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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Awareness of Suicide Risk in LGBTQA Youth

Nearly 5,000 youth commit suicide each year in the United States, making suicide the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 – 24. It is essential for mental health clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents to understand the dynamics of suicide among young people so they can be more proactive and effective in working with the adolescent consumers they serve. After providing a foundation on how widespread the problem is and the prevailing theories about what impels individuals to commit suicide, this course will teach you about assessing for suicide risk among your adolescent consumers, including suicidal behavior among special population groups such as lesbian, gay, […]

8/23/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 3

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.

8/22/2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training Session 4

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 […]

8/29/2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 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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CPR and First Aid Training

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.

8/24/2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Antioch 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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