Solano Course Catalog

Solano County Foster Care Training Course Catalog

Courses are sorted by Category:

To register for a course, choose a Category and Course Title, then click on the Register link at the end of the row to connect to a sponsoring agency’s website or registration staff person for more information.

Arts & Activities

Trainings offered cover the importance of art and activities for youth as well as how to design engaging and therapeutic activities.

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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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Barriers to Teen Placements in Foster Care: How to Maintain Successful Placements

There are various barriers to placement for teen foster youth entering the system often due to shortage of available homes willing to accept teenage youth as long term placements. These barriers are often due to misunderstandings of what accepting a teenager into your home will look like. This training will highlight why teens are more at risk in general whilst in the system. Participants will be encouraged to have an open mind to a wider range of age groups for possible placements within their resource home. Participants who come to this training will have an increased capacity to understand and empathize with what teens may have experienced in their lives […]

4/13/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Behavioral Change in Youth in Care

This training will teach participants on techniques taken from a “motivational interviewing” perspective that they can use when working with youth in care to change negative behaviors and thinking. The techniques are short and easy to learn and can be used over and over again to help youth to work through how their thinking is affecting their actions. Also covered are techniques on how to engage youth in conversations that lead to engagement, focusing on the reasons for change, and planning on how to get the change they want.

4/29/2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & 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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Human Sexuality: Assessing, Educating and Intervening with System-Involved Youth and Their Caretakers to Develop a Healthy Sense of Sexuality (Part 1 of 2) – ONLINE

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural Awareness

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

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

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

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

Family Issues

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

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For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care

This training is an overview of working with foster youth. The focus of the training is on what a treatment foster care agency and home consist of. This includes discussion around appropriate accreditations, foster parent responsibilities, agency support, foster care structure and needs of youth entering the foster care.

4/8/2020 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Family Approval Pre-Service Training

Discussion series include: the role of Community Care Licensing (CCL), discussion over regulations in addition to Prudent Parenting, reporting requirements, youth in care that identify as LGBTQ, and youth that have been commercially sexually exploited. The “3-5-7 Model of Grief and Loss” by Darla Henry, as well as Trauma Competent Caregiving, will be overviewed in this series. This training will also cover the effects of abuse on youth, supporting relationships with youth and family, and the topic of permanency and what that means for youth in care will be discussed.

4/4/2020 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Health & Safety

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

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Other

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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