Solano Course Catalog

-Training Offerings Foster Care Training Course Catalog


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

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

Arts & Activities

Trainings offered cover the importance of art and activities for youth as well as how to design engaging and therapeutic activities.

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Mindfulness and Nature Connection Practices to Support System Involved Youth with Self Regulation

Young people are naturally curious, especially about nature. Unfortunately, many settings do not allow for system involved youth to experience the power of the natural world. This training teaches engaging and innovative ways to integrate nature-based practices and connect system involved 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 they live. These practices will support system involved youth and their families in managing stressors using nature in an urban setting to help foster a sense of belonging […]

6/12/2024 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Narrative Practices (Part 1): History and Principles of Narrative Practices and Externalizing Problems

This training is designed to provide an introduction to Narrative Practices for clinical staff, counseling staff, and non-professionals who work with foster youth. Participants will learn about the history of Narrative Practices and the underlying assumptions of the work. Emphasis will be placed on how the approach was born out of a desire to center notions of social justice within the helping professions. Participants will learn about the process of separating problems from people (externalizing) and have opportunities to practice this skill.

6/7/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

The Art of Self-Care While Caring for Others

This training will focus on the importance of professional self-care for those who work in the child welfare system. Through didactic, collaborative, and interactive learning, participants will explore what self-care is and why it is an essential practice for those supporting children/youth who have been traumatized, grieving, or distressed. Participants will explore the various stages of a crisis, define compassion fatigue and the obstacles to practicing self-care, and identify the six domains of professional self-care.

6/11/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

The Stories We Tell at Work: Building Sustainability for Foster Youth Providers

This training is designed to assist professionals working with foster youth to connect to stories of themselves within the work that are fulfilling and sustaining. Because this work requires us to spend time in situations that tend to deplete us or contribute to ‘burnout’, it is vital that we are able to engage with versions of ourselves that demonstrate the ways that we stay connected to what we give value to. Participants will discuss some of the ideas that frame what stories are available to be told and to find ways to challenge these ideas in order to discover alternative stories. A particular story about a professional in the field […]

6/6/2024 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

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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Best Practices for Group Facilitation for At-Risk Youth

Many social service providers provide workshops and groups for at-risk youth and many have not been formally taught how to facilitate groups. This training will provide an overview of best practices of group facilitation. Participants will also learn how to navigate challenging situations in groups such as redirecting a youth, a youth monopolizing the conversation, etc. Register Here

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Clinical Endings When Working with System-Involved Families and Youth: Part 2

Training Summary: This training will explore the many facets of ending clinical services with youth and families, particularly setting up planned endings for success and finding closure with unplanned endings. We will review some of the feelings and reactions that influence the ending quality generated from the youth and caregivers and the service providers. We will also explore factors that impact planned endings, including the developmental and chronological age of the youth along with the sociocultural experience of loss and how this intersects with the youth’s and caregiver’s experience. We will review ways to prepare the service provider, the caregiver and youth to provide predictability they may not have had […]

6/11/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Family Paths, Inc.

Clinical Supervision Series: Best Practices Facilitating Dynamic Groups- 3 CAMFT CE Credits

Group supervision can vary widely from exciting and engaging to tedious and repetitive. What are the key qualities, skills, and strategies of dynamic group supervisors? This course will explore each of the elements that contribute to dynamic, engaged groups, including best practices in facilitation, an overview of group development, and strategies for increasing cohesion, participation, and learning in a group setting.

5/29/2024 9:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 CAMFT CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Crisis Communication

Based on the EBP Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT), this training takes some of the most effective and important principles from the 16-hour curriculum and distills it down to 3 hours. Attendees will learn about their role in reducing client escalation through assertive communication, having an effective self-control plan, understanding the level of danger and the appropriate response, and the crisis communication model. Register Here

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Crisis Communication

Based on the EBP Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT), this training takes some of the most effective and important principles from the 16-hour curriculum and distills it down to 3 hours. Attendees will learn about their role in reducing client escalation through assertive communication, having an effective self-control plan, understanding the level of danger and the appropriate response, and the crisis communication model. Register Here

6/25/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

6/6/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

DBT: Tranining for Transition Age Youth

Learn the basics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment that teaches youth how to become more mindful while simultaneously working on improving interpersonal relationships, tolerating distress, and regulating intense emotions. During this training we will explore the evidence-base for DBT, treatment principles and assumptions, and the four skills modules. Staff will be introduced to practical applications of DBT through didactic presentation, discussion, video clips, and opportunities to practice using case examples

6/14/2024 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Alameda N/A First Place for Youth

Dual Dialogues and the Dangers of Professional Talk for Child Welfare Workers

As professionals we are often invited to slip into conversations about the people who consult us when they are not present. This training will focus on the real and possible effects of these second, or dual, dialogues. Participants will read and discuss a brief article written by Johnella Bird (“Professional Talk”) that outlines the dangers of this dual dialogue. We will examine the invitations to engage in professional talk, the effects of these practices, and strategies to avoid falling into a way of working with people that can objectify them. Cultural and political discourse that sustains dual dialogues will be exposed and discussed. The group will participate in an exercise […]

6/20/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Engaging System Involved Youth With Effective Rapport Building and Advance Motivational Interviewing Techniques

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system-involved youth is to effectively engage youth and families and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes for system involved youth. In this training, participants will learn how to enhance our capacity to support the caregivers of system-involved youth by exploring how to use motivational interviewing (MI) techniques during the early phases of engagement and redirect their energy towards theirs and their children’s emotional development and wellbeing, as well as foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop […]

6/3/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Equilibrium Chapter 1: Understanding Personal Motivations and Responsibilities for Supporting Youth in Care

This training is going to review the materials from the Equilibrium curriculum as it relates to chapter one Why are you here. Through didactic, collaborative, and individual reflective learning, the group will explore the values that brought them to work in the child welfare system, how to maintain connection to those during difficult times with thoughtful personal resilience plans, and the professional responsibilities related to expressing those values such as cultural humility. These activities will support staff to provide thoughtful, responsible services for youth in their care.

5/29/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Equilibrium Chapter 3: Understanding the Behaviors of Youth in Care

This training presents the agency’s model for understanding the experience of children presenting severely dangerous or disruptive behaviors. This training focuses on the importance of recognizing the underlying needs that drive crisis behavior and recognizing how developmental level plays into crisis response. This training also explores the how relational disruption impacts foster youth/youth in care. Didactic presentation, group discussion and small group exercises are utilized.

6/11/2024 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Fostering Effective Communication with Youth

Youth in the foster care system often have complex needs and histories that for many youth become invisible parts of their past that are unspoken, or often re-enacted. Youth in care may not have always developed skills to effectively communicate with resource families, child welfare workers, and even with peers and their community. This foundational training provides an experiential view of skills youth may need to develop to support their independent living later in life. This trainer will facilitate exercises to help participants understand ways to support youth in developing effective communication skills.

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Genogram; As a Tool for Understanding, Building Rapport and Support Strategies for Systems-Involved Youth (TRAINING IN SPANISH)

This training will introduce the Genogram as a tool to assess, identify family dynamics, and build rapport. The Genogram could also be utilized to identify migration patterns and guide treatment. Participants will learn the pros and cons of the genogram as a tool in supporting kids and families.

6/10/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

How Self-Compassion as an Anchor in These Times can Help Improve Outcomes for System-Involved Youth

This training focuses on the importance of self-compassion in healing for foster youth or system-involved youth. Given our nature as mammals, our connection to emotional warmth and touch is critical for our ability to thrive. In the absence of nurturing caregivers during childhood, we are left to meet these basic human needs ourselves. With a blend of research, practice, and connection, we will explore how we can strengthen system-involved youth (SIY) and/or caregiver capacity to give and receive self-compassion, as a powerful path towards healing.

6/7/2024 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Increasing the Quality of Action Planning With MFP Youth

This training will support staff in understanding how to get the most out of action planning meetings with transition age youth.

6/21/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alameda N/A First Place for Youth

Intercultural Communication in Teams of Youth Service Professionals

Intercultural communication involves the sharing of information across different cultures and social location and seeks to understand the differences in how people from diverse perspectives most effectively work together. We will work to increase understanding of the different factors at play when communicating with folks of different backgrounds to ensure increased collaboration and facilitate repair when miscommunications take place. Knowing who we are and what we bring to our teams helps inform how we can effectively nourish positive relationships at work and therefore help increase efficacy as youth-service providers. Reflective-based activities will increase participants’ understanding of self. Some activities may also be used in work with youth and families. Media […]

5/29/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Professionals Working with System-Involved Youth and Families

In this course, participants will gain a generalized concept of MI. Participants will be introduced to the spirit of MI, Righting Reflex, and OARS (open-ended, affirmations, reflections, and summary). Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups, engage in various activities, and receive tangible examples to use during their work with system-involved clients. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

6/20/2024 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Managing Escalated Youth in the Milieu Setting

This training encourages providers to identify and create strategies for children and youth coming into care in the child welfare system. Additionally, this training aims to provide information about seeking out external providers who assist and will provide support to clients in this setting. We discuss how to form collaborative relationships between county child welfare and service providing staff.

6/4/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Mental Health and First Aid for Adults

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. After the completion of this training participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certification granted by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing and is valid for 3 years!

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Alameda N/A First Place for Youth

Motivational Interviewing

Trainees will gain knowledge and ability to implement a client-centered discussion collaboratively with a child, youth or adult that leads them toward their own motivations for positive change by exercising OARS: Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summarizing. Register Here

6/14/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Navigating Racial & Class Bias in Schools with Families of Color

When families begin working with providers, many parents and caregivers are afraid to show their challenges and flaws. This is especially true when the family has experienced trauma or crisis, and if there is a cultural gap between the family and provider. This workshop introduces a framework for working with families that prioritizes safety, relationships, and trust, before introducing tools and behavioral changes. We will offer approaches and strategies for connection in a culturally humble context.

6/25/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Neurodiversity-Affirming Approaches for Autistic and ADHD Children & Teens Part 1 of 2 – 5.5 CAMFT/RN CEUs

This training will introduce trainees to the neurodiversity paradigm and explore Autism and ADHD from this lens. We will explore the similarities and differences of these diagnoses/identities and learn various strategies to support youth and their families in the realms of communication, emotional regulation, executive function, and sensory regulation. We will also discuss building parent and school partnerships.

6/13/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 CAMFT/RN CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Neurodiversity-Affirming Approaches for Autistic and ADHD Children & Teens Part 2 of 2 – 5.5 CAMFT/RN CEUs

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6/20/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 CAMFT/RN CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

No Drama Discipline: Fostering Connection When Working with Foster Youth

Caregivers will learn about the underlying causes of misbehavior and have a better understanding of their child’s level of functioning and needs. Caregivers will learn effective strategies that foster healthy attachment and brain development in their children. This is a four week psychoeducation workshop series that will help caregivers to better understand the underlying causes of “misbehavior” in children, and learn effective strategies to foster healthy attachment and brain development in children. Specifically, caregivers will obtain information about the developmental needs of children; engage in discussions and activities to promote learning; participate in assignments in between sessions to reinforce learning; and reflect on their experiences (parenting practices) as a group […]

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

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

6/3/2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

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

6/20/2024 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Strengths as Intentions for Life: Engagement and Relationship Practices with Youth & Families

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.

6/6/2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Supporting System-Involved Youth and Young Adults Disordered Eating Habits 

Eating disruptions are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training provides an overview of the different types of eating disruptions, available supports and strategies to engage youth and young adults with eating disruptions as well as those at risk. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with eating disruptions. Register Here

6/3/2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Lincoln Families

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself: Teaching System Involved Youth and Those that Support them Self-Compassion

This training will help participants to understand the multitude of benefits associated with self-compassion, emphasizing its transformative power in various facets of life. Participants will learn how self-compassion fosters emotional resilience by providing a buffer against anxiety and depression which can support system involved youth and families towards improved outcomes. Participants will also learn how self-compassion enables individuals to confront challenging situations with greater ease, offering a supportive inner resource that counteracts feelings of inadequacy or self-criticism. Most importantly they will learn hands-on techniques to cultivate self-compassion which can easily be taught to system involved youth and their families.

6/14/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Unconditional Care Model: Positive Behavioral Strategies in Work with Children and Youth- 3.5 CAMFT & RN CE Credits

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

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 CAMFT & RN CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis for Professionals Working with System-Involved Youth

This course offers a comprehensive and essential knowledge base for professionals in various fields who engage with system-involved individuals. Participants will delve into the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), gaining insight into the behaviorist framework and the ABC model. The training goes further by addressing the unique challenges and ethical considerations involved in working with system-involved youth, offering practical strategies which can be used for behavior management and skill acquisition. Through case studies, interactive activities, and cultural sensitivity discussions, attendees will leave with a well-rounded understanding of ABA and the ability to apply these principles effectively in their roles. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short […]

5/30/2024 9:15 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Using Strengths Based Intrinsic Motivation Approaches to Help System Involved Youth Find Direction & Meaning

If we help System Involved Youth (SIY) find meaning in life this can motivate them to break free of negative self-talk and doubt and pursue success in social settings, academics, and career related activities. In this training, we will explore how to foster intrinsic motivation with SIY using strengths-based, healing-informed practices derived from the latest neuroscience and well-known indigenous practices that promote healing and optimal human expression. We will also explore situational leadership coaching points that can empower us to effectively support young people’s sustainable, transformational behaviors that not only lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes, but also strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events. […]

6/13/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Using Tree of Life Intervention to Support Foster Youth and Their Families

Training Summary: Helping foster youth create a coherent narrative that encompasses their history, challenges, current strengths and resources and hopes for the future is an important part of working with foster youth and their families. This training will provide an explanation of and experience with the creative activity of The Tree of Life This tool can help foster youth and their families develop a better understanding of their identity and resources including; past roots and current life experience, skills and abilities, past and future goals and strengths and support systems. Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training) 1. Understand the value […]

6/4/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 am Oakland 2 Family Paths, Inc.

When Classic Consequences Don’t Work: Parenting Adopted Children With Trauma and Sensory Related Needs

After many years of working with foster and adoptive families, it is clear that there are a few key things that have helped families find greater ease at home. This workshop provides some understanding of the way that children with trauma histories and/or attachment disruptions can have differing brain and body chemistry. The training will also explore common relationship triggers that require distinct parental understanding. Sensory issues can also contribute to challenging behavior and parenting children with sensory integration challenges will be specifically discussed. Many common parenting approaches and frequently recommended behavioral interventions may not be effective in foster and adoptive homes. The aim of this workshop is to rethink […]

6/5/2024 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Youth Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention: Effectively Engaging Caregivers for Child Welfare Professionals

This course will focus on effectively engaging caregivers in the suicide safety planning process. Attendees will review current U.S. youth suicide risk statistics, discuss research concerning caregiver experience when presented with the child in their care’s suicide risk acuity, and identify ways to support the caregiver in collaborating with the child in the safety planning process. Attendees will practice the use of Motivational Interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries to elicit caregiver understanding of the child’s suicidality, increase provider understanding of client’s risks and resiliency factors, and consolidate motivation to safety plan. The course will include strategies for speaking with caregivers about means safety.

6/3/2024 9:15 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

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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Approaches to Understanding a Child’s Mental Health Needs

This training will focus on differentiating causes for youth’s emotional distress, including attachment disruptions, trauma, and possible psychosis. Recommendations for stabilizing mental health will be incorporated.

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Developing Strategies to Talk with System-Involved Youth about Dating, Boundaries and Sex

It is important for social service providers to have ongoing dialogue with system-involved youth about dating, boundaries and sex. Without these conversations, system-involved youth are left to navigate these topics on their own or with their peers. This course will equip providers working with system-involved youth to have these crucial conversations to ensure the health and safety of their clients.

5/29/2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of School Age Youth: Understanding the Importance of Skill Building with Youth that Have Experienced Trauma

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

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Neurodevelopmental Functioning In Trauma Impacted Youth: A Case Example

This training will help those supporting foster youth to better understand the impacts of learning disabilities and trauma on youth in foster care. It can be difficult to understand how best to support youth when both learning difficulties and histories of trauma are present for a youth. We will review a case example as a way to illustrate the individual impacts and consequences when both learning disability and trauma are present.

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The Impacts on Foster Youth with Learning Disabilities and their Educational Rights

Working closely with the school is key to getting the best help for kids with learning and thinking differences. But if you’re a foster parent, that can be difficult with limited educational rights. This training will review how learning disabilities may impact the youth in their foster home including behaviors, learning challenges and relationships. This training will also review best ways to advocate for foster youth’s educational needs.

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The Traumatic Impacts of Childhood Exploitation and Providing Trauma-Informed Care

This training provides an introductory overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) including: basic definitions, significant laws and legislation, and a discussion on risk factors that contribute to a child’s vulnerability to be recruited or groomed into exploitation. This training also describes how complex trauma can create vulnerabilities for youth at risk for exploitation, providing trainees the opportunity to learn about trauma informed care practices.

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Foster Youth: The Impact of Stages of Exploitation in Work with Foster YouthThese trainings provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care with an emphasis on the impact of trauma. Common challenges experienced by those that work with CSEC will be reviewed along with suggestions for an effective engagement and service approach. Information related to appropriately advocating for CSEC within the various systems will be discussed. The trainings are designed to be sequential and build upon each other. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives. (Register for this training here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JIJ9ydw272Ln7Y3qo3WolzsFU5U_stBDG8hAlMWv8qU/edit?ts=6324af96)

These trainings provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care with an emphasis on the impact of trauma. Common challenges experienced by those that work with CSEC will be reviewed along with suggestions for an effective engagement and service approach. Information related to appropriately advocating for CSEC within the various systems will be discussed. The trainings are designed to be sequential and build upon each other. Facilitated discussion, didactic material, and experiential exercises will be used to discuss the themes and address class objectives.

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Neurodiversity: Strategies for Inclusion and Advocacy for Child Welfare Professionals

This introductory course is designed to foster a deep understanding of neurodiversity and equip participants who work with system-impacted families and youth with practical strategies for promoting inclusivity and advocating for the rights of neurodiverse individuals. This course will delve into the diverse spectrum of neurodiverse conditions, their impact on various environments, and the significance of creating accommodating spaces that celebrate differences. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain valuable insights and tools to create an inclusive and supportive environment for neurodiverse individuals in their communities, workplaces, and educational institutions. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) […]

6/10/2024 9:15 am – 3:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Effective Services to Support Academic and Life Functioning

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 a child’s removal from […]

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Supporting the Living Environment for Youth in Care

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 a child’s removal from […]

6/12/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Development for Foster Youth: Role of Collaboration in Service Planning of Foster Youth

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 a child’s removal from […]

6/10/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Transitional Aged Youth Rights

Youth who are aging out of foster care face notable challenges in learning how to navigate complex systems where they may not always know their benefits. This training gives information to providers and professional about supporting youth through the transition. The modality of this training involves a panel of TAY experts who will discuss what rights and benefits transition-age youth are eligible for, and how to support TAY clients in navigating service systems. The panelists will address rights and benefits for TAY in extended foster care as well as those not currently involved with foster care.

6/10/2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Awareness

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

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A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective ways to […]

5/29/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.5 East Bay Agency for Children

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of racial and cultural trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives as well as services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered. Therefore, this training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective ways to understand the challenges faced by families, especially BIPOC families, who have experienced racial/cultural/historical trauma as well as learn ways to engage and provide services in a trauma informed, linguistically appropriate, and culturally responsive manner.

6/12/2024 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

A Cultural Framework on Family Therapy

Providing family therapy to families that have experienced generations of trauma can be challenging as well as impactful for both the families and providers. Prior to family therapy taking place, families may have experienced much trauma in their lives, services that may have not been accessible or poorly delivered, and families may be surviving in a current crisis state. Most often, to be able to be effective with families that have experienced such trauma, loss, and other bio-psychosocial challenges, it is important to prioritize engagement to build trust and work towards providing healing experiences and connections for families. This training focuses on building a foundation in learning effective ways to […]

6/17/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others in an effort to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color and all too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will […]

6/18/2024 10:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Best Practices in Working with Translators with Spanish Speaking Families

Training Summary: There is a large need in California for serving monolingual Spanish Speaking LatinX/Latine families through service delivery. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough bilingual providers to meet the growing need. Therefore, it is imperative to build on our knowledge and skills in working with translators and interpreters in the field while remaining therapeutic and culturally responsive. In this workshop, we will review the best practices that the literature addresses when providing linguistically appropriate and culturally responsive services with the use of translators and interpreters. Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training) 1. Review culturally responsive approaches when working with Spanish Speaking […]

6/19/2024 9:30 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.5 Family Paths, Inc.

Building Across- Practices for Solidarity & Allyship during Juneteenth and Pride Part 1 of 2

In June, two significant holidays are recognized for the experiences and legacies of their communities: Juneteenth and Pride month. Chosen Collective encourages people to honor both Black and LGBTQIA+ communities throughout June by reviewing historical and contemporary examples which connect them. This workshop reviews practices of self-education, solidarity building, and intersectional allyship for — three critical tools essential for supporting and addressing needs of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ youth. Participants will also receive a historical overview of events and leaders who have advocated for LGBTQIA+ and Black rights in tandem, rather than as separate movements. Modeling the importance of intersectional lens in understanding, addressing and empowering BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth.

6/4/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Building Across- Practices for Solidarity & Allyship during Juneteenth and Pride Part 2 of 2

In June, two significant holidays are recognized for the experiences and legacies of their communities: Juneteenth and Pride month. Chosen Collective encourages people to honor both Black and LGBTQIA+ communities throughout June by reviewing historical and contemporary examples which connect them. This workshop reviews practices of self-education, solidarity building, and intersectional allyship for — three critical tools essential for supporting and addressing needs of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ youth. Participants will also receive a historical overview of events and leaders who have advocated for LGBTQIA+ and Black rights in tandem, rather than as separate movements. Modeling the importance of intersectional lens in understanding, addressing and empowering BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth.

6/11/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Building Relational Culture for Restorative and Transformative Practices with Systems-Impacted Youth and Families

The workshop supports social service providers in building capacity for anti-carceral interventions to harm in their work with schools and systems-impacted families. The work of relational culture building requires the slow-paced presence to shift into new (and ancestral) ways of being – a cultural framework that uplifts being in right-relationship with each other and with our communities. The framework offered in this training is foundational for restorative and transformative justice practices when working with our communities, including systems impacted youth and families. Together, we will be learning through a lecture, presentation of case studies and scenarios for participants to work through, as well as tools for building emotional and somatic […]

6/20/2024 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Celebrating and Affirming LGBTQ Foster Youth by Exploring Positive Media Representations of LGBTQ People

This course supports providers in deepening their understanding of gender and sexual identities with an emphasis on creating inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who have dual diagnoses and/or intellectual disabilities. Providers will discuss misconceptions and best practices related to diagnosis and social support for LGBTQ youth with intellectual disabilities, learning differences, mental health and/or substance use diagnoses. Through reviewing research, group discussion, multimedia, and self-reflection, individuals will become familiar with the most up-to-date terms, frameworks for understanding sexuality & gender, and best practices.

6/7/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Celebrating and Affirming LGBTQ Foster Youth by Supporting Gender Euphoria

Many providers are familiar with the concept of gender dysphoria, the sense of distress related to the perception of one’s gender, as it relates to gender diverse identities. However, many providers are not familiar with its opposite, gender euphoria—anything that makes a person feel affirmed or aligned in their gender. In this session, rather than focusing on factors that cause gender diverse people to feel incongruent in their gender, we will explore sources of gender euphoria—not only for our clients & colleague, but for ourselves. As we discover what makes us feel joyous & authentic, we can support others in doing so for themselves.

6/17/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Developing Cultural Humility in Our Work with System Involved Children, Youth and Families

Cultural competency training was the focus of many providers who were serving increasingly more diverse population, with the idea that if they could become more culturally sensitive or competent, that they could provide better care for their patients. While the intention was a good one, the dynamic it often set up was that they were still the expert, the client was ‘the other,’ and ultimately that the providers knew better than the clients and what the clients’experience was and needs were. Through a process of self-reflection, identifying our different locations of identity, which parts have been historically excluded and which parts of our identity have been historically included, participants will […]

6/21/2024 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Engaging System-Involved LatinX population in Service Delivery Culturally and Linguistically

Training Summary: This training will focus on a brief overview of the LatinX/Latine community, including general challenges that the LatinX/Latine community experiences. Typical challenges experienced by this community include issues related to intergenerational and historical trauma, immigration, language barriers, and impact of acculturation on families through generations. The training will focus on supporting providers in gaining some knowledge and skills in being able to provide culturally responsive services to LatinX/Latine children, youth, and families as they navigate the typical challenges faced by this community.  Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training) 1. Review typical challenges faced by the LatinX/Latine community.  2. […]

6/3/2024 9:30 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Family Paths, Inc.

Fostering Community to Engage in Conversations of Race and Culture

Participants in this training will be encouraged to explore and discuss how cultural and community dynamics impact engagement and work with youth and one’s sense of agency in creating change in child welfare systems. Everyone is impacted by the system of racism, and therefore has to tenaciously walk against that system. The cost of institutional power dynamics can be seen and perceived by youth and families, and our awareness of the system usually also differs from their experience. Working for equity at the individual level often involves understanding the concepts, building the confidence and skills to work toward racial justice, and being accountable. Accountability is a keystone of equity work. […]

6/12/2024 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Healthy and Pathologic Teen Culture – 4 GH & STRTP CEUs

This 4 hour course is designed to provide staff serving in Group Homes and STRTP’s behavior management strategies for staff working with traumatized youth and families. The aim of the course is to assist adults working with severely emotionally disturbed teens compared to healthy adolescents. Participants will discuss effective tools and techniques for treatment.

6/18/2024 9:30 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Impact of Internalized Racism In Providing Care to Foster Youth and Families

With the vast majority of Alameda County foster youth representing racial and ethnic minorities and the systems supporting them (e.g., RFA, child welfare, behavioral health) often not matching their racial or ethnic cultural group, providers should be particularly conscious of the ways that racial dynamics surface in the care of youth, particularly as it impacts the provision of culturally competent care. This training will provide opportunities for providers to work with scenarios from their work around how racial and ethnic dynamics are relevant to and surface in relation to care and services for foster youth. As a group, we will review how the reactions and behaviors that arise with youth […]

6/18/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Indigenous Perspective: How Collaborative Documentation Can Support System-Involved Youth

This training on Collaborative Documentation will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of its principles, types, and key elements. Through interactive group discussions, attendees will explore the cultural considerations inherent in collaborative documentation, including the importance of cultural sensitivity and ethical considerations. They will also delve into the benefits of collaborative documentation, such as strengthening community relationships and empowering system-involved youth. Practical tools and techniques for implementation will be shared, ensuring that attendees leave equipped with clear processes and procedures to support system-involved youth effectively. Learning activities will include: self-reflection, storytelling of real life examples and participant question time.

6/17/2024 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Intersectionality and the Heightened Impacts of Intersectional Oppression within and beyond the Child Welfare System

“Intersectional theory asserts that people are often disadvantaged by multiple sources of oppression: their race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and other identity markers. Intersectionality recognizes that identity markers (e.g. ‘woman’ and ‘black’) do not exist independently of each other, and that each informs the others, often creating a complex convergence of oppression.”” (YW Boston) All systems of oppression are mutually-reinforcing, and while we can pull them apart and examine one at a time to understand each identity and its associated oppression better, we are living under all of these systems of oppression at once in our daily lives. What happens when you are oppressed in more than one […]

6/13/2024 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Intersections: Gender, Queerness, and BIPoC Identity in Systems-Impacted Youth

This deep dive into the intersections of gender, queerness, and BIPoC identity pays homage to the Black, Chicana, and Sikh Feminist frameworks of Kimberlé Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins, Elizabeth Martínez, and Valarie Kaur. We will begin to explore the complex relationships between power and domination, the history of cultural erasure, and look toward a future of intersectional solidarity. We use an interactive workshop model that integrates video and imagery to engage child welfare professionals in building a more holistic understanding of these terms and legacies and how it applies to their work with systems-impacted youth and families. The workshop includes breakout room discussions, independent reflection, and whole group learning and […]

6/3/2024 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Language and Culture Needs for Spanish Speaking Youth and Families

Youth in foster care who come from Latino immigrant families may experience placement instability, at times when a parent is deported and there are no remaining family in the United States with which youth can be placed. This training will review unique needs for the Latinx youth in care. Participants will be exposed to a basic understanding of the Latino population, including the difference between Hispanics, Latinos, LatinX and other most commonly used references towards this population. The training will have a concentration in the area of trauma, including historical and intergenerational trauma that Latino families may experience in their country of origin, in their immigration journey, and while resident […]

6/4/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Linguistically Responsive Trauma Informed Care Principles and Interventions for Spanish Speaking Client and Families (in Spanish)

Training Summary: THIS TRAINING WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH. Working with the Spanish Speaking families in service delivery can present unique challenges, including addressing complex challenges related to immigration trauma that many families have experienced. Youth and families served by community-based agencies usually seek out services to address a multitude of needs, such as symptoms and behaviors stemming from trauma, but also other psychological and socio-political challenges. Therefore, providers that serve this population often feel “stretched” in trying to meet the needs of the families as well as work towards engaging families in a way that feels linguistically and culturally appropriate. Therefore, this training will support bilingual Spanish-speaking providers in […]

6/26/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Family Paths, Inc.

Navigating Racialized Understandings and Experiences of Placement with Transracial Youth and Families

In this country, talking about race is not easy, but can be especially challenging cross-culturally between caregivers and youth. But we can help caregivers and adoptive parents get more comfortable with practice. Beth Hall has written extensively about how to talk with your children about race and racism; there are steps professionals can take that will help parents and children feel better prepared to have these difficult conversations—and to have them frequently. Because that’s what BIPOC children need and what the state of our society demands. When working with youth populations, professionals must educate caregivers along with children, in order to support healthy, race-identity affirming parenting approaches that support white […]

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Power and Privilege and Its Impacts on Building Relationships with Foster Youth

Clinicians will be given the opportunity to explore the ways that unearned white privilege shows up in their clinical work. Clinicians will be encouraged to explore and discuss how this privilege impacts them in their work, their relationships with clients, and their sense of agency in creating change in an oppressive and racist society. As a group we will learn about white fragility as well as ask questions and process challenges related to our daily clinical and professional interactions. This group is for anyone who self identifies as white in any point along their journey of unlearning racism.

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Promoting and Overseeing Equitable Services for Foster Youth

This meeting was intended to provide a continuation of process from prior groups regarding white identity development, unpacking ideas regarding racial privilege and accountability and focusing on the intersection of positionality as leaders in the organization along with whiteness. This particular group focused on a reading by Tema Okun, “From White Racist to White Anti-Racist” to better support a dialogue and discussion around developmental stages of white identity development and looking at impact and action as it relates to whiteness.

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Racial and Cultural Humility When Serving Foster Youth

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

6/20/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Radical Healing for BIPOC Youth and Families: The Impact of Colonialism and Race on Youth and Families in Child Welfare

The focus of this training is to honor the toll of racial trauma on Queer BIPOC communities, to explore ways to resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy in our work as psychologists and mental health service providers. The training will facilitate conversations around personal accountability, collective action, and collective healing by connecting liberation psychology theory and praxis to achieve mental health justice and explore ways to decolonize therapeutic community spaces. Addressing anti-Blackness and white supremacy in community mental health is relevant to the overall health of foster youth, youth in probation, or youth at risk of involvement in systems as it addresses ways to shape change in systems that have been […]

6/20/2024 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Safety and Accountability Through Relationships Involving Power and Privilege to Better Serve Trauma Impacted Youth

Service providers will explore the ways that unearned privilege shows up in work with foster youth. Providers are encouraged to explore and discuss how this privilege impacts them in their work, their relationships with clients, and efforts at creating change. Participants will learn about white fragility as well as ask questions and process challenges related to daily interactions with youth and families.

6/18/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

SOGIE 101- An Introduction into Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression when Working with Youth in Out of Home Care

This training will dissect the meaning of and differences between Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression for providers to have a deeper understanding of SOGIE and how best to create inclusive services and spaces for all youth. Register Here

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Side by Side (formerly Sunny Hills Services)

Strategies to Support Immigrant System-Involved Youth and Families

Given how many immigrants are in the United States, it’s important for social service and behavioral health providers can work with immigrant families. Training will provide an overview of immigration issues that can arise in the course of care such as cultural barriers, assimilation, acculturation, etc. Participants will learn strategies to more effectively partner with immigrant families. Register Here

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth who are Neurodivergent

This training is designed to equip educators, counselors, social workers and law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively work with neurodivergent youth involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Training explores common challenges faced by these youth, such as communication challenges, sensory sensitivities and difficulties with social interactions. Training will offer practical approaches to address these issues. Participants learn how to create supportive environments, adapt supports to individual needs and foster positive relationships to improve outcomes for system-involved youth on the neurodivergent spectrum. Register Here

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strengthening Team Communication: Calling in Culture

This training will support participants in centering identity in the ways that we engage with each other on our teams. Participants will explore their fears surrounding communication and feedback while exploring how power dynamics impact how we engage with one another. This training will offer frames around calling in as a way to interrupt harm and center our relationships as we work with youth and families. Participants will also engage in somatic based practices to identify the ways that their body responds when they’re engaging in conflict or interrupting harm, and practice strategies to be more somatically grounded in their values.

6/18/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families 201: Building on the Basics of Gender, Pronouns, and more!

This highly interactive and informative cultural competency training supports organizations in deepening their understanding of gender and sexual identities with an emphasis on creating inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) colleagues, clients, funders, and other stakeholders. Through group discussion, multimedia, self-reflection, and roleplay, individuals will become familiar with the most up-to-date terms, frameworks for understanding sexuality & gender, and best practices specifically for system-involved LGBTQ youth.

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

The Dangers of a Colorblind Approach to Parenting: Specialized Support for White Caregivers of Youth of Color in Transracial Foster and Adoptive Homes

Do you know youth and families trying to navigate transracial foster and adoptive placements/homes? Many of the issues they are facing are fairly typical of foster and adoptive homes. At the same time, we know that youth placed in homes with caregivers of a different racial/cultural group often experience distinct challenges in family, school and community life. 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. Concrete scripts for supporting youth and caregivers in these conspicuous families will be explored. This training is designed to examine the strengths and challenges involved […]

5/29/2024 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 A Better Way, Inc.

The Impact of Gender Inequality on System-Involved Youth and Transitional Age Youth

Gender inequality shows up in many ways from pay inequality, opportunities one has, exposure to violence, objectification, discrimination, etc. System-involved youth and transitional aged youth are especially impacted by gender inequality in many cases. It’s important for providers, foster parents, and natural supports to understand how gender inequality shows up and how to help youth and young adults when they experience gender inequality.

6/17/2024 9:15 am – 2:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.5 A Better Way, Inc.

The Impact of Internalized Racism on System-Involved Youth

It’s important for social service providers to have dialogue about internalized racism as one can experience discrimination within their own race. This training will provide an opportunity for social service providers to learn how internalized racism impacts system-involved youth and their families. Participants will also learn strategies to support youth experiencing internalized racism. Register Here

6/10/2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Parental Incarceration on System-Involved Youth and Families

Given the disproportion number of people of color in the prison population, it is important to understanding mass incarceration and how it impacts youth. In this training we will talk about the historical context of mass incarceration, why mass incarceration exists, how it impacts youth and strategies to support youth who have an incarcerated parent. Register Here

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Racial Difference in Supervision and Management of Foster Youth-Care Professionals: Exploration and Tools for Practice

This experiential and interactive workshop is designed to provide examples, support and practice in facilitating difficult conversations across differences in supervision. A majority of this workshop will be focused on unpacking and exploring racial identity so that participants are more aware of their triggers, biases and blind spots. We will introduce tools to help create more impactful and authentic supervisory relationships in the foster youth-care space.

6/10/2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Towards Culturally Responsive Services: Increasing Awareness on Privilege, Racism and Microaggressions

This training class focuses on enhancing cultural competence among professionals in the fields of mental health, education, social services and healthcare. The class explores the concepts of privilege, racism, and microaggressions, shedding light on their impact on marginalized groups and the broader societal context. Participants will gain tools and strategies to recognize and address these issues within their professional practice, aiming to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Register Here

6/26/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Understanding Gender Socialization and Disrupting Gender Dynamics to Support Youth and Colleagues in the Child Welfare System

How we begin to form and shape our understanding of ourselves, our surroundings, our values and beliefs are influenced heavily by the people who predominantly raised us, the institutions we attended and the kind of media we were exposed to. This cycle of socialization can be applied to how we think of our gender, our race/ethnicity, culture, etc and the intersectionality of so many identities. This course provides participants with a thorough examination of how we have been socialized in terms of our gender and dissect what is socially constructed. Participants will do self-reflective explorations around their own personal gender story, reflecting on their socialization around gender roles, expressions, influences. […]

6/11/2024 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

What Providers Need to Know About Trafficking of Immigrant Minors

As we learn more about human trafficking, it’s important that we talk about groups that are disproportionately impacted by it. Immigrant minors have many vulnerabilities that place them at significant risk for trafficking so it’s imperative to learn about this topic. In this training, you’ll learn about risk factors for immigrant minors, barriers to seeking services and supporting immigrant minors. Register Here

6/5/2024 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

What Service/Support Providers & Caregivers of System Involved Youth Need to Know about Racial Trauma

Racial trauma is the cumulative effects of racism on mental and physical health. Given the disproportionate number of youth of color who are system-involved, it’s crucial for those who support system involved youth (SIY) to understand how racial trauma impacts them. This training will equip those who participate with increased understanding of racial trauma and strategies to support system-involved youth and families impacted by racial trauma.

6/13/2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

White Accountability Group: Power, Privilege, and Accountability

Training explores locating ourselves in our privilege and accountability as white identifying individuals, therapists, and staff at WAG. This directly impacts how we work with clients, clients’ systems of care (including foster system and associated care teams, juvenile court and probation, families and community support systems), colleagues, and our own internal awareness and developmental growth. Some examples are: building rapport; interrupting our own implicit bias; rupture and repair work; staying in relationship with others; and incorporating a systemic lens when working with clients and through the resources offered at West Coast. Intersectional identity is prioritized.

5/30/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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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Adoption and Family Networks for Every Youth

This training will highlight several strategies and tools that are designed to assist all child welfare stakeholders in ensuring that children and youth find their life-long, family support network. For purposes of this session, family support network can include a forever family through adoption, including relatives, non-related extended family members or other important connections.

6/21/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Ensuring Reasonable and Purposeful Family Time

This interactive workshop will focus on developing a clear understanding of how visitation (family time) is one of the most, if not the most important parts of a family reunification case plan. The legal requirement of reasonable efforts will be discussed as well as its applicability to adequate and purposeful family time. Strategies will be identified, and participants will be provided the opportunity to develop strengths-based, family centered and child/youth focused family time that allows parent(s) to highlight behavioral and/or parental capacity changes in their reunification efforts.

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Lessons of Relational Work With Transition Age Foster Youth

This training is intended for service providers to explore the trajectory of transition age youth after they age out of foster care. Participants will explore lessons learned about applicable and relevant theories and strategies have been useful in creating space for change and growth in both the foster youth and have served as helpful frameworks that result in positive outcomes for the youth and minimize the secondary trauma and burn-out of providers when providing long term services to sexually exploited youth.

6/4/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Strategies to Assess Familial History of Trauma and Resilience

As we grow in our understanding of trauma and adversity we are recognizing how common it is. It’s important for us to not only understand the trauma and resilience of youth we work with, but it’s also important we understand it within the context of their family. This training will provide you with strategies to assess familial trauma and adversity as well as resilience. Register Here

6/14/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Divorce and Parental Separation on System-Involved Youth

Many system-involved youth experience parental separation whether it is because of divorce, parental incarceration, removal from home by child welfare, etc. Divorce and parental separation can be traumatic. This workshop will discuss the impact of parental separation and divorce on system-involved youth’s social, emotional and learning development. Participants will also learn how to support youth experiencing parental divorce or separation. Register Here

6/20/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Internalized Racism on System-Involved Youth

It’s important for social service providers to have dialogue about internalized racism as one can experience discrimination within their own race. This training will provide an opportunity for social service providers to learn how internalized racism impacts system-involved youth and their families. Participants will also learn strategies to support youth experiencing internalized racism. Register Here

6/10/2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Parental Incarceration on System-Involved Youth and Families

Given the disproportion number of people of color in the prison population, it is important to understanding mass incarceration and how it impacts youth. In this training we will talk about the historical context of mass incarceration, why mass incarceration exists, how it impacts youth and strategies to support youth who have an incarcerated parent. Register Here

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Poverty on System-Involved Youth and Families

Growing up in poverty can have lasting impacts on youth and their families. It’s essential for providers working with foster youth to understand how their socioeconomic upbringing impacts their ability to understand poverty and the challenges to get out of poverty. We will look at current data related to poverty and how it impacts families connected to the child welfare system. Trainer will discuss strategies for more effectively engaging individuals and families in poverty and ways to empower them. It is imperative to understand challenges poverty presents and to address it as it can be a risk factor for a variety of unhealthy and dangerous situations such as illness, gang […]

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

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Caregiver trainings.

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Adaptive Response in Children: Withdrawn Behaviors

The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude. From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance). Register Here

6/26/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Advanced Strategies for Supporting System-Involved Youth with Mood Disruptions

Many system-involved youth and young adults struggle with mood disruptions so it’s crucial for providers to know how to support them. This training will build off “Strategies to support system-involved youth with mood disruptions” where providers learn the different types of mood disruptions and some engagement strategies. This training will provide you with additional strategies to support youth with mood disruption, how and when to involve parents/caregivers and how parents/caregivers can support their youth with a mood disruption. Training will also include discussions around common co-occurring disruptions youth and young adults may struggle with and systems-related challenges. Register Here

6/24/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

6/4/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

All Brains are Beautiful

This training will equip attendees with foundational knowledge about how to best understand and support children with ADHD, autism & other learning differences. Register Here

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

5/31/2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

6/6/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

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.  Register Here

6/17/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Conflict Resolution and De-Escalation

The focus of this training is to educate participants in the concepts and skills of conflict resolution and verbal de-escalation. The goal is to increase their effectiveness and safety in conflict and crisis situations. Participants will receive educational instruction and engage in interactive activities and/or roleplays related to the subject matter and discuss ways to support youth in care.

6/4/2024 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Aldea Children & Family Services

Crisis Prevention – Strategies to Crisis Management

This training will introduce Crisis Prevention Interventions, with an emphasis on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Trainers will review effective communication and human physiology during aggressive moments, as well as core philosophy of maintaining Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security, which provides the training’s solid foundation. Many human service professionals around the world have participated in CPI training programs to learn proven strategies for safely resolving situations when confronted by anxious, hostile, or violent behavior, while protecting the therapeutic relationships with those in their care.

6/17/2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Crisis Prevention – Strategies to Crisis Management – Refresher

This training will introduce Crisis Prevention Interventions, with an emphasis on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Trainers will review effective communication and human physiology during aggressive moments, as well as core philosophy of maintaining Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security, which provides the training’s solid foundation. Many human service professionals around the world have participated in CPI training programs to learn proven strategies for safely resolving situations when confronted by anxious, hostile, or violent behavior, while protecting the therapeutic relationships with those in their care.

6/3/2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Crisis Prevention – Strategies to Crisis Management – Refresher

This training will introduce Crisis Prevention Interventions, with an emphasis on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Trainers will review effective communication and human physiology during aggressive moments, as well as core philosophy of maintaining Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security, which provides the training’s solid foundation. Many human service professionals around the world have participated in CPI training programs to learn proven strategies for safely resolving situations when confronted by anxious, hostile, or violent behavior, while protecting the therapeutic relationships with those in their care.

6/12/2024 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Crisis Prevention – Strategies to Crisis Management Part 1

This training will introduce Crisis Prevention Interventions, with an emphasis on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Trainers will review effective communication and human physiology during aggressive moments, as well as core philosophy of maintaining Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security, which provides the training’s solid foundation. Many human service professionals around the world have participated in CPI training programs to learn proven strategies for safely resolving situations when confronted by anxious, hostile, or violent behavior, while protecting the therapeutic relationships with those in their care.

6/3/2024 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Crisis Prevention – Strategies to Crisis Management Part 2

This training will introduce Crisis Prevention Interventions, with an emphasis on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Trainers will review effective communication and human physiology during aggressive moments, as well as core philosophy of maintaining Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security, which provides the training’s solid foundation. Many human service professionals around the world have participated in CPI training programs to learn proven strategies for safely resolving situations when confronted by anxious, hostile, or violent behavior, while protecting the therapeutic relationships with those in their care.

6/10/2024 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Cultural Competency: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Holidays

The Holidays can be particularly stressful for foster youth. While we prepare our homes for the snuggly sweater season foster youth struggle with split loyalties. The struggle with worrying about their bio-families as sometimes they are still in the same situation that the youth was removed from. Register Here

6/17/2024 10:30 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Cultural Competency: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Holidays

The Holidays can be particularly stressful for foster youth. While we prepare our homes for the snuggly sweater season foster youth struggle with split loyalties. The struggle with worrying about their bio-families as sometimes they are still in the same situation that the youth was removed from. Register Here

6/21/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Elder Abuse and Mandated Reporting

This training is meant to help mandated reporters recognize who are considered elder and dependent adults, the signs of elder and dependent adult abuse and how to make a suspected abuse report. Register Here

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

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.

6/20/2024 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A 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.

6/6/2024 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Food and Your Mood: The Role of Nutrition in System-Involved Youth’s Wellness

The role of nutrition in one’s wellness has been getting increased attention in recent years. The foods we eat impact not only our physical health but also our emotional health. Training will provide an overview of how food impacts one’s health so providers are more equipped to have conversations with system-involved youth about their nutrition. Register Here

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Foster Youth Bill of Rights and Prudent Parent Standards

This training reviews youth’s personal rights and clarifies the differences between youth and non-minor dependent’s. This training also covers the caregiver’s role and responsibilities to ensure that youth in out of home care rights are protected. Register Here

6/4/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Foster Youth Bill of Rights and Prudent Parent Standards

This training reviews youth’s personal rights and clarifies the differences between youth and non-minor dependent’s. This training also covers the caregiver’s role and responsibilities to ensure that youth in out of home care rights are protected. Register Here

6/10/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Foster Youth Reproductive & Sexual Wellness

Attendees will understand Sexual and Reproductive Wellness Rights for youth in foster care. These rights ensure 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. Attendees will understand 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. Register Here

6/5/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

How to Navigate IEP’s and 504 Plans

Participants will learn the lingo and process for initiating, reviewing, and participating in the process of an IEP. Participants will learn timelines, requirements, and laws governing the administration of an IEP. Register Here

6/11/2024 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

How to Support Youth with Challenging Behaviors

With power point and lecture, trainers will discuss common challenging behaviors, particularly lying and stealing by foster youth. A behavior is defined as “challenging” when it is of such an intensity, frequency, or duration as to threaten the quality of life and/or the physical safety of the individual or others and it is likely to lead to responses that are restrictive, aversive or result in exclusion. Trainers will discuss the origins of these behaviors; as well as methods that can be implemented by resource and other care staff to reduce or eliminate these behaviors. Trainers will also discuss “observable and measurable” to be used with any particular behavior – as […]

5/29/2024 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

How to Support Youth with Challenging Behaviors- Spanish

With power point and lecture, trainers will discuss common challenging behaviors, particularly lying and stealing by foster youth. A behavior is defined as “challenging” when it is of such an intensity, frequency, or duration as to threaten the quality of life and/or the physical safety of the individual or others and it is likely to lead to responses that are restrictive, aversive or result in exclusion. Trainers will discuss the origins of these behaviors; as well as methods that can be implemented by resource and other care staff to reduce or eliminate these behaviors. Trainers will also discuss “observable and measurable” to be used with any particular behavior – as […]

5/31/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Identifying and Reporting Absue of Children and Adults

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. 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

6/3/2024 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Identifying and Reporting Abuse of Children and Adults

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. 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

6/11/2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Increasing Family Acceptance Among Religious Caregivers Caring for LGBTQ Youth – 6.5 CAMFT CEUs

This training supports professionals in supporting caregivers who reject LGBTQ youth in their care for religious and/or spiritual reasons. It is often difficult for professionals supporting queer and/or trans youth in care to know how to talk to caregivers, whether biological family, resource parents, clinical providers, or other caring adults, about the importance of acceptance and affirmation during and after a young person comes out. Rejection by caregivers and important adults have lifelong impacts on LGBTQ youth on individual and systemic levels. This training will discuss common anti-LGBTQ spiritual/religious beliefs and how to have conversations about caregivers’ values, beliefs, and practices that validate and respect them, while also supporting family […]

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6.5 CAMFT CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Insight into Understanding Behaviors

Created by an RCS Licensed Clinician, this training helps us understand how to look underneath challenging behaviors to the reasons for the behaviors. Including an overview of the 3 stages of the General Adaptation Syndrome, a look at attachment theory, and understanding trauma can help us see these behaviors in a new light, and design more effective interventions for them. Register Here

6/13/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Providing Culturally Sensitive Services to Latinx Youths

This training in Spanish will increase the knowledge and skills of those who work with families where the parents were born and raised in Latin countries and have youth who are born in the United States. Participants will gain awareness of cultural considerations to consider and will learn skills to use to close the gap in communication while supporting youth in care. Participants will learn how generational trauma has contributed to depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders in children, youth in care/clients and their families. Participants will learn supports to work on these issues and will gain awareness of how to best support youth in care.

6/21/2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Fairfield N/A Aldea Children & Family Services

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.

6/8/2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A 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.

6/15/2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Part 1

If you’ve decided to become a foster, kin, and/or adoptive parent (all under the title “Resource Parent”) and have some basic understanding of what that means, then this two part training is a next step for you. The Resource Family Pre-Approval Training will help participants understand many aspects of supporting a “youth in care”, or in the foster care system, and it will furnish you with vital information about the youths who come into the foster care system. This class boosts your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment.

6/22/2024 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Part 2

The Resource Family Pre-Approval Training helps you to understand the many aspects of supporting a youth “in care” in the foster care system, and it will furnish yoou with vital information about the youths who come into the foster care system. This class boosts your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment.

6/29/2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Aldea Children & Family Services

Resource Parent Orientation to Aldea and the Child Welfare System

This training will explain the purpose of the Child Welfare system and the Resource Family Approval application process. We will define what a Resource Parent is and go over the responsibilities that come with the role, where the Resource Parent is in the larger team of supports for foster youth, as well as the five competency categories guiding a Resource Parent. The Aldea Staff will introduce Aldea’s history, its programs, and support services provided to Resource Families. She will explain the steps in the process to become an approved Resource Parent: the required documentation, pre-service trainings, submission of background checks, how to prepare your home for RFA approval, and review […]

6/11/2024 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Aldea Children & Family Services

Somatic Support for Systems-Involved Youth and Families, Parts 1 & 2

The majority of system-involved youth have experienced numerous traumas and experienced numerous adversities. Given the chronic exposure to trauma, stress and adversity, it’s imperative social service providers, foster parents and natural supports understand how stress is stored in our bodies, not just in our minds. Often, the approach is to “talk it out” or refer the youth to talking supports. While this is helpful, it’s essential to address how trauma impacts the body. Training will provide an overview of somatic strategies and ways providers can utilize them with system-involved youth and transitional age youth when they are struggling with their health. Register Here

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth who are Neurodivergent

This training is designed to equip educators, counselors, social workers and law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively work with neurodivergent youth involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Training explores common challenges faced by these youth, such as communication challenges, sensory sensitivities and difficulties with social interactions. Training will offer practical approaches to address these issues. Participants learn how to create supportive environments, adapt supports to individual needs and foster positive relationships to improve outcomes for system-involved youth on the neurodivergent spectrum. Register Here

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Talk with Youth and Young Adults About Dating, Boundaries and Sex after Sexual Abuse

Trauma can impact one’s understanding and experience of intimacy, and given the high rates of sexual abuse amongst youth, it’s important that social service and behavioral health providers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about intimacy after sexual abuse. You will learn how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex. You will also learn dialogue with youth and young adults about dating, boundaries and sex. Without these conversations, youth and young adults are left to navigate these topics on their own or with their peers. This training will equip you to have […]

6/10/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Teach Gratitude Practice to System-Involved Youth

Gratitude has been shown to have positive effects on one’s well-being. This training will provide an overview on the research of gratitude, the impact it has on one’s emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. The training will also cover strategies to teach youth about gratitude as well as how to practice gratitude with system-involved youth. Register Here

6/25/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Supporting and Caring for Transgender Youth in out of Home Care

This training will discuss gender affirming care and how caregivers can affirm gender identity in an age appropriate way. The training will review the history of transgender people and their contributions to society. The training will identify current and past role models and identify resources for caregivers and trans children. Register Here

6/7/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

This training gives helping professionals an overview of some of the issues faced by LGBTQ Youth in the foster care system. Attendees will learn statistics, terms & vocabulary, and participate in several learning activities that help deepen understanding into this vulnerable population. Attendees will learn how to provide a safe and supportive environment for these youth, and practice being supportive through a series of role play scenarios. Register Here

6/11/2024 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

This training gives helping professionals an overview of some of the issues faced by LGBTQ Youth in the foster care system. Attendees will learn statistics, terms & vocabulary, and participate in several learning activities that help deepen understanding into this vulnerable population. Attendees will learn how to provide a safe and supportive environment for these youth, and practice being supportive through a series of role play scenarios. Register Here

6/21/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Supporting Native American Youth

This training focuses on the meaning of culture and the importance of preserving the cultural identity of Native American youth in foster care. The training will provide participants with knowledge and tools to support Native American youth in foster care while respecting and honoring their culture, beliefs, and rights. Register Here

6/5/2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Supporting Native American Youth

This training focuses on the meaning of culture and the importance of preserving the cultural identity of Native American youth in foster care. The training will provide participants with knowledge and tools to support Native American youth in foster care while respecting and honoring their culture, beliefs, and rights. Register Here

6/25/2024 10:30 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Supporting System-Involved Youth and Young Adults Disordered Eating Habits 

Eating disruptions are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training provides an overview of the different types of eating disruptions, available supports and strategies to engage youth and young adults with eating disruptions as well as those at risk. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with eating disruptions. Register Here

6/3/2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Lincoln Families

Supporting System-Involved Youth with Trauma Narratives

Narratives help trauma survivors distance themselves from what has been done to them. Training will provide an overview of what narrative support is and how to apply it with system-involved youth and young adults. Participants will learn examples of narrative techniques to apply with clients’ care plans. Register Here

6/17/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Tactile Activities to Improve Chile and Adolescent Behavior

This training looks at a child’s sensory system including not only the 5 traditional senses, but two others as well (vestibular & proprioception) and the impact of trauma on the sensory system, as well as other factors that might lead to sensory differences, such as sensory processing disorder. The last third of the training is full of ideas for how to better integrate sensory play into a child’s life, school, and therapeutic services. Register Here

6/26/2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

The Impact of Parental Incarceration on System-Involved Youth and Families

Given the disproportion number of people of color in the prison population, it is important to understanding mass incarceration and how it impacts youth. In this training we will talk about the historical context of mass incarceration, why mass incarceration exists, how it impacts youth and strategies to support youth who have an incarcerated parent. Register Here

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Poverty on System-Involved Youth and Families

Growing up in poverty can have lasting impacts on youth and their families. It’s essential for providers working with foster youth to understand how their socioeconomic upbringing impacts their ability to understand poverty and the challenges to get out of poverty. We will look at current data related to poverty and how it impacts families connected to the child welfare system. Trainer will discuss strategies for more effectively engaging individuals and families in poverty and ways to empower them. It is imperative to understand challenges poverty presents and to address it as it can be a risk factor for a variety of unhealthy and dangerous situations such as illness, gang […]

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Una Descripción General del Trauma para Padres y Cuidadores

Los padres y cuidadores juegan un papel crucial en la vida de los jóvenes involucrados en el sistema de justicia juvenil y de crianza y es fundamental apoyarlos para que comprendan mejor el trauma. Este entrenamiento proporcionará una descripción general del trauma para los padres que incluirá qué es el trauma, cómo el trauma afecta a los jóvenes y estrategias para apoyar a los jóvenes que están traumatizados. Este entrenamiento también abordará la resiliencia de los jóvenes traumatizados. Register Here

6/24/2024 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

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. Register Here

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Lincoln Families

Health & Safety

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Addressing the Shame and Trauma of System-Involved Youth with Self-Compassion

Shame often accompanies trauma and can delay one’s ability to disclose their abuse, delay one’s healing journey and create barriers to utilizing one’s support system. We will talk about how shame presents in services and what we can do to combat shame. One of the strategies we will talk about is self-compassion. Register Here

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Advanced Strategies for Supporting System-Involved Youth with Mood Disruptions

Many system-involved youth and young adults struggle with mood disruptions so it’s crucial for providers to know how to support them. This training will build off “Strategies to support system-involved youth with mood disruptions” where providers learn the different types of mood disruptions and some engagement strategies. This training will provide you with additional strategies to support youth with mood disruption, how and when to involve parents/caregivers and how parents/caregivers can support their youth with a mood disruption. Training will also include discussions around common co-occurring disruptions youth and young adults may struggle with and systems-related challenges. Register Here

6/24/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

An Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation on Youth

There is a growing awareness of youth and young adults being exploited in the commercial sex industry and many system-involved youth can find themselves caught up in it. This training will provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation that includes prevalence, risk factors, pathways of entry, recruitment and ways to support trafficked youth. Register Here

6/7/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

BBS- HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk, Prevention, Symptoms, Interventions and Resources in Work with System Involved Youth And Families- 7 CAMFT & RN CE Credits

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. This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for HIV/AIDS 7 […]

6/14/2024 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 CAMFT & RN CE Credits Seneca Family of Agencies

Best Practices for Group Facilitation for At-Risk Youth

Many social service providers provide workshops and groups for at-risk youth and many have not been formally taught how to facilitate groups. This training will provide an overview of best practices of group facilitation. Participants will also learn how to navigate challenging situations in groups such as redirecting a youth, a youth monopolizing the conversation, etc. Register Here

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Body, Soul, and Wellness Retreat in Nature: Renewal and Reset Strategies for Youth, Families, and Providers

The intention of this training will be for service providers and caregivers to learn and engage in resiliency building and healing activities that will help them to increase mindfulness and reduce trauma. Participants will be invited into restorative practices that nourish the nervous system, to increase their sense of well-being while also adding to their toolbox of renewal and reset strategies that can be used with their work with system impacted youth and families. Please anticipate an intentionally un-urgent day outdoors that includes therapeutic art strategies, gentle body movement, active rest, and opportunities for connection and reflection with ways to incorporate these strategies and activities with the youth and families they work with daily. 

6/13/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hayward 0 East Bay Agency for Children

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101: Basic Awareness Skills to Support System Involved Youth

Foster care and juvenile justice involved youth are at a very high-risk for commercial sexual exploitation. This training will provide an overview on CSEC in the United States. Participants will learn about CSEC risk factors, pathways to entry, the impact of CSEC on system-involved youth, CSEC identifying factors and CSEC needs.

6/10/2024 10:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn with a Focus on Fawn

Given the amount of trauma system-involved youth and families have experienced, it’s crucial for social service providers to understand common trauma responses and how they may manifest. Although fight, flight, and freeze are more commonly known there is more acknowledgment of the fawn response. This training will provide an overview of these common responses, how they manifest and how to support system-involved youth. One of the ways the fawn trauma response is manifested is in people pleasing. The training will provide an overview of people pleasing and strategies to support system-involved youth develop healthier interactions with others. Register Here

6/21/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Food and Your Mood: The Role of Nutrition in System-Involved Youth’s Wellness

The role of nutrition in one’s wellness has been getting increased attention in recent years. The foods we eat impact not only our physical health but also our emotional health. Training will provide an overview of how food impacts one’s health so providers are more equipped to have conversations with system-involved youth about their nutrition. Register Here

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Healthy and Pathologic Pre-Teen Development – 4 GH & STRTP CEUs

This 4 hour course is designed to provide staff serving in Group Homes and STRTP’s behavior management strategies for staff working with traumatized youth and families. The aim of the course is to assist adults working with severely emotionally disturbed pre-teens compared with healthy pre-teens. Participants will discuss effective tools and techniques for treatment.

6/6/2024 9:30 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Layperson Naloxone

Layperson Naloxone Administration contains a general overview of the chronic brain disease of addiction/substance use disorder, specific information addressing opioid use and abuse, information about the science behind the drug Naloxone, and how to administer various forms of the lifesaving drug that participants will use to better serve youth and families. Register Here

6/18/2024 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Layperson Naloxone Administration

Layperson Naloxone Administration contains a general overview of the chronic brain disease of addiction/substance use disorder, specific information addressing opioid use and abuse, information about the science behind the drug Naloxone, and how to administer various forms of the lifesaving drug that participants will use to better serve youth and families. Register Here

6/10/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Navigating Dating, Boundaries and Sex after Sexual Abuse

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 social service providers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about relationships, dating and sex after sexual abuse. Despite how common this can be amongst sexual abuse survivors, it is often not addressed in services. In this training, the trainer will discuss how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex.

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 0 East Bay Agency for Children

Psychostimulants, Opioids and Our Brain

This training provides an overview of different drugs effects on the brain and body. It explains stigma, the science behind opioid and stimulant dependency, and how to identify an overdose and how to respond to save a life. Register Here

6/7/2024 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder

This training will equip care managers, providers and trainers with training and education on how to refrain from shaming and stigmatizing their clients, understand the disease of addiction and how it directly impacts the brain, and recognize an overdose and the importance of administering naloxone at care facilities, where our most vulnerable populations receive service at. Register Here

6/12/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder

This training will equip care managers, providers and trainers with training and education on how to refrain from shaming and stigmatizing their clients, understand the disease of addiction and how it directly impacts the brain, and recognize an overdose and the importance of administering naloxone at care facilities, where our most vulnerable populations receive service at. Register Here

6/24/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Sexual Abuse of Youth with Disabilities

Sexual abuse of youth with disabilities is rarely talked about despite its prevalence. This is problematic given how many system-involved youth have disabilities. It’s crucial for social service providers to learn about this topic so they can mediate on a preventative basis as well as to intercede if the youth has been abused. Register Here

6/25/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Lincoln Families

Somatic Support for Systems-Involved Youth and Families, Parts 1 & 2

The majority of system-involved youth have experienced numerous traumas and experienced numerous adversities. Given the chronic exposure to trauma, stress and adversity, it’s imperative social service providers, foster parents and natural supports understand how stress is stored in our bodies, not just in our minds. Often, the approach is to “talk it out” or refer the youth to talking supports. While this is helpful, it’s essential to address how trauma impacts the body. Training will provide an overview of somatic strategies and ways providers can utilize them with system-involved youth and transitional age youth when they are struggling with their health. Register Here

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support Girls and Young Women with Body Image Issues

Many girls and young women struggle with the relationship they have their bodies. For those who have experienced sexual trauma, the relationship with one’s body can be that much more complicated. Many girls and young women are dissatisfied with their bodies and have a negative relationship with it. Training will discuss strategies to help girls and young women better their relationship with their bodies. Register Here

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth who are Neurodivergent

This training is designed to equip educators, counselors, social workers and law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively work with neurodivergent youth involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Training explores common challenges faced by these youth, such as communication challenges, sensory sensitivities and difficulties with social interactions. Training will offer practical approaches to address these issues. Participants learn how to create supportive environments, adapt supports to individual needs and foster positive relationships to improve outcomes for system-involved youth on the neurodivergent spectrum. Register Here

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Talk with Youth and Young Adults About Dating, Boundaries and Sex after Sexual Abuse

