Solano Course Catalog

Training Offerings Foster Care Training Course Catalog


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidance of health experts to follow social distancing protocols, all classes are currently being offered via distance learning. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of local and state authorities and healthcare experts and remain committed to ensuring the safety and health of training participants and instructors. Please note that in order to register for these free trainings you must be staff, caregiver or volunteer working directly with foster, adoptive or probation involved children, youth and their families in one of our partner counties.

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To register for a course, click on the title of the course you are interested in, then click on the Register button and either submit the registration form or register on the sponsoring agency’s website or event link (i.e. Eventbrite).

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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Mindfulness and Expressive Arts Practices to Develop Self-Acceptance, Compassion and Empathy with System Involved Youth

Online Training Marginalized youth may often feel their authenticity and self expression is restrained by school systems, mainstream culture, peers, and family culture. In our current climate of social distance learning in a global worldwide pandemic, youth may feel those additional layers of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness based expressive arts offers youth a place to find full expression, play, and healing. Join this workshop to engage in expressive arts activities to support young people in finding their creative voice while navigating their anxiety mindfully. This workshop will lead participants through experiential art practices and activities to support system involved youth to develop self-acceptance, compassion and empathy.

4/23/2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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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Building Effective Relationships with Traumatized Youth

Online Training MelRo, a former foster youth, spent time in 23 foster homes before being emancipated as a teenager and becoming a homeless single mother. She is now the director of Diversity Inclusion Services for Ohio CASA and has become a fierce advocate for children who have lived through trauma and are now in foster care. She has successfully mentored over 200 youth/adults and will share her principles of mentoring with attendees.

4/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Building Relationships with Multi-Systems Involved Youth and Families: Collaborating, Engaging and Reframing

Sponsored by Lincoln Online Training Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the spirit of MI and ways to implement it with multi-system-involved youth and families. Participants will learn practical ways to implement MI skills into their current work to collaborate with youth and families, how to engage youth and families’ current motivation to change a particular behavior, and how to use MI OARS to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation. Register Here

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

4/27/2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Collaborative Problem Solving is a two part training. You must be present at both Part 1 and Part 2. Each part is 1.5 hours in length. Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice intended to help adults who work with kids with challenging behavior. It is based on the idea that kids who have challenging behavior lack certain social or emotional skills that make it difficult for them to meet our expectations. This method will help kids build those skills so they can be more successful in the classroom, and in their lives. This training is intended for those that work with children […]

4/29/2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Motivational Interviewing

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Motivational Interviewing is a counseling method that takes into account how difficult it is to make lasting change. Using tools such as open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries, and the importance ruler, this training teaches how to lead someone through the stages of change to lasting positive change in their life. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers, law enforcement and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register Here

4/28/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Resilience Building Activities for School Aged Youth From an Occupational Therapy Perspective

Online Training This training is for providers who work with systems involved youths & families, and specifically focused to support providers in exploring resilience and building activities for youth & families through an Occupational Therapy perspective. The content will be provided through powerpoint, experiential activities, discussion, resource lists, and handouts. In this training the facilitator will provide an overview of the distinct role of occupational therapy in supporting the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and well-being of systems involved youths & their families. The facilitator will share information regarding sensory and self regulatory techniques to build resilience and increase prosocial behavior, as well as in the context of effective […]

4/23/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING East Bay Agency for Children

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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Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of Youth: Safety Issues

Online Class Communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings. Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, providers and caregivers need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive environment. This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide response and support improved functioning in the community, participation in tasks required for daily functioning. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

4/27/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Awareness

Includes trainings that cover cultural awareness, including unconscious bias, cultural humility, cultural competence and working with certain populations.

