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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Intake and Matching Stategies

Understanding the Intake Process when placing Youth into out of home care. Addressing matching efforts when searching for the appropriate/right fit for a youth. Clarification of any misconceptions that resource families may have and question/answer session. Also, LOC assessment explanation and how and when to utilize the Resource Parent Reporting Tool with their Caseworker and Child Welfare Worker.

4/26/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Intake and Matching Strategies – Spanish Training

This training is designed for the Spanish speaking caregiver. Understanding the Intake Process when placing Youth into out of home care. Addressing matching efforts when searching for the appropriate/right fit for a youth. Clarification of any misconceptions that resource families may have and question/answer session. Also, LOC assessment explanation and how and when to utilize the Resource Parent Reporting Tool with their Caseworker and Child Welfare Worker.

4/26/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

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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Narrative Practices

This training is designed for clinical staff but would be useful for direct care staff as it proposes a way of thinking about and approaching the work from a collaborative perspective.  Participants will learn about the assumptions that guide Narrative practices and how those ideas were generated through literature pertaining to feminist theory, cultural anthropology, philosophy and folk psychology.  The various maps of Narrative practice will be discussed and their use demonstrated.  Key concepts including externalizing problems, outsider witnessing, intentional states, re-membering, and paying attention to the absent but implicit will be defined and demonstrated. 

4/26/2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

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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Trauma and its Impact on Child Development

A brief history of trauma studies will be given and recent developments in the field regarding complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder will be discussed. The special problems of children who experience trauma at the hands of their caretakers will be described. The effects of some specific forms of trauma and maltreatment will also be covered. Treatment considerations, especially as they relate to children who have both trauma and attachment difficulties will be outlined.

4/19/2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord 4 Seneca Family of Agencies