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.

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The Benefits of Sandtray to Facilitate Closure and Transfer of Knowledge – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Trainer: Mary Ruth Cross LMFT, RPT-S Class description TBD

4/20/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 East Bay Agency for Children

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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Applying Harm Reduction Principles with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth – Webinar via Zoom

SPONSORED by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Webinar via Zoom Harm reduction is being identified as a best practice for working with youth involved in the commercial sex industry. This 1-day training will provide an overview of harm reduction and its 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. This training will better equip providers to effectively meet youth where they are at in their process and build off safety strategies they are currently using. To REGISTER, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alameda-county-csec-harm-reductiontickets-69018392871

4/1/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5

Building Service Teams to Support Youth with Chronic and Severe Mental Illness – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This training is for service providers who work with chronically and severely mentally ill youth in out-of-home care.

4/2/2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: An Individualized, Recovery Oriented Approach – ONLINE

SPONSORED by Family Paths Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is an evidence-based method to reduce distress and disability related to psychotic experiences. These experiences are conceptualized less as “symptoms” of an underlying disorder, and more as being possibly understandable in relationship to an individual’s life story, and capable of being altered when people experiment with different ways of thinking and behaving. Learn how to collaborate with people who are experiencing psychosis, “exploring the evidence” rather than imposing beliefs, and assisting in developing coping options that support realistic hopes for a return to wellness. TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-psychosis-an-individualized-recovery-oriented-approach-registration-99287052246 THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed […]

4/14/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 6

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Engagement Strategies for Out-of-Home Care Providers – Webinar via Zoom

SPONSORED by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Webinar via Zoom This one-day training will equip out-of-home care providers with the skills and knowledge to identify youth involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The trainers will discuss vulnerabilities and pathways of entry for youth into CSE and ways providers can intervene. This workshop will also focus on engagement skills specifically looking at initial, ongoing and re-engagement, and peer recruitment and running away. To REGISTER, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alameda-csec-engagement-skills-for-outof-home-providers-tickets-69018477123

4/2/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5

Motivational Interviewing Part 2 – Day 1

This training will focus on building off of the foundational MI Part 1 training. Participants will focus on their use of MI with youth and build on their practice application of MI into taking a deeper more nuanced understanding of MI.

4/23/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

Motivational Interviewing Part 2 – Day 2

This training will focus on building off of the foundational MI Part 1 training. Participants will focus on their use of MI with youth and build on their practice application of MI into taking a deeper more nuanced understanding of MI.

4/24/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

Motivational Interviewing: Continung the Journey – 2 Day Training – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. ** This is a two-day training** **Participants must attend both days** Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based communication and counseling approach for guiding clients to make and sustain positive behavior changes in brief clinical encounters. Generally recognized as a practical, common sense approach, becoming proficient in MI—however—is an on-going learning process requiring significant training, practice, and feedback/supervision. This intensive 2-day intermediate workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory training in MI, and have experience using this method in an applied setting. Participants will be guided through a […]

4/29/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 13 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Motivational Interviewing: Continung the Journey – 2 Day Training – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. ** This is a two-day training** **Participants must attend both days** Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based communication and counseling approach for guiding clients to make and sustain positive behavior changes in brief clinical encounters. Generally recognized as a practical, common sense approach, becoming proficient in MI—however—is an on-going learning process requiring significant training, practice, and feedback/supervision. This intensive 2-day intermediate workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory training in MI, and have experience using this method in an applied setting. Participants will be guided through a […]

4/30/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 13 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Strategies for Preventing Non-Suicidal Self Injury in System-Involved Youth and Adults – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Through didactic lecture, large and small group discussion and case examples, students will understand who, how and why people self-harm. Participants will list ways that youth and adults self-injure. Short and Long-term effects will be discussed at length. Treatment options will be shared and practiced. **Participants can utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning by: Being better able to assess for possible self-injurious behaviors while avoiding myths associated with such behaviors Applying newly gained skills to know to either treat or refer a client when appropriate.

