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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Transformative Storytelling: An Expressive Arts Approach to Re-scripting Trauma Narratives for Child Welfare Professionals (Training Series: Part 2 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training We are a people, a nation laboring under the chaos of a global pandemic, socio-historic, political, and economic insecurities, and isolation. Personal and political upheavals play havoc, ofttimes resulting in pervasive multidimensional trauma to our senses of human interconnectedness. Everyone has an individual, familial, ancestral and socio-historic story, and when uncovered and shared, their worldviews and associated behavioral choices begin to make perfect sense. Storytelling is the warp and weft of the tapestries of life, and the unfolding of the collective narration of a people. Transformative storytelling is a creative narration designed to uncover, discover and reformulate the significance of one’s life experiences. It is the […]

11/10/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Transformative Storytelling: An Expressive Arts Approach to Re-scripting Trauma Narratives for Child Welfare Professionals (Training Series: Part 3 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training We are a people, a nation laboring under the chaos of a global pandemic, socio-historic, political, and economic insecurities, and isolation. Personal and political upheavals play havoc, ofttimes resulting in pervasive multidimensional trauma to our senses of human interconnectedness. Everyone has an individual, familial, ancestral and socio-historic story, and when uncovered and shared, their worldviews and associated behavioral choices begin to make perfect sense. Storytelling is the warp and weft of the tapestries of life, and the unfolding of the collective narration of a people. Transformative storytelling is a creative narration designed to uncover, discover and reformulate the significance of one’s life experiences. It is the […]

12/8/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Transformative Storytelling: An Expressive Arts Approach to Re-scripting Trauma Narratives for Child Welfare Professionals (Training Series: Part 3 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training We are a people, a nation laboring under the chaos of a global pandemic, socio-historic, political, and economic insecurities, and isolation. Personal and political upheavals play havoc, ofttimes resulting in pervasive multidimensional trauma to our senses of human interconnectedness. Everyone has an individual, familial, ancestral and socio-historic story, and when uncovered and shared, their worldviews and associated behavioral choices begin to make perfect sense. Storytelling is the warp and weft of the tapestries of life, and the unfolding of the collective narration of a people. Transformative storytelling is a creative narration designed to uncover, discover and reformulate the significance of one’s life experiences. It is the […]

11/10/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Transformative Storytelling: An Expressive Arts Approach to Re-scripting Trauma Narratives for Child Welfare Professionals (Training Series: Part 4 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training We are a people, a nation laboring under the chaos of a global pandemic, socio-historic, political, and economic insecurities, and isolation. Personal and political upheavals play havoc, ofttimes resulting in pervasive multidimensional trauma to our senses of human interconnectedness. Everyone has an individual, familial, ancestral and socio-historic story, and when uncovered and shared, their worldviews and associated behavioral choices begin to make perfect sense. Storytelling is the warp and weft of the tapestries of life, and the unfolding of the collective narration of a people. Transformative storytelling is a creative narration designed to uncover, discover and reformulate the significance of one’s life experiences. It is the […]

1/12/2022 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

Transformative Storytelling: An Expressive Arts Approach to Re-scripting Trauma Narratives for Child Welfare Professionals (Training Series: Part 4 of 4)

Virtual Instructor Led Training We are a people, a nation laboring under the chaos of a global pandemic, socio-historic, political, and economic insecurities, and isolation. Personal and political upheavals play havoc, ofttimes resulting in pervasive multidimensional trauma to our senses of human interconnectedness. Everyone has an individual, familial, ancestral and socio-historic story, and when uncovered and shared, their worldviews and associated behavioral choices begin to make perfect sense. Storytelling is the warp and weft of the tapestries of life, and the unfolding of the collective narration of a people. Transformative storytelling is a creative narration designed to uncover, discover and reformulate the significance of one’s life experiences. It is the […]

12/8/2021 9:15 am – 1:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 A Better Way, Inc.

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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Anger Management in Work with Youth: Understanding the Escalation Curve – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This two-hour course reviews the concept of the Escalation Curve when working with youth in care and provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice support strategies to maintain safety as well as means of deescalating situations verbally.

10/27/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavior Strategies for Group Care: Using the Functional Behavioral Analysis – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training is an introduction to implementing behavioral support 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 support methods. The discussion addresses the advantages, risks and limitations of these approaches in various settings including group care settings, classrooms and families.

10/28/2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 1

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

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Collaborative Problem Solving – Part 2

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

11/1/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Virtual Instructor Led Training Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return. Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting […]

10/22/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Helping System Involved Youth Understand Emotional Self-Regulation

Virtual Instructor Led Training Learn an Integral Healing Process using a Skills Based System to teach System Involved Youth to develop their ability to self regulate their emotional experience. This course demonstrates a practical system for establishing a secure attachment to self using techniques such as breath work, grounding, energy movement and mindfulness to promote emotional self regulation. Using this Skills Based System we can provide system involved youth with skills to self regulate stress, emotional challenges, anxiety and depression.

