Alameda Course Catalog

Alameda 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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

BRL Presents: Building Understanding and Connection with Youth who Engage in Hip Hop Culture

This training is designed to create a sense of empathy for youth in services who engage with Hip Hop Culture. Through the utilization of historical events, timelines and collective group effort participants will examine what effects political, social and cultural national events have on youth in services. Presented by Beats Rhymes & Life

12/19/2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

BRL Presents: Erikson’s Stages of Development: Building Foundational Knowledge and Musical Connection to Improve Work with Youth

This training is designed to inform trainees about Erik Erikson’s Psycho-Social Stages of Development and its correlation to Hip Hop. Trainees will be taken through each stage and will be given examples of how this looks in individual and Hip Hop Culture development. Trainees will be provided space to discuss how they can use these concepts when working with youth in care. Presented by Beats Rhymes & Life

12/17/2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

BRL Presents: Exploring Bias and Finding Connection: Working with Youth’s Music & Personal Expression (when you don’t agree with the content)

This training is designed for adult practitioners to understand and work through bias when addressing youths toward their music. Within this training participants will be able to discuss their own bias toward topics within youths music. Trainees will discuss how to find common ground and to gain empathy within youths music in order to increase connection and provide responsive support. Trainees will be given examples and time within training to practice skills discussed. Presented by Beats Rhymes & Life

12/19/2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

BRL Presents: Flowcab: Engaging Youth through Musical and Written Expression

This training will discuss methods for engaging youth through artistic writing process. Trainees will discuss methods for applying youth expression over instrumentals as well as how to help youth count the number of bars/measures to a beat. Time will be provided for trainees to discuss how to implement these ideas when working with youth in care. Presented by Beats Rhymes & Life

12/17/2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

BRL Presents: Push and Pull of Adolescents/Adult Attachment Styles: Increasing Understanding to Improve Care

This training is designed to inform trainees about the neuroscience behind adolescent development and how this links to your nervous system. Trainees will discuss how the para-sympathetic and sympathetic nervous system development impacts attachment styles. Trainees will look at each of the four attachment styles and will discuss how these ideas can be used to support youth in care. Presented by Beats Rhymes & Life

12/18/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress in Providers of Service and Care to System-Involved Children, Youth and Families

We can cultivate resiliency through practices that are easy, enjoyable and creative. As we experience and are exposed to trauma, we must consciously choose to take care of ourselves so that our health and well-being are not compromised by chronic stress. This is particularly true for people who provide care and support to children, youth and families who are system involved. This training will be primarily experiential with some lecture. We’ll move indoors and outside (if whether permits);)make art; share stories; and identify barriers and strategies to increase the range and frequency of our actions of self-care. We’ll consider how we might share these practices with others. Information and activities […]

12/19/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

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!

Ahimsa: Behavior Support Strategies for Providers of Youth in Care – Deepening Practice

This training is geared toward service providers working with youth in care. This training is separate from New Employee Orientation and will help providers deepen their practice. Some Seneca-specific policies and procedures may be discussed, although those outside of Seneca are welcome to attend. Support Basics (Ch. 4 “Understanding Crisis: Strategies for Support” and Ch. 5 “Support Strategies by Category”): Explores the purpose of actively intervening with clients to help them meet preferred behaviors. Highlights four things to think about in any given situation before choosing how to intervene: your personal state, the desired outcome, the situation and environment, and which approach to use. Discusses several different categories of strategies […]

12/21/2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Building Employment Strategies Through Networking on Wellness

The training is target for Family Partners and will consist of teaching about topic related to peer recovery services so the parent partners can better serve their community and family members. The training will take place on Wednesdays from 1-4 on the following dates at Lincoln: December 12th and 19th, 2018; January 9th and 23rd, 2019; February 12th and 17th, 2019; March 13th and 27th, 2019; April 10th and 24th, 2019; May 8th and 22nd, 2019; June 12th and 26th, 2019. If you want more information or are interested in enrolling and committing to the series, please contact minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org.

12/19/2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Lincoln

Culturally Responsive Services to Children in Foster Care

Ongoing Series The purpose of the training is to address Cultural Accountability with providers training to work with children who are in foster care, or are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Training will focus on considering cultural responsiveness and its intersections with trauma. Through discussing several readings and using the ADDRESSING framework participants will be engaged in understanding trauma across developmental lifespan. The aim of this training is to increase cultural responsiveness by increasing provider’s reflective capacities and introspection thereby developing the provider’s ability to understand the cultural experiences of children in foster care and acquire the skills necessary to work with birth parents and caregivers of children in […]

12/19/2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

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!

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!

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

This training series for service providers will review skills for engaging and collaborating with diverse families. 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.

