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!

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Behavioral Strategies

These trainings address the importance of using behavioral modification techniques such as positive reinforcement to help a child change their behaviors to those that are more conducive to healthy relationships with adults and peers.

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Child Development

Trainings include topics such as an overview of the stages of child development to the importance of understanding a child’s actual age versus their developmental age, and why that distinction is important in caring for children.

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Cultural Awareness

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

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Family Issues

Topics include how to locate potential permanent family members (Family Finding) as well as how to engage and include family members in a child’s life.

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

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!

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Trauma Impact

These trainings address the impact that trauma has had on the lives of children in our care and how we can help them begin to heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.

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A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 1

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/18/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 2

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

A Pro’ACTive Approach to Safety for Youth and Providers – Day 3

In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Online (livestream) participants can not be certified, but can participate in all training activities. In these trainings students develop a collectively understood approach to the treatment of dangerous, assaultive, and injurious behavior. Students learn to see the treatment of assaultive behavior in the context of maintaining a therapeutic milieu. Students examine their collective and individual preparation for the treatment of assaultive behavior. Students examine client triggers and responses, considering factors such as child development, trauma, and communication styles. Students develop criteria for evaluating levels of danger, and methods of maintaining self-control and achieving attunement. Students develop strategies for limiting injurious behavior and providing need […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to […]

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Dominant Culture Creators in the Child Welfare System: White Privilege, White Fragility and White Supremacy

Virtual Instructor Led Training This workshop will bring attention to how this dominant culture and the power dynamics that ensue in the child welfare system influence our work with system-involved children, youth and families. We will acknowledge the systemic impact of white privilege, white fragility and white supremacy and also explore its relevance at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level. Understanding and naming the historical and modern-day systems based on white supremacy that set the foundation for institutionalized oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Similarly, understanding the internalization of oppression, dominant and subordinate, is key to our interrupting dynamics outside of our awareness. We will unpack the ways […]

10/20/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led 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. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Applying Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as a Process and Practice : A 4-part workshop series for Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic (Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) 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 working with our communities. It can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo, particularly in professional spaces. Wherever you are on this journey, these workshops will allow space for learning, personal sharing, processing and making practical applications directly to your personal and professional lives. This […]

10/19/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 1 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/20/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

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

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries and Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had […]

10/20/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

10/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Youth Serving Systems: Deepening Dialogues

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth in the Foster Care system represent a diverse population. This training on Diversity and Inclusion builds on foundational trainings pertaining to understanding cultural diversity of youth. Participants in this training learn tools for reflecting on cultural identity and well as tools for deepening diversity dialogues with youth and families and within youth serving systems.

10/19/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)