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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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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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 4

This training is the final session of a four 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. Learn about child development and increase knowledge of 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. Steps to create an environment that promotes children’s […]

8/2/2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training-Session 3

This training is the third session of a four 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. Learn about child development and increase knowledge of 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. Steps to create an environment that promotes children’s […]

7/26/2018 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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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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