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Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice: an 8-Part Workshop Series for Practitioners Working with System-Involved Youth and Families (Part 3 of 8)

Online Training This course is the follow-up session for the March 30th course. These shorter 2-hour follow-up sessions are for intentional practice in implementing concepts and questions participants are encouraged to explore. The section will explore our social groupings (historically included and excluded identities), Intersectionality, Overt and Covert White Supremacy, Feelings and Emotional Literacy. PLEASE REGISTER FOR AND ATTEND ALL SECTIONS OF THIS SERIES. “Anti-racism is a journey not a destination” – Ibram X. Kendi Exploring anti-racism as a process and practice is a journey through understanding our personal experiences throughout our lives and the institutions we work within. By starting with ourselves as individuals, we can take intentional steps […]

4/28/2021 9:15 am – 11:15 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 A Better Way, Inc.

Building Skills in Working with Diverse Populations: Improving Cross Cultural/Racial Communication among Children, Providers and Caregivers

Online Training While foster care providers must address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and stability, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This series of trainings will review how important it is to consider culture when working with youth in out of home care, how to improve communication across diverse cultures and to support foster parents provide culturally relevant caregiving.

4/30/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Humility and Addressing Bias (Including the Indian Child Welfare Act)

Online Training Kelsey Pacha, MA, Mdiv – This training will assist providers in reflecting on their own power and privilege within their personal identities, while also considering the intersectional context of their youth clients in out of home care. Through personal assessment, group discussion, and multimedia, participants will define microaggressions, bias, power, privilege, and learn to recognize them. Finally, through group activity and roleplay, participants will develop personal strategies to intervene when witnessing the perpetration of damaging messages and embody what it feels like to respond in uncomfortable situations, particularly if clients or colleagues are not responsive to feedback. All definitions will be discussed in the context of system-involved youth. […]

5/19/2021 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Culturally Inclusive Practices – Part 2

Online Class In striving to provide culturally inclusive services, it is crucial that service providers be willing to examine the cultural lenses through which they view the world. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an experiential and safe environment in which to develop the foundation needed to provide culturally inclusive services to the diverse clients that they serve. This will be done through introducing participants to a culturally inclusive model designed to visually expand the way that one views themselves, others, and the systems in which they work. Multiple modalities will be used to teach this workshop including lecture, experiential exercises, and small group work.

4/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Culturally Inclusive Practices – Part 3

Online Class This workshop is designed to help provide the participants space to explore the different aspects of providing culturally inclusive therapy to communities of color in a more advanced and nuanced way than the previous trainings. Specifically, we will dive deeper into the ways in which our own cultural identities influence and impact treatment. In addition, we will explore ways to culturally adapt traditional theoretical orientations to better meet the needs of this community. This workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share and dialogue around their experiences working with diverse populations.

4/30/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Deconstructing Colorism: Specifically for BIPOC Professionals Working with System involved Youth and Families

Online Training This course is for BlPOC professionals working with system involved youth and families addressing Colorism. Colorism being a pervasive racist structure replicated within the Black community as a direct result of institutional racist structures within society. The main points of the training are: Ability to define colorism, Assess triggers and describe impact, Identify steps towards healing self and community. The trainer will present videos, facilitate conversation, host break out reflections and conversation to illicit learning of impact of colorism within the self, community, economics, school and participants will discuss impact upon system involved client population of youth and families.

4/23/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 East Bay Agency for Children

Racial and Cultural Humility

Online Training Addressing race, culture and identity for youth in care requires a commitment to honoring and respecting the youth, families and communities they live in. This is challenging when layering in the impact of trauma, poverty, and racism. This training establishes a common understanding of key words and concepts related to identity and culture. Participants are invited to identify and bring their own culture and identity in the room in order to connect and relate to cultural humility practices that create authentic spaces for culturally supported growth, development and functioning of youth. Participants learn about pitfalls of cultural and identity work as well as effective practices that lead to […]

4/23/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Supporting Trans Youth and Colleagues, with Kelsey Pacha, MA, Mdiv

Online Training This training will educate providers about transgender and gender expansive identities, including terminology, pronouns, laws that protect trans and gender expansive people, clinical interventions and best practices, and office best practices. Individuals will explore their own gender identity development and gender expression using the three dimensions of gender framework, build empathy, and gain insight about how social forces shape each of our genders. Through facilitated discussions, group activities, and multimedia, participants will grow their understanding of gender, identity development, health disparities, laws, and best practices to create a welcoming and inclusive service environment that supports transgender clients and colleagues alike.

