Alameda Course Catalog

Alameda County Foster Care Training Course Catalog

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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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Integrating Art in Therapeutic Relationships with Children and Youth

This training is offered for those who aren’t sure how to begin to offer visual art activities to others as well as for those who want to be more effective when integrating creative process into therapy or other supportive relationship with children, youth and families who have experienced trauma. This training combines mindfulness practices, art making, movement, breathing, lecture, case examples & interactive conversation including practical considerations for preparation, planning and implementation when beginning to invite others to make art to support healing. Information is grounded in clinical experience as well as research in neurobiology, trauma, and expressive arts. Class Objectives: Practice one art activity, as well as breathing and […]

2/4/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 Family Paths, Inc.

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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Engaging Foster Youth

This training will help those implementing foster care plans understand the importance of service providers engaging in foster youth in treatment to increase participation and positive outcomes. Content themes presented throughout this training will include the importance of strategies of engaging youth in foster care, and promoting resilience for youth in and out of home care through involvement in services.

1/31/2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Introduction to Utilizing DBT to Regulate from Trauma

Trainer Bio: Dr. Rachel Chapple is a licensed clinical psychologist who is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Dr. Rae is honored to be a founding member of the DBT team at Clearwater Clinic for eight years where she served youth and families who engage in suicidal and/or self-harming behaviors. Now in private practice, she brings her DBT training to teens, young adults and adults who have experienced complex trauma, intense emotions, depression, anxiety and she especially adores clients who self-harm and/or experience intense anger. Dr. Rae has multi-modal roots including sensorimotor, psychodynamic, humanistic, art therapy which provides her with a plethora of avenues […]

1/31/2020 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Motivational Interviewing

This 3-hour training provides attendees with a basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing. Attendees will learn how to assess client/family motivation around change of actions and how to use Motivational interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s change focus. Attendees will leave with the ability to differentiate between: sustain talk, discord and change talk, resulting in increased skills efficacy.

2/5/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland 3 Lincoln

Parenting Teenagers in Foster Care

How adoptive parents understand their adopted teenagers experiences and needs so parents can respond with practical strategies that foster healthy development. These strategies include: approaches that acknowledge trauma and loss, support effective communication, promote a teens independence, and address behavioral and mental health concerns.

2/26/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Risk Assessment: Strategies for Responding and Supporting At-Risk Youth and Families

This 6-hour training focuses on high risk client situations, such as suicidality, homicidality, grave disability, neglect, community violence, domestic violence, and general crisis escalation. Participants will review common physiological and cognitive responses to crises and how to mitigate these responses in order to effectively support clients. Each crises type will include a categorization of mild, moderate, and severe risk, and corresponding protocols, or interventions. Attendees will practice the application of protocols in small groups and then process the experience as a larger group.

2/3/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Risk Management: Effectively Addressing Client Crises

This 3-hour training highlights high risk client situations, with a focus suicidality and homicidality,. Attendees will review common physiological and cognitive responses to crises and how to mitigate these responses in order to effectively support clients. Each crises type will include a categorization of mild, moderate, and severe risk, and corresponding protocols, or interventions. Attendees will practice the application of protocols in small groups and then process the experience as a larger group.

2/7/2020 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Working with Youth Who Exhibit Challenging Behaviors

Learn what a youth’s challenging behaviors are attempting to communicate! While it is necessary to understand the function of the child’s behaviors (since it is a communication to us), we also need to assess and understand what this means in the context of the family relationships. This understanding will allow us to better support caregivers and teachers as they attempt to help our kids to be successful in school and in the home. You do not have to be a clinician to attend since this is a training for anyone who works with kids who have challenging behaviors!

2/26/2020 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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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Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth 3 CE Credits

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 towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more expansive approach to human relationships. We will learn how to identify when a courageous conversation, […]

2/11/2020 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Oakland 3 Seneca Family of Agencies

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

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 on caregiving […]

2/10/2020 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Berkeley 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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Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Identifying Strategies for Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

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.

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Increase Understanding of Culturally Sensitive/Relevant Parenting of Foster Youth

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.

2/4/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Understanding the Importance of Cultural Sensitivity for Children and Youth in Out of Home Care

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.

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Considerations for Working with Foster Youth Who Play Video Games

1/29/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Considerations for Working with Foster Youth Who Play Video Games

1/30/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Countering School Pushout for Black and Brown Girls

Wise Black women have known for centuries that the blues have been a platform for truth- telling, an underground musical railroad to survival, and an essential form of resistance, healing, and learning. In this highly anticipated follow-up to the widely acclaimed PUSHOUT on the criminalization of Black girls in schools, Monique W. Morris invokes the spirit of the blues to articulate a radically healing and empowering pedagogy for Black and Brown girls. 

