Arts & Activities

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Awareness

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Health & Safety

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

On Demand

On Demand indicates online prerecorded classes that are available on demand any time.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

ABC’s of Infant Care

Online Training Presenter will review the basic care and precautions while caring for infants in the foster care system. Covering best practices in sleep rules when caring for infants. Presenter will discuss new crib standards, crib recalls, safety hazards and how they affect a safe sleeping environment, addressing the proper way to feed and burp a new born infant and how to make certain the infant is consuming the proper amount formula, basic diaper rash symptoms and how to properly treat and prevent rashes. Presenter will discuss teething, infant development stages and milestone, well baby checkups, and immunizations. The basic side effects from prenatal drug exposure will be reviewed and […]

3/8/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 1 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/23/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk Series – Day 2 of 2

Online Training IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: CEUs: Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 10 hours of aging and long-term care training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend all of both days. There will be two 15-minute breaks and one 60 minute break for lunch each day of the training. Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow.

3/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 10 (2 Days) Seneca Family of Agencies

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

Sponsored by Lincoln While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, it’s equally as important to discuss child labor trafficking. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, including what it is, risk factors and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Lastly, the trainer will discuss labor trafficking with adults and the impact it has on their children. REGISTER HERE

3/12/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners

Online Training “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps to identify experiences and systems that impact our role in dismantling racism. By examining white supremacy as the root of racist structures and practices, we can push this discourse even further to challenge the way we have been socialized and professionalized to maintain the status quo. For some practitioners, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing […]

3/30/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/10/2021 9:15 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Applying Seeking Safety with Adolescents Training

Online Training Training will focus on applying the Seeking Safety curriculum with adolescent youth.

3/11/2021 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes Mendocino County Youth Project

Attachment Activities: Increasing Positive Relationships Between Youth and Caregivers

Online Class Scientific studies continually confirm that relationships are the key feature influencing our overall happiness, longevity, and health. This training provides caregivers and staff members who work with youth who have experienced trauma and loss with an extensive list of attachment-based activities that meet the child’s need to attune, bond, and emotionally connect.

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Counter-transference When Serving Foster Youth: Best Practices

Online Training The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care, and systems-involved youth. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care. It will also cover how counter-transference may impact the assessments we do and interventions we use.

3/17/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online Training Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” This training covers the importance of resiliency and how it applies to the unique issues facing foster youth.

3/10/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In this training you will learn: To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors What to do when your child has a tantrum How to keep yourself calm in the midst of a tantrum What to do when a meltdown begins Register Here

3/9/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Case Planning For Youth Transitioning Into Placement Within Foster Care

Online Training Mental Health Providers working at the Assessment Center are often collaborating with Child Welfare Workers, caregivers, and other providers to support the wellbeing of youth in foster care. Providers attending this training will learn about how placement is determined for youth in foster care. Participants will also review how to develop a case plan and learn strategies on how to support youth transitioning into placement in foster care and connect them to resources in the community.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Centering and Sustaining Relationships in Working with At-Risk Youth

Online Training Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

3/22/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform

Online Class The rapid spread of COVID-19, its variants, and use of social distancing measures are changing the way providers work across systems to provide needed mental health services. Extended of remote communication has resulted in new challenges in the ways mental health professionals provide services, engage clients, and manage instability. While much of the evidence base for telehealth services discusses best-practices, the context of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the ongoing adaptation and updates to health practices for the current evolution of circumstances of a remote workforce. This training for service providers across a variety of disciplines provides an interactive and engaging look at remote/telehealth services for consumers of mental […]

3/5/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

3/4/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/3/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/5/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register […]

3/8/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Complex Trauma Foundations

Online Training Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Consent vs. Coercion

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love and skew one’s boundaries. It’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and coerced into staying involved in it. Participants will look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. Participants will also discuss how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries. Register Here

3/11/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/13/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/24/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/27/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

CPR and First Aid Training – Spanish

Online Training This training will bring participants a better understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress.

3/10/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Online Training Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

3/3/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

Online Class This training uses a historical orientation to assist caregivers of foster youth in developing a culturally responsive approach to caring for culturally diverse foster youth.

3/26/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Desperately Seeking Attachment – Part 2 of 2

Online Training Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, will provide a two part webinar on understanding how trauma and neglect disrupt attachment, what the impact of that disruption is on child development, and how to help a child heal.

3/19/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Distress and Healing in Adolescents Living with Violence Exposure

Online Class This training is designed to present and consider the impact of multiple forms of trauma and oppression on our youth and their families and communities as well as build shared language and commitment to implementing and sustaining trauma-informed, culturally-grounded healing policies and practices. The training is geared for service providers and aims to provide new insights into the dynamic and systemic impact of violence on individual and community development, the impacts of personal and collective trauma on adolescent mental health, and strengthen successful clinical and organizational practices for serving trauma-exposed youth and communities.

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

3/9/2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/4/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/11/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

3/25/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

Online Training Changing systems to support best practices can often be discouraging when conversations do not lead to actions. If the conversation is collapsed, it can create more harm and recreate the same systemic issues that need to be addressed. This training validates the importance of including the voice of the provider and explores the immediate need to take a proactive, restorative and harm reduction approach. Providers will discuss new approaches to embody anti-racist work while working within systems of care. This training will provide tools to empower providers and youth to disrupt harmful language or experiences by responding in ways that everyone can feel safe and valued at the […]

3/5/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development when Working with System Involved Youth

Online Training We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors […]

3/16/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work with Adolescents

Online Class Services for adolescents can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/family in the context of services for adolescent foster youth. Providers working with foster youth are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

3/11/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

Online Training This seminar looks at how the Collaborative Model can provide a framework for engaging families in understanding youth needs and strengths. This multi-part training series focuses on applying family-centered theories to creating plans for engagement, dialogue, and case planning that will help the family begin to understand the youth’s experiences and reasons for their challenging behaviors. Participants will learn effective strategies to use with families in order to demonstrate key elements of family relationships and dynamics. This seminar focuses on foundations of family systems theory that create a basis for understanding some of the challenging dynamics present between youth and caregivers. Participants will be involved in case-based discussion […]

3/10/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic