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.

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.

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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Positive Behavioral Interventions

This training is an introduction to implementing behavioral intervention with children who present with a variety of challenging behaviors. It includes a discussion of basic principles of behavior modification, behavioral assessment, functional assessment and methods of intervention. The discussion addresses the advantages, risks and limitations of these approaches in various settings including group care settings, classrooms and families.

10/30/2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Concord 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

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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Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Strands for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of the Approach is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially, and academically. The Nurtured Heart Approach has also been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder […]

11/3/2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Antioch Yes Lilliput Families

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training-Session 1 and 2

This training is session 1 and 2 of a 4 part series of training 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 review the County’s Core Competencies, Interim Licensing Standard Regulations, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Cultural Diversity, Working with Biological Families and meeting client’s educational needs. Objectives: Foster/Resource parents will develop an understanding […]

11/3/2018 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Concord Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Parent Pre-Approval Training Session 3 & 4

This training is the final session of a 4 part series of trainings designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review in depth Child Growth, Appropriate Developmental milestones, Medication Guidelines and Management, Discipline Childhood trauma and what loss and transition looks like for youth in the foster care. Objectives: Learn about child development and be aware of some of the common challenges that youth entering foster care tend to face. Understand long term effects child abuse has on the child’s brain. Increase knowledge of appropriate medication management and documentation. Strategies for positive parenting when working with traumatized youth. Steps to create […]

11/10/2018 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Concord Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Working with LGBTQ and SOGIE Youth in Foster Care (English)

This training equips child welfare professionals with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge on LGBTQ youth and families and their experiences within the child welfare system. Participants will explore key concepts and terminology, research on LGBTQ families and experiences of LGBTQ youth in foster care, as well as the steps every child welfare professionals can take to welcome and affirm LGBTQ youth and families within the walls of their agencies and beyond. Objectives: Review current state of affairs regarding gender identity issues. Skills and techniques to effectively work with foster youth in the home and the community. Increase knowledge of key concepts and current terminology used with in the LGBTQ community. […]

10/26/2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Antioch Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Working with LGBTQ and SOGIE Youth in Foster Care (Spanish)

This training equips child welfare professionals with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge on LGBTQ youth and families and their experiences within the child welfare system. Participants will explore key concepts and terminology, research on LGBTQ families and experiences of LGBTQ youth in foster care, as well as the steps every child welfare professionals can take to welcome and affirm LGBTQ youth and families within the walls of their agencies and beyond. Objectives: Review current state of affairs regarding gender identity issues. Skills and techniques to effectively work with foster youth in the home and the community. Increase knowledge of key concepts and current terminology used with in the LGBTQ community. […]

10/26/2018 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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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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