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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Mindful Games and Tools for Youth and Adults

“Play touches and stimulates vitality, awakening the whole person – mind, body, intelligence and creativity.” -Viola Spolin Mindfulness and play, build creativity, fortitude and connection in community work for activists, therapists, social workers, and definitely youth! Being mindful increases our ability to recover from stress, avoid being reactionary, and ultimately be more present and productive in service of your clients and team. This workshop will include mindful practice/meditation, and several accessibly physical games to help relieve stress, build community, and increase mental functioning.

10/25/2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 Fred Finch Youth Center

Behavioral Strategies

These trainings address the importance of using behavioral modification techniques such as positive reinforcement to help a child change their behaviors to those that are more conducive to healthy relationships with adults and peers.

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Building Resilience

This training will focus on how youth build resilience and skills to come back from ongoing challenges they encounter daily. Participants will identify specific strategies for supporting youth to identify their own resilience factors.

11/6/2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

Building Resilience

This training will focus on how youth build resilience and skills to come back from ongoing challenges they encounter daily. Participants will identify specific strategies for supporting youth to identify their own resilience factors.

11/13/2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

Building Resilience

This training will focus on how youth build resilience and skills to come back from ongoing challenges they encounter daily. Participants will identify specific strategies for supporting youth to identify their own resilience factors.

11/20/2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

Building Resilience

This training will focus on how youth build resilience and skills to come back from ongoing challenges they encounter daily. Participants will identify specific strategies for supporting youth to identify their own resilience factors.

11/27/2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oakland First Place for Youth

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.

10/22/2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Case Management and Supervision of TAY Foster Youth

This training will focus on leveraging best practice case management principals to support TAY foster youth.

11/5/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Case Management and Supervision of TAY Foster Youth

This training will focus on leveraging best practice case management principals to support TAY foster youth.

11/12/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Case Management and Supervision of TAY Foster Youth

This training will focus on leveraging best practice case management principals to support TAY foster youth.

11/19/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Case Management and Supervision of TAY Foster Youth

This training will focus on leveraging best practice case management principals to support TAY foster youth.

11/26/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Chill Out: Tools for Families to Address and Prevent Stress

Learn how the nervous system becomes dysregulated and research related to how simple, easy to learn and teach energy practices can regulate the nervous system and build resilience. Experience and practice techniques from the field of energy medicine and energy psychology. Learn how to engage youth in creating their own daily practice.

11/14/2019 9:30 am – 12:45 pm Oakland 3 Seneca Family of Agencies

Screening and Supporting Foster Youth with Attention Difficulties

This training will provide a review of the complexities of  attention difficulties and how that impacts screening and care for foster youth.  We will use small group discussion and case examples with each member sharing impact of multiple roles within multiple systems and how that impacts effectiveness of service for foster youth with attention difficulties.

10/22/2019 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Sensory Strategies for Youth in Care

This workshop is designed to support practitioners in understanding the development of the sensory processing system in the context of early childhood trauma and adversity. The training will include the latest research information about trauma, child development, and sensory processing as these things are all extremely linked and often overlooked as relevant theory to inform practice. Participants will gain insight into how the sensory systems and trauma might be impacting their client’s ability to participate in psychotherapy sessions, school, and other important activities.

11/1/2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 2.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Strategies to Develop Protective Factors for Foster Youth

This training will focus on building of protective factors through counseling and case management, ensuring youth get necessary resources focused on housing, education around IPV, and case management support.

11/5/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Strategies to Develop Protective Factors for Foster Youth

This training will focus on building of protective factors through counseling and case management, ensuring youth get necessary resources focused on housing, education around IPV, and case management support.

11/12/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Strategies to Develop Protective Factors for Foster Youth

This training will focus on building of protective factors through counseling and case management, ensuring youth get necessary resources focused on housing, education around IPV, and case management support.

11/19/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Strategies to Develop Protective Factors for Foster Youth

This training will focus on building of protective factors through counseling and case management, ensuring youth get necessary resources focused on housing, education around IPV, and case management support.

