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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How to Make Beautiful “Life Books” with System-involved Youth

This hands-on participatory workshop will allow participants to use creative materials and practice finding reframing language for developing a tool that tells the journey of a young person’s life. Material list will be sent out prior to class, but common office materials can be used as well. Questions to be pondered will include: What parts of their story do they wish to tell? How can they take ownership and responsibility for their Lifebook? How can they use goal setting to imbue their Lifebook with purpose and empowerment?

2/9/2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Mindfulness and Nature Connection Practices to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for System Involved Youth

Young people are naturally curious, especially about nature. Unfortunately, many support settings often do not allow for youth to experience the power of the natural world. Access to parks and nature spaces are often not easily accessible to marginalized communities and populations of at risk youth. This workshop helps those that support system involved youth findengaging and innovative ways to integrate nature based practices and connect our youth with our greatest mindfulness teacher – the natural world. It will provide skills and tools for system involved youth to cultivate practices and self regulation skills they can develop and practice from home and in the outdoor space in proximity to where […]

2/2/2022 11:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Practical, Youth Inspired, Mindfulness and Stress Relief Activities

This training will teach training attendees how to perform multiple mindfulness and stress relief activities that draw on youth’s strengths, cultures and experiences. Ways to integrate these activities into their day-to-day routines will also be discussed using journals, smart phones and/or tablets. These activities can often be taught initially without the overlay or emphasis of their supportive capacities. Participants will be encouraged to playfully introduce a variety of vital stress relievers to assist a system involved youth they support and how they can develop their own independent or group-based practices to improve outcomes for system involved youth.

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.5 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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Applying Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Benefits of DBT Skills Virtually and in Real Life

COVID is still making an imprint on our culture and, with how clinicians deliver mental health services. We are still in the infancy stage of effectively providing services which can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Clinicians need more clinical tools that equip them to making meaningful change with clients virtually. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies for clinicians provide them with confidence and expand the clinical acumen virtually and in-person. This training offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of dialectical thinking and how it benefits their clients across age, culture, identity, race, and gender. Dialectical thinking and strategies help clinicians identify clients’ patterns of ineffective behaviors (including […]

1/28/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Crisis Communication

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training is an overview of a Crisis Communication model based on a set of principles that focus on maintaining client dignity and keeping people safe by understanding the importance of: professional preparation, motives for assault and the applicable interventions and alternatives, developing and strengthening the skills to identify early interventions and prevent/reduce dangerous and potentially assaultive behavior, providing guidance in recovery, while achieving a consistent and operative client safety plan. 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 […]

1/31/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Developing Positive Relationships with Foster Youth

Working with foster youth can pose numerous challenges and can often lead to providers experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This training reviews ways to foster resilience and continue building positive relationships with foster youth. Providers attending this training are reminded of the positive impacts they can have when working with foster youth. Providers are given the opportunity to share successful practices and strategies when working with foster youth that have led to prosocial behaviors.

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Explaining Mindfulness with Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide specific hands on practice of techniques of Mindfulness Practices to be used with clients and families. Information will be provided about: Learning multiple hands on mindfulness skills for a broad age range, Practice multiple mindfulness skills for increased regulation, Learn psychological benefits of mindfulness practice. The facilitator will create a safe space for providers to identify, practice and inquire around how to utilize practices. There will be a place for providers to discuss how these practices support client mental health and stress reduction.

2/16/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Helping Youth Problem Solve: Teaching Conflict Resolution

This training will challenge participants to describe their core beliefs and philosophies when working with youth and to discuss how those beliefs impact their interactions with the children they serve. The training will provide participants with opportunities to review counseling frameworks that could improve safety, and connectedness of youth while supporting them in learning new skills that will be sustainable and translatable to any environment.

1/25/2022 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Insight into Understanding Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Behaviors are a child’s way of communicating with the outside world. Whether that communication is effective or ineffective, it can leave a parent feeling like they are constantly trying to put out fires. A child who cannot self regulate and throws tantrums constantly puts a strain on the parent-child relationship. This can impact the climate of the whole household, including other siblings, and lead to a negative spiral. Ditto for friendships: Kids who don’t have the ability to control their feelings or behavior can have a harder time making or keeping friends. The inability to self-regulate emotions can lead to traits like […]

1/31/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Somatic Self-Regulation for Preventing Depression & Anxiety in System Involved Youth

Understanding depression and anxiety is a key element in preventing depression and anxiety in system involved youth. The emotional health and wellbeing in system involved youth can be compromised and disrupted due to the extenuating life circumstances and experiences they endure. This can manifest in mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, anger, and other illnesses. Learn somatic techniques to support system involved youth to develop their ability to self-regulate their emotional experience and prevent depression and anxiety. This course demonstrates a practical system for establishing a secure attachment to self-using techniques such as breath work, grounding, energy movement and mindfulness to promote emotional self-regulation. Using this skills-based system we can […]

2/7/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

The Disenfranchisement of Dads and the Impact on Youth in Care

This training will discuss the implications of fathers of children in the system being deprived parental rights and involvement through the child welfare, juvenile justice and education systems. Paternal figures have been historically disenfranchised by systems of care. This trend has lasting impacts on youth development and eventual outcomes. Fathers of youth of color tend to be particularly impacted.

1/31/2022 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

The Right Fight: Uniting Families Against Problems through Narrative Theory and Play

Often, when families describe the concerns they are experiencing with their children, the problems become synonymous with the child’s identity. This person-focused manner of viewing and describing problems can contribute to adversarial relationships between family members, promoting controlling, blaming, and shaming behaviors (Freeman, Epston, & Lobovits, 1997; White & Epston, 1990). Play therapists are at risk of participating in this process, too, either by too easily adopting the family’s description that the problem is the child’s doing or by seeing the problem as the family’s doing (Haslam & Harris, 2011). Narrative therapy, with its emphasis on describing problems as being separate from people, provides a useful framework for promoting collaboration, […]

2/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Using Sensory Strategies to Manage Challenging Behaviors

Many times, classical behavioral strategies work well to manage challenging behaviors. Yet there are groups of system involved children for whom some of these classic strategies do not work well. Sensory integration challenges are being discussed with greater frequency. As both a child and family psychologist and the parent of a child with sensory integration needs, Dr Anderson will cover fresh ways of thinking about behavioral management utilizing what we know about sensory integration and behavioral regulation. This course will explore brain science research and review how it can guide us to find practical, helpful techniques and approaches for managing challenging behaviors in system involved youth. We will examine ways […]

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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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How Grief Effects Childhood Development

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families. Children may respond to loss, including death of a loved one or change in routine, in a wide variety of ways. These changes in behavior can easily be misidentified, which can result in the child not receiving the support they may be seeking. In this presentation we will describe a quick overview of Piaget and Erickson’s developmental theories and review how children at different developmental stages may understand death and what their grief may look like. By building an understanding of how to identify different behaviors as possible grief reactions, participants will learn how to […]

1/25/2022 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Improving Education Outcomes for Foster Youth

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the Special Education Rights of children involved in the foster care and/or probation systems. It will cover federal and state laws that govern the special education process in California. Information during the training will include Special Education Assessment process, child advocacy, and school and program collaboration.

1/26/2022 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Positive Discipline Techniques with Foster Youth

This training provides an explanation of what the “positive” in Positive Discipline is and how it works. The focus will be on key elements to reduce power struggles, as well as to inform participants on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. This training will give examples for effective and thoughtful consequences, as well how to emphasize the use of “natural” consequences. There will be time for discussion, as participants will be able to hear what techniques have best worked for others and to go over specific situations that may be currently coming up in the home.

2/22/2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Parent Orientation

This training provides an overview of the Resource Family Approval application process including: an introduction to Aldea, its history, the various Treatment Foster Care programs, as well as support services provided to all Resource Families. We will define what a Resource Parent is and go over the responsibilities that come with the role, as well as the five competency categories guiding a Resource Parent. We will explain the process of becoming an approved Resource Parent: the required documentation, pre-service trainings, submission of background checks via Live Scan, how to prepare your home for RFA approval, and review the purpose of the psychosocial assessment (home study interviews and report).

2/8/2022 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 Aldea Children & Family Services

Strategic Hiring Practices to Support Youth in Care

Probably the first step in supervising staff is hiring the right people. Hiring is not an exact science and therefore managers should have a plan for successfully engaging in the process. This training is designed to help managers develop those strategies that increase the odds of hiring effective, dedicated and committed staff who will best fit the needs of the youth in their programs.

1/31/2022 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Unlocking the Creative Potential of Play within Supervision: A Developmental Approach Part 1

Like clients, supervisees often need forms of expression that go beyond words. Come explore ways to integrate metaphorical and symbolic expression into the play supervision process to unlock your supervisee’s full potential at any developmental stage.

2/9/2022 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Unlocking the Creative Potential of Play within Supervision: A Developmental Approach Part 2

Continued: Like clients, supervisees often need forms of expression that go beyond words. Come explore ways to integrate metaphorical and symbolic expression into play supervision process to unlock your supervisee’s full potential at any developmental stage.

2/23/2022 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Cultural Awareness

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

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Acting as an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients and Communities of Color Within the Child Welfare System

With increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within criminal justice, child welfare, and other systems, it is imperative that white youth work professionals commit themselves to act as anti-racist allies and accomplices, with high levels of cultural awareness, responsiveness, and humility. Integrating culturally based knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and organizational programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is a skill that necessitates on-going attention. While a change in political power has had a significantly positive impact in lowering levels of racist rhetoric and policies, the struggle for greater racial justice continues. Join us at this engaging workshop where we will examine what it means to be […]

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with. You will learn mindfulness-based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self-awareness, cultivating self-worth and a self-love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and co-liberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

2/24/2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Addressing Resistance and Fear in Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth

Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ system involved youth face additional hurdles in the integration of a healthy identity. They deserve safe, informed and affirming care. This training will address the difficult issue of supporting caregivers who are not well informed about issues related to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and caregivers who may have biases and beliefs that are harmful to youth in their care. We will discuss resources and specific scripts and tips for improving understanding and ways to show concrete affirmation for youth with SOGIE-specific needs in foster care and adoptive placements. Gender expansive and LGBTQ+ youth in care need us to continue to develop skills to […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Advanced Discussion: Cultural Inclusive Practices

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.

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Assessing youth suicide and fostering protective factors for Child Welfare Professionals

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1/25/2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Considering Cultural Biases in Understanding Youth Needs

Understanding the needs of youth in care can be impacted by a number of factors specific to the youth, the environment, and the perspectives of those professionals who work with youth and screen their needs. This training contextualizes the factors that may be external to the youth that may be impacting the services that youth are able to access. Special attention is paid to the notion of cultural biases in the exploration of youth needs. Participants learn strategies to self-critique cultural understandings and to demonstrate humility and curiosity with youth and families at the center.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Humility

Sponsored by Lincoln This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes and groups with minority status in the US. The values and attitudes of diverse ethno cultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. The training includes lecture, small group exercises, discussions and videos/films. Please register with: Register Here

2/16/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

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1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Cultural Humility Training Series for MHAAC (Part 2 of 2)

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1/26/2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Establishing A Tool-Kit for White Transracially Adoptive Parents

Issues of race and racism continue to impact the lives of system involved youth of color. Many foster and adoptive placements are interracial with White parents raising children of color. If foster and adoptive parents are not considering racial identity development as a critical part of a youth’s needs while in care, then accidental harm can be done and youth in care can feel isolated, misunderstood and at greater risk for social emotional harm. This training is designed to examine the challenges involved in transracial foster and adoptive placements, and to help build awareness and skills for foster and adoptive parents. We will also discuss building resilience in youth placed […]

2/15/2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Increasing Capacity to Assess Culture with Youth and Families

Sponsored by Lincoln Dr. Nicole Klasey has partnered with Lincoln to offer “Increasing capacity to assess culture with youth and families” to providers working with Alameda County youth and young adults. Assessing one’s cultural identify as well as experiences of discrimination and oppression become crucial with foster youth and their families. Without this understanding, it will be a challenge to meet them where they are at and understand the experiences they’ve had and are having. In this training, we will talk about the ways in which culture influences us and ways to increase assessment of culture, including discrimination, during the intake process. Participants will also be able to learn how […]

2/22/2022 9:30 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4

Preventing Implicit Bias for Those Who Support System-Involved Youth

This training will assist support providers in reflecting on their own power and privilege within their personal identities, while also considering the intersectional context of the youth they support who are 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 when others are not responsive to feedback. All definitions will be discussed in the context of system-involved youth, and the federal & California […]

2/11/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Racial and Cultural Humility

Virtual Instructor Led 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 […]

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

School to Prison Pipeline

Sponsored by Lincoln Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to host the “School to Prison Pipeline” for Alameda County providers working with foster youth. Black and brown students are disproportionately pushed out of the public school system and funneled into the criminal justice system. System-involved youth are at particular risk. It is essential for social service providers to learn about this topic to advocate and support youth and families impacted by this issue. Please register at: Register Here

2/18/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Strategies to Support Black and Brown Families

This training is for all service providers who work with Black and Brown system involved youth and families. The facilitator will guide a discussion of how communities of color are affected at different levels by the current political climate regarding race. Information will be provided about: the elements of successful conversations about race, the importance of tracking somatic responses and creating clear intentions. The facilitator will create a safe space for Black identified providers to assess how racism is affecting them daily and how it may intersect with experiences of Black and Brown youth and families. There will be a place for providers to share how these conversations affect them […]

2/9/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Terminology, Pronouns, & Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Care

This training will educate providers about the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community, including terminology, frameworks to understand sexuality and gender (including the biopsychosocial model of gender), pronoun best practices, health disparities, and reviewing laws that protect LGBTQ youth in multiple social systems. Special attention will be paid to the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth in the foster care system and the dynamics that affect youth health and well-being. Through facilitated discussions, group activities, and video case study, participants will grow their understanding of sexuality, gender, health disparities, laws, and best practices to create a welcoming and inclusive service environment that supports LGBTQ clients and colleagues alike, with a […]

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 First Place for Youth

The Impact of Mass Incarceration on System-Involved Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training Working with youth in foster care can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with youth in foster care from a generational perspective. Without this perspective, we can have unrealistic expectations for youth and their families and encounter barriers to engagement. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families.

1/24/2022 9:30 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

The Impact of Structural Racism on Learning

Sponsored by Lincoln This training builds off “Navigating Difficult Conversations with Youth about Social Injustices” and continues to explore structural racism and oppression. Participants will learn how structural racism exists within the child welfare system, the healthcare system and educational system. Participants will also learn about implicit biases. The training will end with strategies to address these issues within our organizations. “Navigating Difficult Conversations with Youth about Social Injustices” is recommended. Register Here

1/25/2022 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Understanding the Effects of Internalized Oppression

This course is for all professionals working with system involved youth and families addressing Internalized Oppression. Internalized Oppression is a pervasive internalized racist structure replicated within all communities as a direct result of institutional racist structures within society. The main points of the training are: Provide an overview of the importance of providers tracking their somatic responses to internalize oppression, Identify how the provider’s internalized oppression and privileges effect conversations with youth and families, Provide space for the provider to identify three behaviors to shift to increase support to families challenged by internalized oppression The trainer will present videos, facilitate conversation, host break out reflections and conversation to illicit learning […]

2/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Using Children’s Books to Support Identity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about the many ways in which children’s books can play a significant role in supporting each and every child and family. Participants will discover ways in which children’s books can be used to authentically portray children and families of diverse configurations and circumstances, including foster care.

1/24/2022 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No First 5 Lake County

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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Family Engagement: Exploring the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Family Work

Engaging youth and families can present with a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially due to dynamics that children and adolescents can have within their family systems. This training reviews some of the struggles as well as areas of possibility and opportunity that exist when collaborating with and engaging caregivers/families of adolescent foster youth. Child Welfare Professionals are encouraged to bring case examples to enrich the discussion of dynamics with youth, families, and providers.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Family Historical Information Gathering and Life Cycle Development when working System Involved Youth

We can’t know how to develop plans to support system involved youth if we don’t understand fully the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our system involved youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of creating family trees and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the […]

2/8/2022 9:30 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families & the Community (Day 1)

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

1/24/2022 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7.5 CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families & the Community (Day 2)

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on children, families, and our communities. Learn how to best recognize symptoms and behaviors related to Domestic Violence and how to best work with children and families affected by DV.

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7.5 CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Transitional Age Youth (TAY)-Thinking Differently about TAY and “Independence”

Transition Age Youth (TAY) are youth typically between 16-26 years of age who are transitioning from being minors and individuating into young adulthood. For our youth in foster care and in juvenile justice continuums of care, this transition is significantly more difficult than it is for youth not in these systems. Sadly, youth coming out of our systems have poor outcomes into adulthood. Let’s try something different! This training will allow us to look at some additional ways to include the extended family and other “natural” support systems in the lives of our TAY as they make this very difficult transition. This is the single largest developmental transition that we […]

2/4/2022 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Working with System Involved Youth and their Families Using Evidence Informed Principles: An Overview

This training is targeted to staff who support system involved youth and their families within community settings such as in the schools and homes. We will focus on understanding how to understand unhealthy family relationship patterns and traumatic attachment ruptures via the use of Pain in the Heart Theory (PITH). For youth in the continuum of care, their lives are very disrupted by these ruptures due to removal from home, losing placements, deportation and incarceration, to mention a few. Once we are able to understand the pain, we will be ready to know where the healing needs to occur so that our youth can start experiencing positive outcomes in all […]

1/25/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Attachment in Children with RAD

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainer: Tony Tucker 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. […]

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. 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 and volunteers/staff working with this […]

1/28/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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.

2/3/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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.

2/10/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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.

2/17/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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.

2/24/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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.

1/27/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Foster Care Orientation

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Please join us for a short presentation to learn about fostering in our communities. You will learn the different fostering options including short-term and foster-to-adopt all from the comfort of your home. RCS provides foster care services in Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Sonoma Counties. Register Here

1/30/2022 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Foster Youth Personal Rights

Virtual Instructor Led 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

1/24/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Foster Youth Personal Rights

Virtual Instructor Led 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

1/25/2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Foster Youth Reproductive and Sexual Wellness

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services In July 2017, California adopted a new law requiring comprehensive sexual health education for youth in foster care and new training requirements for foster caregivers, social workers and judges with Senate Bill 89. This training ensures young people in foster care age 10 and older, including non-minor dependents, have access to education, information, and services about their sexual and reproductive health. The sexual and reproductive health rights of youth in foster care and the duties and responsibilities as a caregiver as well as those of the case worker, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness. This training is required […]

1/26/2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Peer Support Group for Current and Prospective Resource (Foster/Adoptive) Families

This support group will offer a space for prospective and current foster and adoptive parents to talk about their experiences as such. This space will offer support from other fost/adopt parents who have been through similar experiences as they learn to process the legal, social and emotional expectations on their families. The group will cover such topics as: behavioral issues, separation and attachment (theoretical frameworks and practical application(s), IEPs/educational needs, legal expectations, and other critical topics of concern for our families. Fost/Adopt parents will learn that their experience is uniquely similar to others who are struggling with the joys and pains of the process of fostering and adoption.

1/26/2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 A Better Way, Inc.

Positive Discipline Techniques with Foster Youth

This training provides an explanation of what the “positive” in Positive Discipline is and how it works. The focus will be on key elements to reduce power struggles, as well as to inform participants on the differences between punishments vs. consequences. This training will give examples for effective and thoughtful consequences, as well how to emphasize the use of “natural” consequences. There will be time for discussion, as participants will be able to hear what techniques have best worked for others and to go over specific situations that may be currently coming up in the home.

2/22/2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 Aldea Children & Family Services

Resisting the Righting Reflex

Sponsored by Lincoln This is an advanced course developed for care managers and clinicians who have a basic understanding of MI. Participants will build on the knowledge gained from an introductory MI course. This course will provide practical skills and strategies to resist the righting reflex when met with client resistance. Participants will increase their understanding of the righting reflex. The content explores MI’s four guiding principles, represented by the acronym R.U.L.E. Participants will gain a general understanding of how resistance may show up when working with systems-involved youth and families. The course will provide strategies on appropriate response to resistance. In addition, as what could be said in response […]

2/16/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Session 1&2

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.

2/19/2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Session 1&2

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.

1/22/2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Session 3&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.

2/26/2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Session 3&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.

1/29/2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Parent Orientation

This training provides an overview of the Resource Family Approval application process including: an introduction to Aldea, its history, the various Treatment Foster Care programs, as well as support services provided to all Resource Families. We will define what a Resource Parent is and go over the responsibilities that come with the role, as well as the five competency categories guiding a Resource Parent. We will explain the process of becoming an approved Resource Parent: the required documentation, pre-service trainings, submission of background checks via Live Scan, how to prepare your home for RFA approval, and review the purpose of the psychosocial assessment (home study interviews and report).

2/8/2022 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 Aldea Children & Family Services

Supporting Native American Youth in Care

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services TBA Register Here

1/25/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

The First 30 Days in Foster Care: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Foster Youth

You’ve been approved as a Resource Parent for the first time– what’s next? This training will go over the ins and outs of what to expect when you get a foster youth in, focusing on the first 30 days. We will review the business of how to have the best start of care: the set-up, the first discussions, getting enrolled in school or daycare, getting a doctor and dental appointment. We will also cover how and when to turn in the inevitable paperwork. Bring your questions and your open mind—and be ready to take notes that will get you through the first 30 days and longer!

2/9/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 Aldea Children & Family Services

Understanding Interim Licensing Standards & Mandated Reporter Laws

“Interim Licensing Standards are a set of rules that are issued by the California Department of Social Services as an operational tool to implement a law that was recently passed. These Standards will be replaced with Title 22 regulation once written and approved. The Foster Family Agency “Interim Licensing Standards” (ILS) constitute the written instructions authorized by Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015) for the California Department of Social Services to implement the Continuum of Care Reform Provisions that govern Foster Family Agencies on and after January 1, 2017. “

2/9/2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding Interim Licensing Standards & Mandated Reporter Laws

“Interim Licensing Standards are a set of rules that are issued by the California Department of Social Services as an operational tool to implement a law that was recently passed. These Standards will be replaced with Title 22 regulation once written and approved. The Foster Family Agency “Interim Licensing Standards” (ILS) constitute the written instructions authorized by Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015) for the California Department of Social Services to implement the Continuum of Care Reform Provisions that govern Foster Family Agencies on and after January 1, 2017. “

2/16/2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding Interim Licensing Standards & Mandated Reporter Laws

“Interim Licensing Standards are a set of rules that are issued by the California Department of Social Services as an operational tool to implement a law that was recently passed. These Standards will be replaced with Title 22 regulation once written and approved. The Foster Family Agency “Interim Licensing Standards” (ILS) constitute the written instructions authorized by Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015) for the California Department of Social Services to implement the Continuum of Care Reform Provisions that govern Foster Family Agencies on and after January 1, 2017. “

2/25/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding Interim Licensing Standards & Mandated Reporter Laws – Spanish

“Interim Licensing Standards are a set of rules that are issued by the California Department of Social Services as an operational tool to implement a law that was recently passed. These Standards will be replaced with Title 22 regulation once written and approved. The Foster Family Agency “Interim Licensing Standards” (ILS) constitute the written instructions authorized by Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015) for the California Department of Social Services to implement the Continuum of Care Reform Provisions that govern Foster Family Agencies on and after January 1, 2017. “

2/25/2022 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Understanding the experience of foster/adopt parenting’–The Risk of Us

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This book The Risk of Us is fiction but tells the story of a couple wanting to build a family by adopting through foster care, the process and challenges; and the realities of the traumatized child they bring into their home How they are learning and practicing trauma informed care; the importance and struggles of attachment and what really is unconditional love. Training will include selected readings from the book titled The Risk of Us by Rachel Howard. Facilitated by Carole Loudd, MA you will be led in a group discussion at each session relating the reading to your experience fostering. Objectives […]

1/24/2022 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Health & Safety

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

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BBS Approved Law & Ethics Considerations for School Based Practices

Professional mental health services ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most school-based MHPs have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, particularly as they relate to children in the foster care system. As a result, licensing boards require regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist school-based mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Collaboration and Relationships

Virtual Instructor Led Training Foster youth are faced with complex systems of care all striving to address their complex needs. Teaming is a component of care that is both unifying and expansive through shifting to collective and collaborative approaches. This training gets to the heart of the purpose and benefits of team based care and zooms in on how to integrate teaming practices, such as Shared Decision Making and Relational strategies, to improve team dynamics and outcomes for foster youth.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Creativity Explored: Telehealth Strategies for At-Risk Children Youth and Families

During this current time of sheltering-in-place, behavioral health services to at-risk children, youth and families are being provided by telehealth services. This training will provide behavioral health providers with online tools and interventions that specifically meet the needs of assessing, engaging and providing services to foster youth and youth at risk of future involvement in the foster care system. Providers will gain the tools needed to assess their own capacity for delivering these services and acquire strategies for addressing obstacles and challenges that arise when utilizing telehealth tools.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Training focus is on how to initiate and sustain providing HR in a cultural sensitive manner.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No Mendocino County Youth Project

Dancing in the Darkness: How to Work with Self Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming behaviors are often disheartening and intimidating for clinicians work with because they don’t know how to interrupt this pattern of behavior. Unfortunately, many clinicians don’t receive training on the physiological and emotional patterns that reinforce self-harming behaviors in clients. In this time of COVID, clinicians must provide virtual sessions which in turn, amplifies the need to intervene effectively while also battling a sense of helplessness to do so. This training empowers clinicians by presenting the physiological and emotional underpinnings of self-harming behaviors and explains how they serve clients. Participants will receive step by step guidelines of how to interact with clients in the short and long term. Participants will […]

2/4/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Emotional Regulation Skills

Sponsored by Lincoln Dr. Nicole Klasey has partnered with Lincoln to offer “Emotional Regulation Skills” to providers working with Alameda County youth and young adults. Many system-involved youth and transitional age youth struggle to make sense of their emotions and regulate them in an adaptive manner. Without this knowledge, it can hinder goals and aspirations youth have. This training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively support youth in increasing their emotional regulation skills. Please register at: Register Here

2/28/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will cover who are Mandated Reporters and their responsibilities to report child abuse, types of child abuse and neglect, accidental vs purposeful abuse and what, when and where to report abuse. Protection for reporters and penalties for failure to report. Register Here

1/27/2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Harm Reduction Strategies for Youth who Run Away

Sponsored by Lincoln Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to host the “Harm Reduction Strategies for Youth Who Run Away” for Alameda County providers working with foster youth. Many system-involved youth run away which can place them in extreme danger. Unfortunately telling youth not to run away doesn’t work. In this training, we will apply harm reduction strategies to youth who run away to help increase their wellbeing. Please register at: Register Here

2/24/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk, Prevention, Symptoms, Interventions and Resources in Work with System Involved Youth and Families

According to the CDC, in 2018 21% of new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas were among youth. In order to help prevent HIV infection in system involved youth, providers need to understand risk factors, prevention strategies and how to teach this information to their clients. Providers need to understand the psychosocial issues and how to support HIV+ system involved youth and their families. In this class we will focus on prevention, signs and symptoms, testing, stages of infection, legal issues, social and cultural issues, preparing youth for loss of a parent from HIV, mental health issues and resources.

1/27/2022 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Maintaining Positive Emotions During Tough Times

Sponsored by Lincoln Dr. Gloria Morrow, a licensed clinical psychologist has devoted her professional life to helping people who suffer from emotional and mental distress. She has written “Maintaining Positive Emotions During Tough Times,” an eBook to speak directly to people who are experiencing emotional distress because of 4 major pandemics that are negatively affecting the world and causing changes to occur that are outside our control. Dr. Gloria has developed a training that will help participants to identify the negative emotions we sometimes activate in response to tragedy and trauma, and how those emotions may be impacting their work, identify positive emotions and the impact of activating positive emotions […]

2/14/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Suicide Prevention

Virtual Instructor Led 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

1/31/2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING No

Seeking Safety: An Evidence-Based Model For Trauma For Youth Service Providers Day 1

The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment for trauma and/or substance abuse. We will cover (a) background on trauma and substance abuse (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) implementation of Seeking Safety (overview, evidence base, demonstration of the model, adaptation to various populations (e.g., adolescents, individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, veterans), frequently asked questions, fidelity monitoring and clinician training). Assessment tools and community resources are also described. By the end of the training, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting. Learning methods include powerpoint, video, exercises, and discussion.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Seeking Safety: An Evidence-Based Model For Trauma For Youth Service Providers Day 2

The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment for trauma and/or substance abuse. We will cover (a) background on trauma and substance abuse (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) implementation of Seeking Safety (overview, evidence base, demonstration of the model, adaptation to various populations (e.g., adolescents, individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, veterans), frequently asked questions, fidelity monitoring and clinician training). Assessment tools and community resources are also described. By the end of the training, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting. Learning methods include powerpoint, video, exercises, and discussion.

1/27/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Strategies for Addressing Vicarious Trauma, Part 2

Sponsored by Lincoln Strategies to Address Vicarious Trauma Part 2” builds upon “Strategies to Address Vicarious Trauma.” Given the high degree of vicarious trauma experienced by social service professionals it is necessary we strive for health and wellness so we can provide the quality of services we aim to serve. In this training, we will talk further about the impact of bearing witness to our clients’ trauma and ways in which we can protect ourselves from the negative impact and experience vicarious resilience and compassion satisfaction. Please register at: Register Here

2/1/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Strategies in Mitigating the Effects of Secondary and Vicarious Trauma in Work with Foster Youth

It is not uncommon for service providers who work with youth in out of home care to experience secondary trauma. While secondary trauma can be experienced in a multitude of ways for service-providers, it is known to impact the capacity to provide effective care for youth and can increase feelings of isolation and exhaustion. By engaging in a dialogue that centers on the impact of secondary trauma among service providers and their work with foster youth, participants can work together to collaborate on strategies and skills to manage their experiences of secondary trauma in their work.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Suicide and Youth: Understanding, Safety Planning, and Decreasing Future Suicidal Ideation with System involved Youth

Come to this training on understanding suicidal ideation with system involved youth. This is going to be a training within the context of family because we need the larger team to keep system involved youth safe. We are going to talk about why youth might choose suicide, things to look for, how we talk about it, and ways to keep system involved youth safe! However, once youth are safe, our focus will shift to how do we keep them alive and having a future outlook that does not include seeing suicide as a viable option for managing their pain. Additionally, we are going to be learning about the pandemic as […]

2/1/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Talking with System-Involved Youth about Internet and Social Media Safety

More and more youth are using the internet and social media at younger ages, many times before experts recommend. So, it’s crucial for those that support system involved youth to understand the potential harms youth can be exposed to on the internet and on social media platforms. This training will provide participants with safety strategies and conversation starters to review with youth.

2/14/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Understanding the Issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

This training will provide relevant information about commercial sexual exploitation and how to support vulnerable foster youth/families. Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for communities across the country. Hidden from view and often unnoticed, vulnerable young girls and boys are recruited, groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatized and without support. Issues specific to sexual exploitation of youth, including the difficulty in identifying youth at risk, can make the provision of appropriate treatment and services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as a method of screening […]

1/27/2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Trichotillomania, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety in System-Involved Youth

Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders have been on the rise in children and teens in recent years, particularly system-involved youth. This two hour course will examine the wide range of diagnoses covered under those two disorder groupings. Through didactic lecture, handouts and large group discussion, participants will look at differential diagnoses, causes, triggers and treatment options.

1/25/2022 9:15 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

What Social Service and Support Providers for Youth Need to Know about Pornography

Pornography has been described as a public health crisis of the digital age. Youth in high school, middle school, and even elementary school are exposed to pornography intentionally and unintentionally. So, it’s crucial we learn about the impact pornography has on system involved youth. We’ll also talk about strategies for engaging youth in discussions about pornography.

2/22/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Working with System Involved Youth & Families: Introduction to Mandated Reporting

This 3 hour training will review the legal responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter, and demonstrate the steps in making a Suspected Child Abuse Report. Participants will learn the legal definitions for child abuse and neglect, and the warning signs of child maltreatment. The goal of the training further involves valuing your dual role as a Mandated Reporter and Clinician / Trainee in the school setting.

2/18/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Youth Suicide Assessment & Prevention (BBS Approved Course)

This training will focus on suicide risk factors, protective factors, assessment of risk severity, and safety planning. Attendees will familiarize themselves with general suicide risk and protective factors, also exploring factors that are specific to youth. Attendees will use this information to create a meaningful, dynamic safety plan that includes warning signs, formal and informal supports/contacts, supportive environments, and coping strategies. The training will include a brief discussion of suicide assessment tools available to agencies serving youth. Attendees will review the limits of confidentiality, framing these limits at the beginning of the treatment relationship, and how to initiate emergency services.

2/28/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Youth Suicide Assessment and Fostering Protective Factors

Sponsored by Lincoln Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24. It’s crucial for social service providers to learn how to assess suicide, know what to do if a youth endorses suicidal ideation, and how to foster protective factors. The training will also touch on helping youth grieve friends and family lost to suicide. Please register at: Register Here

2/15/2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Youth Suicide Assessment and Fostering Protective Factors

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24. It’s crucial for social service providers to learn how to assess suicide, know what to do if a youth endorses suicidal ideation, and how to foster protective factors. The training will also touch on helping youth grieve friends and family lost to suicide.

1/24/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.75 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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An Integral Approach to Redefining & Reframing Addiction in System Involved Youth

Many system involved youth (SIY) are affected by addiction to substances. The past ideas and methods of addressing substance addiction have been limited and therefore unsuccessful in long term recovery. There is a need to readdress the issue from a new perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology. Redefining and reframing substance addiction is necessary to provide a long-term integral recovery plan as well as prevention awareness before addictive behaviors are established. This course will redefine and reframe substance addictions in system involved youth. In this course we will examine the contributing issues of insecure attachment and toxic shame that leads to addiction. This course allows participants to […]

2/17/2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Assessing, Addressing and Preventing Suicide in System Involved Families and Youth in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began. Learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, assess for suicide risk, intervene when there is suicide risk and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this class participant will have the opportunity to […]

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 1, Day 2 on 2/3/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Clinical Supervision (15 Hour) to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

This 2-day training (This is Day 2, Day 1 on 1/28/22) includes lecture and group discussion using handouts, articles and other resources to learn or revisit clinical supervision tools and techniques which can be used to help clinicians improve outcomes for system involved youth. The Board of Behavioral Sciences requires specific topic be covered in this 15-hour training including forms for supervision use and why, how and whom we supervise. This two-day training is specifically geared for those supervising Associate Social Workers (ASWs) working with system-involved youth. The training is also suitable for those supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCCs) and Psychology Interns.

2/3/2022 1:00 am – 1:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Equilibrium Chapter 5: Strategies for Supporting Youth in Care to Utilize Regulation and Communication Skills

Participants will discuss several different categories of behavior support strategies to use with youth including individual and group support strategies as well as crisis communication techniques. Participants will learn how to prepare youth to support themselves and work toward their goals when they are no longer in care. Didactic presentation, group discussion, art and visualization exercises are utilized.

1/28/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Feedback with Foster Children

Virtual Instructor Led Training Working towards goals with youth and families can involve progress, stagnation, and setbacks. It is important as providers to understand the feedback process and its relevance to planning with youth and families around their goals. This training provides context around scenarios in which feedback may take place with youth and families, explores what gets in the way of effective feedback and communication with youth and families, and provides a framework for understanding feedback and its use. Participants will participate in discussion around dilemmas that have surfaced around feedback with youth and families and will be invited to explore alternative feedback frameworks. Training techniques used will include […]

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Grief & Loss: Weeping Willow- Lessons of Loss and Love

Get ready to dive into the many facets and layers of grief and loss with this training! Throughout this three-hour training, you’ll see the common themes of complicated vs. uncomplicated grief, the importance of curiosity throughout someone’s process, and how to keep the complexity of grief all together, woven into your clinical work. The training will provide opportunities for discussion around language utilized while supporting someone who is actively grieving. We will also discuss navigating the boundaries of your experiences, both personal and professional, while supporting others with grief. We will discuss culture similarities and differences throughout grieving, and how the grief process may change depending on the type of […]

1/26/2022 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Intentional Strengths

This training invokes effective narrative practices to improve and deepen engagement. More specifically, it speaks to the identification and utilization of “Intentional Strengths” as a foundational piece of the engagement and relationship building process. This training speaks to the differentiation between the identification of internal strengths and intentional strengths and identifies the additional benefits of determining the intentional aspects of strengths while providing guidance as to process of enriching strengths discussions.

1/28/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Introduction to Implicit Bias in Work with Youth

This course will review the definition and science regarding Implicit Bias. The training will provide participants with a firm understanding of Implicit Bias, it’s definition, impact, and ways of addressing it in order to keep it from having a negative impact on youth in care.

1/26/2022 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

In this training, participants will gain a generalized concept of MI. Participants will be introduced to the spirit of MI, four processes of MI, sustained talk, discord and change talk, OARS (open-ended, affirmations, reflections, and summary), and DARN CAT (desire, ability, reasons, need and commitment, activation and taking steps. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups, engage in various activities, and receive tangible examples to use during their work with clients. This training has many activities, handouts, and videos to support all learning styles.

1/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Law and Ethics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training Meeting ethical and legal standards is foundational in the provision of competent mental health and recovery service. Many dimensions of these standards are clear and have remained constant over the years. Yet others continue to evolve, and social workers and mental health professionals (MHPs) routinely confront complex and ambiguous ethical and legal situations. The purpose of this course is to give MHPs an opportunity to renew and sharpen their ability to engage in knowledgeable and effective ethical decision-making, and to understand and apply ethical and legal standards to challenges inherent in clinical work. The course also has the goal of assisting participants in better managing the […]

1/28/2022 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Legal and Ethical Issues Involved when Supporting System Involved Youth

There are numerous legal and ethical issues specific to working with system involved youth in community-based organizations and school settings. They include consent to privacy; use of electronics to dual relationships; minor consent for mental health treatment; mandatory reporting laws; and foster youth’s rights to reproductive health services and information. Through case vignettes, discussions and lecture, participants will explore the intricacies of these issues.

2/10/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Supporting Transgender, Gender Expansive and Non-Binary System Involved Youth

This training is focused on supporting transgender, gender noncomfirming, and gender expansive youth. Participants will learn foundational concepts and vocabulary related to gender identity. Participants will explore and better understand the impacts and intersections of transphobia, cisnormativity and cissexism.

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Train the Trainer: Information Delivery Skills for Those Who Support System Involved Youth

This training will support participants in offering trainings to providers, parents, &/or other staekeholders involved with system involved youth in care. Participants will cultivate the skills needed to create measurable, specific objectives, and build a training based on those objectives. Participants will consider the learning styles of the audiences they will be presenting to, leave with a greater understanding of how to create and present training content, & evaluate their effectiveness in delivering information. Participants will review the outline they previously created of their desired training, practicing facilitation skills and leading activities to support their training content. Participants will consider the needs of the audiences , rehearse dealing with microaggressions, […]

2/23/2022 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Unconditional Care: Curiosity and Relational Assessment

This training reviews some basic assumptions and problems that are encountered in all initial assessments of clients. An approach to assessment based on attachment theory is offered. This approach involves describing the child’s working model of relationships and utilizes data from the child’s experience with caretakers and data from his or her current interpersonal functioning. How this data can be used in relational treatment planning is discussed.

1/27/2022 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 CEUs Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Clinical Supervision is an important tool used to enrich the relationship between new clinicians and clients. This six-hour training is required every two years for those supervising MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns. Topics covered will include necessary paperwork for supervision, exploration of supervisory styles and choices, as well as challenges and obstacles encountered in supervision. Time will be allowed for questions, cases and discussion.

1/27/2022 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Diagnoses to Most Effectively Support System Involved Youth

When supporting system involved youth who have mental health diagnoses, it is important to understand the origins and meaning of these diagnoses in order to most effectively support these youth and families. In this training, participants will learn about the history of mental health diagnosing, the definition of a mental health diagnoses and cultural considerations as they impact mental health diagnoses. DSM-5 diagnoses that are most commonly used with children, adolescents and young adults will be reviewed in depth. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate diagnoses and there will be time to discuss system involved youth who participants currently support.

2/18/2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

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

Direct care providers, caregivers, and child welfare workers 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.

1/25/2022 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Working with Interpreters to Support Youth and Family Engagement

This training will serve as an introduction to the benefits and challenges of working with interpreters in the context of engaging youth and families who are not English speaking. Best practices and standard recommendations will be presented from a trauma-informed perspective. For the purposes of care for youth, interpreters are recommended for any person who does not have a high degree of proficiency in the language of the professional. Given the occurrence of non-native English speakers in the foster and probation systems, or at risk of involvement in those systems, this training will offer guidance for best practices in working with those youth who require an interpreter.

1/27/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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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Adolescent Development and Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Despite adolescence being a crucial time the focus of development is often during childhood. This workshop will focus specifically on adolescent development. It’s crucial to understand this topic to increase our awareness and empathy for how trauma impacts youth so we can create developmentally appropriate services to youth in care. Please register at: Register Here

2/17/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information.

2/3/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Best Practices to Support Grieving Children

This training is for all service providers who work with system involved youth and families and meant to offer school support personnel working with grieving children some helpful suggestions on how to best support their students through: Language and modeling of healthy coping and exploration of grief, Motivation for provider to support one another through mutual aid and self-compassion, while doing this work, Formation of healthy collaborative relationships between CBO’s and school based educators to simplify the pipeline of community access to Circle of Care services, Offering tangible resources with helpful information

2/17/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trainees will be taught the common signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and learn how to recognize it in themselves and others. Having this knowledge will bring awareness and ability to identify and interrupt the progression of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to allow successful client-staff relationships and increase staff retention in the helping profession. Register Here

1/24/2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Deepening the Understanding of Complex and Vicarious Trauma

Youth at the Assessment Center of Alameda County may be arriving with exposure to various types and instances of traumatic experiences, also known as complex trauma. For providers who support them through their transition of placement, there is a higher likelihood for experiencing vicarious trauma from hearing about the details of the youth’s exposure to trauma. To add to this, the process of transitioning placement can add to the felt experience of trauma for some youth, and increase their acuity of pre-existing behavioral or emotional needs. For some, this may lead to 5150 hospitalizations and further traumatic transition/removal. This training provides context for the challenges faced by service providers within […]

1/27/2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developmental Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Via an interactive lecture style this class is designed to look at trauma from a different angle which is the same and different from what our current knowledge about trauma and behavior is. Through the lens of neurobiology, we look at the physical effects of trauma on the developing brain and how this manifests in the behaviors we see with children who have lived with constant trauma. If a child has been abused, battered, or neglected by the individual that is supposed to love them most, then what would make subsequent relationships appear any safer? Our earliest relationships create blueprints for all […]

1/31/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/8/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

3/22/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/12/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

4/26/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/10/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

Virtual Instructor Led Training An 8-month transdisciplinary training program for providers working with young children and families. Click Register button below and fill out form for more info or to request an application. The training dates are second and fourth Tuesdays: 2021 October 26, November 9, November 30* (5th Tue), December 14, 2021 (WINTER BREAK) 2022 January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Immigration Trauma: Special Focus on Central American Immigrants Part I

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.