5/12/2021 10:30 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Triple P Group in Spanish – Day 1

Online Training entirely in Spanish, including Spanish materials Behavioral modification strategies for caregivers of children 0-12yrs. Training and materials all in Spanish for Latinx families.

4/27/2021 8:45 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Mendocino

Triple P Group in Spanish – Day 2

Online Training entirely in Spanish, including Spanish materials Behavioral modification strategies for caregivers of children 0-12yrs. Training and materials all in Spanish for Latinx families.

4/28/2021 8:45 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Mendocino

Triple P Group in Spanish – Day 3

Online Training entirely in Spanish, including Spanish materials Behavioral modification strategies for caregivers of children 0-12yrs. Training and materials all in Spanish for Latinx families.

4/29/2021 8:45 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Mendocino

Understanding How to Be an AntiRacist: Specifically for White Professionals Working with System Involved Youth and Families

Online Training This course is for White professionals working with system involved youth and families addressing Racism. Racism is a pervasive structure replicated within the White community as a direct result of institutional racist structures within society. The main points of the training are: Recognize somatic response to conversations about racism, Define racism and antiracism, Identify racist ideas and belief held, Identify three antiracist ways to shift the support during challenging conversations with youth and families. The trainer will present facilitate conversation, host break out reflections and conversation to illicit learning of impact of racism and racist ideology within the self, community, economics, school and participants will discuss impact upon […]

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 East Bay Agency for Children

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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Attachment in Children with RAD

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Come join us for an in-depth training on Reactive Attachment Disorder. The root of the disorder can be boiled down to one word: TRUST. When an infant is born into the world, it learns to trust immediately. Completely dependent on its caregivers, the child quickly learns that they will be comforted when they cry, fed when they’re hungry, supported when they’re hurt, and held when they’re afraid. This baby feels cared for and safe and like they are a part of something. As a result of this care, the brain makes necessary connections….connections that will make a person whole. In cases where that nurturing […]

4/26/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

Online Training This training is designed to introduce prospective Resource Families to the Child Welfare System and the role of a resource parent. Participants will receive an overview of the steps to becoming a resource parent with Alternative Family Services.

4/29/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Foster Youth Personal Rights

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Foster Youth’s Personal Rights training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this population. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training will review the history of how and when youth’s personal rights were enacted, clarify the differences between youth and non-minor dependent’s, what their personal rights are and the caregivers role and responsibilities to ensure the youth’s rights are protected. Register Here

4/27/2021 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Fundamentals of Car Seat Safety

Online Training This training will detail all current and relevant laws and regulations regarding installing, maintaining, and choosing car seats for people who transport children. A change to California’s Child Passenger Safety Seat law will now require children to ride in either a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight, or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches. This law also requires children who do not meet the age or height requirement to ride in the rear seat of a vehicle unless the vehicle has no back seats, the restraint system cannot be properly installed or the rear seats are already occupied by children […]

4/27/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Fundamentals of Car Seat Safety

Online Training This training will detail all current and relevant laws and regulations regarding installing, maintaining, and choosing car seats for people who transport children. A change to California’s Child Passenger Safety Seat law will now require children to ride in either a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight, or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches. This law also requires children who do not meet the age or height requirement to ride in the rear seat of a vehicle unless the vehicle has no back seats, the restraint system cannot be properly installed or the rear seats are already occupied by children […]

4/29/2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Lying, Cheating, and Stealing

Online Training This session is intended for resource parents of foster children in Alameda County. Caregivers learn strategies for preventing and dealing with youth who are lying, cheating and/or stealing. For more information, or to request accommodations, please contact us at ccfkce@chabotcollege.edu

4/28/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Chabot College FKCE (Foster and Kinship Care Education)

PRIDE 4

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Participants will learn the connection between family relationships and children’s self-esteem, personal identity, cultural identity and sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants will also be able to identify age appropriate strategies to promote positive sexual orientation and gender identity. Register Here

4/29/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Sessions 3 and 4

Online Training 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.

