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.

Administrative & Organizational

Includes trainings that cover practices for administrative and organizational staff and employees.

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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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Understanding Motivational Interviewing for Professionals Working in the Foster Care System

This 6-hour course provides attendees with a basic understanding of James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s Stages of Change. Attendees will learn how to assess foster youth’s current motivation to change a particular behavior and then learn how to use motivational interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation. The day will culminate with practice creating change plans.

10/8/2018 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Fairfield 6 A Better Way, Inc.

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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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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Assessing Suicide Risk with Youth in Care

This training is to provide insight and respond to suicide risks and recognizing the warning signs. This training will teach participants how to utilize suicide assessment tools and discuss suicide prevention resources. This training will introduce participants in creating and maintaining a Suicide Safety Plan.

10/3/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Foster Parent Burnout when Working with Youth in Care

Burnout affects people of all ages and in all walks of life from students to presidents. However, it is more common in the helping professions, those jobs where people give constant help to other people, jobs like nurse, teacher, social worker, parent and foster parent. With burnout being such a high risk for parents who foster or adopt children with behavioral issues, this course is highly recommended.

10/8/2018 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Introduction & Overview of the Adoption Process for Youth in Care

This course is about adoption, sometimes known as the “A” word, the family secret, or just the topic that is never talked about in front of the adopted child, adoptive parents, or birth parents. It is often a topic that tends to make people feel uncomfortable. According to wikipedia.org, “adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another who is not kin and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the original parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either […]

10/17/2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Fairfield Aldea Children & Family Services

Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care in a Resource Family Home

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.

10/9/2018 5:15 pm – 7:15 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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