals. While it may seem that goal-setting should be one of the first things that happen, that’s not always the best strategy. Setting treatment goals can be intimidating or off-putting to a youth, especially if his reading skills are poor, or if adults in his life have belittled his ambitions and hopes. If he’s to answer questions honestly, he has to believe that you, as a treatment team member, will respect his decisions and his aspirations.

6/11/2018 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Understanding Psychosis for Youth in Care

At first glance, the early warning signs of serious mental illness and psychosis can look similar to other symptoms. Identifying critical early “red flags” in young people can aid early intervention and improve outcomes.

6/19/2018 9:45 am – 1:00 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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Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT): You Can’t Stop Something You Don’t See

Commercial sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty of identifying youth at risk of trafficking, makes the provision of appropriate treatment and services a challenge for systems that serve youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as a method of screening and identifying commercially sexually exploited youth. The training will describe the structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT and provide […]

6/14/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

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Goal Setting to Engage Youth in Care

From time to time, everyone experiences difficulty getting started on the path to success. Each of us has a unique set of strengths that help us, as well as challenges that hinder us on the way. Goal setting helps us separate our strengths from weaknesses and make realistic plans for improving our lives. Goal setting provides focus and context to a client’s treatment. Once you have established a relationship with your client, the two of you together can start deciding on goals for the relationship and the coming year.

6/7/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Law & Ethics for Youth Services Providers- 6 CEs

Participants will have an opportunity to develop greater clarity and sensitivity to the ethical responsibilities and legal obligations outlined by California Board of Behavioral Sciences Law and Ethics Continuing Education Requirements. Participants will apply this information to a variety of situations commonly encountered in clinical practice in order to reduce risk of malpractice liabilities and enhance the quality of clinical interventions.

6/22/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fairfield 6 Seneca Family of Agencies

Maintaining Ethical Boundaries and Privacy in Work with System-Involved Youth and Families

As service providers and clients have become accustomed to the use of smartphones, e-mail, texting, and social media in our personal and professional lives, we can easily miss ways we could put our clients’ wellbeing and privacy at risk. In this course, we will identify areas of vulnerability and strategies to protect the privacy of both client and provider, while maintaining the therapeutic relationship and collegial interactions.

6/29/2018 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Fairfield 3 A Better Way, 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.

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