2/7/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Immigration Trauma: Special Focus on Central American Immigrants Part II

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.

2/14/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Immigration Trauma: Special Focus on Working with Central American Immigrants in the Child Welfare System (Part 2 of 2)

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1/26/2022 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 1.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of School Age Youth: Helping Caregivers and System Supports Understand Impact of Trauma on Functioning

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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.

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Trauma on Learning for Youth in Care

Sponsored by Lincoln Trauma impacts many aspects of one’s life. One of those areas is a student’s learning path. It’s crucial to understand how trauma impacts a student’s emotional and behavioral health and academic performance. The better we understand how trauma presents, the better we can support staff implementing trauma-informed learning environments. Please register at: Register Here

2/16/2022 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Improving Our Support and Response to Child Welfare System Involved Youth and Families

Sponsored by Lincoln By attending this 3-hour course, attendees will have a basic understanding of the Child Welfare System (CWS) and Child Protective Services (CPS). Participants will have a basic understanding of the process of CPS once a report has been filed. Participants will have a basic understanding of timelines, expectations and guidelines when involved in the CWS. Participants will learn the reasons why questions are asked during a CPS investigation and the importance of accurate information. Participants will learn how to engage and provide support to families involved in CWS. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant […]

2/23/2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Integrating EMDR and Play with Children: Exploring the Intersection of Treatment Models for Trauma

In light of the challenges facing trauma-exposed children, we will explore current best practices for evidence based intervention, in particular the emotional safety and gradual exposure of a combination of EMDR and play. We will use a trauma informed case conceptualization as a framework relevant to both EMDR-trained and EMDR curious participants, and develop an understanding of how play supported EMDR works with children while learning some interventions relevant to the treatment of children with complex trauma. This work is urgently needed for children for whom unresolved trauma may result in further disruption and distress in adolescence.

2/25/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Yes East Bay Agency for Children

Intimacy After Sexual Abuse

Sponsored by Lincoln Trauma can impact one’s understanding and experience of intimacy, and given the high rates of sexual abuse amongst foster youth, it’s important that clinicians are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about intimacy after sexual abuse. Despite how common this can be amongst sexual abuse survivors; it is often not addressed in support environments. In this training, the trainer will discuss how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support foster youth and transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex. Register Here

2/4/2022 11:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4

Risk Management: Effectively Addressing Client Crisis in a Therapeutic Space

This training will focus on suicide and homicide risk factors, protective factors, assessment of risk severity, and safety planning. Attendees will familiarize themselves with general suicide and homicide risk and protective factors, also exploring factors that are specific to youth. Attendees will use this information to create a meaningful, dynamic safety plan that includes warning signs, formal and informal supports/contacts, supportive environments, and coping strategies. The training will include large group discussion, breakout groups, and the use of vignettes.

2/7/2022 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children

Somatic Support for Trauma Survivors

Sponsored by Lincoln When trauma occurs, the tension, anger, frustration, and other emotions associated with it become trapped in one’s body and can show up in our body language, physical pain, digestive issues, depression, and anxiety to name a few. Somatic strategies aim to bring homeostasis back to one’s body. It’s essential to address the relationship between one’s mind and body with their past, and yet so many strategies for foster youth have only addressed the mind. This training will teach providers somatic strategies to use with foster youth. These strategies have been shown to help at risk youth regulate their emotions and body, increase self-awareness, reduce stress and increase […]

1/26/2022 9:30 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youths’ Parents

Sponsored by Lincoln Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with Lincoln to host “Strategies to Support System-Involved Youths’ Parents” for Alameda County providers working with foster youth. To effectively work with system-involved youth it’s necessary to involve their parents. However, many social service providers can struggle to work with their parents. In this training, you will learn strategies to enhance engagement with parents. Please register at: Register Here

2/10/2022 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4

Trauma Informed & Resilient Classroom

Trauma Informed and Resilient Classrooms workshop is designed for teachers, administration, staff, and providers that work with and within the school system. This workshop is an introduction to understanding how trauma, stress, and resilience impact us – individually, collectively and systemically. The training will cover the neurobiology of stress, trauma and resilience, and the impact of sociocultural trauma. Each of us, whether school staff or students, are impacted by stress and trauma, and can leverage resilience and positive relationships to heal from stress and trauma. In the training, classroom strategies for countering stress and trauma, as well as strengthening resilience will be reviewed. This training is important for all who […]

2/22/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A East Bay Agency for Children

Trauma Informed Care

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Trauma Informed Care is intended to educate those in the helping professions about the prevalence of trauma, how to recognize the signs of trauma, and how to help someone with trauma. This training is 1.5 hours in length. 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 and volunteers/staff working with this population. Register Here

1/27/2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No

Trauma Informed Practices to Reduce the Impact of Secondary Trauma on Caregivers and Providers

This training is designed to support staff working with youth in care in understanding Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout in order to allow them to better support youth who have experienced trauma. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their personal experiences, learn from each other, and review current literature on Compassion Fatigue and self-care in order to help them identify when it is happening in themselves and others.

1/28/2022 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding System-involved Families Dealing With Addiction Issues

Participants will look at variety of addictions that can be found among system-involved youth and families, along with statistics. Through didactic lecture, large group discussion and case examples, students will understand the trans-generational aspects of addiction. Treatment options will be discussed through a systems perspective. TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-system-involved-families-dealing-with-addiction-issues-registration-229032240597

2/9/2022 9:15 am – 12:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Family Paths, Inc.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Cultural Factors in Working with Foster Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training From the time they enter the state’s care and likely long before, foster youth experience trauma that can severely alter their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The impact of trauma on foster youth can mean that this vulnerable population faces numerous additional challenges as they grow and develop into adulthood. Foster youth experience trauma in many ways, often starting at home. Youth will enter the foster care system because they have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, a loss of a parent, or abandonment, forcing the state to step in. Other family stress factors such as poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, and incarceration can lead to […]

1/25/2022 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING 0 WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Trauma and Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Utilizing a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens, this training is designed to teach the participants practical tips to use when engaging family in the therapeutic work that happens in a school setting.

2/23/2022 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING No East Bay Agency for Children