12/18/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Professionals Working with Spanish Speaking Families in Social Services and Foster Care (Spanish)

*Training will be conducted in Spanish* 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. Participants will practice how to […]

12/13/2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Oakland 4.75 Fred Finch Youth Center

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (7 Sessions)

7 SESSIONS Participants* of this Professional Learning Community (PLC) will read Dr. Ken Hardy’s book “Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision.” Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion to increase collaborative learning and reinforce concepts over the course of 7 sessions. Per Dr. Ken Hardy, the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. *This training is intended […]

1/30/2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (7 Sessions)

7 SESSIONS Participants* of this Professional Learning Community (PLC) will read Dr. Ken Hardy’s book “Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision.” Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion to increase collaborative learning and reinforce concepts over the course of 7 sessions. Per Dr. Ken Hardy, the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. *This training is intended […]

2/27/2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (7 Sessions)

7 SESSIONS Participants* of this Professional Learning Community (PLC) will read Dr. Ken Hardy’s book “Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision.” Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion to increase collaborative learning and reinforce concepts over the course of 7 sessions. Per Dr. Ken Hardy, the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. *This training is intended […]

3/27/2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (7 Sessions)

7 SESSIONS Participants* of this Professional Learning Community (PLC) will read Dr. Ken Hardy’s book “Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision.” Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion to increase collaborative learning and reinforce concepts over the course of 7 sessions. Per Dr. Ken Hardy, the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. *This training is intended […]

4/17/2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (7 Sessions)

7 SESSIONS Participants* of this Professional Learning Community (PLC) will read Dr. Ken Hardy’s book “Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision.” Participants will engage in thoughtful discussion to increase collaborative learning and reinforce concepts over the course of 7 sessions. Per Dr. Ken Hardy, the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. *This training is intended […]

5/29/2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Family Support Professionals, Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Cohort A — Unit 3: Trauma-Informed Care; Session Three: Cultural Humility & Responsiveness

12/14/2018 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland 3 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Family Support Professionals, Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Cohort B — Unit 3: Trauma-Informed Care; Session Three: Cultural Humility & Responsiveness

12/14/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Reflective Facilitators-in-Training, Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Diversity Issues in Supervision: Race and Cultural Differences

12/18/2018 9:00 am – 12:15 pm Oakland 3 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Strategies to Teach Restorative Justice Practices to Youth and Children In Foster Care

Strategies to Teach Restorative Justice Practices to Youth and Children In Foster Care introduces restorative justice (RJ) as an equity-focused, trauma-informed framework for working with youth in the foster care system. Restorative Justice has picked up a lot of momentum in schools in recent years because it offers an alternative to punitive punishment, which has proven ineffective for stopping the school-to-prison pipeline. RJ helps disrupt the pipeline by equipping youth with tools and strategies to resolve conflict in a healthy, relational manner. This includes developing ways to build community and relationships, manage and resolve conflict, and strengthen social emotional learning skills. RJ practices apply across all settings and environments as […]

12/20/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Supporting Families in Care: Effective Ways to Help Clients and Colleagues Heal from Institutional and Internalized Oppression

“Oppressive systems work most effectively when both advantaged and targeted group members internalize their roles and accept their positions in the hierarchical relationship between them” -Hardimann, Jackson & Griffin, 2007 It is critical to examine our own positionality in relation to others and also consider how our dominant and subordinated statuses intersect to shape our experiences in distinctive ways. First, understanding the system of oppression, the historical underpinnings that set the foundation for the cycle and system of oppression, is the first step to dismantling it. Then, challenging the ways in which childhood socialization helped us internalize the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors required for our subordination. This course provides participants […]

12/18/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Family Issues

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

CCL Regulations While Caring for Foster Youth: A RFA Pre- Approval Training (Session 2A)

The focus of this training is about Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations for resource parents and homes. The goal is for participants to develop a better understanding and gain concrete skills for implementing licensing regulations. The training also focuses on the parent’s responsibility to act as a reasonable and prudent parent, and how to create a family setting that promotes normal childhood experiences that serve the needs of the youth and provides safe caregiving environments.

12/15/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding Child Abuse and Caregiving Reporting Requirements: A RFA Pre- Approval Training (Session 2B)

This training provides information and education to assist caregivers in understanding the child abuse reporting laws and reporting responsibilities for caregivers for youth in out-of-home care. Participants will also be engaged in discussion regarding the identification of signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect in addition to information that will increase caregiver awareness regarding child abuse prevention.

12/15/2018 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

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!