11/26/2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am Oakland First Place for Youth

Teaching Life Skills Strategies to Foster Youth

This training will focus on supporting foster youth to learn life skills. Staff will learn specific activities to teach youth, how youth best learn new skills, and learning teaching skills in the areas of emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

11/22/2019 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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Grief and Loss on Foster Youth

For youth in care, placement in care often brings complicated feelings of shame, relief, or guilt. In order to effectively serve and provide for young people, we need to help them recognize their grief and meet them where they are in their grieving process.

10/23/2019 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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Black Lives Matter: The Impact of Racism and State Violence on Black Children and Families

CVC and EIS are committed to encouraging conversations that are meaningful and impactful and that will strengthen providers’ commitment to expanding cultural awareness, responsiveness and humility. Because we understand that our families are impacted by racism and other oppressive social systems, we are committed to tailoring our work to the sociocultural context of the unique family dynamics of our clients. As co-creator of the #Black Lives Matter movement Alicia Garza will provide an inspirational keynote address and participate in a “Fireside Chat” that will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants will be able to ask questions and receive information to support their own work in advocating for the clients […]

10/30/2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland 3 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

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.

10/29/2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Effective Strategies for Serving System-Impacted African-American Boys

Participants will learn the importance of and gain practical skills for establishing and maintaining safe spaces for emotional sharing for African-American youth directly impacted by systems. We will utilize mindfulness to inventory blind spots and maintain Awareness of privilege, while learning Conscious Relationship building techniques, and Cross-Cultural Coaching skills. How do we let go of what we think about our clients’ experience, and approach everything as a mystery? Earl Simms and Doug Woodson will utilize their personal experiences as systems-impacted African-American Boys, and later mentors for the same population, to help the participants gain empathy and understanding for the internal oppression caused by systems, as well as teach practical skills […]

10/29/2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Fred Finch Youth Center

How to Effectively Engage with Communities of Color

We can no longer ignore the data and facts that structural racism exists today within our formal systems. These Systems (SSA, JPD, MH, ED) have historically been biased against communities of color resulting in disparate treatment and disproportionality of those who they are supposed to serve. The first step to fixing our systems begins with you recognizing your role in serving our communities within a formal system where structural racism exists. Families are not one-dimensional, but multi-dimensional. When working with these communities, professionals must have a historical understanding and appreciation for what shapes the values, traditions, culture and mindset of these families and communities so they are better educated on […]

10/23/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding the Implications of Whiteness and Race as it Pertains to Foster Youth and Child Welfare Systems

This is a training for service providers. Participants will explore the role of Whiteness within systems serving foster youth and learn strategies to foster racial equity with youth, families, and systems.

10/25/2019 9:00 am – 10:30 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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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Wraparound Training Series – 18 CE Credits

PLEASE NOTE: MULTI-DAY TRAINING SERIES Starts 10/7/2019; Ends 10/29/2019 Wraparound is an intensive, home-based service model that seeks to stabilize and sustain youth and their families in their communities. This comprehensive training seeks to establish the framework of this uniquely flexible model. Participants can expect to learn in-depth theory as well as have ample opportunity for practice by utilizing real case examples.

10/29/2019 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 18 Seneca Family of Agencies

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Holiday Stressors: Helping Youth in Foster Care through the Holidays

The holidays can be stressful and busy times for everyone. For children in foster care, this time of year can be especially difficult. Many children experience feelings of guilt, shame and sadness during the holidays. And their feelings might be really mixed. During this work shop participants will review and identify strategies to help children cope during the holiday season. In addition to normal holiday stress, many system-involved youth face painful memories, family separation, difficult family dynamics, or at the worst, violence. The season becomes one of sadness and grief, often lasting well into the new year. Understanding how difficult this time may be for foster youth, can help caregivers […]

10/23/2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Oakland Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Peer Support Group for Current and Prospective Resource 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 […]

10/23/2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

10/24/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 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 […]

10/26/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Berkeley A Better Way, Inc.

Transparency, Self-Disclosure and Conflict Management in Trauma-Informed Care (Pt. 1)

Victims of trauma, particularly complex developmental trauma, as well as their service providers, caregivers, and families, suffer especially deeply from the sense that they were hurt without consent, without warning at times, and certainly without foreknowledge of the events(s) and their subsequent impact. A trauma-informed service should therefore strive diligently to be as transparent as possible in terms of decision-making, participation in service, predictions about impact of service or lack thereof, professional and interpersonal boundaries, and limits/lines of authority. Trauma treatment and recovery depend heavily on developing the capacity to recognize, claim and tolerate intense and often opposing affect. Without the capacity for free expression of affect, within pro-social boundaries, […]

10/30/2019 10:00 am – 4:30 pm San Rafael Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Health & Safety

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

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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting

Professionals who work directly with at-risk children and youth are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. It is critical that mandated reporters are trained to recognize possible abuse or neglect and understand their legal obligations. This course will discuss the legal responsibilities of a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect in California. It will identify what mandated reporters should consider when child abuse or neglect is suspected, including behavioral and physical indicators and cultural considerations. Additionally, it identifies what is not considered child abuse and gives ideas on overcoming obstacles to reporting. Immunity and liability of the mandated reporter will be discussed as well as what happens after […]

10/22/2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 7 Fred Finch Youth Center

Foundational Knowledge: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders in Youth Services and Child Welfare

Approaches for working with caregivers and youth who have psychotic disorders are provided including cognitive behavioral approaches, assessing active psychosis, and the use of psychotropic medications. Issues in child welfare are discussed including the misdiagnosis of African Americans with psychotic disorders, the challenges faced by caregivers with psychotic disorders, psychosis in children and youth, the misuse of antipsychotic medications with youth, the potential harm to youth of the proposed attenuated psychosis disorder, and the impact of psychotic disorders on future placements and adoptions. Mental status exams, case studies, and mental health resources are also reviewed.

11/13/2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Seneca Family of Agencies

Talking to System Involved Youth and Caretakers about Sex

Talking about sex, let alone talking to kids about sex, is not always something adults feel comfortable or competent doing. To facilitate health choices around sex and developing a health sex life for system involved youth, providers and caregivers need accurate information and skills in having “those kind of talks” with youth. The California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89) which went into effect in July of 2017, requires comprehensive sexual health education for youth in foster care and training for foster caregivers, social workers and judges. Learn how to talk to youth off all ages about sex, consent and decision making around engaging in sex. Also, […]

10/31/2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 7 Fred Finch Youth Center

Understanding Privacy Practices for Foster Youth

Service providers attending this training will learn about privacy practices relevant to youth in care. They will be exposed to strategies for protecting youth privacy and other related processes.

10/30/2019 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

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 and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and […]

11/21/2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Oakland 6 Seneca Family of Agencies

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

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 and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and […]

11/22/2019 9:00 am – 1:15 pm Oakland 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

Other

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

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Case Planning for Youth in Care: Basic Components

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

10/23/2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Children and Youth in Care: Points of Intervention with Resource Families

This training with Jill Duerr Berrick orients participants to foster care and kinship care (caregivers who are generally referred to as “resource families”) with a particular focus on California. The training covers issues related to resource family characteristics, recruitment, screening, training, support, and retention. Participants will become familiar with opportunities for mental health intervention to support children and their caregivers.

10/24/2019 9:00 am – 10:30 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Level I FAN Training – 2 Days

This 2-day workshop presents the FAN approach, a communication tool for professionals working with families dealing with challenging infant behaviors, such as crying, difficulty sleeping, and feeding. The FAN is a national model for family engagement and reflective practice, and is being adapted to more settings serving children, ranging from early childhood mental health consultation systems to pediatrician training.

10/22/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

NEMO [New & Emerging Manager Orientation / Best Practices for Managers of Youth Service Professionals] Day 7

Leaders play a special role in the youth service profession. Capable and well-trained managers can provide professional development to a values-driven team that will provide high-quality and effective service to youth. This training will focus on training managers to modify program culture by hiring and developing staff, guiding staff to implement best practices with regard to child and family focused work, relational and cultural competence, and case planning to support youth well-being. Managers will also learn how to support service providers to provide ethical, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate services. Managers will learn to demonstrate leadership to youth service providers regarding management of impact of secondary trauma, developing resilience, communication skills, […]

11/7/2019 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

NEMO [New & Emerging Manager Orientation / Best Practices for Managers of Youth Service Professionals] Day 8

Leaders play a special role in the youth service profession. Capable and well-trained managers can provide professional development to a values-driven team that will provide high-quality and effective service to youth. This training will focus on training managers to modify program culture by hiring and developing staff, guiding staff to implement best practices with regard to child and family focused work, relational and cultural competence, and case planning to support youth well-being. Managers will also learn how to support service providers to provide ethical, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate services. Managers will learn to demonstrate leadership to youth service providers regarding management of impact of secondary trauma, developing resilience, communication skills, […]

11/14/2019 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Oakland Seneca Family of Agencies

Reflective Practices to Better Support Youth & Families in the Child Welfare System Part 2

Contact East Bay Agency for Children for more information.

11/13/2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hayward Yes East Bay Agency for Children

The Importance of Self Reflection While Working with Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System

This workshop will provide participants with tips and tools to help participants effectively engage in difficult conversations with clients and families with understanding of their own impact on youth and families.

11/19/2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

The Importance of Self Reflection While Working with Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System

This workshop will provide participants with tips and tools to help participants effectively engage in difficult conversations with clients and families with understanding of their own impact on youth and families.

11/20/2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hayward East Bay Agency for Children

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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CSEC and CSE-IT

Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will be discussed. A framework […]

10/24/2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Neurobiology of Trauma

The brain of a child takes until the mid-20’s to grow.  Typically, children have immature brains until they learn the skills of focal attention, logical reasoning, self-regulation skills, management and healthy expression of big emotions and perspective taking.  To learn these skills, a child’s regulatory system must be calm.  When calm, an adult can support all children to learn these skills through practice, modeling, teaching and supporting with daily challenges.Trauma however can change the brain, hijack the past to influence behavior and cause the sensory system to live in a state of constant dysregulation.  As a professional supporting these youth in therapy, home visiting or other support services, learning the […]

11/20/2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 2 East Bay Agency for Children

Restorative Healing: Trauma Theory and Play

Expressive arts approaches can be effective with foster children, youth, or young adults who may struggle to put their thoughts and feelings into words, especially when starting services. This training for service providers is provided by Ritchie Rubio, PhD and incorporates how creative and play approaches can help to engage youth and improve communication.

10/30/2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Oakland WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The ARC Framework for Complex Trauma Treatment (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency)

The vast majority of youth in out of home care struggle with the impact of complex trauma. This workshop will provide an overview of complex trauma, including brain science related to trauma and the impact of trauma on attachment, behavior, and child development. The workshop will provide a treatment framework and specific, evidence-based interventions to treat and heal complex trauma. This workshop is oriented towards Clinicians providing individual and family therapy.

10/24/2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakland 5.75 Fred Finch Youth Center

Transforming Stress and Trauma: Fostering Wellness and Resilience **LIMITED REGISTRATION AVAILABLE**

The goal of the Trauma Informed Systems training is to create a trauma informed public health system that fosters wellness and resilience for everyone in the system. This training is adapted from the UCFS HEARTS curriculum to increase system understanding of trauma and everyone’s role in creating a safe and supportive work environment. We’ll explore the 6 Core Guiding Principles for creating a Trauma-Informed system and complete a Commitment to Change activity. **Registration for this course is limited!**

10/28/2019 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Oakland Fred Finch Youth Center

Trauma and its Impact on Child Development

A brief history of trauma studies will be given and recent developments in the field regarding complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder will be discussed. The special problems of children who experience trauma at the hands of their caretakers will be described. The effects of some specific forms of trauma and maltreatment will also be covered. Treatment considerations, especially as they relate to children who have both trauma and attachment difficulties will be outlined.

11/8/2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Oakland 4 Seneca Family of Agencies

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.

11/6/2019 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies

Contact East Bay Agency for Children for more information.

11/4/2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 2.5 East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Informed Systems (TIS) 101

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.

11/15/2019 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Hayward 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Psycho- Education for Youth & Families

Contact East Bay Agency for Children for more information.

11/18/2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Hayward 2.5 East Bay Agency for Children