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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Managing Problem Behaviors at Home

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services One of the biggest challenges parents face is managing difficult or defiant behavior on the part of children. Whether they’re refusing to put on their shoes, throwing tantrums, or openly stop following the house rules, you can find yourself at a loss for an effective way to respond. Register Here

6/16/2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Positive Discipline 101

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services For parents at their wits end, behavioral therapy techniques can provide a roadmap to calmer, more consistent ways to manage problem behaviors and offers a chance to help children develop the skills they need to regulate their own behaviors. Register Here

6/29/2020 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

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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How to Care for LGTBQIA+ Youth While in Foster Care

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This training is meant to educate participants about how to properly care for children and adolescents that identify as LGBTQIA+ and enter the foster care system. Participants will be learning about proper vocabulary, the importance of pronouns, SOGIE, the coming out process and the current issues that LGBTQIA+ youth are facing, especially in the foster care system. Register Here

6/24/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

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

Sponsored by Aldea Children & Family Services This online 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. Register Here

6/10/2020 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Health & Safety

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

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On Demand

On Demand indicates online prerecorded classes that are available on demand any time.

No planned courses at this time

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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