4/14/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Team-Based Resources for Youth In Care: Case Management and Team Collaboration – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: For youth who have large teams, it can be difficult to know the various types of service available to address their complex needs. This training will clearly define the role and responsibility of case management services in various systems which serve diverse youth and families. An analysis of the youth being served and the services available to them will provide the opportunity understand how case management can support youth’s needs and case plans.

4/1/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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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Bedwetting and Other Night Time Issues

Bedwetting, medically known as Enuresis, is a sleep disorder that comes in two forms: Primary and Secondary. Primary Enuresis, which is most common in children, means they have been wetting their beds since they were infants. The less common, Secondary Enuresis, means they did not start out wetting their beds but gradually began doing so due to medical problems and/or stress.

4/22/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Challenging the Gender Binary and Supporting LGPQQ-TI2S Clients and Colleagues in the Child Welfare System – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: TBA

4/20/2020 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with System-Involved Youth and Their Caretakers to Develop a Healthy Sense of Sexuality (Part 1 of 2) – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Promoting health and satisfying sexuality starts with attitudes and age appropriate education. Many system involved youth have had negative sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. In this course learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff. Topics to be covered include: anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, STDs, birth control, menstruation, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and sex therapy, This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for Human Sexuality, […]

4/2/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with System-Involved Youth and Their Caretakers to Develop a Healthy Sense of Sexuality (Part 2 of 2) – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Promoting health and satisfying sexuality starts with attitudes and age appropriate education. Many system involved youth have had negative sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. In this course learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff. Topics to be covered include: anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, STDs, birth control, menstruation, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and sex therapy, This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for Human Sexuality, […]

4/3/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Meeting the Ongoing Developmental Needs of Children (0-5) in Foster Care – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This class will consider how early trauma can affect child development, how neurodevelopmental deficits can have independent effects, and how concurrent difficulties in both areas can create special difficulties for children in foster care, their parents, and in turn, providers who work with them in child welfare. We will describe specific strategies to assess and intervene that take both lines of development into account. Work with parents and direct work with children will be explored. **How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning? Review current cases with neurodevelopmental knowledge in mind. Design interventions that consider the impact of neurodevelopmental difficulties […]

4/13/2020 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Awareness

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

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A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. 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 […]

4/1/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Being an Active White Ally to Clients, Colleagues, and Communities of Color Within The Child Welfare System – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: White staff aiming to serve as allies to systems-involved youth, families, co-workers and communities of color require a high level of awareness to act with cultural responsiveness and humility. Integrating cultural knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and agency programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is an ability that needs on-going attention. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will explore what it means to be a white ally within our work, and an accomplice to people of color in the community. Whether you identify as white yourself, work with white colleagues or simply wish to add to this valuable dialogue, all interested youth […]

4/16/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for System-Involved Youth – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. How do you handle conflict? When is a courageous conversation needed? Our willingness or tendency to avoid conflict goes back to our first experiences in childhood with conflict. How was it handled in your household? What was modeled for you? A common socialized behavior is to try and keep things ‘nice’, don’t make waves. This workshop provides participants with practical theories and tools about how to engage more openly with conflict, instead of avoidance. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding conflict can set you up for a tendency […]

4/8/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility for Social Service Providers – ONLINE

DISTANCE LEARNING: This training will assist providers in reflecting on their own power and privilege within their personal identities, while also considering the intersectional context of their youth clients in out of home care. Through personal assessment, group discussion, and multimedia, participants will define microaggressions, bias, power, privilege, and learn to recognize them. Finally, through group activity and roleplay, participants will develop personal strategies to intervene when witnessing the perpetration of damaging messages and embody what it feels like to respond in uncomfortable situations, particularly if clients or colleagues are not responsive to feedback. All definitions will be discussed in the context of system-involved youth.

