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!

#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Cultural Awareness

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

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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Health & Safety

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

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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

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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#CounselorsNotCops: Deconstructing Authority as Mental Health Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth

Online Training Most mental health clinicians working in schools are working with youth who have had challenges in school. This workshop will explore how our socialization in schools contributes to our belief system around authority and impacts our practice with youth and families. Inspired by the #defundthepolice movement, this workshop will ask you to consider your experiences in schools to unpack how we have been socialized to accept or reject authority and authoritative practices as a necessary part of our work with youth and families. [breaking the silence around push-out rates for Black girls]. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of what authoritative practices and approaches look like […]

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Online Training Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective […]

12/7/2020 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

ABC’s of Infant Care and Awareness

Online Training This training is designed to inform resource parents of specific care for infants through age 3.

12/7/2020 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking

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

12/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Assessing Psychosis and Trauma

Online Class This training aims to provide an in depth look at assessing client’s for psychosis, and trauma The training focuses on helping participants recognize the differences as well as the overlap in the symptoms of trauma and psychosis. More specifically, the training reviews various key terms in psychosis, symptoms of psychosis, and the symptoms of complex trauma as well as PTSD. Additionally, the training explores ways to identify and understand questions of psychosis and trauma through various projective measures of assessment. Finally, the training provides resources for support for individuals struggling with attenuated or full psychosis.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing the Needs of Children in Placement

Online Training This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

12/15/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting 7 CE’s

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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, […]

12/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote community healing.

12/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing

Online Training System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer, Avelina Rogel, provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with Latinx families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

12/1/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca 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. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca A specialized series of classes designed for parents, kinship caregivers and guardians* who are currently parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history. The trainings are intended to be taken individually, with each lesson offering insight and support for various topics. The course provides tools, techniques and information with the goal of empowering participants to effectively parent their child as they move towards healing and permanency (lifelong connections) within the relational context and beyond. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/5/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Understanding Aggression There is logic behind the behaviors of our children and our challenge is to understand its context. Foster Parents have often been the strongest advocates for a more informed approach to helping children learn new behavioral skills and here it is! While not all parents have the skills to deal effectively with unacceptable behaviors, many have expressed frustration and anger over the use of repeated punishment. Their experience has been that punishment does not address the problems that the child is having, but instead addresses the symptoms. If we can look past the symptoms and get to the root of behaviors we […]

11/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Challenges of Identifying Permanent Placements for Foster Youth at the Assessment Center

Online Training Youth who have been recently removed and who spend time at the temporary receiving center/shelter of the Assessment Center of Alameda County may at times experience over-stays and challenges in obtaining a stable placement in a foster home. Youth (and providers) may experience hopelessness and increased acuity in their needs when these challenges arise. This training reviews strategies for navigating youth needs and the systemic barriers to identifying placements. The participants in this training utilize case presentations in order to discuss and develop an understanding of youth challenges and to discuss strategies for decreasing escalation of youth in that setting.

12/29/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Clinical Supervision: Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be!

Online Training If you are a clinical supervisor and are supervising unlicensed clinicians, working with youth and their families in our continuum of care, who are accumulating their hours towards licensure, this is an important training for you. We will focus on some of the requirements of the BBS and on issues of culture in supervision and on ethical boundaries in supervision and how these parallels boundaries in the supervisee/client relationship. We will also review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this.

12/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaborating with Caregivers – Exploring Opportunities to Help Them Understand Child Needs

Online Training Caregivers can at times experience high levels of stress when caring for foster youth, particularly when the youth demonstrates specialized needs. This seminar will focus on helping the caregiver develop empathy for the youth’s experiences. This will be done by helping the caregiver develop curiosity about the youth’s emotional experiences and the contributing factors for their behavioral challenges further discussion will explore the role of care provider with the caregiver and effective strategies for support their exploration of the client’s needs.

12/3/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Supporting Providers and the Youth Served

Online Class In this 2-hour workshop, a first session of a 2-part series, we aim to build upon previous knowledge, experience, and training(s) on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will (re)consider the specific issues and dynamics that surface when serving and supporting commercially exploited. Highlighting common biases and assumptions frequently activated around this issue and these youth, we will explore how best to support providers, youth, and systems in addressing and undoing these harmful impacts. We will also take up the experience and the complexities of supervising the work of service providers with these high-risk, trauma-impacted foster youth. Lastly, we will briefly review practical issues such as documentation, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth/Families with Trauma Histories

Online 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.

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Confronting White Supremacy and Microaggressions for White Providers

Online Training This training defines foundational terms related to whiteness, white supremacy, and racism, & prompts participants to consider how their white identities affect how they embody their professional role(s). Through self-reflection, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will recognize and challenge areas of discomfort and fragility based on internalized ideas about whiteness as “normal” or “superior.” Participants will complete a white culture checklist to identify potentially problematic areas of their workplace culture, and practice having difficult conversations taking responsibility for internalized white supremacy in order to make their areas of practice as inclusive and anti-racist as possible. Participants will leave this training having completed honest self-reflection, with more resiliency in […]

12/21/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Connection Oriented, Relationship Establishing (C.O.R.E.) Counseling – 2 STRTP CEUs

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca This two-hour course is designed to support STRTP administrators and staff in developing a foundation of focused counseling strategies, techniques and principles, to build strong, helpful, and mutually respectful connections. The techniques and principals, termed C.O.R.E. Counseling (Connection, Orientated, Relationship, Establishing) will be consistent with Trauma Informed Practices and will support staff in building healthy, beneficial, supportive relationships. Register on Seneca’s website.

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 STRTP CEUs

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Creating Safe and Predictable Environments: Routines and Schedules that Support Regulation

Online Training This two-hour webinar provides concrete strategies to support children to calm their activated sensory response systems. Participants will learn environment strategies such as predictable routine, activities and spaces that support children to regulate and come back to the “window of tolerance.”

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Interventions for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

Online Class During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC 101

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to facilitate “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101.” This training provides an in-depth overview of CSEC within the larger legal framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Next, the training discusses myths about involvement in CSEC as well as the demand of CSEC. The training then discusses the pathways and precursors to involvement in CSEC. Participants will hear case studies of CSEC survivors to highlight the risk factors for CSEC recruitment. Next, the training will provide an overview of the impact of CSEC, specifically looking at the physical, […]

12/3/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 1

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/9/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC 102 Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth – Day 2

Sponsored by Lincoln 2-Day Online Training CSEC 102 is designed to help individuals working with foster youth increase their engagement skills with youth at-risk of involvement in the commercial sex industry and youth already caught up in the industry. The trainers will discuss vicarious trauma and an overview of trauma. They will then apply the Stages of Change Model with youth who are being commercially sexually exploited. Lastly, the trainers will discuss peer recruitment and running away. Register Here

12/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 14 (2 Days)

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Online Class 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 be discussed. […]

12/7/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

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

12/18/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 1

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/2/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Parenting: Using the Intersectionality of Trauma to Frame a Theoretical Understanding – 7 BBS CEUs Day 2

Online ClassSponsored by Seneca TBA Register on Seneca’s website.

12/3/2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 BBS CEUs

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

1/13/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

2/17/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Culturally Responsive Supervision

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training 3- 2 Hr trainings: 12/16/2020, 1/13/2021 & 2/17/2021-MUST ATTEND ALL 3 Trainer will train on a supervision model that integrates race and differences that will lead to a more effective supervisory process and expose participants to an array of culturally competent approaches to supervision and training. Innovative strategies for skillfully and effectively incorporating issues of culture into supervision will be discussed. Participants will be able to practice the model and get direct feedback around their implementation. Register Here

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Online Class Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service […]

12/15/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing and Applying Anti-Racist Practice as a White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child – Part II

Online Training Developing oneself as an anti-racist ally and accomplice requires ongoing awareness, constant reflection, and a deep commitment to continuing education and practice. In this Part II workshop, open only to those who attended an earlier A Better Way ‘Ally’ training with Jon, we will both deepen our discussions on concepts and then building on this knowledge base, spend significant time on application. Participants will be given ample opportunity to share about efforts to apply learning from Part I, to work through scenarios related to clients, colleagues, and communities, and to plan for further integration. Within the context of recent elections, the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing struggle to […]

12/15/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Discipline of Foster Children

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach a child right from wrong, as well as responsible behavior at home and in the community. A foster child may require greater understanding and guidance given their background. The trainers will provide suggestions for determining an effective means of discipline for a child, how to reduce power struggles, and inform caregivers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. Examples of effective and thoughtful consequences, with emphasis on the use of “natural” consequences, will be shared. Register Here

12/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Engaging Foster Youth

Online Training This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/21/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Engaging Foster Youth–Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Entering Foster Care

Online Training This training provided by former foster youth in the WCC Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will provide a unique lens from the perspective of the experience of the foster care system. Providers, social workers, and resource families attending this training will understand the importance of engaging foster youth to increase permanency, develop positive relationships, and ensure positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

12/18/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/3/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/10/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/17/2020 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

12/15/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Race and Power While Working Within Systems of Care

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

12/4/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Online Training This training will review the impact of trauma on children, youth and families, particularly families who have had contact with DHS or have experienced any family separations and/or foster placement. The training will also review the impact of trauma on communities and systems and will encourage participants to consolidate and put these concepts into practice using case based scenarios. This training will highlight the benefits of utilizing strategies that are trauma based as well as restorative practices within a social justice frame.

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Systems in the Collaborative Model

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

12/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Four of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/18/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part One of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/9/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Three of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/16/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

FAN 101 (Facilitated Attuned Interaction Model) Training – Part Two of Four

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Must Attend All Four Parts Intended For: Infant mental health workers, MFTs, social workers, early care and education providers, and other professionals working with trauma- and foster care-impacted children This 4-day workshop presents training content that has been determined by the Fussy Baby Network® as part of a standardized approach for introducing providers to the FAN Model, a communication tool for professionals working with families. Originally developed by Erikson professor Linda Gilkerson and her Fussy Baby Network® team as part of their work to support parents dealing with challenging infant behaviors (crying, difficulty sleeping and feeding), it is now recognized as an effective tool to […]

12/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Online TrainingSponsored by First 5 Lake County This learning session with Linebacker DAD will provide resource parents and service providers with learning and capacity building arount the topic of developing a growth mindset and helping to communicate and foster that mindset in children for optimal development and wellbeing. Register Here

12/8/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and Reproductive Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. Register Here

12/2/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foundations For Talking About Racism: Special Focus: White or White Identified Persons in Child Serving Fields – Part 3

Online Training Communication Skills in Cross Racial Conversations: Receiving Feedback

12/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Generational Trauma

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Working with foster youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster youth from a generational perspective. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families. Register Here

12/4/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5

Getting Unstuck: Practices for Youth and Families in Moving Through Fear, Grief and Other Stressful Emotions

Online Training We are in a time when we are frequently faced with emotional overwhelm. Some of those feelings may be rooted further back than we realize. Simultaneously we know that healing is a practice, not a destination. As caregivers, it is more crucial than ever that we tend to our own wellness so we have the capacity to hold space for others. This course offers accessible, gentle somatic practices to acknowledge and to move through painful emotions, including Finger Holds from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Meditation, and Movement. We will engage these processes experientially to ‘metabolize trauma’ so that it does not become lodged in our bodies. […]

12/16/2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding The Intersection of CSEC and Technology for Child Welfare

Online Training This 1-day course focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so it is crucial that providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth in child welfare about technology. This course will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The facilitators will also discuss safety strategies for each of these.

12/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Online Class Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

12/22/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Harm Reduction

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online via Zoom: Login info will be emailed Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.  Register Here

11/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5