2/25/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Cultural Humility

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one’s own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno-cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed.

2/4/2020 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland 4 Lincoln

Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision – Professional Learning Community (Session 1 of 5)

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 towards avoidance, resulting in frustration, powerlessness and resentment. The theory of cooperative relationships provides a more expansive approach to human relationships. We will learn how to identify when a courageous conversation, […]

2/13/2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Engaging Families in Conversations About Race – 3 CE Credits

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 families or teach families how to engage more openly about the topic of race and racism. There will be opportunities to start from a culturally humble place of self-reflection and understanding of our own social location and how to talk about it, instead of avoiding it. We will explore how early childhood socialization regarding race […]

2/19/2020 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm Oakland 3 Seneca Family of Agencies

Intimate Partner Violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities with an Emphasis on Youth

Participants will learn how intimate partner violence specifically impacts the LGBTQ communities compared to the heterosexual and cisgender communities, will receive a brief background of LGBTQ challenges, especially among youth, and learn how to become an ally.

2/28/2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Know Your Rights for Providers Working with LGBTQ Youth in Care

This training will educate providers about the laws that protect LGBTQ youth in care in California, as well as alert them to procedures for reporting anti-LGBTQ discrimination and how to support a client’s name and/or gender change. Participants will participate in a group assessment regarding knowledge of these laws, learn procedures for filing various types of discrimination reports, and complete a case study in small groups. They will also consider what recourse a client at their agency (or other context) may have in reporting discrimination against a fellow provider and strategize about how to support such clients in advocacy.

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Setting the Stage and Foundation for MultiCultural Dialogue in Supporting Work with Foster Youth

This training will review the various models for culturally competent service with foster youth as well as models for those supporting providers in their work with foster youth. Potential benefits of integrating components such as awareness of individual beliefs, values, and worldview will be shared. Location: Executive Inn & Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

1/31/2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 3 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Taking a Deeper Look into Human Trafficking: The Intersection of CSEC + Race/Ethnicity

Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to bring this training to Alameda County. This is a 1-day training that provides the historical context of human trafficking. Participants will learn about the historical oppression and trauma of ethnic groups and how this provides the back drop of human trafficking. Participants will also learn how to approach youth, families, and communities in culturally competent ways. Register on Eventbrite Location: New Hope Fellowship 22110 Montgomery St. Hayward, CA

1/30/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Hayward 5.5 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Transracial Adoption

This presentation will introduce transracial adoption and allow participants to better understand the experience and process of transracial adoption and its impact on youth and families. Families adopting transracially are often told that love will be enough and a 30-minute video or one-day workshop about transracial adoption will prepare them for a life time of parenting across race. While some change is happening and more talk about race is occurring, too many professionals are continuing their work with a color-blind approach and therefore not appropriately evaluating, educating or supporting their families in transracial adoption. Participants will increase their ability to assess, educate and support pre-adoptive families considering transracial adoption and […]

2/25/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 Family Paths, 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.

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Coaching Co-Parenting with Transitional Aged Youth

A significant challenge faced by many social service care providers is how to effectively engage and coach Transitional Aged parents towards healthy co-parenting practices. Young parents who are involved in systems of care experience a variety of challenges such as poverty, low job skills, ACEs, personality disorders, autism, cultural & language obstacles, and substance use disorder. We must acknowledge that cooperation between young parents may be difficult under these circumstances. Strategies for overcoming these obstacles will be shared through lecture and experiential practice. Participants will learn strategies to support young parents in setting a foundation for personal care and understanding child development needs, and learn ways to communicate to clients […]

2/25/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Healing Networks 4-Day Training

4-Day Training Series: February 20 and 26, March 26 and 27, 2020 All youth need an asset base of healthy, supportive and safe connections which ultimately lead to a robust and active network that support them for free, and forever. Youth in foster care rarely have access to these essential connections and networks. Healing Networks will provide examples of extraordinary frameworks that can improve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care, and how they can be used to find families of children who currently have no family connections and help permanently connect children with their kin.  The training will explore how to help build networks for youth […]

2/20/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Healing Networks 4-Day Training

4-Day Training Series: February 20 and 26, March 26 and 27, 2020 All youth need an asset base of healthy, supportive and safe connections which ultimately lead to a robust and active network that support them for free, and forever. Youth in foster care rarely have access to these essential connections and networks. Healing Networks will provide examples of extraordinary frameworks that can improve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care, and how they can be used to find families of children who currently have no family connections and help permanently connect children with their kin.  The training will explore how to help build networks for youth […]

2/26/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Healing Networks 4-Day Training

4-Day Training Series: February 20 and 26, March 26 and 27, 2020 All youth need an asset base of healthy, supportive and safe connections which ultimately lead to a robust and active network that support them for free, and forever. Youth in foster care rarely have access to these essential connections and networks. Healing Networks will provide examples of extraordinary frameworks that can improve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care, and how they can be used to find families of children who currently have no family connections and help permanently connect children with their kin.  The training will explore how to help build networks for youth […]

3/26/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Healing Networks 4-Day Training

4-Day Training Series: February 20 and 26, March 26 and 27, 2020 All youth need an asset base of healthy, supportive and safe connections which ultimately lead to a robust and active network that support them for free, and forever. Youth in foster care rarely have access to these essential connections and networks. Healing Networks will provide examples of extraordinary frameworks that can improve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care, and how they can be used to find families of children who currently have no family connections and help permanently connect children with their kin.  The training will explore how to help build networks for youth […]

3/27/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Missing Fathers: The Absent Parent Trauma

Develop a better understanding of the importance of fathers to the youth with whom we work. This epidemic of the often-absent father doesn’t mean that the father doesn’t fulfill an important role in a child’s and family’s life. We often leave the paternal side of the youth’s family completely out of an assessment when developing our treatment plans with youth in out of home care even though the father is very much a part of the youth’s “picture” and impacts their day-to-day functioning.

2/6/2020 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Working with Families Using Evidence-Informed Principles: An Overview

This training is targeted to staff who work with youth and their families in our continuum of care within community settings such as in the schools and homes. We will focus on understanding how to diagnose ineffective family relationship patterns and traumatic attachment ruptures via the use of Pain in the Heart Theory (PITH). Once we are able to diagnose the pain, we will be ready to know where the healing needs to occur so that our youth can start experiencing positive outcomes in all of their settings including more likelihood of not being removed from the home, successful reunifications and more sustainable permanent placements!

1/28/2020 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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

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. The group […]

2/19/2020 6:00 pm – 7:30 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.

2/27/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.

2/10/2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

PRIDE Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families (Part 1 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 […]

2/8/2020 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)

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 […]

2/22/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

Protecting the Rights of Youth in Foster Care and a Review of Mandated Reporting

In this training with Dr. Natalia Estassi, students learn the rights guaranteed to youth in foster care and the practices of confidentiality that working with youth in foster care requires. Students develop professional boundaries and assessment tools, and the principles for maintaining the confidentiality of those assessment tools. This training will also cover the requirements for Mandated Reporting for caregivers. NOTE: Training location is San Rafael

2/5/2020 10:30 am – 1:00 pm San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Sessions 3 and 4

Session 3-Developmental Needs, Positive Parenting and Psychiatric Medication This training 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. Participants will have a clearer understanding of the Interim Licensing Standard, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline. Session 4-Child Trauma, Loss and Transition This training is the fourth of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review how […]

2/15/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Sessions 1 and 2

Session 1-Child Welfare Overview This training is the first of four sessions designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will receive a better understanding of the Child Welfare System structure and explore how to provide a well-planned, safe, and secure environment designed to meet children’s individual and unique needs. Participants will review how children and youth who have been a part of the child welfare system need stability and continuity that can be provided by foster, adoptive, and kinship care families. Session 2-Understanding Your Role as a Foster Parent This training is the second of four sessions designed to prepare resource families […]

2/8/2020 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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Crisis Intervention and De-escalation

Participants will learn how to recognize the progression of escalating behavior and implement effective responses and interventions for each stage with the goal of preventing crisis from occurring.

2/7/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

CSEC 101: The Commercial Exploitation of Children

Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to bring CSEC 101 to Alameda County providers working with foster youth. This is an introductory course that provides an overview of commercial sexual exploitation. The training will discuss risk factors for involvement in CSEC, warning signs that youth may be involved in CSEC, pathways of entry, needs of CSEC survivors, and resiliency factors. This training is essential for social workers, probation officers, psychologists, clinicians, advocates, etc. who work with at-risk youth. Location: Oakland City Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602 Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alameda-csec-101-tickets-83073415823

2/10/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 7 Lincoln

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5) Training – 2 Days

This two-day comprehensive training on DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood targets clinicians and leaders from fields of mental health, health and early intervention. This training provides history and background around the need and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, approaches in diagnosis from an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health perspective, which is developmentally informed, relationship based, contextual and culturally competent. Participants will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis as well understanding the contents of each axis including Axis I clinical disorders. This two-day format allows clinicians to have in-depth knowledge of the approach and content […]

1/30/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm San Leandro 12 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5) Training – 2 Days

This two-day comprehensive training on DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood targets clinicians and leaders from fields of mental health, health and early intervention. This training provides history and background around the need and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, approaches in diagnosis from an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health perspective, which is developmentally informed, relationship based, contextual and culturally competent. Participants will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis as well understanding the contents of each axis including Axis I clinical disorders. This two-day format allows clinicians to have in-depth knowledge of the approach and content […]

1/31/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm San Leandro 12 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

HIV/AIDS 101: A Positive Sexuality Approach – 7 CEs

In this training, HIFY will bring its Harm Reduction and Positive Sexuality principles to bear on a challenging and sometimes stigmatized topic: HIV and AIDS. By first grounding students in HIV/AIDS 101, including epidemiology and prevention, but then moving beyond the basics to explore the cultural, social, and political aspects of HIV, it helps participants deconstruct their own assumptions about the epidemic and try on new perspectives and attitudes. Participants will leave with fresh approaches and a new set of tools for talking about HIV, sero-status, and prevention.

2/10/2020 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 7 Seneca Family of Agencies

Overview of Services Offered to Foster Youth Through Outreach and Engagement

In this training participants will become oriented to the services that are available for youth and their families involved in the foster system. Participants will learn about the practices and strategies that are effective in improving functioning and minimizing placement destabilization and other risk factors that foster youth face. These strategies are centered around a team-based approach and participants will have knowledge to connect and collaborate with all services.

2/12/2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Overview of STAT Services and Resources Available to Foster Youth

This training provides an overview of STAT. STAT is a screening and assessment program for youth in the CWS who have recently changed placements. This training will review the basic care and supervision of children who come to the Alameda Co. Assessment Center after being removed from their family due to abuse or neglect. The screening/assessment procedures of children who come to Alameda County Assessment Center will be reviewed. This training will also cover how to assist children’s transition to and stabilization in the foster home, group home, or placement with relative after they leave the Assessment Center.

2/12/2020 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Safety in the Field

Service Providers may work with youth in a variety of settings, including at clinics, schools, homes, or in other areas of the community. This seminar will provide information for providers around safety issues that may arise with youth in the community. This training provides an overview of the general areas where safety issues may arise, and review how providers may explore and respond to youth risk behaviors. It will also cover determining which policies and procedures to implement around mandated reporting and critical incidents both in the clinic and in the field.

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

STAT Milieu Overview

STAT is a mental health screening and assessment program, located at the Alameda County Assessment Center. When a child is taken into protective custody by Alameda County Child Protective Services or the police, s/he is brought to the Assessment Center, a child-friendly receiving center where the child can comfortably wait until placement with a relative, foster home or group home is found. This training provides an overview of STAT and issues that face foster youth in the milieu as well as ways to support youth during the acute transition to placement.

2/12/2020 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Suicide Prevention-Working with Youth who are Stressed and Depressed

In this class students learn causes and manifestations of mental illnesses that bring about depression and anxiety. Students learn how depression and anxiety can lead to thoughts of or attempts at suicide. Students learn to recognize signs of anxiety and depression, and warning signs that suicidal thoughts may be present. Students learn how to best help those who are suffering from anxiety, depression, or are contemplating suicide.

1/29/2020 10:30 am – 1:00 pm San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

The Sexual Exploitation of Transgender Females and Gay Males

Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to host “The Sexual Exploitation of Transgender Females and Gay Males” for Alameda County providers working with foster youth. This training seeks to educate and empower providers who are working with gay males and transgender females. You will learn about social risk factors, individual risk factors, familial risk factors. You will also learn how this population’s exploitation is similar and different to the exploitation of girls. You will also hear about the current gap in services for these individuals as well as what you and your agency can do to better serve this population. Location: Catholic Charities of the East Bay West County […]

2/11/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Richmond 7 Lincoln

What You Need to Know About Human Sexuality When Working with System Involved Youth and Their Caretakers-Day 1

*Two-day training! Participants must attend both days* In work with system involved youth and their families and caretakers, it is important to facilitate a healthy attitude about sex and sexuality. Many system involved youth have had negative or traumatic sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. Learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff in a way that promotes ease of conversation, healthy decision making and an understanding of consent. Topics to be covered include: anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, STDs, birth control, menstruation, talking to youth about sex, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions […]

2/13/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 10 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

What You Need to Know About Human Sexuality When Working with System Involved Youth and Their Caretakers-Day 2

*Two-day training! Participants must attend both days* In work with system involved youth and their families and caretakers, it is important to facilitate a healthy attitude about sex and sexuality. Many system involved youth have had negative or traumatic sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. Learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff in a way that promotes ease of conversation, healthy decision making and an understanding of consent. Topics to be covered include: anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, STDs, birth control, menstruation, talking to youth about sex, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions […]

2/14/2020 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakland 10 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Other

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

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Boundaries and Counter-transference with Foster Youth: How May I Be Affected by this Work?

The training workshop will take a developmental approach, focusing on the various emotional and physical boundaries that inevitably arise with working with youth and children in foster care. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various counter-transference experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care – and how counter-transference may impact the assessment and interventions we face.

2/20/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Developing Skills to Utilize with Difficult to Engage Youth

Increase and improve providers with varying responsibilities to identify skills and/or strategies to engage with youth who AWOL having challenges in placement and/or comprehending the benefits of prosocial behaviors. Encourage and empower providers to identify existing and/or create strategies that work with difficult to engage youth. Identify what are the oppositions that youth have while in care. Identify what are implicit and explicit biases that accompany work between providers and youth.

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Sexual and Gender Identity with Youth

This class explores: age appropriate ways to ask children about gender (including asking elementary school children) age appropriate ways to ask children about sexual orientation tips for talking with caregivers current terms and meaning behind them cultural considerations when talking about gender and sexual orientation.

2/10/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hayward Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Introduction to Using Restorative Practices with Youth

Introduction to Restorative Practices includes instruction in basic Community Building Circle Practices as well as experiential knowledge/understanding through personal participation in the Circle Process.

2/21/2020 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

Narrative Practice Professional Learning Community (Session 2 of 5)

Many people have expressed an interest in having an on-going group consultation format with a focus on collaborative practices and, specifically,  Narrative Practices. In this Professional Learning Community (PLC) consultation group participants will have the opportunity to dive deeper into Narrative practices through readings, presentations, and case consultation.  We will use Michael White’s Maps of Narrative  Practice book to guide the group and will include other articles, videos and practice examples to further our learning and exploration of the ideas related to Narrative practice. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their current work and be invited to view it through a Narrative lens.

2/12/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Services for Foster Youth: Understanding the Basics for Accessing Services

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. This training will review some basic foundations of the systems in which foster youth receive services including funding and eligibility, documentation standards, and pathways for service provision. This training will use didactic and practical approaches to facilitate learning for participants.

2/13/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The Social Emotional Role of Fathers Part 2

This training outlines the various aspects of a Fathers role in the social and emotional development of their children. Using the experiences of the participants in the room, this training offers critical lenses on the successes & failures of emotional parenting for dads. Participants will review and discuss key aspects of socio emotional parenting. Participants will finish by examining and profiling the contextual and supportive elements of a vignette, practicing how to identify and modify parent triggers and responses to social emotional needs of children. This training covers a variety of social emotional issues that are important for progressive, supportive parenting. How to engage in active listening is practiced. Communication/conflict […]

1/31/2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding Child Welfare Automated Systems: Welligent

This training for service providers will provide an overview of automated systems for child welfare and how child welfare reporting systems can enable the collection and analysis of important information about children and families, as well as improve case practice and management. Service providers will be exposed to systems such as Welligent & Avatar and develop an understanding of navigating these. This training will be didactic and utilize examples to facilitate learning.

2/14/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 1 of 2)

This two day, in-depth training combines lecture, large and small group discussion, role plays and self-reflection. Dr. Bennett will facilitate the 15 hours during which participants will examine the Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations, evaluate on-line and film examples of therapy and supervision, explore their own experiences and discuss what traits make an exceptional clinical supervisor. The second day will involve lecture, large and small group discussion and self-reflection regarding Secondary Trauma. Students will participate in exercises to determine their own obstacles as well as possible supervisees’ experiences with trauma. Diagnoses of childhood and adolescents will be presented from the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual V. There will be […]

2/11/2020 9:15 am – 5:45 pm Berkeley 7.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 2 of 2)

This two day, in-depth training combines lecture, large and small group discussion, role plays and self-reflection. Dr. Bennett will facilitate the 15 hours during which participants will examine the Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations, evaluate on-line and film examples of therapy and supervision, explore their own experiences and discuss what traits make an exceptional clinical supervisor. The second day will involve lecture, large and small group discussion and self-reflection regarding Secondary Trauma. Students will participate in exercises to determine their own obstacles as well as possible supervisees’ experiences with trauma. Diagnoses of childhood and adolescents will be presented from the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual V. There will be […]

2/12/2020 9:15 am – 5:45 pm Berkeley 7.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues in Outpatient and School-Based Work with System Involved Youth and Families (Part 2 of 2)

There are numerous legal and ethical issues specific to working with system involved children and adolescents in outpatient and school based mental health settings. Providers must understand issues including consent, privacy, use of electronics, dual relationships, mandatory reporting and documentation. Through case vignettes, discussions and lecture, participants will explore the intricacies of these issues.

2/4/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm San Leandro 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Privacy Practices for Foster Youth

Service providers working with system involved children, youth, and families are held to many local, state, and federal expectations. For youth in care, their privacy rights are protected via the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Other service-specific privacy practices including confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements may apply, and have the potential to impact engagement and partnership with foster youth. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of HIPAA, protected health information (PHI), confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements for service providers, and delve into a discussion of how these privacy practices are relevant to youth in foster care. Due to the ever changing nature of how we communicate with […]

1/29/2020 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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.

2/4/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am 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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Attachment, The Stress Cycle, and Trauma

In this 3 day series students learn about attachment theories and the means to develop attachments with clients with maladaptive attachment patterns. Students learn how disruptive attachment and neglect lead to a child who is unable to regulate him or herself, and students practice methos of achieving co-regulation with dysregulated clients. On day two, students are walked through the stress cycle and work on ways to utilize stress in a helpful and healthy way as well as ways to work with the not-so-helpful types of stress. On the third morning, students now move into trauma and the results of early childhood abuse and neglect including the effects on brain development, […]

2/3/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Attachment, The Stress Cycle, and Trauma

In this 3 day series students learn about attachment theories and the means to develop attachments with clients with maladaptive attachment patterns. Students learn how disruptive attachment and neglect lead to a child who is unable to regulate him or herself, and students practice methos of achieving co-regulation with dysregulated clients. On day two, students are walked through the stress cycle and work on ways to utilize stress in a helpful and healthy way as well as ways to work with the not-so-helpful types of stress. On the third morning, students now move into trauma and the results of early childhood abuse and neglect including the effects on brain development, […]

2/4/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Attachment, The Stress Cycle, and Trauma

In this 3 day series students learn about attachment theories and the means to develop attachments with clients with maladaptive attachment patterns. Students learn how disruptive attachment and neglect lead to a child who is unable to regulate him or herself, and students practice methos of achieving co-regulation with dysregulated clients. On day two, students are walked through the stress cycle and work on ways to utilize stress in a helpful and healthy way as well as ways to work with the not-so-helpful types of stress. On the third morning, students now move into trauma and the results of early childhood abuse and neglect including the effects on brain development, […]

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Developing Skills for Stabilizing Foster Youth

This workshop is focused on tools that foster care providers can utilize to help stabilize foster youth when transitioning to placement. Participants will gain an understanding of the mental health challenges children and youth face entering into foster care depending on their developmental phase.

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmentally Appropriate Strategies to Increase Regulation

Sand Tray techniques can be a powerful tool for helping children process serious concerns like trauma, grief, and much more. Child therapists need tools that can help address the special needs of wounded children, and sand tray can be a powerful tool to promote deep healing in a child.

1/31/2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 6 East Bay Agency for Children

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Children who witness or are victims of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse are at higher risk for health problems as adults. These can include mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. They may also include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, poor self-esteem, and other problems.

2/12/2020 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Identifying Appropriate Responses for Foster Youth Who Have Experienced Varying Levels of Trauma

Youth in foster care may experience varying degrees of trauma exposure and response. For providers who may be new to working with foster youth, this can pose challenges for engaging and addressing youth’s needs. This training will discuss strategies to address varying levels of trauma that foster youth experience. The aim will be to help providers to understand the proper level of containment once a traumatic event has been experienced.

2/11/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of School Age Youth: Helping Caregivers and System Supports Understand Impact of Trauma on Functioning

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.

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of School Age Youth: Understanding the Importance of Skill Building with Youth that have Experienced Trauma

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.

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Neurodevelopment, Trauma and ACES: How Foster Youth May Be Affected

The training workshop will take a developmental approach, highlighting the impact of trauma on brain development and cognitive functioning at different stages of infancy, childhood, and adolescence. This course provides an overview of ACES, early brain development, and how complex trauma can affect such development. Attendees will learn about the impact of such trauma, as well as gain a deeper understanding on how it may show up in all relationships, symptoms, and behaviors.

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Partner and Spousal Abuse: How to Recognize and Treat The Impact of Parental Intimate Violence on Children TWO-DAY TRAINING

*Two-day training! Participants must attend both days* Intimate partner violence continues to happen in families with alarming frequency. In this training, dynamics that contribute to intimate partner violence will be closely examined- as will related interventions. In addition to examining the impact on adults, this course will offer ideas for working with children who have been impacted by intimate partner violence. Many children and teens who are in the child welfare system have witnessed violence between adult caregivers, and they carry the emotional scars and behavioral symptoms of having been impacted. This training will examine the impact of adult intimate partner violence on children, and will explore the latest research […]

2/18/2020 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Partner and Spousal Abuse: How to Recognize and Treat The Impact of Parental Intimate Violence on Children TWO-DAY TRAINING

*Two-day training! Participants must attend both days* Intimate partner violence continues to happen in families with alarming frequency. In this training, dynamics that contribute to intimate partner violence will be closely examined- as will related interventions. In addition to examining the impact on adults, this course will offer ideas for working with children who have been impacted by intimate partner violence. Many children and teens who are in the child welfare system have witnessed violence between adult caregivers, and they carry the emotional scars and behavioral symptoms of having been impacted. This training will examine the impact of adult intimate partner violence on children, and will explore the latest research […]

2/19/2020 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Oakland 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Reflective Supervision as Trauma Informed Practice for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Youth in Foster Care

This course will present an overview of trauma informed practice as it relates to clinical work with youth in foster care. We will present principles of reflective supervision as a model that is consistent with creating more trauma informed systems and communities. Participants will practice new strategies learned and discuss ways to incorporate new material learned into their work in child welfare.

2/7/2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Concept of Pattern Recognition Through “Tracking” for Child Welfare Professionals

The San people of the Kalahari and the aboriginal peoples of Australia both have intact cultures well over 50,000 years old. Both are characterized by extra-ordinarily deep connection with the living world, as embodied in connection phenomenology, and both cultures have sets of customs for relating with themselves, one another, and the living world that have striking commonalities. One of these is the degree to which both cultures are masters of tracking. Tracking is generally thought of as following animal trails in the wild, but in truth it is the ultimate form of pattern recognition in nature. It requires deep ecological knowledge, sensory calibration, and mindful awareness. It is an […]

2/13/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Berkeley 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Concept of Pattern Recognition Through “Tracking” for Child Welfare Professionals

The San people of the Kalahari and the aboriginal peoples of Australia both have intact cultures well over 50,000 years old. Both are characterized by extra-ordinarily deep connection with the living world, as embodied in connection phenomenology, and both cultures have sets of customs for relating with themselves, one another, and the living world that have striking commonalities. One of these is the degree to which both cultures are masters of tracking. Tracking is generally thought of as following animal trails in the wild, but in truth it is the ultimate form of pattern recognition in nature. It requires deep ecological knowledge, sensory calibration, and mindful awareness. It is an […]

2/14/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Berkeley 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Concept of Pattern Recognition Through “Tracking” for Child Welfare Professionals

In this session we focus on relational mindfulness, and enter the conversation about relating across difference in a highly unequal society. In mainstream western culture, and particularly in America, because of symtemic oppression, most white (European American) and white-appearing people are socialized is a way that invisibilizes their whiteness. Because 91% of white Americans do not have a single person of color in their social networks, whiteness is invisibilized and normalized, and white people therefore have neither experience nor understanding of the ways that their impacts on people of color differ from their intent. In this session we focus on developing deeper awareness of our social location, and how our […]

2/27/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Berkeley 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Restorative Practices: Understanding the Concept of Pattern Recognition Through “Tracking” for Child Welfare Professionals

In this session we focus on relational mindfulness, and enter the conversation about relating across difference in a highly unequal society. In mainstream western culture, and particularly in America, because of symtemic oppression, most white (European American) and white-appearing people are socialized is a way that invisibilizes their whiteness. Because 91% of white Americans do not have a single person of color in their social networks, whiteness is invisibilized and normalized, and white people therefore have neither experience nor understanding of the ways that their impacts on people of color differ from their intent. In this session we focus on developing deeper awareness of our social location, and how our […]

2/28/2020 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Berkeley 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Strategies for Addressing Vicarious Trauma

Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to bring “Organizational Strategies for Addressing Vicarious Trauma.” Vicarious trauma is starting to be talked about more in the social service field, and yet, many organizations struggle to adequately address it. When it isn’t addressed, it can lead to exhaustion, burnout, absence from work, premature departure from the organization, and less effective service delivery for youth and families. This training is designed to be interactive and reflective. The training will include some large group discussions, lecture, and reflective journaling. Participants will learn about vicarious trauma within organizations, strategies to mitigate vicarious trauma within their teams, and strategies to build resilient employees. Location: New […]

2/12/2020 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Hayward 7 Lincoln

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Trauma for Youth and Families

Understanding Secondary Trauma, its effects to the clinician and the impact to services provided to children and families is cyclical unless addressed. How do therapist bring their best work? Exploration and understanding of Secondary Trauma is fundamental and necessary in order to provide solid therapeutic services to children in the welfare system.

2/11/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Trauma for Youth and Families

Understanding Secondary Trauma, its effects to the clinician and the impact to services provided to children and families is cyclical unless addressed. How do therapist bring their best work? Exploration and understanding of Secondary Trauma is fundamental and necessary in order to provide solid therapeutic services to children in the welfare system.

2/12/2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma and The African American Experience

This workshop will provide a psycho-social-historical context to help better understand the experience of inner city African American youth and their families. Participants will be invited to explore the stereotypes that exist in society and the impact that such stereotypes have on this community. The workshop will conclude with specific intervention strategies that can be utilized immediately with clients. A variety of modalities will be utilized including experiential exercises and lecture.

1/29/2020 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Informed Systems (TIS) 101

The TIS 101 is a basic 3.5 hour training to understand how trauma and stress impacts bodies and brains, communities, organizations and systems. The goal of this training is to bring a cross- section of our workforce together (administrative supports, clinical and non-clinical staff, leadership, etc.) to develop shared language and understanding of what it means to be a trauma- informed organization and apply common practices to help our communities heal.

2/6/2020 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding and Addressing Developmental Trauma Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology with System Involved Youth and Their Families (Part 1 of 2)

*PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH DAYS OF THIS COURSE – February 27-28* Developmental trauma differs from adult trauma in four ways: It is likely to be repetitive as it most likely received by the care taker; Depending on the age of development when the person is traumatized, they will not likely have developed inner resources or a nervous system to process the trauma; Particularly in neglect or in being raised by unregulated caretakers, the child never learns how to self-regulate emotions. This is mostly taught by non-verbal co-regulation when the caretaker holds, rocking, and breathes with the child; Attachment patterns are disrupted when it is not safe […]

2/27/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding and Addressing Developmental Trauma Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology with System Involved Youth and Their Families (Part 2 of 2)

*PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH DAYS OF THIS COURSE – February 27-28* Developmental trauma differs from adult trauma in four ways: It is likely to be repetitive as it most likely received by the care taker; Depending on the age of development when the person is traumatized, they will not likely have developed inner resources or a nervous system to process the trauma; Particularly in neglect or in being raised by unregulated caretakers, the child never learns how to self-regulate emotions. This is mostly taught by non-verbal co-regulation when the caretaker holds, rocking, and breathes with the child; Attachment patterns are disrupted when it is not safe […]

2/28/2020 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Berkeley 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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

These trainings 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.

1/28/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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 removal from […]

2/5/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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 removal from […]

2/13/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Cultural Factors in Working with Foster Youth

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 removal from […]

2/6/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Educational and Parent/Caregiver Advocacy

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 removal from […]

2/12/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Trauma Related to CSEC: Complex Trauma and Adolescent Development

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.

2/11/2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Vicarious Traumatization: Self-Regulation for Child Welfare Providers Working with System-Involved Children in Crisis

Crisis work, particularly with children, can result in vicarious traumatization for social service providers. The impact on the nervous system of stress and trauma system can result in becoming stuck in a fight or flight state. This can negatively impact an individual’s ability to function in their professional and personal life. Experience and practice techniques for regulating the nervous system on a daily or situation basis. *TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE: Participants will be able to practice self-regulation tools on themselves. Participants will be able to practice self-regulation tools with others (co-workers, friends, family) when vicarious traumatization is apparent.

2/11/2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hayward 3 A Better Way, Inc.