4/15/2020 10:30 am – 2:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

De-Colonizing Casework: Understanding Communities and Ourselves While Providing Case Management to Youth and Families of Color – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Traditional case management strategies don’t always work with youth and families of color. Many of the systems they find themselves having to engage with create invisible barriers for their success. As case managers and service providers our ultimate goal is to support clients. This training focuses on strategies that promote change, empowerment and liberation. We will explore how empowerment-based theories recognize and assist communities of color as they engage in services. We will also begin to identify the barriers and dynamics that allow oppression to continue.

4/27/2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Developing Cultural Humility in our Work with System Involved Children, Youth and Families – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This course aims to build self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in order for providers to deliver culturally humble services to youth and families who interact with the foster care and community mental health systems. Participants will build understanding of vocabulary related to cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion; reflect on their own areas of bias, privilege, and oppression and how this shows up in our work; build skills around culturally humble dialogues that may occur on interpersonal and institutional/ agency-wide levels; and explore how areas of privilege/ oppression may be disrupted or perpetuated as we serve our communities.

4/22/2020 9:15 am – 4:15 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Engaging System-Involved Families in Conversations About Race – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: For some families, talking about race is a regular part of daily life and family discussions growing up. As a matter of survival, it’s never been an option not to. For others, it can be challenging to talk about it, or to know how to, and thus is often avoided or considered taboo. This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to share challenging conversations or social dynamics in a family. Particularly, in the foster care system, there is often cross-racial relationships between caregivers, foster parents and youth, which have a specific context for engaging in the conversation around race. Providers will gain practical approaches about how to engage […]

4/28/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Growing Up in a Digital World: The Intersection of CSEC and Technology – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This 1-day 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.

4/7/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Sano, Sanas, Sanamos – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Latinx youth and families seeking health, mental health, and other services, are more likely to continue beyond their first visit when these services match cultural health beliefs and practices promoting wellbeing. When services are provided in a manner consistent with Latinx cultural views of self, community, and healing, then youth & families have stronger relationships with their service providers, are more likely to maintain fidelity to recommendations, and can have agency and empowerment in adopting new routines and rituals that help foster and maintain wellbeing in the youth and family. […]

4/3/2020 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Working with Male Youth Clients: Gender and Culturally Responsive Services for Child Welfare Professionals – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to work more effectively with systems-involved male clients through a greater understanding of gender socialization, culturally responsive practices, the impact of environmental stressors, and systemic oppression. Child welfare professionals can gain insight on strategies to use to aid in their work with systems-involved male clients as well as tools for becoming more culturally responsive in their work. Come learn how to draw out youth emotions, ideas, voice and motivation so that we may achieve targeted client outcomes and collectively build more peaceful, just and equitable communities.

4/23/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Youth Voice, Choice and Leadership – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This training aims to support youth practitioners by offering them strategies and tools to build stronger relationships with youth through highlighting youth voice, choice and leadership in the 21st century. This training will also over current issues that Gen Z youth are passionate about and current youth trends. In addition, the class will offer effective leadership and facilitation approaches for youth practitioners. Learn and share how to be a more effective, happier, and successful youth practitioner. This course offers a framework for youth practitioners of all experience levels to exchange […]

4/9/2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 3.5 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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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Professionals Working with System-Involved Youth and Families

Attendees will have a basic understanding of the spirit of motivational interviewing and ways to begin to implement it with system-involved youth and families. Participants will gain practical skills to begin implementation of MI skills into their current work in child welfare. Attendees will learn how to assess foster youth’s current motivation to change a particular behavior and then learn how to use motivational interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation.

3/31/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Peer Support Group for Current and Prospective Resource (Foster/Adoptive) Families – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This support group will offer a space for prospective and current foster and adoptive parents to talk about their experiences as such. This space will offer support from other fost/adopt parents who have been through similar experiences as they learn to process the legal, social and emotional expectations on their families. The group will cover such topics as: behavioral issues, separation and attachment (theoretical frameworks and practical application(s), IEPs/educational needs, legal expectations, and other critical topics of concern for our families. Fost/Adopt parents will learn that their experience is uniquely similar to others who are struggling with the joys and pains of the process of fostering and adoption. […]