Boundaries and Good Practice – Deepening the Work

This training is geared toward service providers working with youth in care. This training is separate from New Employee Orientation and will help providers deepen their practice. Some Seneca-specific policies and procedures may be discussed, although those outside of Seneca are welcome to attend. The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships […]

12/21/2018 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

12-Hour STRTP Training – 2 Days

2 Days 12-hour STRTP Training Laws & Regulations Admission, Assessment, Retention Federal Indian Child Welfare Act Medication Cultural Competence Physical and Psychosocial Needs

12/13/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

12-Hour STRTP Training – 2 Days

2 Days 12-hour STRTP Training Laws & Regulations Admission, Assessment, Retention Federal Indian Child Welfare Act Medication Cultural Competence Physical and Psychosocial Needs

12/14/2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Case Planning for Youth in Care–Basic Components

Service providers attending this training will learn how to capture a shared vision of youth, families, and team to inform case planning. This training will look at basic elements to case plan development from a provider perspective. The training will review how to use the CANS in the planning process with youth and families to develop a shared understanding of the priorities of needs and areas to address. Additional focus will be placed on the ways that a TCOM approach can inform the process to elevate youth and family’s perspectives and needs.

12/18/2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Community Based Work

This training–for professionals of all types working with youth in foster care–will discuss some of the central issues surrounding community-based services and give participants the opportunity to discuss their questions, concerns and fears about seeing youth in a wide range of community settings. It will provide discussion about using an expanded frame to assess and provide services to children and families in the home, school, community centers, parks and other non-traditional settings. In addition to all the complexities, delivering community-based services can provide a new way of working with youth that can allow a more expanded way of engaging and creating relationships with youth and families.

12/13/2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Motivational Interviewing Skill Building: Recognizing & Responding to Change Talk when Working with Children and Families in the Child Welfare System

This 3-hour workshop is designed to assist participants who have already been to introductory MI trainings before practicing recognizing change talk in its different forms, applying different MI tools to respond to change talk to be able to reinforce and increase change talk, which is correlated to better outcomes. The training is also designed to help service providers recognizing readiness signs for the planning stage of MI and increasing their confidence in general integrating MI into their work. Utilizing MI can be very helpful with variety of issues where clients are ambivalent about change. MI reduces resistance and empowers clients to take steps for change. Even though MI evolved from […]

12/13/2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland Yes Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Professionalism: Prevention of Harassment for Providers of Youth in Care – Deepening Practice

This training is geared toward service providers working with youth in care. This training is separate from New Employee Orientation and will help providers deepen their practice. Some Seneca-specific policies and procedures may be discussed, although those outside of Seneca are welcome to attend. The purpose of this training is to teach participants to focus on respectful and professional conduct in the workplace and across all aspects of work with children, youth, and families. As a part of that approach, they are instructed on the legal definition of sexual harassment, as well as the reality of what types of potentially inappropriate conduct occur in the workplace. Supervisors and managers are […]

12/21/2018 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Systems Overview: Probation

This training (open to all) will provide an overview of the Probation System. Transitional age youth in care represent a higher percentage of the population in probation than the general population of youth. Providers working with youth in care who participate in this training will understand essential information about the probation system in Alameda County and identify strategies and resources for helping youth and families best navigate this component of the legal system and understand youth rights.

12/14/2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Child Welfare Automated Systems: Welligent

This training for service providers will provide an overview of automated systems for child welfare. Service providers will be exposed to systems such as welligent & avatar and develop an understanding of navigating these.

12/13/2018 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding DSM-5 Diagnoses for Working with System-Involved Youth

In work with systems involved youth with mental-health diagnoses, service providers must understand the origins and meaning of clients’ diagnoses. In this class, participants will learn about the history of mental-health diagnosing, the definition of a mental-health disorder, and cultural considerations as they impact mental-health diagnoses. DSM-5 diagnoses that are most commonly used with children, adolescents, and young adults will be reviewed in depth. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate diagnoses, and there will be time to discuss cases.

12/13/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Quality Mental Health Services and Resources for Foster Youth

Service providers working with youth in care must understand basics for youth and families accessing services, such as the nature and scope of the services provided and ways to navigate service systems in order to access those services.

12/14/2018 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Unique Challenges in Clinical Supervision

Supervision presents unique challenges to supervisor. In the course participants will learn how to identify learning styles and personality types, the benefits and challenges these present supervisees in learning to work with clients and how to use this knowledge to improve their work with supervisees. Participants will also learn how to address the impact of Vicarious Traumatization on supervisees and their work with clients. They will also explore the legal and ethical issues around technology including use of social media and privacy issues in clinical work. Finally, they will learn how to address supervisee’s challenges with staying on top of paperwork. The information provided in the course is essential to […]

12/14/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth Center

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!

Complex Trauma

This workshop will provide an overview of complex trauma, including brain science related to trauma and the impact of trauma on attachment, behavior, and child development. The workshop will also provide a treatment framework and specific, evidence-based interventions to treat and heal complex trauma.