4/24/2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Sessions 5 and 6 (SPANISH)

Online Training This training is the fifth and six sessions addressing issues surrounding growing a healthy child in the supportive family setting. Children’s rights are spelled out in regards to treatment within the family and community, including understanding SOGIE, sexual health education and reproductive rights, and educational rights. Also addressing importance of maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of Resource Parenting, identifying all members of the professional team vs. those who are minor players and whom we keep informed on a need-to know basis. Responsibility for respecting the child’s right to confidentiality about his or her case, family of origin, reason for community care, etc. This session also addresses child’s potential […]

4/24/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding the Effects of Child Abuse When Working with System Involved Youth (English and Spanish)

Online Training This training is delivered in English and translated in Spanish to those participants needing translation. It is designed to educate caregivers/social workers on how, while physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations. Individual outcomes vary widely and are affected by a combination of factors, including: the child’s age and developmental status when the abuse or neglect occurred, the type of maltreatment (physical, neglect, sexual abuse, etc.), the frequency, duration, and severity of the maltreatment, the relationship between the child and the perpetrator. Discussion of why, given similar conditions, some […]

4/23/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

WPW Reparative Parent Methods, Part II

Online Training The WPW RP Reparative Parent Strategies Part II teaches parents to understand the challenges of trauma-informed brains to manage emotion and then teaches the WPW RP 4-step emotion coaching mode, de-escalation techniques, the difference between “protest” and dysregulation/amygdala hijacks.

4/27/2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 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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Bearing Witness and the Value of Community in Healing

Online Training This training will examine the role of community, its wisdom, and its contribution to healing when working with system involved youth. Participants will engage in experiential activities that promote healing, and will learn how to apply these healing principles to engage and work with youth.

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Healing and Wellness Practices to Support Foster Youth

Online Training Considered by scholars to be the oldest practiced healing science, this training will provide a holistic approach to health that can be applied to helping foster youth improve their wellbeing. It is more than just a system of medicine; it is a science of life” and strives to create harmony between body, mind, and spirit through the use of different modalities. These practices emphasize the uniqueness of an individual and offers approaches based on a person’s individual needs. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of this approach. They will gain insight into their unique needs. They will also learn how to incorporate these healing principles and […]

4/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainee’s will gain skills on how to appropriately intervene when a youth or a youth’s family member is having suicidal ideation or attempts, using the QPR skills of: Question a person about suicide, Persuade someone to get help, and Refer someone to the appropriate resource. Trainees will be able to recognize the warning signs and clues and use suicidal communication to instill hope and resiliency in youth and families. Trainees will gain skills to act vigorously to prevent possible tragedy for youth or their families. Register Here

4/26/2021 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Utilizing Telehealth to Support Foster Youth

Online Class With the increase of Covid-19 in California, and a statewide shelter-in-place order, entire communities have experienced disruption. In the context of younger foster youth needs, these changes have resulted in changing practices in addressing the needs of foster youth who are entering the child welfare system or transitioning placement. This training reviews some of the service approach considerations who work with young and school-age children who have entered the foster care system through Alameda County Social Services. This training will focus on enhancing capabilities of telehealth to provide services to foster youth. Participants will discuss strategies to communicate with foster youth and their caregivers and engage them in […]

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Well-being Life Skills for System Involved Youth

Online Training Learn an Integral Healing Process using a Skills Based System to teach System Involved Youth to develop their emotional well-being. This course demonstrates a practical system for establishing a secure attachment to self using techniques such as breath work, grounding, energy movement and mindfulness. Using this Skills Based System we can provide youth with skills to cope with stress, emotional challenges, anxiety and depression.

