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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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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Cultural Awareness

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

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Creating Affirming Spaces for Trans and Queer Youth

Creating Affirming Spaces for Trans and Queer Youth is a comprehensive training about better meeting the needs of youth in the queer and trans community. As queer and trans youth are over-represented in systems of care, all service providers should be mindful of their unique experiences in these systems. The training will provide an introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) terminology, the systemic oppression that members of these identities experience currently and historically, and an opportunity to discuss and practice ways that service providers can support queer and trans youth more effectively.

12/9/2019 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Fairfield Seneca Family of Agencies

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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Childhood Diseases and Health Issues when working with Youth in Foster Care

Trainer will outline and discuss common childhood illnesses, illnesses that children pass around through casual contact at schools and day care settings. Trainer will also discuss diseases that are preventable as well as diseases that are unpredictable, and the treatment of any illness. Trainer will talk about immunization schedules and concerns around vaccines (with hand-outs). Discussion will take place around when to take a child to urgent care vs. getting telephone advice from advice nurse, also the urgency of getting medical treatment depending on the health status and/or age of the child. Trainer will also talk about certain diseases that need to be brought to the attention of Public Health […]

12/19/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Vallejo Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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.

12/11/2019 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Positive Discipline 101

This training is a basic overview of positive discipline. The focus will be on key elements to reduce power struggles as well as to inform care takers on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. This training will give examples for effective and thoughtful consequences, as well as emphasize the use of “natural” consequences. Care takers will be able to share about what techniques have best worked for them and learn additional tools to utilize within the home.

12/9/2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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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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