Contra Costa 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.

No planned courses at this time

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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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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Building Resiliency with Youth Impacted by Trauma and Loss: A RFA Pre-Approval Training

The focus of this training is to provide caregivers information to build understanding and strategies for providing trauma-informed and culturally responsive care to address grief and loss experienced by youth in the foster care system. Participants will gain an understanding about how trauma that foster youth experience link to how they might act out their trauma and grief in addition to some of the long term consequences of excessive emotional stress for youth in foster care placement.

6/29/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord Seneca Family of Agencies

CCL Regulations While Caring for Foster Youth: A RFA Pre-Approval Training 

The focus of this training is about Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations for resource parents and homes. The goal is for participants to develop a better understanding and gain concrete skills for implementing licensing regulations. The training also focuses on the parent’s responsibility to act as a reasonable and prudent parent, and how to create a family setting that promotes normal childhood experiences that serve the needs of the youth and provides safe caregiving environments.

6/29/2019 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Concord Seneca Family of Agencies

Resource Family Pre- Approval Training Session 3 and 4

This training is designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure and explore how to provide a well-planned, safe, and secure environment designed to meet children’s individual and unique needs, and how to create an environment that promotes children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Participants will continue to review; Interim Licensing Standard, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Working with Biological Families and understanding the Effects of Trauma.

6/24/2019 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Martinez Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Session 3 Developmental Needs, Positive Parenting and Psychiatric Medication

This training is the third of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will learn about developmental milestones and how to support youth through challenges that may arise during placement. Practical Positive Parenting techniques will be reviewed to build awareness and skill. Participants will have a clearer understanding of the Interim Licensing Standard, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline.

6/20/2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Session 4 Child Trauma, Loss and Transition

This training is the fourth of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review how care providers have some of the most challenging roles in the entire child welfare system. They must be prepared to welcome a new child into their home and cope with state/county/agency regulations, policies, and paperwork. They may also at times provide mentoring support and aid to birth families while at the same time attaching to the children and youth in their care. Additionally, high numbers of children in the child welfare system have been exposed to extreme trauma. The ability of care providers to […]

6/27/2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Parenting and Unconditional Care: A RFA Pre-Approval Training

Participants in this training will learn about the unique needs and challenges faced by foster youth and the resource families who care for them and trying to help them heal. Information and strategies for parenting and appropriately disciplining traumatized foster youth from an unconditional and trauma-informed care approach will be discussed.  Guidelines, self-care and advocacy tools for helping caregivers stay calm with difficult behaviors will also be discussed.

6/22/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord Seneca Family of Agencies

Health & Safety

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

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First Aid and CPR

This training will give participants an understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and administering fluids to relieve heat stress. Content includes terms and definitions, educational and legal implications for providing first aid/CPR, and review of skills to […]

6/29/2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Concord Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Spanish- CPR and First Aid Training

This training will give Spanish speaking participants an understanding of First Aid & CPR training – referring to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after an injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. Trainer will discuss applying first aid consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires minimal technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from wounds.

6/22/2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pleasant Hill Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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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