4/30/2021 9:30 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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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Collaborative Feedback with Parents and Youth

Online Training Service providers working with youth at times learn of information that impacts the family and house environment. This training will explore ways to provide feedback in a way that resonates with caregivers. Participants will identify different levels of feedback, underlying principles in the process of giving difficult feedback, and ways to support caregivers in the moment when hearing challenging feedback. This training will include case examples and small group discussion and activities.

4/29/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Communication Skills Toolkit for Foster/Adoptive Parents and Social Workers

Online Training Learn how to leverage personality styles to improve relationships, communication and outcomes for children in care. Speaker: Betsy Allen Manning

5/12/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Communication Skills Toolkit for Working with At-Risk Children

Online Training Learn how to leverage personality styles to improve relationships, communication and outcomes for at-risk youth. Speaker: Betsy Allen Manning

5/10/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Freedom Dreams: Using an Abolition Framework to Promote Wellbeing for System-Involved Youth – Day 6 of 8

Online Training We invite you to participate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on exploring abolitionism in order to take active steps towards applying it in the workplace. Participants will explore the foundations of policing in the United States, explore the case for abolition, reflect on reform efforts in their context and identify abolitionist steps in their professional setting (abolitionist teaching, etc.). This group will meet for eight two hour sessions beginning in February 2021 and ending in May 2021. Sessions will be held remotely (Zoom) bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on the following dates: February 2nd & 16th, March 2nd & 16th, […]

4/27/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Freedom Dreams: Using an Abolition Framework to Promote Wellbeing for System-Involved Youth – Day 7 of 8

Online Training We invite you to participate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on exploring abolitionism in order to take active steps towards applying it in the workplace. Participants will explore the foundations of policing in the United States, explore the case for abolition, reflect on reform efforts in their context and identify abolitionist steps in their professional setting (abolitionist teaching, etc.). This group will meet for eight two hour sessions beginning in February 2021 and ending in May 2021. Sessions will be held remotely (Zoom) bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on the following dates: February 2nd & 16th, March 2nd & 16th, […]

5/11/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Freedom Dreams: Using an Abolition Framework to Promote Wellbeing for System-Involved Youth – Day 8 of 8

Online Training We invite you to participate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on exploring abolitionism in order to take active steps towards applying it in the workplace. Participants will explore the foundations of policing in the United States, explore the case for abolition, reflect on reform efforts in their context and identify abolitionist steps in their professional setting (abolitionist teaching, etc.). This group will meet for eight two hour sessions beginning in February 2021 and ending in May 2021. Sessions will be held remotely (Zoom) bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on the following dates: February 2nd & 16th, March 2nd & 16th, […]

5/25/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Poderismo: The Power of Mentorship in the Lives of System Involved Youth

Online Training The class aims to support system involved youth practitioners by offering them strategies and tools to build stronger relationship through the power of mentorship. This training will also over current issues that system involved youth face in schools, communities and societies. In addition, the class will offer effective mentorship approaches leading to more effective, happier, and successful system involved youth and practitioners the course offers a framework for system involved youth practitioners of all experience levels to exchange ideas, experiences and resources. Reference topic themes will include communication skills when working with system involved youth and families, cultural competence in working with system involved children, families and adolescents, […]

4/29/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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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Attachment: An Introduction

Online Class Lynn Robinson, LMFT – In this training students learn attachment theories, and means to develop attachments with clients with maladaptive attachment patterns. Students also come to see attachment as the means through which infants learn co-regulation, which leads to a child capable of achieving self-regulation. Students learn how disrupted attachment and neglect lead to a child who is unable to regulate him or herself, and students practice methods of achieving co-regulation with dysregulated clients.