Trauma can impact one’s understanding and experience of intimacy, and given the high rates of sexual abuse amongst youth, it’s important that social service and behavioral health providers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about intimacy after sexual abuse. You will learn how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex. You will also learn dialogue with youth and young adults about dating, boundaries and sex. Without these conversations, youth and young adults are left to navigate these topics on their own or with their peers. This training will equip you to have […]

6/10/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Teach Gratitude Practice to System-Involved Youth

Gratitude has been shown to have positive effects on one’s well-being. This training will provide an overview on the research of gratitude, the impact it has on one’s emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. The training will also cover strategies to teach youth about gratitude as well as how to practice gratitude with system-involved youth. Register Here

6/25/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Supporting System-Involved Youth and Young Adults Disordered Eating Habits 

Eating disruptions are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training provides an overview of the different types of eating disruptions, available supports and strategies to engage youth and young adults with eating disruptions as well as those at risk. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with eating disruptions. Register Here

6/3/2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Lincoln Families

Supporting System-Involved Youth with Trauma Narratives

Narratives help trauma survivors distance themselves from what has been done to them. Training will provide an overview of what narrative support is and how to apply it with system-involved youth and young adults. Participants will learn examples of narrative techniques to apply with clients’ care plans. Register Here

6/17/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Poverty on System-Involved Youth and Families

Growing up in poverty can have lasting impacts on youth and their families. It’s essential for providers working with foster youth to understand how their socioeconomic upbringing impacts their ability to understand poverty and the challenges to get out of poverty. We will look at current data related to poverty and how it impacts families connected to the child welfare system. Trainer will discuss strategies for more effectively engaging individuals and families in poverty and ways to empower them. It is imperative to understand challenges poverty presents and to address it as it can be a risk factor for a variety of unhealthy and dangerous situations such as illness, gang […]

6/12/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

The Impact of Trauma on Youth’s Learning

This training is designed to help educators, administrators and learning academic counselors understand how trauma affects children’s development and achievement performance. Training examines the various types of trauma that students may experience, such as abuse, neglect, or witnessing violence, and discusses their effects on behavior, cognition and emotional regulation. Through this training, participants will gain insights into creating trauma-sensitive learning environments, adapting instruction methods to meet learners’ emotional needs, and promoting resilience and healing within learning environments. Register Here

6/18/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Lincoln Families

Towards Culturally Responsive Services: Increasing Awareness on Privilege, Racism and Microaggressions

This training class focuses on enhancing cultural competence among professionals in the fields of mental health, education, social services and healthcare. The class explores the concepts of privilege, racism, and microaggressions, shedding light on their impact on marginalized groups and the broader societal context. Participants will gain tools and strategies to recognize and address these issues within their professional practice, aiming to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Register Here

6/26/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Understanding Systems to Promote Safety for Youth and Families

This session will offer providers a framework for promoting safety for youth and families. Participants will be able to identify and understand key strategies for responding to situations involving risk and suicidal ideation when working with youth, NMDs, and families/caregivers. Providers will acquire tools to promote the safety of youth in a variety of settings in which youth/families are encountered.

6/11/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding Systems to Promote Safety in a Milieu Setting

This course will offer providers a framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of youth entering a milieu setting. Participants will be able to identify and understand the behaviors and trauma responses a youth may exhibit. Through facilitated discussions, providers will strategize with their teams on how to interpret behaviors of youth experiencing complex trauma and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive milieu environment. Providers will acquire tools to promote the safety of youth in a milieu setting.

6/11/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Utilizing Sports to Help Traumatized Youth

Sports can have many positive benefits for system-involved youth such as learning teamwork, coping with adversity, communication skills, etc. Training will teach providers about the positive benefits of sports and physical exercise. Participants will learn strategies to use sports in a beneficial manner. Register Here

6/14/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Lincoln Families

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. Register Here

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Lincoln Families

On Demand

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Other

These trainings include topics that are not listed in any other categories.

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An Overview of DSM-V Eating Disorders

Training Summary: Disordered eating and eating disorders are becoming more prevalent with youth and young adults. This training will provide an overview of the different types of eating disorders, available treatments, and strategies to engage youth and young adults diagnosed with one. The training will also cover how family members can support a youth with an eating disorder. Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training) 1. Participants will be able to describe anorexia nervosa
 2. Participants will be able to describe bulimia nervosa 3. Participants will be able to describe at least 1 strategy to support participants with an eating disorder […]

6/24/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Family Paths, Inc.

Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be to Support our System Involved Youth

**This listing is for day one, day two is 6/12/24** If you are a supervisor and are supervising unlicensed support providers who are working with system-involved youth and their families, this is an important training for you. We will focus on issues of culture in supervision and also on some legal issues of supervision. Learning will include ethical boundaries in supervision and how this parallels boundaries that support providers need to establish and maintain in their relationships with system involved youth and their families. We will also describe and review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this in order to stay focused […]

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 5:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 15 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

De-Escalation Strategies: Expanding Your Support Toolbox

This training will support participants in developing further tools and strategies to support young people who are experiencing crisis and distress. Participants will explore the ways that behavior impacts behavior by reflecting on their own escalation curve and how it might impact young people’s escalation. Participants will practice de-escalation strategies together and work towards a deeper understanding of non-punitive and non-retaliatory strategies to use with youth.

6/12/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

Equilibrium Chapter 4: Understanding How to Respond to Crisis Behaviors when Working with Youth

This training explores the purpose of actively working with youth in care to help them meet preferred behaviors. The training highlights four things to think about in any given situation before choosing how to support youth: your personal state, the desired outcome, the situation and environment, and which approach to use. Didactic presentation, group discussion, art and visualization exercises are utilized.

6/13/2024 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

How to Foster the Caregiver/Child Relationships of System Involved Families Through Strategies for Healing Attachment

Effectively engaging caregivers in becoming secure attachments for their children and guiding their children towards other peer/adult healthy attachments can help them to: be successful in relationships, academics, and career related activities; build networks of support; and avoid using drugs and compulsive behavior to self-medicate. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth (SIY) by exploring how caregivers can empower themselves and their children to identify and build relationships with people who can become secure attachments as a means to improve relationship outcomes that lead to their own community building. We will also explore situational leadership coaching points that can prepare us […]

6/17/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Law and Ethics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

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 risks of clinical practice. […]

6/7/2024 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Legal and Ethical Issues: Developing Tools for Telemental Health (3 hours) and Consent, Privacy and Mandatory Reporting (3 hours) for Child Welfare Professionals

In work with system involved youth and families there are numerous legal and ethical considerations to keep in mind. In this class participants will learn: 1) California telehealth legal codes and telehealth professional codes of ethics including: informed consent, privacy, working with people out of state, preparing for crisis, and handling technology failure; 2) research on telemental health; 3) best practicing when providing online health and mental services; 4) general consent for treatment requirements; 5) privacy issue including in the use of technology; and 6) required mandatory reporting. This class meets the 3 hour, one time requirement for a telemental health course for all registrants and licensed mental health providers, […]

6/13/2024 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Managing Terminations with Foster Youth

This seminar will address the systemic and service contexts for both the youth and providers that influence the predetermined endings of youth. We will examine our own and our youth’s tendencies and common dynamics in relationships that come up around endings; whether it be to ignore and deny, or the anxiety of wanting to end everything perfectly. We will consider the context of youth, some of whom are in foster care or adopted, who have many losses over their lifetime; and how to support them in a possible reparative experience through use of self. In order to enrich and put in to practice the concepts we’ll go over, the trainer […]

5/30/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Narrative Practices Part 2: Modern Power, Re-Authoring and the Absent but Implicit

This training is designed to provide an introduction to Narrative Practices for clinical staff, counseling staff, and non-professionals who work with foster youth. Participants will learn about the history of Narrative Practices and the underlying assumptions of the work. Emphasis will be placed on how the approach was born out of a desire to center notions of social justice within the helping professions. Participants will learn about the process of separating problems from people (externalizing) and have opportunities to practice this skill.

6/14/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Seneca Family of Agencies

PCOMS: An Evidence Based Practice Which Supports Positive Outcomes with System Involved Youth!

The root of many controversies in our field is the important question: “what works with our system involved youth”. Is success based on the use of specialized techniques or do other factors account for the change? This Evidence-Based Practice, called PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcome Management System), is a client-directed and outcome-informed process which is focused on partnering with clients and getting their feedback in order to develop and sustain a therapeutic alliance. Study the Outcome Rating and Satisfaction Rating Scales as a means of understanding our clients’ needs and developing the kind of relational alliance that leads to improved success and positive outcomes for system involved youth and their families.

6/18/2024 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Understanding Clinical Supervision’s Impact in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 1 of 2)

*This fifteen-hour training is required for those who are becoming supervisors for MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns.* Clinical Supervision is an important tool used to enrich the relationship between providers and clients in child welfare. This fifteen-hour training shows providers supporting youth in foster care how clinical supervision is performed, and how that performance directly effects clients in care. It discusses how clinical supervision courses are required every two years for those supervising MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns. Topics covered will include effects of paperwork in supervision, exploration of supervisory styles and choices, as well as challenges and obstacles encountered in supervision. Time will be allowed for questions, cases and […]

6/4/2024 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Clinical Supervisions’ Impact in Social Work and Mental Health Practice (Part 2 of 2)

*This fifteen-hour training is required for those who are becoming supervisors for MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns.* Clinical Supervision is an important tool used to enrich the relationship between providers and clients in child welfare. This fifteen-hour training shows providers supporting youth in foster care how clinical supervision is performed, and how that performance directly effects clients in care. It discusses how clinical supervision courses are required every two years for those supervising MFTis, LPCCis and Psych interns. Topics covered will include effects of paperwork in supervision, exploration of supervisory styles and choices, as well as challenges and obstacles encountered in supervision. Time will be allowed for questions, cases and […]

6/5/2024 9:15 am – 5:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding the Benefits of Motivational Interviewing to Support System Involved Youth

In this training, participants will gain a generalized understanding of MI and its benefits for youth and families who are system involved or at high risk of system involvement. Participants will be introduced to the spirit of MI, Righting Reflex, and OARS (open-ended, affirmations, reflections, and summary). Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups, engage in various activities, and receive tangible examples to use within their efforts to support youth and families who are system involved or at high risk of system involvement. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

6/6/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.5 East Bay Agency for Children

Understanding the Benefits of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for System Involved Youth and Families

This training will explain the basic principles of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), including goals and objectives as well as core principles and techniques which can be applied within efforts to support system involved youth (SIY) and families. The training will include a detailed explanation of the two phases of PCIT: Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent-Directed Interaction (PDI) as well as the benefits of PCIT for SIY.

6/7/2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.25 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Trauma Impact

These trainings address the impact that trauma has had on the lives of children in our care and how we can help them begin to heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.

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Addressing Burnout in Child Serving Systems

Many providers do not practice stress reduction techniques despite endorsing the importance of self-care ideas, techniques, and recommendations with caregivers, youth, and families. With research demonstrating that the amount of time spent working with traumatized clients strongly predicted secondary trauma in helping professionals and caregivers, the necessity of self-care as a critical component of managing vicarious trauma is clear. Learning self-care practices experientially provides professionals with an additional level of familiarity in working with caregivers to implement their own self-care practices.

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Addressing Overwhelm and Loss to Sustain Quality Care of Foster Youth

The experience of loss and secondary trauma for service providers, caregivers, and others who work with foster youth can at times impact quality care that is offered. This training looks at how vicarious and secondary trauma may impact those who work with system involved youth. This is an opportunity to explore the trauma that exists at micro and macro levels, and how these dynamics influence and are influenced by the direct dynamics within families and teams. Participants learn strategies to mitigate the effects of secondary trauma and strategies of sustainability for those who work long term with foster care.

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Addressing the Shame and Trauma of System-Involved Youth with Self-Compassion

Shame often accompanies trauma and can delay one’s ability to disclose their abuse, delay one’s healing journey and create barriers to utilizing one’s support system. We will talk about how shame presents in services and what we can do to combat shame. One of the strategies we will talk about is self-compassion. Register Here

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

An Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation on Youth

There is a growing awareness of youth and young adults being exploited in the commercial sex industry and many system-involved youth can find themselves caught up in it. This training will provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation that includes prevalence, risk factors, pathways of entry, recruitment and ways to support trafficked youth. Register Here

6/7/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Approaches to Supporting Foster Youth

This training will focus on the developmental needs that are specific to young children in foster care. Approaches to assessing their functioning will be reviewed. Strategies for helping foster youth in a way that enhances resilience will also be discussed.

5/29/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Approaches to Understanding a Child’s Mental Health Needs

This training will focus on differentiating causes for youth’s emotional distress, including attachment disruptions, trauma, and possible psychosis. Recommendations for stabilizing mental health will be incorporated.

