Arts & Activities

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Family Issues

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

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A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Health & Safety

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

On Demand

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

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A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Other

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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!

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

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

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

7/7/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/11/2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adolescent Trauma & Substance Abuse

“There is a strong connection between traumatic stress and substance abuse that has implications for children and families, whether the user is an adolescent or a parent or caregiver. Research studies have shown that adolescents who engage in problematic substance use are more likely to experience traumatic events and develop PTSD, depression, violent behavior, suicide, and other mental health problems compared to those who do not use substances. Additionally, adolescents exposed to traumatic events are more vulnerable to problematic substance use. Psychoactive substances can both dull the effects of stress and place teens at increased risk for experiencing trauma. Caregiver substance use carries many risks for child and adolescent development. […]

7/25/2022 10:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth

The Adultism & Adult Bias in Our Work with Foster Youth training is focused on defining adultism, how it gets transmitted through cultural conditioning, and reframing our views and interactions with youth through the lenses of youth empowerment, adolescent psychological development, resiliency and asset based thinking. The training supports service provider staff in examining biases around youth competency, capacity, motivation, thinking, and agency, and how these impact our practices and service delivery. Please email training@firstplaceforyouth.org by 7/11/2022 to register for this training.

7/15/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/12/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/14/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Alameda County Assessment Center (AC) Safety & Emergency Training

The Alameda County Assessment Center is a place for children and youth to stay while they await placement within the foster care system. Youth coming to the Assessment Center are often removed from their homes due to reasons of abuse and/or neglect or are changing placements within the foster care system. When youth are removed, it is possible there will be an escalation of suicidality, because of the intensity of their experience and the nature of trauma from removal. This training aims to review safety protocol and emergency procedures, while youth await placement at the Alameda County Assessment Center. In this training, providers will have the opportunity to identify ways […]

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 10:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/22/2022 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/26/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

7/29/2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 2): Exploring How Psychodynamic Thinking Takes Up Trauma

“In this 2-hour training, we will continue our collective inquiry into psychodynamic approaches to serve and support traumatized people. We will briefly review previous analytic concepts and contextualize the concept of “”trauma”” in psychoanalysis. We will consider theories and theorists that are particularly applicable to and useful for the work of WestCoast’s programs. (Note: This will NOT – cannot be! – be a complete survey of all psychoanalytic theoretical and historical perspectives on trauma.) We will start with a didactic approach, move to application and inquiry using a vignette, and then close with a collective conversation. “

7/13/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

An Overview of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Autism and related disorders are being diagnosed more frequently. It’s important for providers to understand the diagnoses to effectively work with youth on the autism spectrum. This training will provide an overview of the diagnoses as well as strategies to work with youth on the spectrum. Please register at: Register Here

7/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Lincoln Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Please register at: Register Here

7/15/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 1 of 4)

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

7/7/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: a 4-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 4)

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

7/21/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Youth in and out of Home Care

While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

“While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving. “

7/20/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Caregiving with High Needs: Aggressive Behaviors

The challenge for foster parents and educators is to find new ways of understanding the interactions between a child and his or her environment so that useful interventions can be developed that lead to lasting behavior change. Register Here

7/28/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums & Meltdowns

To identify what triggers may contribute to your child’s behavior. The developmental and neurocognitive aspect of these behaviors.What to do when your child has a tantrum, a meltdown begins. Register Here

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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

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

7/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Clients and Caregivers

Collaboration is highly valued in the service delivery field. It is highly important to collaborate with other professionals when providing services to family, but it is even more beneficial for families that we treat them as partners throughout this process and remain collaborative with them. Sometimes, in bilingual service delivery, families lose their voice and ability to advocate due to language barriers and bias, therefore, it is imperative that we work towards engaging in effective practices to maintain this partnership and empower the families we serve. In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery.

7/18/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/18/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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. 

7/21/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

7/28/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101/Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool

The CSEC101/CSE-IT training provides foundational knowledge including an understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, an understanding of trauma, and a review of helpful approaches and engagement skills for children and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. The training includes an orientation to the tool, a description of CSE-IT indicators, scoring instructions, and possible next steps. Additionally, the training prepares participants to use the CSE-IT in their work settings. The CSE-IT tool, combined with increased awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation, enhances users’ ability to identify children and youth who have experienced this abuse.

7/26/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Community and Culture in Community Mental Health: Integrating Themes

This seminar draws on Liberation Psychology, Queer and Critical Race theories and frameworks to address ways that community, culture and how relationships help to create opportunities or challenges for healing and liberation for foster youth with histories of trauma. In working with diverse foster youth, it is important for Participants to explore their understanding of intersectional identities as well as power/privilege dynamics. This training will help participants understand best practices for working across difference, increasing self-reflective capacity, and deconstructing colonial concepts.

7/19/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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

7/28/2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

7/14/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Courageous Conversations About Race for Providers Working with System Involved Youth & Families

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide discussions of how to communicate with awareness around cultural difference and somatic impact. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and how to discuss differences with children. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to assess cultural identity, how racism affects conversation and how it may intersect with experiences youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them personally in the work.

7/20/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/13/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

The training is derived from an evidence-based model called Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training), a principle-based safety enhancement program, designed to teach professionals to prevent or respond to potential client assaults in a successful way.    Register Here

7/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/11/2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

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

7/25/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved […]

7/21/2022 10:00 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services