5/18/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

Caregiving with High Needs: Sexualized Behaviors

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services When it comes to sexualized behaviors in the children and youth we serve, we tend to feel squirmy and uncomfortable with the subject. Sexualized behaviors are common in this line of work, but we tend to avoid the subject because in our polite society they are a taboo subject. Sexualized behaviors can be a daunting issue to tackle and it is important to understand these behaviors are coming from a trauma that is embedded way under the layers of the conscious and live deeply in their subconscious. For many of these children and youth it is likely that sexual abuse has had an impact […]

4/23/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Healing from Spiritual Trauma and Abuse For LGBTQ People in Social Service Systems: A 6 Week Series

Online Training This is a 6 Week session training starting Saturday April 3rd to May 8th. Attendance for all sessions is required. This group is intended for people who have been harmed by anti-LGBTQ+ religious/spiritual beliefs, communities, and practices. Participants do NOT have to identify as LGBTQ+ to be part of the group at this time; however, our material is focused on faith-based messages about sexuality & gender. We will explore the impact these negative messages have had on participants, their clients, colleagues, or their loved ones, and the ensuing impact on client work. We do not assume a current faith background or promote any faith tradition; rather, the focus […]

4/24/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Healing from Spiritual Trauma and Abuse For LGBTQ People in Social Service Systems: A 6 Week Series

Online Training This is a 6 Week session training starting Saturday April 3rd to May 8th. Attendance for all sessions is required. This group is intended for people who have been harmed by anti-LGBTQ+ religious/spiritual beliefs, communities, and practices. Participants do NOT have to identify as LGBTQ+ to be part of the group at this time; however, our material is focused on faith-based messages about sexuality & gender. We will explore the impact these negative messages have had on participants, their clients, colleagues, or their loved ones, and the ensuing impact on client work. We do not assume a current faith background or promote any faith tradition; rather, the focus […]

5/1/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Healing from Spiritual Trauma and Abuse For LGBTQ People in Social Service Systems: A 6 Week Series

Online Training This is a 6 Week session training starting Saturday April 3rd to May 8th. Attendance for all sessions is required. This group is intended for people who have been harmed by anti-LGBTQ+ religious/spiritual beliefs, communities, and practices. Participants do NOT have to identify as LGBTQ+ to be part of the group at this time; however, our material is focused on faith-based messages about sexuality & gender. We will explore the impact these negative messages have had on participants, their clients, colleagues, or their loved ones, and the ensuing impact on client work. We do not assume a current faith background or promote any faith tradition; rather, the focus […]

5/8/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Identifying Elements of Trauma Informed Systems for Youth in Care

Online Class Sustaining Resilience is a collaboration between service providers to understand the impact of stress and secondary trauma and to foster transformational change for the families and youth. This training is grounded in a racial and social justice. It will focus on the implications that key literature around vicarious traumatization, stress, and wellbeing have on work with families. There will be discussion of foundational concepts that are crucial to include in our trauma-informed systems and healing work.

4/29/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Immigration Trauma: Special Focus on Central American Immigrants – Part II

Online Training In this training, participants will be review risk factors and exposure to trauma that Central American experience in their country of origin as well as while residing in the United States. Participants, initially, will review a general introduction to the Latin American population, such as differences between Latinos/Hispanics/LatinX. The diversity found throughout Latina America will be highlighted to create a foundation in exploring the trauma and challenges that are specific to Central America. Lastly, participants will identify ways to engage with LatinX families that is considered supportive and culturally responsive.

4/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 East Bay Agency for Children

Narrative Approaches for Trauma Healing Work with Families: The Tree of Life and Narrative Overview

Online Training This training will serve as an introduction to understanding the potential benefits of using a Narrative/post modern approach when working with foster kids and families. The training will utilize didactic and experiential approaches to introduce key concepts of Narrative/Post Modern approaches. Selected readings that exemplify the use of narrative approaches in “real world” situations with families will be provided for participants. Additionally, participants will be referred to additional informational resources and connections to the international community using narrative approaches.