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Assessing and Integrating Trauma on Foster Youth

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 a child’s removal from […]

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness and the Value of Community in Healing for System Involved Youth and Families

System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with diverse families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Bearing Witness to One Another: The Value of Community, its Wisdom, and its Contribution to a Path Way to Healing for System-Involved Youth and Families

System-involved youth and families require culturally responsive care and services. For those who identify as native or indigenous, there are added challenges for services providers who do not identify similarly to understand individual, familial, and cultural needs. In this training, the lead trainer provides information about infuse holistic and indigenous approaches for work with diverse families. This training reviews mental health approaches that focus on the reclamation, reconnection, and strengthening of ancestral knowledge, particularly focused on native communities.

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Building Service Teams to Support Foster Youth with Chronic and Severe Trauma

This training is for service providers who work with chronically and severely mentally ill youth in out-of-home care. The training reviews common challenges that are faced by youth with chronic or severe mental illness with regard to placements, relationships, stability, and wellbeing. Providers will also understand the benefits of team-based approaches in service delivery for youth and NMD with high needs.

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Collaborative Feedback with Parents and Youth

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

5/29/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Community Work and Considerations of Socioeconomic Status

Issues of class and socioeconomic status are often at the core of some families’ experience of oppression and mistreatment. Their interaction with these social constructs are often discussed in ways that leaves families at times struggling to name their experience. This training will focus on historical factors that may influence families’ access to resources and the ways it also may impact engagement with providers or welfare workers. (Register for this training here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JIJ9ydw272Ln7Y3qo3WolzsFU5U_stBDG8hAlMWv8qU/edit?ts=6324af96)

5/30/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

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. This knowledge will increase 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

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Compassion Fatigue in Child Serving Systems

Providers and caregivers supporting youth in care are often exposed to high levels of trauma content involving narratives of abuse, neglect, and suffering. Those working with youth are often impacted by secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This interactive training is designed to address the sustainability and self-care needs of those working with children, youth, and caregivers or parents impacted by traumatic life events. Participants are encouraged to verbalize their understanding of multiple aspects of compassion fatigue. This training will the benefits of using a screening tool to determine traumatic impact and levels of stress for caregivers of youth in care. Several approaches will be reviewed that serve to […]

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Compassion Fatigue: Secondary and Vicarious Trauma When Serving Youth

This highly interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those serving children, youth and adults facing and impacted by traumatic life events. Participants are encouraged to verbalize their understanding and connectedness to the multiple aspects of compassion fatigue. By taking a self-inventory, participants will see first-hand, the levels of stress they experience. The group will look at several tools and techniques to circumvent the most challenging aspects of compassion fatigue and to be able to regain a state of neuro-physiological (mind-body) regulation, recovery and resilience.

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Complexities in Providing Services for Foster Youth in a 24 hour Facility

Youth coming to the Assessment Center in Alameda County are most vulnerable and have often experienced various types of trauma. Providers working at the Assessment Center can often feel pulled to continue working to support the needs of the youth that are in crisis. This training gives providers the opportunity to discuss the complexities of working with youth in a 24-hour facility. Providers attending this training will learn about the importance of establishing boundaries in a supportive way in order to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Considerations of Socioeconomic Status: Engaging Foster Youth

Issues of class and socioeconomic status are often at the core of some families’ experience of oppression and mistreatment. Their interaction with these social constructs often leave families struggling to name their experience. This training will focus on historical factors that may influence families’ access to resources and the ways it also may impact engagement with providers or child welfare workers. Participants will examine how issues of social class manifest in their direct work with the youth & families they serve.

6/6/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Culturally Relevant Conversations in Work with Foster Youth

Youth in foster care encounter systems, providers, and social workers who may occupy different cultural values and beliefs. When placed with non-familial care, youth may find that the identity, values, and beliefs of those around them are notably different from those with which they were brought up. This training reviews how culturally-relevant conversations, including cross-cultural conversations may happen in the context of serving youth. Participants practice discussing chosen elements of identity, including race, and how this experience is felt when in dialogue with someone of the same race, contrasted with someone of a different race. Participants also review common culturally-themed scenarios and dilemmas and review strategies for responding.

6/6/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Enhancing Skills and Resources for Service Providers Working with Traumatized Foster Youth in the Community

This presentation will help participants understand the benefits of enhancing skills and resources for those that work with foster youth. Participants will learn strategies for navigating complex feelings often associated with child welfare professionals: isolation, lack of support, lack of efficacy, time and work-life balance. They will have tools for increasing professional impact, prioritizing never-ending workloads, and making progress on youth goals that sometimes feel unattainable.

6/4/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Exploring Relational Strategies to Enhance Community-Based Work with Complexly-Traumatized Foster Youth

In this training, we will engage in discussion about relationally-informed approaches to serve and support complexly-traumatized youth in community based settings. Specifically, we will review two simple core components. We will engage critically about the history and of relational approaches and go on to consider why these approaches may be useful. We will then explore theoretical concepts that could be especially relevant. We will then practice applying these concepts to vignettes of foster youth and evaluate if such ideas generate depth and complexity.

6/11/2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn with a Focus on Fawn

Given the amount of trauma system-involved youth and families have experienced, it’s crucial for social service providers to understand common trauma responses and how they may manifest. Although fight, flight, and freeze are more commonly known there is more acknowledgment of the fawn response. This training will provide an overview of these common responses, how they manifest and how to support system-involved youth. One of the ways the fawn trauma response is manifested is in people pleasing. The training will provide an overview of people pleasing and strategies to support system-involved youth develop healthier interactions with others. Register Here

6/21/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Fostering Community to Engage in Conversations of Race and Culture

Participants in this training will be encouraged to explore and discuss how cultural and community dynamics impact engagement and work with youth and one’s sense of agency in creating change in child welfare systems. Everyone is impacted by the system of racism, and therefore has to tenaciously walk against that system. The cost of institutional power dynamics can be seen and perceived by youth and families, and our awareness of the system usually also differs from their experience. Working for equity at the individual level often involves understanding the concepts, building the confidence and skills to work toward racial justice, and being accountable. Accountability is a keystone of equity work. […]

6/12/2024 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Fostering Effective Communication with Youth

Youth in the foster care system often have complex needs and histories that for many youth become invisible parts of their past that are unspoken, or often re-enacted. Youth in care may not have always developed skills to effectively communicate with resource families, child welfare workers, and even with peers and their community. This foundational training provides an experiential view of skills youth may need to develop to support their independent living later in life. This trainer will facilitate exercises to help participants understand ways to support youth in developing effective communication skills.

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Frameworks and Practices to Enhance Your Caregiving

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. This training is a framework for engaging with sexually exploited youth and will offer suggestions for talking with youth.

5/29/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Healing Shame with Trauma Survivors in Child Welfare

This 1-day course will provide an overview of the intersection of shame and trauma for system-involved youth. Trauma survivors carry heavy burdens of shame that impact all aspects of life. Despite how prevalent shame is amongst system-involved youth it’s rarely discussed. The workshop will also focus on strategies to heal shame with youth and young adults who have experienced trauma. Participants will learn about self-compassion and strategies to practice self-compassion with commercially sexually exploited youth and young adults.

6/12/2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4.5 A Better Way, Inc.

Helping Clients Attain Safety from Trauma and Substance Use

This training, based on the EBP Seeking Safety, teaches attendees about the close relationship between trauma and substance use. It covers stigma and its role in hindering treatment, harm reduction, and a counseling plan for assisting clients who are struggling with PTSD and substance use.

6/28/2024 9:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Redwood Community Services, Inc

Helping System Involved Youth (SIY) & Caregivers Understand Their Unique Grieving Style

Grief is a natural response to loss – death losses as well as non-death losses. While grief is the most universal experience, how each individual system involved youth or caregiver processes loss and feels supported is highly unique. This training will explain four primary grieving styles, explore complications that arise when grieving styles are unacknowledged, highlight best practices for providing support for system involved youth or their caregiver with each unique style, and help participants understand their own personal style. Participants in this training will be informed through presenter instruction, case study review, self-reflection, learning activities, breakout rooms, guided discussion, and questions & answers.

6/4/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

How a Relationship to Shame Inhibits and/or Facilitates Work with Youth and Families

Shame is perhaps the most excruciating emotion youth experience, sometimes embedded deeply into their experiences of emotional abuse. It is also a signal that can assist in protecting and maintaining social bonds. Because of its aversive nature, there is a natural inclination to avoid shame either by denying, avoiding, ignoring, or rising above it. However, failure to tend to youth experiences of shame can lead to other negative consequences. Avoidance may foreclose rich and crucial channels to understanding and deepening human relationships, particularly within foster families. In this class, participants will look at the topic of shame: how a relationship to shame can inhibit and/or facilitate work with foster youth. […]

5/29/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Complex Trauma on Functioning and Development of School Age Youth: Understanding the Importance of Skill Building with Youth that Have Experienced Trauma

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

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Impact of Internalized Racism In Providing Care to Foster Youth and Families

With the vast majority of Alameda County foster youth representing racial and ethnic minorities and the systems supporting them (e.g., RFA, child welfare, behavioral health) often not matching their racial or ethnic cultural group, providers should be particularly conscious of the ways that racial dynamics surface in the care of youth, particularly as it impacts the provision of culturally competent care. This training will provide opportunities for providers to work with scenarios from their work around how racial and ethnic dynamics are relevant to and surface in relation to care and services for foster youth. As a group, we will review how the reactions and behaviors that arise with youth […]

6/18/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Integrating Evidence-Based Grief-informed Strategies & Activities for System-Involved Youth & Families

1 in 12 children are impacted by the death of a sibling or parent by the time they are 18 years old. Proper grief-informed education, support, and resources are known to greatly reduce the impact of stressors related to loss and support healthy development (CBEM,2022). Since grief processing for system-involved youth and teens differs from adults, they may benefit from alternative options in expressions, storytelling, and healthy coping strategy development. This training will focus on utilizing activities rooted in evidence that are appropriate for system-involved youth that have experienced grief and loss.

6/10/2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Introduction to Designing and Facilitating Relationship Building Circles When Engaging Foster Youth

Youth in care who have engaged in harmful acts are often met with a punitive response from systems using traditional punishment-oriented responses. This can lead to shame, ostracizing, or isolation of the youth from their communities, families, and peers. A more useful response to harm or transgressions can help to maintain relationships, as is discussed from a Restorative Practices framework. This training will explore how Restorative Practice concepts may be used in systems serving youth to improve relationships, and improve engagement.

6/4/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Language and Culture Needs for Spanish Speaking Youth and Families

Youth in foster care who come from Latino immigrant families may experience placement instability, at times when a parent is deported and there are no remaining family in the United States with which youth can be placed. This training will review unique needs for the Latinx youth in care. Participants will be exposed to a basic understanding of the Latino population, including the difference between Hispanics, Latinos, LatinX and other most commonly used references towards this population. The training will have a concentration in the area of trauma, including historical and intergenerational trauma that Latino families may experience in their country of origin, in their immigration journey, and while resident […]

6/4/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Lessons of Relational Work With Transition Age Foster Youth

This training is intended for service providers to explore the trajectory of transition age youth after they age out of foster care. Participants will explore lessons learned about applicable and relevant theories and strategies have been useful in creating space for change and growth in both the foster youth and have served as helpful frameworks that result in positive outcomes for the youth and minimize the secondary trauma and burn-out of providers when providing long term services to sexually exploited youth.

6/4/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Managing Escalated Youth in the Milieu Setting

This training encourages providers to identify and create strategies for children and youth coming into care in the child welfare system. Additionally, this training aims to provide information about seeking out external providers who assist and will provide support to clients in this setting. We discuss how to form collaborative relationships between county child welfare and service providing staff.

6/4/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Measuring Outcomes Within Foster Youth Systems of Care

Change for foster youth requires effective ways of quantifying and measuring the changes that are most meaningful for youth and families. This training allows participants to practice identifying meaningful change outcomes for foster youth and exploring how to apply data-driven decision-making practices in overseeing work with foster youth.

6/5/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Meeting Foster Youth in Their Own Contexts: Strategies for Community-Based Healing

Community-based healing practices for youth involve unique challenges for care providers. This seminar will explore the dynamics unique to community work and tele-health, including such considerations as race, power, and privilege in relationships, maintaining healthy boundaries while practicing trauma-informed engagement strategies, and awareness of ways a provider’s own history and identity can impact the youth’s healing. Strategies to recognize and resolve unique challenges will be learned.

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Navigating Racialized Understandings and Experiences of Placement with Transracial Youth and Families

In this country, talking about race is not easy, but can be especially challenging cross-culturally between caregivers and youth. But we can help caregivers and adoptive parents get more comfortable with practice. Beth Hall has written extensively about how to talk with your children about race and racism; there are steps professionals can take that will help parents and children feel better prepared to have these difficult conversations—and to have them frequently. Because that’s what BIPOC children need and what the state of our society demands. When working with youth populations, professionals must educate caregivers along with children, in order to support healthy, race-identity affirming parenting approaches that support white […]

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Neurodevelopmental Functioning In Trauma Impacted Youth: A Case Example

This training will help those supporting foster youth to better understand the impacts of learning disabilities and trauma on youth in foster care. It can be difficult to understand how best to support youth when both learning difficulties and histories of trauma are present for a youth. We will review a case example as a way to illustrate the individual impacts and consequences when both learning disability and trauma are present.

