Contra Costa 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.

No planned courses at this time

Arts & Activities

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

No planned courses at this time

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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Fundamentals of Escalation and De-Escalation

This training will focus on clinicians and non-clinician staff working directly with a high-risk clientele with mental health and substance abuse issues in an outpatient setting. Participants will learn how to recognize the progression of escalating behavior and implement effective responses and interventions for each stage with the goal of preventing crisis from occurring. Lecture and discussion, role playing and applying real-life client situations to the training material being discussed. Class held at 51 Marina Boulevard, Pittsburg, CA. Register here:

2/23/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pittsburg 2 Lincoln

Positive Behavior Support

This training will develop an understanding of the various regions in the brain and how they operate to control behavior. Use practical strategies to support the building of a staircase from the base of the brain to the executive functioning of the brain in a child. The child’s brain develops until the age of 25. How can you maximize healthy brain development when it is impacted by trauma? Practicing strategies that help the brain develop social, emotional skills the ability to self-regulate is the key to success. In this training you will develop a working knowledge of the circuitry of the brain and how to promote integration and social-emotional skills […]

2/22/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pittsburg 3 Lincoln

Positive Behavioral Interventions

This training is an introduction to implementing behavioral intervention with children who present with a variety of challenging behaviors. It includes a discussion of basic principles of behavior modification, behavioral assessment, functional assessment and methods of intervention. The discussion addresses the advantages, risks and limitations of these approaches in various settings including group care settings, classrooms and families.

2/26/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pleasant Hill 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

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.

No planned courses at this time

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.

No planned courses at this time

Health & Safety

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

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

No planned courses at this time

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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Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the Foster Care System

This training is designed to give caregivers a clearer understanding of how every year, children in foster care are compelled into sex trafficking/exploitation. The presenter will review how without proper intervention, the trauma of human trafficking can have a profound impact on children and their long-term developmental success. Addressing why it is imperative that caregivers and child welfare professionals learn best practices to effectively serve trafficked children involved with the child welfare system.

2/23/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Bay Point Alternative Family Services (AFS)