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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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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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 them serve.

12/30/2019 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss, Trauma and Resilience

Pre-Service Training to become a Resource Family/Foster Family: 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.

12/16/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss, Trauma and Resilience

Pre-service training to become a Resource Family/Foster Family: 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.

12/16/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Protecting and Nurturing Children

Pre-Service Training to become a Resource Family/Foster Family: You will understand the factors that contribute to growth and development of children, how loss and trauma associate with emotional and physical neglect and abuse and you will understand how meeting children’s needs creates trust and attachment and a sense of security.

12/9/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ukiah Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Protecting and Nurturing Children

Pre-Service Training to become a Resource Family/Foster Family: You will understand the factors that contribute to growth and development of children, how loss and trauma associate with emotional and physical neglect and abuse and you will understand how meeting children’s needs creates trust and attachment and a sense of security.

12/9/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Resource Family 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.

12/28/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Strengthening Family Relationships

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.

12/30/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fort Bragg Redwood Community Services, Inc.

Strengthening Family Relationships

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.

12/30/2019 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.

No planned courses at this time

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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