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

No Drama Discipline: Fostering Connection When Working with Foster Youth

Caregivers will learn about the underlying causes of misbehavior and have a better understanding of their child’s level of functioning and needs. Caregivers will learn effective strategies that foster healthy attachment and brain development in their children. This is a four week psychoeducation workshop series that will help caregivers to better understand the underlying causes of “misbehavior” in children, and learn effective strategies to foster healthy attachment and brain development in children. Specifically, caregivers will obtain information about the developmental needs of children; engage in discussions and activities to promote learning; participate in assignments in between sessions to reinforce learning; and reflect on their experiences (parenting practices) as a group […]

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Orienting to the Issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Building Your Ability to Provide “CSE-Informed” Care

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 services a challenge for systems that serve the youth. This training is a framework for engaging with sexually exploited youth and will offer suggestions for talking with youth.

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Overcoming Challenges of Information-Sharing for System Involved Foster Youth

Relevant to foster youth, sharing information with providers, social services, probation, or others who are involved with youth can present with challenges in collaboration, expectations or values. This training allows service providers to discuss the challenges of understanding youth needs and strengths with information from all of the previous providers youth have worked with. Additionally, discussion of how to use historical information in planning with youth/families is reviewed.

6/6/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Power and Privilege and Its Impacts on Building Relationships with Foster Youth

Clinicians will be given the opportunity to explore the ways that unearned white privilege shows up in their clinical work. Clinicians will be encouraged to explore and discuss how this privilege impacts them in their work, their relationships with clients, and their sense of agency in creating change in an oppressive and racist society. As a group we will learn about white fragility as well as ask questions and process challenges related to our daily clinical and professional interactions. This group is for anyone who self identifies as white in any point along their journey of unlearning racism.

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Practicing Self Care to Reduce the Impact of Secondary Trauma When Working with Foster Youth

Providers working at the Assessment Center are at the forefront of youth experiencing trauma and undergoing crisis. As a result of the nature of this work, providers and caregivers are particularly vulnerable to experiencing secondary and vicarious trauma. Providers attending this training will explore and discuss how they are impacted by the work. This training focuses on strategies for how to remain sustainable while working with foster youth and practice techniques for practicing self-care.

6/13/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Preventing Burnout When Working with System Involved Youth and Families

This training is designed for those looking to understand the concepts of Compassion Fatigue, addressing risks and resiliency factors when caring for others in both a professional and non-professional capacity. Also known as secondary trauma, it s recognized as a significant and serious condition that leaves service providers and caregivers with their own symptoms of traumatic stress. After working years in situations in which helping professionals and caregivers come face-to-face with the suffering of others, the reality of these heart-wrenching experiences can take an emotional and physical toll on the helping professional.

6/19/2024 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Preventing Burnout When Working with System Involved Youth and Families

This training is designed for those looking to understand the concepts of Compassion Fatigue, addressing risks and resiliency factors when caring for others in both a professional and non-professional capacity. Also known as secondary trauma, it s recognized as a significant and serious condition that leaves service providers and caregivers with their own symptoms of traumatic stress. After working years in situations in which helping professionals and caregivers come face-to-face with the suffering of others, the reality of these heart-wrenching experiences can take an emotional and physical toll on the helping professional.

6/5/2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Preventing Burnout When Working with System Involved Youth and Families- SPANISH

This training is designed for those looking to understand the concepts of Compassion Fatigue, addressing risks and resiliency factors when caring for others in both a professional and non-professional capacity. Also known as secondary trauma, it s recognized as a significant and serious condition that leaves service providers and caregivers with their own symptoms of traumatic stress. After working years in situations in which helping professionals and caregivers come face-to-face with the suffering of others, the reality of these heart-wrenching experiences can take an emotional and physical toll on the helping professional.

6/21/2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Promoting and Overseeing Equitable Services for Foster Youth

This meeting was intended to provide a continuation of process from prior groups regarding white identity development, unpacking ideas regarding racial privilege and accountability and focusing on the intersection of positionality as leaders in the organization along with whiteness. This particular group focused on a reading by Tema Okun, “From White Racist to White Anti-Racist” to better support a dialogue and discussion around developmental stages of white identity development and looking at impact and action as it relates to whiteness.

6/5/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Promoting Healthy Relationships for Foster Youth

Providers for foster youth are exposed to direct and indirect instances of trauma and conflict. In this training, participants will engage in activities that promote relationship-building and skills for addressing vicarious and secondary trauma reactions. Participants will learn how to build healthy relationships with caregivers, youth and service providers. This training will promote collaboration to enhance service delivery.

6/12/2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Pulling It All Together–Using Relevant Information About Youth to Inform Effective Services

“Despite mandates to comprehensively assess foster youth with respect to the identification of possible physical health, mental health, and developmental problems, research published over the last decade has indicated that physical health, mental health, and developmental problems among children in foster care are not always identified or treated. This training reviews the importance of gathering all relevant information before addressing supporting foster youth in progressing in their plans. “

6/18/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Racial and Cultural Humility When Serving Foster Youth

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

6/20/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Radical Healing for BIPOC Youth and Families: The Impact of Colonialism and Race on Youth and Families in Child Welfare

The focus of this training is to honor the toll of racial trauma on Queer BIPOC communities, to explore ways to resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy in our work as psychologists and mental health service providers. The training will facilitate conversations around personal accountability, collective action, and collective healing by connecting liberation psychology theory and praxis to achieve mental health justice and explore ways to decolonize therapeutic community spaces. Addressing anti-Blackness and white supremacy in community mental health is relevant to the overall health of foster youth, youth in probation, or youth at risk of involvement in systems as it addresses ways to shape change in systems that have been […]

6/20/2024 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Work: Deepening Dialogues

Working within foster youth systems can involve multiple complex initiatives that together work towards establishing resiliency of youth and families, and sustainability for providers and those working within the system of care. Building Trauma informed systems requires ongoing training and development of providers who have newly entered the system of care and may be unaware of previous actions and steps taken to begin developing a trauma-informed system. This training sets a frame of how the modality of education and teaching can be used to bridge gaps in power dynamics to foster healing within foster-youth serving systems. Participants will engage in activities that help articulate the actions involved in building resilience, […]

6/5/2024 3:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Restorative Justice Systems for Foster Youth: Values and Practices

Youth in foster care who have transgressed towards other youth are at increased risk of facing strict punishment for their actions. This training introduces service providers to the fundamental theories, principles and frameworks required to effectively design and guide Restorative Justice Practices for youth-serving systems. Participants will explore the difference between authoritarian, punitive, and restorative justice systems in order to identify the values and principles that support each one. This training will look at justice systems that exist and the relationship between the values that service providers have about justice, and the justice or discipline systems in communities surrounding foster youth and families.

6/18/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Safety and Accountability Through Relationships Involving Power and Privilege to Better Serve Trauma Impacted Youth

Service providers will explore the ways that unearned privilege shows up in work with foster youth. Providers are encouraged to explore and discuss how this privilege impacts them in their work, their relationships with clients, and efforts at creating change. Participants will learn about white fragility as well as ask questions and process challenges related to daily interactions with youth and families.

6/18/2024 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Screening the Needs of Children in Placement

This training will focus on the specific needs of children in foster care and group homes. Participants will discuss how attachment challenges arise in youth in foster care and strategies for understanding them. Discussion will also focus on strategies to work with and to help foster youth stabilize in placement.

5/30/2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Self-Care for Providers Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth

Direct care providers who serve and support commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEC) are particularly vulnerable to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma. This increased risk for unintended, “negative impacts” is due to the nature of the work, the settings in which the work takes place, and the systemic surround. All of this combines to create pressure and potentially harmful impacts for providers doing work that is already intense, trauma-exposed, and at times dangerous and isolating. For providers to serve and support CSEC with the best care possible, providers need their support and attention with regards to vicarious trauma vulnerabilities and self-care strategies. This training will explore vulnerabilities and related […]

6/3/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Sexual Abuse of Youth with Disabilities

Sexual abuse of youth with disabilities is rarely talked about despite its prevalence. This is problematic given how many system-involved youth have disabilities. It’s crucial for social service providers to learn about this topic so they can mediate on a preventative basis as well as to intercede if the youth has been abused. Register Here

6/25/2024 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Lincoln Families

Somatic Support for Systems-Involved Youth and Families, Parts 1 & 2

The majority of system-involved youth have experienced numerous traumas and experienced numerous adversities. Given the chronic exposure to trauma, stress and adversity, it’s imperative social service providers, foster parents and natural supports understand how stress is stored in our bodies, not just in our minds. Often, the approach is to “talk it out” or refer the youth to talking supports. While this is helpful, it’s essential to address how trauma impacts the body. Training will provide an overview of somatic strategies and ways providers can utilize them with system-involved youth and transitional age youth when they are struggling with their health. Register Here

6/13/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Assess Familial History of Trauma and Resilience

As we grow in our understanding of trauma and adversity we are recognizing how common it is. It’s important for us to not only understand the trauma and resilience of youth we work with, but it’s also important we understand it within the context of their family. This training will provide you with strategies to assess familial trauma and adversity as well as resilience. Register Here

6/14/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support Girls and Young Women with Body Image Issues

Many girls and young women struggle with the relationship they have their bodies. For those who have experienced sexual trauma, the relationship with one’s body can be that much more complicated. Many girls and young women are dissatisfied with their bodies and have a negative relationship with it. Training will discuss strategies to help girls and young women better their relationship with their bodies. Register Here

6/20/2024 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support Immigrant System-Involved Youth and Families

Given how many immigrants are in the United States, it’s important for social service and behavioral health providers can work with immigrant families. Training will provide an overview of immigration issues that can arise in the course of care such as cultural barriers, assimilation, acculturation, etc. Participants will learn strategies to more effectively partner with immigrant families. Register Here

6/19/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth who are Neurodivergent

This training is designed to equip educators, counselors, social workers and law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively work with neurodivergent youth involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Training explores common challenges faced by these youth, such as communication challenges, sensory sensitivities and difficulties with social interactions. Training will offer practical approaches to address these issues. Participants learn how to create supportive environments, adapt supports to individual needs and foster positive relationships to improve outcomes for system-involved youth on the neurodivergent spectrum. Register Here

6/11/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Strategies to Talk with Youth and Young Adults About Dating, Boundaries and Sex after Sexual Abuse

Trauma can impact one’s understanding and experience of intimacy, and given the high rates of sexual abuse amongst youth, it’s important that social service and behavioral health providers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about intimacy after sexual abuse. You will learn how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex. You will also learn dialogue with youth and young adults about dating, boundaries and sex. Without these conversations, youth and young adults are left to navigate these topics on their own or with their peers. This training will equip you to have […]

6/10/2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7 Lincoln Families

Supporting System-Involved Families Living with Sudden Loss Deaths

Join us for a transformative four-hour course, “Supporting System-Involved Families Living with Sudden Loss Deaths,” led by Shoshana Phoenixx, a seasoned leader in grief education and trauma response. Delve into the complexities of grief dynamics, trauma responses, and the critical role of developmental capacity in navigating sudden loss. This course offers practical tools and innovative perspectives tailored for professionals and caregivers serving those in foster care and juvenile justice systems. From understanding disenfranchised grief to effectively supporting communities dealing with diverse crises, participants will gain essential skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by sudden loss deaths.

6/4/2024 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Supporting System-Involved Youth with Trauma Narratives

Narratives help trauma survivors distance themselves from what has been done to them. Training will provide an overview of what narrative support is and how to apply it with system-involved youth and young adults. Participants will learn examples of narrative techniques to apply with clients’ care plans. Register Here

6/17/2024 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Lincoln Families

Supporting Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation

This training provides an introductory overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) including: basic definitions, significant laws and legislation, and a discussion on risk factors that contribute to a child’s vulnerability to be recruited or groomed into exploitation. This training also describes how complex trauma can create vulnerabilities for youth at risk for exploitation, providing trainees the opportunity to learn about trauma informed care practices through a vignette.

6/4/2024 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Teaming Concepts: Supporting Care Coordination for Foster Youth Through a Practical Approach (Part I)

This course will provide an overview for attendees on principles and practices of teaming to build a working knowledge and integrate practices from service providers that work with youth in foster care. The course will frame teaming practices from Trauma-Informed Competencies, Community Justice, and Systems Theory to help develop strong professional relationships, as well as growth within service provider teams. This course will deliver a stepwise approach that lays the foundation of these principles for the application and analysis of the practices through a combination of group discussions. Attendees will discuss and practice exercises to expand conceptualization of teaming to benefit youth and families while facilitating an analysis of alliance, […]

6/7/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING N/A WestCoast Children’s Clinic