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.

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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.

No planned courses at this time

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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Crisis Management

As we provide services to children and families in a variety of settings, we are typically having to adapt our skills on how to address crises. Residential, community based, and outpatient settings all provide unique resources and challenges when addressing a crisis situation with the clients we serve. This training will review these resources and challenges as well as identify helpful ways to conceptualize crisis in different settings, but also strategies and tools that can be helpful in crisis management. Learning Objectives Define crisis management and how it may present in variety of settings in service delivery. Review ways in which crisis can be managed in different settings, including identifying […]

6/20/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pittsburg 4 Lincoln

Shame and Resiliency

Shame can be a debilitating force for many. Often times in the helping profession, providers experience compassion fatigue and frustration in supporting those who have intense shame due to many reasons, including providers feeling hopelessness, providers and clients “getting stuck in the healing process,” and the possibility of a client’s shame touching our own experience of inadequacy which ignites further shame. In this training, participants will gain a better understanding of shame and its impact on individuals. Also, participants will explore ways to address shame while building resilience and hope through a compassionate approach to service delivery. Learning Objectives: Review shame and its impact on the mind, body, and heart. […]

6/29/2018 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pittsburg 4 Lincoln

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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Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss

Series: April 21 – June 9, 2018 An 21-hour specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians, who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken as a cohort series, with each lesson building upon the previous session. The course provides tools, techniques and information that empower participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections).

6/2/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord Yes Seneca Family of Agencies

Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss

Series: April 21 – June 9, 2018 An 21-hour specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians, who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken as a cohort series, with each lesson building upon the previous session. The course provides tools, techniques and information that empower participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections).

6/9/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord Yes Seneca Family of Agencies

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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IEP Basics: Parent/Caregiver Tips on Advocating for Your children with Special Needs

This is an opportunity for parents to become more informed about how to advocate for their children with disabilities in school settings. The presenter will also share information about Bay Area organizations where parents/caregivers can get additional help and resources to support their children. How to request an assessment from your school in order to seek eligibility for an Individualize Educational Plan/Program or IEP What happens during a typical IEP meeting? What are related services and other relevant topics that are centered on supports for your child? Register Here: https://iep-basics-and-tips.eventbrite.com

6/21/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pittsburg 4 Lincoln

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 1

This presentation is part one of a series of four trainings 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. Objectives: Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure.. Understand how children come into the Child Welfare System. Identify members of the treatment team. Discuss the industry changes regarding child focused care, CCR and RFA. Review Continuum of Care Reform Core Competencies. Importance of working with biological families Training location: […]

6/7/2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 2

This presentation is part two of a series of four trainings 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. Objectives: Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure.. Understand how children come into the Child Welfare System. Identify members of the treatment team. Discuss the industry changes regarding child focused care, CCR and RFA. Review Continuum of Care Reform Core Competencies. Importance of working with biological families Training location: […]

6/14/2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 3

This presentation is part three of a series of four trainings 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. Objectives: Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure.. Understand how children come into the Child Welfare System. Identify members of the treatment team. Discuss the industry changes regarding child focused care, CCR and RFA. Review Continuum of Care Reform Core Competencies. Importance of working with biological families Training location: […]

6/21/2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 4

This presentation is part four of a series of four trainings 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. Objectives: Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure.. Understand how children come into the Child Welfare System. Identify members of the treatment team. Discuss the industry changes regarding child focused care, CCR and RFA. Review Continuum of Care Reform Core Competencies. Importance of working with biological families Training location: […]

6/28/2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Health & Safety

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

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Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting

Participants will learn about the role of a mandated reporter, what constitutes abuse and how to assess for it, the steps involved in making a report, and the therapeutic implications and impact mandated reporting has on the therapeutic relationship with the client. The child welfare laws and the recent addendum for sexual exploitation and media will be covered. Participants will also be invited to examine their own biases and concerns around mandated reporting. https://child-abuse-assessment-reporting.eventbrite.com

5/25/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Pittsburg 6 Lincoln

Positive Sexuality for Youth Care Providers – 10 CE Credits

Two Day Course This course will be a two-day, comprehensive workshop for providers about positive youth sexuality. Topics covered include anatomy, terminology and slang, gender 101, working with clients who are abuse survivors, cultural competency for working with LGBTQQI2S – identified young people, youth pregnancy, and teaching and modeling healthy boundaries and communication.

6/6/2018 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Concord 10 Seneca Family of Agencies

Positive Sexuality for Youth Care Providers – 10 CE Credits

Two Day Course This course will be a two-day, comprehensive workshop for providers about positive youth sexuality. Topics covered include anatomy, terminology and slang, gender 101, working with clients who are abuse survivors, cultural competency for working with LGBTQQI2S – identified young people, youth pregnancy, and teaching and modeling healthy boundaries and communication.

6/5/2018 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Concord 10 Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

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Impact of Institutional Racism on Service Delivery in Community Mental Health

Institutional racism is a thread that has been woven into our country’s history and continues to be present today. For some, it feels covert and, for others, it feels very visible and present in their daily life. Therefore, it is important to increase our awareness and knowledge related to the ways in which institutional racism haunts our daily lives and interactions, including in the work we do so that we can truly hear the voices of those affected. Services typically serve the disenfranchised and those who have experienced generations of complex challenges, such as poverty, racism, and historical trauma. It is our responsibility to work towards increasing our understanding of […]

6/22/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Pittsburg 6 Lincoln

Relational Mindfulness Techniques for Working with Youth in Foster Care

When we think of mindfulness, we might have an image of someone sitting quietly and following their breath. But what does it mean to bring mindfulness into our relationships? How can we be present with young people in a way that helps them to know themselves better, helps to promote their sense of safety, and of being seen? We often think of mindfulness as being something internal, but it can also, and needs to be oriented into our relationships. It is useful for us to become better listeners, and more authentic in the way that we are present in our relationships with young people. Learning Objectives: Participants will learn mindful […]

6/13/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Antioch 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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