MENDOCINO Course Catalog

Mendocino County Foster Care Training Course Catalog

Courses are sorted by Category:

To register for a course, choose a Category and Course Title, then click on the Register link at the end of the row to connect to a sponsoring agency’s website or registration staff person for more information.

Arts & Activities

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

No planned courses at this time

Behavioral Strategies

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

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Triple P Group Facilitator Training

Training in Triple P that allows participants to facilitate in a group setting. Provides full range of Triple P behavior modification strategies.

2/18/2020 8:45 am – 4:30 pm Ukiah First 5 Mendocino

Triple P Group Facilitator Training

Training in Triple P that allows participants to facilitate in a group setting. Provides full range of Triple P behavior modification strategies.

2/20/2020 8:45 am – 4:30 pm Ukiah First 5 Mendocino

Triple P Primary Care Accreditation

Final Accreditation for participants of the Triple P Primary Care training

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah First 5 Mendocino

Triple P Primary Care Accreditation

Final Accreditation for participants of the Triple P Primary Care training

2/4/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah First 5 Mendocino

Child Development

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

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Reframe the Brain

Trauma and Resilience Informed care when working with students. Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 Register Here: https://mcoe.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=179623

2/1/2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah

Cultural Awareness

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

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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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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Pre-Service Training – You will be introduced to the issue of sex trafficking and learn about the traffickers, the buyers and the victims. Participants will practice identifying behaviors and situations that can put our youth in danger of being trafficked. Participants will review resources available to them and the youth them serve.

1/27/2020 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss, Trauma and Resilience

Pre-Service Training – You will understand the “Pathway Through the Grieving Process,” the role of resource parents in helping children with unresolved grief and the impact and definition of trauma.

1/27/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Strengthening Family Relationships

Pre-Service Training – You will be able to describe the connection between family relationships and children’s self-esteem, personal identity, cultural identity and sexual orientation and gender identity. You will also be able to identify age appropriate strategies to promote positive sexual orientation and gender identity.

1/27/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Health & Safety

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

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Applying Harm Reduction with CSEC

This training will provide an overview of harm reduction and it’s application with youth involved in the commercial sex industry. The trainers will focus on applying harm reduction principles in alignment with the Stages of Change model. The trainers will also touch on risk assessments and safety plans. This training will better equip providers to effectively meet youth where they’re at in their process and build off safety strategies they’re currently using. Registration is provided through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/applying-harm-reduction-with-csec-tickets-89709326009 Questions should be directed to Family & Children’s Services Senior Program Manager Kendra Pashales at pashalesk@mendocinocounty.org or 707-463-7721.

2/20/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah

CSEC Engagement for Out-of-Home Care Providers

This training to equip out-of-home care providers with the skills and knowledge to identify youth involved in CSE. The trainers will also talk about vulnerabilities and pathways of entry for youth into CSE and ways providers can intervene. The trainers will also focus on engagement skills specifically looking at initial engagement, ongoing engagement, and reengagement. Additionally, peer recruitment and running away will be discussed. Registration is provided through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csec-engagement-for-out-of-home-care-providers-tickets-89709994007 Questions should be directed to Family & Children’s Services Senior Program Manager Kendra Pashales at pashalesk@mendocinocounty.org or 707-463-7721.

2/21/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah

Growing Up in a Digital Age: The Intersection of CSEC and Technology

This training focuses on the intersection of CSEC and technology. The Internet has opened the door to CSEC recruitment, so its crucial providers are continually engaging in dialogue with youth about technology. The training will focus on the dangers of cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, sexting, and online gaming. The trainers will also discuss safety strategies for each of these categories and conversation starters with youth. Registration is provided through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-up-in-a-digital-age-the-intersection-of-csec-and-technology-tickets-89708130433 Questions should be directed to Family & Children’s Services Senior Program Manager Kendra Pashales at pashalesk@mendocinocounty.org or 707-463-7721.

2/18/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah

Harm Reduction for Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Use 101

This training will explore evidence base principles and philosophies of harm reduction. This framework encourages helping professionals to work in an empowering client-centered non-judgmental, non-coercive way that recognizes that complex nature of addiction with the goal to mitigate harm. This conversation will cover how stigma impacts people’s access to services. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harm-reduction-for-youth-alcohol-and-other-drugs-use-101-tickets-86939884535

1/29/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah Mendocino County Youth Project

Harm Reduction for Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Use 101

This training will explore evidence base principles and philosophies of harm reduction. This framework encourages helping professionals to work in an empowering client-centered non-judgmental, non-coercive way that recognizes that complex nature of addiction with the goal to mitigate harm. This conversation will cover how stigma impacts people’s access to services. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harm-reduction-for-youth-alcohol-and-other-drugs-use-101-tickets-87160492379

1/30/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fort Bragg Mendocino County Youth Project

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Native Americans

This training will cover the historical oppression, trauma, and unresolved grief that have impacted the Native community for generations. This understanding is necessary to address the population with cultural humility and develop culturally responsive CSEC prevention and intervention strategies. The training will cover risk factors and pathways of entry for Native youth into the commercial sex industry as well as strategies to intervene. Registration is provided through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-commercial-sexual-exploitation-of-native-americans-tickets-89708525615 Questions should be directed to Family & Children’s Services Senior Program Manager Kendra Pashales at pashalesk@mendocinocounty.org or 707-463-7721.

2/19/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah

Other

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

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Trauma Impact

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

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Trauma Informed Safety and Resilience

This workshop is designed to give practical strategies and tools for helping professionals cover the theory of Trauma Informed Care and how to apply it to work with youth in clinical settings.

2/13/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah Mendocino County Youth Project

Trauma Informed Safety and Resilience

This workshop is designed to give practical strategies and tools for helping professionals cover the theory of Trauma Informed Care and how to apply it to work with youth in clinical settings.

2/14/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fort Bragg Mendocino County Youth Project