4/15/2020 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

Permanency Programs: Foster Care/Adoption Orientation – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This pre-service training includes PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education) curriculum. The focus of this training is: Goals and objectives of A Better Way’s pre-service training and the PRIDE curriculum; Teamwork Towards Safety, Permanency and Well Being; Developing Awareness – Child Development; Developing Understanding – Trauma: Grief and Loss; Developing Awareness – Discipline; Strengthening & Continuing Family Relationships; Planning for Change and Promoting Safety, Permanency and Well Being *How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning? Participants can use increased understanding and awareness to potentially relate to their foster child or adopted child in more productive and fulfilling […]

4/13/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

Permanency Programs: Foster Care/Adoption Orientation – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This pre-service training includes PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education) curriculum. The focus of this training is: Goals and objectives of A Better Way’s pre-service training and the PRIDE curriculum; Teamwork Towards Safety, Permanency and Well Being; Developing Awareness – Child Development; Developing Understanding – Trauma: Grief and Loss; Developing Awareness – Discipline; Strengthening & Continuing Family Relationships; Planning for Change and Promoting Safety, Permanency and Well Being *How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning? Participants can use increased understanding and awareness to potentially relate to their foster child or adopted child in more productive and fulfilling […]

4/23/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

PRIDE Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families (Part 1 of 2) – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Pre-service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: This pre-service training utilizes the PRIDE Curriculum and is a 27 hour competency based curriculum to develop knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories – Protecting and Nurturing Children Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and Addressing Developmental Delays Supporting Relationships between Children and their Families Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing Relationships intended to last a lifetime; and Working as a Member of a Professional Team Session One: Connecting with PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information Development and Education) – Participants learn about the world of family foster care and adoption through the stories of children receiving child welfare services through video […]

4/11/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, Inc.

PRIDE Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families (Part 2 of 2)

This pre-service training utilizes the PRIDE Curriculum and is a 27 hour competency based curriculum to develop knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories – Protecting and Nurturing Children Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and Addressing Developmental Delays Supporting Relationships between Children and their Families Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing Relationships intended to last a lifetime; and Working as a Member of a Professional Team Session One: Connecting with PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information Development and Education) – Participants learn about the world of family foster care and adoption through the stories of children receiving child welfare services through video “Making a difference” and how families come to the attention […]

3/28/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

PRIDE Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families (Part 2 of 2) – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: This pre-service training utilizes the PRIDE Curriculum and is a 27 hour competency based curriculum to develop knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories – Protecting and Nurturing Children Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and Addressing Developmental Delays Supporting Relationships between Children and their Families Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing Relationships intended to last a lifetime; and Working as a Member of a Professional Team Session One: Connecting with PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information Development and Education) – Participants learn about the world of family foster care and adoption through the stories of children receiving child welfare services through video “Making a difference” and how families come to […]

4/25/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING A Better Way, 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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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Topic will help foster parent, kinship, foster family agency care providers and group home staff understand the extent of the problem, recognize trafficking dynamics, vulnerabilities and recruitment tactics, legal issues, the role of care providers, learn what to do next after identifying a CSEC, and the importance of self-care.

4/8/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Crisis Communication and Workplace Safety: A Facilitated Conversation for Child Welfare Professionals – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Participants will learn the fundamentals of crisis communication and community based field safety for use during their work with youth and families in care. In this training, participants will be able to identify crisis and unsafe situations, assess the immediate needs, and take action. Exploration around in the moment self-regulation and stress reducing strategies will be provided. In addition, introduction to key resources and learning how to develop a concrete preparation safety plan will be provided. *Participants can utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning by: Implementing their action plan developed in the training to effectively deal with crises.

4/21/2020 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm ONLINE TRAINING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Holistic Self Care Practices for Community Wellness – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Overview of how trauma and stress affect our mind and body.  Explanation of the origins of the practices that will be introduced from different holistic healing traditions (capacidad, emotional freedom technique, etc.).  Introduction of holistic self care practices to help reduce the impact of stress.  Discussion of how to pass practices on to families and youth to increase resiliency in this time of uncertainty.  

4/2/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Risk Assessment for Transitional Aged Youth – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. The focus of this training is to assess risk (harm to self, harm to others, and child abuse) and warning signs of potential risk among transitional aged youth. Clinical intervention, safety planning, and mandated reporting will be reviewed.

4/20/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Suicide Prevention – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This workshop is geared toward providers, professionals, caregivers, and others working with youth at risk for suicide. The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own reactions towards suicide and suicidal youth. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicide and suicidal behavior. The workshop will cover suicide statistics, trauma, and suicide theory with an emphasis on Thomas Joiners model: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be introduced […]

4/3/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Suicide Prevention – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This workshop is geared toward providers, professionals, caregivers, and others working with youth at risk for suicide. The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own reactions towards suicide and suicidal youth. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicide and suicidal behavior. The workshop will cover suicide statistics, trauma, and suicide theory with an emphasis on Thomas Joiners model: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be introduced […]

4/3/2020 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. 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 […]

4/1/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Yoga for Everybody: Culturally Relevant Practices for Collective Soothing and Healing – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. With immense challenges and threats facing our society, we can amplify our work to support children, youth, and families by harnessing the collective healing power within our communities. Cultures oriented toward collectivism have long been in practice around cultivating harmony in a variety of ways, and one way that is especially supportive of healing from trauma is around the harmonizing of bodies through song, chants, dance, and other movement. Join this mindfulness and movement-based training to: Understand how bodies in harmony can cultivate powerful cultures of resilience in communities Experience […]

4/3/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Other

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

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A Discussion on Clinical Endings – ONLINE

SPONSORED by Family Paths This training will explore the many facets of ending clinical services with youth and families, especially those who have experienced attachment disruption. We will discuss the reasons for ending services and the potential for reparative experiences, as well as minimizing further harm, in working with youth and caregivers who have experienced trauma and/or have been involved with Children and Family Services. In this context, we will explore planned and unplanned endings with the youth and families served. We will review and explore feelings and reactions that influence the quality of the ending that generate not only from the youth and caregivers, but also from the service […]

4/7/2020 9:00 am – 11:30 am ONLINE TRAINING

Exploring Sexual and Gender Identity with Youth

This course will provide general descriptions of current terminology relevant to sexual orientation and gender identity expression. Myths and stereotypes about LGBTQ and GNC youth Age appropriate engagement strategies to assess gender and sexual orientation with youth. Intersectionality and cultural considerations when discussing gender identity and sexual orientation with youth, caregivers, and other important adults. Ways to help youth understand and navigate the reactions of peers, family, and other important people to their identity Basic understanding of barriers in different systems that deter youth and families from accessing needed services. Current laws and additional resources LGBTQ children are overrepresented in the foster care system due to rejection from their families […]

4/29/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hayward 6 East Bay Agency for Children

Law and Ethics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Professional social work/mental health ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most MHPS have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes. As a result, licensing boards have been requiring regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist social work/mental health professionals in maintaining […]

4/10/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Legal and Ethical Issues Specific to Working with System Involved Youth in Outpatient and School Settings – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. The legal and ethical issues specific to working with system involved children and adolescents in outpatient and school based mental health setting include consent for treatment, privacy issues including ethical use of technology, mandatory reporting, privacy issues, dual relationships. Through case vignettes, discussions and lecture, participants will explore the intricacies of these issues.

4/10/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Team Based Care and Collaboration – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Team based care models are designed to comprehensively address the most intensive and unique challenges foster youth face. Any team centered model is effective with collaboration at it core. This seminar will define models, practices and strategies for multidisciplinary integrated care. Clear steps for addressing needs and amplifying strengths of foster youth through building and collaborating with a treatment team will be defined and practiced.

4/6/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Trauma and Resiliency Strategies for Social Hygiene During COVID-19 – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Trauma and Resilience: Strategies for Social Hygiene during COVID-19 is 1.5-hour workshop designed for staff and providers that work with families in our communities. Knowing how to identify what’s happening for ourselves in our bodies and emotions informs how we take care of ourselves- which is the first step of caring for others. This workshop includes strategies for maintaining physical, emotional and psychological health at home. In the workshop there will be clear definable actions that people can take to tend to their psycho-social emotional wellbeing throughout the coming weeks […]

4/2/2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Understanding Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Clinical Supervision is an important tool used to enrich the relationship between new clinicians and clients. This six-hour training is required every two years for those supervising MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns. Topics covered will include necessary paperwork for supervision, exploration of supervisory styles and choices, as well as challenges and obstacles encountered in supervision. Time will be allowed for questions, cases and discussion. *Participants can utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning by: Utilizing newly learned skills to effectively supervise others in a clinical setting. Devising strategies on how best to effectively and sensitively overcome obstacles that may arise while supervising […]

4/30/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding the Emotional World of Foster Youth – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Complexities underlying some of the behaviors that raise alarm when exhibited by foster youth at times are rooted in an emotional experience stemming from early trauma exposure. This training looks at aggressive and sexualized behaviors seen in youth and will encourage discussion and exploration. Participants are asked to examine behaviors causing confusion for caregivers and/or providers, such as behaviors that surface out of context.

4/1/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Working with System Involved Families: Fulfilling and Managing Your HIPAA/ Mandated Reporting Responsibilities – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Service providers working with system involved children, youth, and families are held to many local, state, and federal expectations. Among these expectations include adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy practices (including confidentiality), and mandated reporting. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of HIPAA, protected health information (PHI), confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements for service providers. Due to the ever changing nature of how we communicate with children, families, and other services this training will include how to ensure electronic communications adhere to the requirements as well. Mandated reporting will cover child and elder abuse reporting practices. This course has been customized for ABW […]

4/17/2020 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm ONLINE TRAINING 3 A Better Way, 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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Applying Trauma Informed and Culturally Responsive Principles to Documentation in Service Delivery – (Training Delivered in Spanish) – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Training Delivered in Spanish Providers usually enter the field because they believe in supporting others through life’s challenges, which may lead to experiencing our work as rewarding and inspiring. However, the portion of the work that involves documentation, especially Medi-Cal related documentation, often feels extra challenging, frustrating, and stifling. Documentation often comes with requirements, specific expectations, and overall rigidity. Some providers feel the frustration from this at such a high level that they avoid completing the documentation, therefore, missing deadlines and losing their joy in the work. This constant challenge […]

4/27/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 East Bay Agency for Children

Children’s Drawings: Attachment, Trauma, and Cultural Contexts – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This training will explore how to understand and utilize children’s drawings in the course of services. We will view drawings of foster children, children who have experienced trauma, and children of varied cultural backgrounds in order to highlight the importance of including contextual elements, thus seeing more deeply into children’s subjective experience. We present drawings from a research sample of U.S. and Nepali foster children and facilitate discussion of cultural characteristics.

4/2/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Creating a Trauma Informed and Resilient Classroom – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Creating Trauma Informed and Resilient Classrooms is a 2.5 – hour workshop designed for teachers, administration, staff, and providers that work with and within the school system. This workshop is an introduction to understanding how trauma, stress, and resilience impact us – individually, collectively and systemically. The training will cover the neurobiology of stress, trauma and resilience, and the impact of sociocultural trauma. Each of us, whether school staff or students, are impacted by stress and trauma, and can leverage resilience and positive relationships to heal from stress and trauma. […]

4/22/2020 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Immigration Trauma: Special Focus on Professionals Working with Central American System-Involved Families

In this training, participants will be review risk factors and exposure to trauma that Central Americans experience in their country of origin, as well as while residing in the United States. Participants, initially, will review a general introduction to the LatinX American population, such as differences between Latinos/Hispanics/LatinX. The diversity found throughout Latino America will be highlighted to create a foundation in exploring the trauma and challenges that are specific to Central America. Lastly, participants will identify ways to engage and work with LatinX families that are considered supportive and culturally responsive.

3/30/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of Youth: Basic Foundations

NOTE: All classes are now being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, […]

3/31/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of Youth: Helping Caregivers and System Supports Understand Impact of Trauma – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

4/7/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impacto del Trauma de la Inmigración en las Familias – ONLINE

Sponsored by Family Paths THIS TRAINING WILL BE IN SPANISH. Exploraremos el impacto traumático de las políticas de inmigración en niños/as y familias Inmigrantes latinas (con un enfoque en las familias Mexicanas y Centroamericanas), incluyendo el impacto de la detención y separación. Usaremos una perspectiva informada de trauma sobre la experiencia de los niños/as pequeños y sus padres/cuidadores en relación a temores de inmigración. Usaremos una metodología interactiva, usando ejemplos de casos específicos y discutiremos los desafíos que proveedores pueden experimentar al trabajar con familias que enfrentan circumstancias abrumadoras. También revisaremos estrategias para apoyar a proveedores que están expuestos a trauma secundario mientras trabajan con el trauma que enfrenta la […]

4/28/2020 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Oakland 4

Reducing Secondary Trauma by Understanding Countertransference – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. As we work in a field of providing therapeutic and supportive services to individuals and families who have and continue to experience individual, community, and historical trauma, we eventually become fatigued and experience traumatization from hearing the stories of others, witnessing the harm of our clients, and from feeling the weight of the sociopolitical factors that contribute to harm that reaches the communities that we are trying to heal. This traumatization is often referred to as secondary trauma and it may lead us to experience doubts about continuing in the […]

4/2/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Fundamental Role of Language in Establishing Connection for Child Welfare Professionals – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. What is the deepest function of language? ASL interpreters have noted that the primary times that a spoken language is more useful than a gestural language (e.g., American Sign Language) is around a corner and in the dark. Many indigenous cultures have entirely verb-based languages, thereby not reifying the world into things, but noting it as a world of relationships in flux. We propose that the universal language originates with the distinction between baseline and threat states. In the living world, nature has a language primarily spoken by the birds […]

4/9/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Fundamental Role of Language in Establishing Connection for Child Welfare Professionals – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. What is the deepest function of language? ASL interpreters have noted that the primary times that a spoken language is more useful than a gestural language (e.g., American Sign Language) is around a corner and in the dark. Many indigenous cultures have entirely verb-based languages, thereby not reifying the world into things, but noting it as a world of relationships in flux. We propose that the universal language originates with the distinction between baseline and threat states. In the living world, nature has a language primarily spoken by the birds […]

4/10/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Spiritual Trauma, Abuse, and Mental Health Among LGBTQ Youth – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Sparse research and resources exist for care professionals working to support transgender and gender expansive youth who have been exposed to negative theological messages and perhaps experienced religiously-based family rejection related to their coming out process and/or gender transition. Educators and clinicians—including social workers, therapists, and psychologists—often do not receive any kind of training related to religious and spiritual competency, let alone information tailored to identities under the transgender umbrella, despite its potential impact on family acceptance, identity development, mental health outcomes, and social behavior. This workshop explores two emerging […]

4/22/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Strategies for Addressing Vicarious Trauma – ONLINE

Online Class sponsored by Lincoln This 1-day training will discuss vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and moral distress. These are fairly common within the social services field which can lead to burnout, premature department from an organizations, etc. The trainers will discuss strategies participants can utilize to increase their self-care to be more resilient and compassionate Register Here at EventBrite

4/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING 7

The Transformative Power of Hip Hop with Youth Impacted by Trauma

Growing up within the multitude of environmental challenges facing marginalized communities, many youth experience tremendous amounts of trauma over the course of their upbringing. Many of these youth are often resistant to and uninspired by conventional methods of talk therapy. The Rhythmic Mind Hip Hop Therapy Discussion Groups utilize an innovative, culturally responsive and strength-based approach to bridge this gap and provide effective, trauma-informed services to this population. The topics of this training will include: Clinical Underpinnings of Rhythmic Mind’s Hip Hop Therapy Model, Trauma and its Impact on the Brain and Central Nervous System, Rhythm and the Regulation of Trauma, Overview of the 3 Core Components Rhythmic Mind’s Hip […]

4/10/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma & Resiliency Strategies for Social Hygiene During Covid 19 – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE Trauma and Resilience: Strategies for Social Hygiene during COVID19 is 1.5 – hour workshop designed for staff and providers that work with families in our communities. Knowing how to identify what’s happening for ourselves in our bodies and emotions informs how we take care of ourselves- which is the first step of caring for others. This workshop includes strategies for maintaining physical, emotional and psychological health at home. In the workshop there will be clear definable actions that people can take to tend to their psycho-social emotional wellbeing throughout the coming weeks and beyond. Participants will learn how to engage clients in a health-minded parallel process using these […]

4/9/2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma & Resiliency Strategies for Social Hygiene During Covid 19 – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE Trauma and Resilience: Strategies for Social Hygiene during COVID19 is 1.5 – hour workshop designed for staff and providers that work with families in our communities. Knowing how to identify what’s happening for ourselves in our bodies and emotions informs how we take care of ourselves- which is the first step of caring for others. This workshop includes strategies for maintaining physical, emotional and psychological health at home. In the workshop there will be clear definable actions that people can take to tend to their psycho-social emotional wellbeing throughout the coming weeks and beyond. Participants will learn how to engage clients in a health-minded parallel process using these […]

4/16/2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Informed Skills for Community Service Providers – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: Providers working with foster youth and families can become impacted by the secondary trauma exposure that is often inherent in the services provided. This workshop will provide service providers with tools to identify elements of their work that foster sustainability and commitment to working with youth and families. Participants will engage in the process of self-reflection and small-group discussions to envision how they can work from a strengths-based perspective with youth/families and assist them in practicing similar tools to help them identify and increase strengths and resilience factors.

4/3/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Trauma Informed Systems 101 – Part 2 – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. There is a growing demand for workforce education and supports to better understand, respond to, and heal the impact of trauma on our communities and workforce. The Trauma Informed Systems 101 is a basic training to understand how trauma and stress impacts developing bodies and brains, communities, organizations and systems. (PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Part 1)

4/1/2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING 1.5 East Bay Agency for Children

Understanding How to Support Foster Youth Experiencing Trauma on the Nervous System – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. This training will focus on providing information and understanding related to the neurobiological and psychological systems which are activated when address trauma-embedded memories in foster youth populations seeking mental health services. Additionally, this training will also review information related to dissociation and traumatic memory avoidance and how these symptoms can be supported by attending to biological and physical manifestations of traumatic memory. Recent evidence-based research will be reviewed and a group discussion will be utilized to support the integration of information into the clinical practice.

4/2/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Effective Services to Support Academic and Life Functioning

NOTE: All classes are now being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. 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 […]

3/31/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Understanding Family-Oriented Priorities in the Foster Care System – ONLINE

ONLINE COURSE: 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 abuse, mental illness, and incarceration can lead to a child’s […]

4/7/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Trauma Related to CSEC: Complex Trauma and Adolescent Development – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. 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.

4/1/2020 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ONLINE TRAINING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Oneself in the Face of Pain – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Although not often discussed, vicarious trauma is a common result of being an open empathetic helping professional who is exposed to traumatic material while at work. This training will not only help participants understand the concept of vicarious trauma but will also raise awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with it. We will also make a distinction between vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. The training will end by discussing the importance of self care. A combination of lecture, group discussion, and experiential exercises will be used throughout the training.

4/8/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Oneself in the Face of Pain – ONLINE

NOTE: This class is being offered online via Zoom in response to COVID-19 and the current stay at home order. Although not often discussed, vicarious trauma is a common result of being an open empathetic helping professional who is exposed to traumatic material while at work. This training will not only help participants understand the concept of vicarious trauma but will also raise awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with it. We will also make a distinction between vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. The training will end by discussing the importance of self care. A combination of lecture, group discussion, and experiential exercises will be used throughout the training.

4/7/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ONLINE TRAINING East Bay Agency for Children