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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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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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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Triple P Family Transitions Pre-accreditation Training

Training for providers to support families going through transitions mostly due to divorce, separation or placement.

10/23/2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ukiah First 5 Mendocino

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Health & Safety

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

No planned courses at this time

Other

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

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Connecting with Foster Pride/Adopt Pride

We will introduce the PRIDEbook and show you how it is used. The “Competency Categories” will be discussed and in detail. You will learn about the Visio and mission of child welfare and RCS. We will discuss the children who may be joining your families.

10/28/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

CSEC Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

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 they serve.

10/28/2019 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Meeting Developmental Needs

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.

10/28/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

RFA Orientation

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

10/25/2019 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

RFA Orientation

Overview of what to expect during the certification process. Information about foster care, the types of foster care options available & the levels of training & commitment required for each. Receive Home Checklist Preview.

10/25/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am Willits Redwood Community Services, Inc.

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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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Transitional Age Youth 101

This full day training which provides participants with an overview of commercial sexual exploitation. Unlike other CSEC 101 trainings, Nola Brantley Speaks focuses on the experiences of girls, boys (as victims, exploiters, and buyers), and transgender youth. The training will provide participants with an overview of societal factors that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation such as the objectification and sexualization of women and girls, toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, etc. Participants will also learn about CSEC risk factors and warning signs. Register on Eventbrite

11/20/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fort Bragg Mendocino County Youth Project

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Transitional Age Youth 101

This full day training which provides participants with an overview of commercial sexual exploitation. Unlike other CSEC 101 trainings, Nola Brantley Speaks focuses on the experiences of girls, boys (as victims, exploiters, and buyers), and transgender youth. The training will provide participants with an overview of societal factors that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation such as the objectification and sexualization of women and girls, toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, etc. Participants will also learn about CSEC risk factors and warning signs. Register on Eventbrite

11/21/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah Mendocino County Youth Project

CSEC 102: Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth

This training that builds off CSEC 101 and equips providers with the knowledge and skills to prevent youth from involvement in CSEC and intervene when youth are involved in CSEC. The training starts out with a discussion about vicarious trauma, self-care, and engagement with ourselves. The training then provides a comprehensive overview of trauma as many children experience childhood abuse prior to their exploitation. Participants will also learn about the Stages of Change model as it applies to commercially sexually exploited youth. This knowledge will assist participants in developing realistic expectations for themselves and the youth. Lastly, participants will learn strategies to address peer recruitment and AWOLs. Register on Eventbrite

11/22/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ukiah Mendocino County Youth Project