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

R.I.S.E Learning Collaborative (Reconnecting with Intention to Strengthen Each other)

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online Training

4/27/2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 18 (1.5 per session)

R.I.S.E Learning Collaborative (Reconnecting with Intention to Strengthen Each other)

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online Training

5/11/2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 18 (1.5 per session)

R.I.S.E Learning Collaborative (Reconnecting with Intention to Strengthen Each other)

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online Training

5/25/2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 18 (1.5 per session)

R.I.S.E Learning Collaborative (Reconnecting with Intention to Strengthen Each other)

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland Online Training

6/15/2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 18 (1.5 per session)

Supporting Traumatized Youth in Residential Care

Online Training Lynn Robinson, LMFT – This training focuses on the impact of childhood trauma of brain development, cognition, attachment, and behavior. Students learn effective ways for relating to clients with trauma, and practices for self-care.

5/19/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys

The Impact of White Supremacy on System Involved Youth Serving Organizations

Online Training As service providers we strive to change things for system involved youth, families, and communities. We want to create a better world. We look at the issues outside our doors and often miss the issues within our organizations, including the impact that white supremacy culture has on how we show up for communities. Characteristics of white supremacy are damaging to organizational structures, the people working within them and the clients we ultimately seek to serve. They hurt both BIPOC and White people. In this training we will examine the ways that white supremacy exists in organizations, the impact it has on how we show up in this work […]

4/26/2021 9:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

The Intersections of Trauma and Attachment in Work with Foster Youth

Online Class This training will focus on providing information and understanding related to the neurological systems which impact the overlap of trauma experiences and the attachment relationship in foster youth. Additionally, the training will review risk and resiliency factors for foster youth who experience trauma based on their attachment style and the presentation of their caregivers. Recent research will be reviewed and a group discussion will be utilized to support the integration of information into clinical practice.

4/27/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Trauma Effects on the Student in the Classroom

Online TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Awareness. Approaches. Alternatives. This training is meant for anyone teaching and supporting students who have experienced trauma. It covers what trauma is, the effects of trauma on the student, how to support students in the classroom i.e. traditional, virtual and home school classrooms, how to provide a successful learning environment for the student and care for yourself and the student while in the learning environment. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. Register Here

4/28/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Trauma Informed and Culturally Responsive Assessment of Emotional Needs

Online Training This training focuses on exploring the benefits and limitations of diagnoses for children in the foster care system. This includes the ways children are misunderstood in the foster care system, and the ways that trauma and cultural context are taken into account in a responsible way when providing diagnoses. This training also focuses on building clinician’s skills in looking at a complex history and clinical picture and accurately assessing and understanding the needs of the client and their families. Material in this presentation asks participants to continue to expand their understanding and thinking about ways that trauma as well as cultural factors impact the ways children and adolescents […]

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding and Addressing Development Trauma Using Energy Regulating Practices – Day 2

Online Training This is a two-day training and attendance is required for both days. Before you can address larger scale traumas that impact system involved youth who are survivors of developmental trauma, they must be able to self-regulate their nervous system. Learn ways to help rebuild the nervous system and regulation system caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect for system involved youth who have experienced developmental trauma. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with system involved youth and families. In this course […]

4/23/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Understanding Trauma and Applying Practices in Schools to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Online Training This training will address the following guiding questions for participants: What is trauma, and how does it impact at-risk and/or system involved youth and families as well as those who work with them? This training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting these youth in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

4/29/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Vicarious Trauma and Self Care for Direct Service Providers: Supporting Youth Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Online Training Direct care providers who serve and support commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEC) are particularly vulnerable to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma. This vulnerability can result in feelings of pressure and potentially harmful impacts for providers doing work that is already intense, trauma-exposed, and at times, dangerous and isolating. In order to serve and support sexually exploited youth with the best care possible, providers need support for vicarious trauma vulnerabilities and self-care strategies. This training utilizes didactic lecture, reflection and activities to explore vulnerabilities and related research findings, consider challenges, normalize potential impacts, and will provide strategies for self-care.

4/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic