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!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Behavioral Strategies

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Child Development

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Awareness

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Family Issues

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Health & Safety

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

On Demand

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Other

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Trauma Impact

These trainings address the impact that trauma has had on the lives of children in our care and how we can help them begin to heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

tba

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

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

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Attachment in Children with RAD

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

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

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

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

tba

1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

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 providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No