12/17/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 3.75 Fred Finch Youth Center

CSEC and CSE-IT Training

This training–for professionals of all types working with youth in foster care–will review the foundations of working with sexual exploitation with foster youth. 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 […]

12/17/2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmentally Appropriate Strategies to Increase Regulation (Play Therapy 101)

This workshop is designed to explore basic directive and non-directive tools in working therapeutically with children exposed to overwhelming experiences (i.e. – abuse, neglect, attachment disruptions, etc.) that potentially compromise a normative or optimal developmental trajectory (e.g. – anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, attention challenges, etc.). Specific techniques and interventions stemming from a safety-seeking and social engagement model of care emphasizing an approach that scaffolds in an increasingly coherent resourced sense of self in the world will be addressed.

12/21/2018 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Grief, Loss, Secondary Trauma and Self-Care

This workshop will provide participants with tips and tools to help them effectively self-identify the impact of grief, loss and secondary trauma as a provider for families in the welfare system and understand effects to the therapeutic process.

12/18/2018 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

Grief, Loss, Secondary Trauma and Self-Care

This workshop will provide participants with tips and tools to help them effectively self-identify the impact of grief, loss and secondary trauma as a provider for families in the welfare system and understand effects to the therapeutic process.

12/19/2018 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families & the Community 2-DAY- 15 CE CREDITS

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

12/17/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families & the Community 2-DAY- 15 CE CREDITS

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

12/18/2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Foster Youth: Collaborative Care Planning with Youth and Families

This training series for providers will review engagement of exploited youth in their care. Collaborative care planning ensures that plans effectively describe the intended outcome of services with the specific objectives towards reaching goals, service approaches, and appropriate timeframes with the needs of youth and families as critical focus points. This training reviews practices in collaborative care planning and how the Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) can be used to facilitate understanding of the goals of treatment for youth, families, and providers. Through participation in this training, youth and families are able to differentiate between plans that include their concerns and goals in language that is their own […]

12/19/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Foster Youth: Stages of Change as a Framework for Understanding CSE Foster Youth

This series of trainings for service providers provides an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care with an emphasis on the impact of trauma. Common challenges experienced by those that work with CSEC will be reviewed along with suggestions for an effective engagement and service approach. Information related to appropriately advocating for CSEC within the various systems will be discussed. The trainings are designed to be sequential and build upon each other. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

12/26/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Commercially Sexually Exploited Foster Youth: The Impact of Stages of Exploitation in Work with Foster Youth

This training series for providers will provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care with an emphasis on the impact of trauma. Common challenges experienced by those that work with CSEC will be reviewed along with suggestions for an effective engagement and service approach. Information related to appropriately advocating for CSEC within the various systems will be discussed. The trainings are designed to be sequential and build upon each other. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

12/19/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Interdisciplinary Service Delivery

This training series for service providers will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on youth needs and strengths. From the time they enter the state’s care and likely long before, foster youth experience trauma that can severely alter their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The impact of trauma on foster youth can mean that this vulnerable population faces numerous additional challenges as they grow and develop into adulthood. Foster youth experience trauma in many ways, often starting at home. Youth will enter the foster care system because they have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, a loss of a parent, or abandonment, forcing the state to step in. […]

12/19/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Importance of Early Identification and Prevention with Youth recently entering Foster Care

This training series for service providers will provide a information regarding prevention and screening of foster youth needs. From the time they enter the state’s care and likely long before, foster youth experience trauma that can severely alter their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The impact of trauma on foster youth can mean that this vulnerable population faces numerous additional challenges as they grow and develop into adulthood. Foster youth experience trauma in many ways, often starting at home. Youth will enter the foster care system because they have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, a loss of a parent, or abandonment, forcing the state to step in. Other family […]

12/18/2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Understanding the Role of Collaboration in Service Planning for Foster Youth

This training series for providers will review trauma-informed collaboration with foster families. From the time they enter the state’s care and likely long before, foster youth experience trauma that can severely alter their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The impact of trauma on foster youth can mean that this vulnerable population faces numerous additional challenges as they grow and develop into adulthood. Foster youth experience trauma in many ways, often starting at home. Youth will enter the foster care system because they have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, a loss of a parent, or abandonment, forcing the state to step in. Other family stress factors such as poverty, substance […]

12/26/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Trauma related to CSEC: Complex Trauma and Adolescent Development

This training series for providers will review trauma-informed care with a focus on CSE topics. Youth in foster care may at times be exposed to multiple instances of interpersonal trauma, both in their homes of origin, as well as in their placements. An introduction to complex trauma, the impact of complex trauma on the development of the brain in adolescents and how trauma creates vulnerabilities for youth at risk for exploitation is provided in this training. Special focus will be placed on the relationship between youth in foster care at risk for exploitation and the impact of complex trauma.

12/26/2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic