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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Community-Based Arts

This art-based training is geared towards building bridges: between inner and outer world, caregiver and child, families and community. The training will focus on art-based techniques that foster connection through non-verbal expression. This intensive workshop will utilize the ancient practice of mask making to explore questions of identity and creative change individually and collectively.

6/20/2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland 4 Lincoln

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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CSEC and Sex Trafficking Survivors

The focus of this training is to support service providers in identifying best practices for working with current and former CSEC and sex trafficking survivors. This training will focus on housing placement, managing our own assumptions, and identifying exploiters/recruiters in THP Plus housing.

6/27/2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

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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Your Foster Child’s Vision Board

The foster child in your home may feel like a passenger in his/her own life. He/She was removed from the world he knew and placed somewhere without any input.Take images and words from articles and magazines that foster children could feel connected to, that describe what they want to be. The board will be a constant reminder to him/her that the future is in their hands. Their hopes, dreams and even their smaller wishes are within their grasp given hard-work, determination and focus. For someone who may have felt helpless, this can be an empowering moment.

6/26/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Cultural Awareness

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

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Family Issues

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

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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Permanency Programs: Foster Care/Adoption Orientation

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 ways.

6/20/2019 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

Permanency Programs: Foster Care/Adoption Orientation

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 ways.

6/20/2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Sessions 3 & 4

Developmental Needs, Positive Parenting and Psychiatric Medication is the third of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will learn about developmental milestones and how to support youth through challenges that may arise during placement. Practical Positive Parenting techniques will be reviewed to build awareness and skill. Child Trauma, Loss and Transition is the fourth of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review how care providers have some of the most challenging roles in the entire child welfare system. They must be prepared to welcome a new child […]

6/22/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Health & Safety

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

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Other

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

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Systems Overview: Probation

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.

6/21/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Harmful Impacts of Institutionalized Power Structures within Foster Youth Systems

This workshop is designed to provide white-identified leaders with space to explore the impact that White Supremacy has had on their own socialization process and subsequently the impact they bear on their colleagues, clients and supervisees of color. Building off of the small group nature of the workshop, participants will be asked to reflect on the ways that this system has shaped the way that they lead within the context of a nonprofit organization. We will also be discussing and processing the idea of white identity and what it personally means to each of us. The white supremacy iceberg will be used as a tool to help facilitate discussion. In […]

6/21/2019 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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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