10/29/2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Insight into Understanding Behaviors

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

10/29/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Intervention Strategies Using Tactile Activities

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training builds and increases skills used in identifying and implementing tactile intervention activities that support and model appropriate behaviors. The training provides self-regulation and strategies to use when identifying negative behaviors in children who have experienced trauma and learning methods in problem solving and building rapport with children and youth. 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

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Strategies to Reduce Self-Injurious Behavior in Youth – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training Most self-injurious behavior is related to early experiences of sexual, physical and emotional/verbal abuse. The adolescent stage of development is where self-injury typically starts. By understanding the causes and meanings of self-injurious behavior, caregivers can provide the early support necessary for youth to avoid long-term psychological problems. This training is designed to explore the idea, causes and effects of self-injurious behavior. Upon completion of the training, participants will have a basic understanding of how and why clients engage in self-injurious behavior. Participants will also have a set of strategies to respond to the needs of those clients.

10/26/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Youth Development Practices to Engage System Involved Youth as Leaders

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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. We will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by identifying their leadership qualities, redirecting their energy towards project development, and coaching them on skills needed to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow them. This approach will strengthen their child social and emotional development and wellbeing, foster their resilience to be able […]

10/28/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2.75 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Child Development

Trainings include topics such as an overview of the stages of child development to the importance of understanding a child’s actual age versus their developmental age, and why that distinction is important in caring for children.

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How to Support Foster Youth with History of Sexual Exploitation.

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, Oakland: Center for the Vulnerable Child Virtual Instructor Led Training This webinar will help participants understand and define Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), identify common physical and behavioral indicators of CSEC, understand and identify risks and warning signs of CSEC, and learn how to support youth with tools and resources from the community. Register Here

11/10/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

The Toddler Brain: Nurturing the Skills Today that Will Shape Our Children’s Future Tomorrow

This webinar with Dr. Laura Jana, will focus on the skills that are required in our rapidly evolving workforce that have their roots in early childhood, and how parents, foster parents, teachers, social workers, home visitors, and anyone working with young children can help nurture these 7 Key Skills.

11/1/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING First 5 Lake County

Cultural Awareness

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

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Exploring Identity Development Models for Youth with Multiple Identities

Virtual Instructor Led Training This highly interactive and informative cultural humility training supports training participants in deepening their understanding of racial, sexuality, gender, and moral development. Through self-reflection and group case study work, attendees will be better equipped to formulate strategies to support healthy identity development with system involved youth.

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Faith Development and Moral Reasoning for Providers Working with Youth

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training This course explores faith development and moral reasoning among children, aimed at providers working with youth and their caregivers in out-of-home care. Examining two models of religious/spiritual development across the lifespan as well as Kohlberg’s model of moral reasoning development, participants will reflect on how these developmental models are related to cognitive development. We will discuss how early traumatic experiences, attachment, and intellectual disabilities may impact each stage, and identify important milestones in children’s lives where they begin to develop their own moral center. We will complete a moral reasoning activity in small groups, discuss intersections with identity and complete a video care […]

10/28/2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 8

Fostering Community to Engage in Conversations of Race and Culture

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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 […]

10/22/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

LGBTQ en Español: Mejores Practicas (Day 1 of 2)

Esta capacitación proporciona prácticas efectivas para servir a los clientes y familias LGBTQ + basadas en investigación y definidas por la comunidad. Los participantes explorarán y discutirán el vocabulario y consideraciones lingüísticas, obtendrán información esencial sobre la orientación e identidad sexual, la identidad y expresión de género y las intersecciones de esos temas con los sistemas de servicios sociales y de salud. Las prácticas recomendadas para la inclusión de clientes LGBTQ + se presentan junto con pasos de acción y ejemplos para ayudar a llevarlos a cabo. [Este evento es de (2) DOS dias y necesita attender los (2) DOS dias para recibir el credito CE.]

11/4/2021 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Aldea Children & Family Services

LGBTQ en Español: Mejores Practicas (Day 2 of 2)

Esta capacitación proporciona prácticas efectivas para servir a los clientes y familias LGBTQ + basadas en investigación y definidas por la comunidad. Los participantes explorarán y discutirán el vocabulario y consideraciones lingüísticas, obtendrán información esencial sobre la orientación e identidad sexual, la identidad y expresión de género y las intersecciones de esos temas con los sistemas de servicios sociales y de salud. Las prácticas recomendadas para la inclusión de clientes LGBTQ + se presentan junto con pasos de acción y ejemplos para ayudar a llevarlos a cabo. [Este evento es de (2) DOS dias y necesita attender los (2) DOS dias para recibir el credito CE.]

11/5/2021 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 Aldea Children & Family Services

Putting the Principles of Anti-Racism into Practice in Work with Youth & Families (PLC) Session 2

Virtual Instructor Led Training Outcomes for youth in Child Welfare and Probation systems are consistently better for children and families who identify as White and worse for those who do not. The racial inequity stems from a combination of personal (and often unconscious) bias, historical racism, and systemic oppression. This series will lead those that work with youth and families through a framework to shift our own internal perspectives, understand the historical forces that shape the present, and develop innovative ideas on how to build new ways of working that prioritizes equity for all families.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Screening Youth Needs with a Race-Conscious Lens: Acknowledging the Harmful History and Working Toward Honesty, Humility, and Healing

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training describes ways to incorporate equitable practices throughout the process of working with youth. These practices are a constant series of choices toward equity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional level. To be equitable in practices requires professionals to reflect on their own biases and to acknowledge how inequitable practices seep into work with youth. Moving toward equitable practices is crucial because of the harmful history of child welfare and services have impacted youth and families of color have been harmed by assessment processes and outcomes. This training will offer an historicized perspective on the detrimental effects of harmful practices in order to frame the […]

10/21/2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Screening Youth Needs with a Race-Conscious Lens: Acknowledging the Harmful History and Working Toward Honesty, Humility, and Healing

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training describes ways to incorporate equitable practices throughout the process of working with youth. These practices are a constant series of choices toward equity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional level. To be equitable in practices requires professionals to reflect on their own biases and to acknowledge how inequitable practices seep into work with youth. Moving toward equitable practices is crucial because of the harmful history of child welfare and services have impacted youth and families of color have been harmed by assessment processes and outcomes. This training will offer an historicized perspective on the detrimental effects of harmful practices in order to frame the […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth 11 & Under in Social Systems (Day 1 of 2)

This training will educate providers about diagnostic criteria, gender identity frameworks, social transition strategies, and outcomes for youth who express a desire to transition their gender under 11 years of age. Participants will explore how to support children, caregivers, and other providers with gender questioning and gender creative children, while engaging ethical and diagnostic concerns. [2-Day event. Must attend BOTH dates in order to receive CE credits.]

12/7/2021 8:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Aldea Children & Family Services

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth 11 & Under in Social Systems (Day 2 of 2)

This training will educate providers about diagnostic criteria, gender identity frameworks, social transition strategies, and outcomes for youth who express a desire to transition their gender under 11 years of age. Participants will explore how to support children, caregivers, and other providers with gender questioning and gender creative children, while engaging ethical and diagnostic concerns. [2-Day event. Must attend BOTH dates in order to receive CE credits.]

12/8/2021 8:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 Aldea Children & Family Services

The Impact of Poverty

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training 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. The trainers 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 involvement, involvement in the commercial sex industry, etc. Register Here

10/27/2021 10:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

The Sexual Exploitation and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Gay Males and Transgender Females

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of LGBTQ youth involved in the commercial sex industry, it’s essential for providers to learn more about the issue. Participants will learn about social risk factors, individual risk factors, familial risk factors for transgender females and gay males’ involvement in the commercial sex industry. Participants will learn the unique experiences of gay males and transgender females in exploitation. Participants will also learn about the current gap in services for this population as well as what agencies can do to better serve this youth demographic. Register Here

10/22/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Understanding How Implicit Bias Impacts Care Management

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training By attending this training attendees will have a general understanding of implicit bias in the workplace. Attendees will review the definition of implicit bias and reflect on how it impacts the clinical and manager roles within the child welfare system. The training will identify structures and systems impacted by racism as well as environmental impacts system involved youth and families. Attendees will practice strategies to mitigate implicit bias in clinical practice and management. Attendees will increase self-awareness and identify how biases affects actions. The training will illustrate how first impression and unknown faces cause implicit bias to leak into everyday interactions. This training […]

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Understanding Tools for Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Restorative Justice for Professionals Working in Child Welfare

Virtual Instructor Led Training Conflicts with and between clients can get in the way of our work, or it can be a powerful part of it. The manner in which we view conflict is a key determinant to how it turns out, as is the comfort level and proven tools that we bring to the process. While many unhealthy conflicts are avoidable, inevitably they arise, and in that case what are effective strategies to manage them? Join us in this interactive training where we will examine how to prevent, resolve, and recover from challenging conflict situations. Together we will explore proven techniques, including empathy taking, assertiveness, mediation, as well as […]

10/22/2021 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

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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Narrative Approaches to Support Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

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

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Synthesizing Information and Making It Accessible: “Nuggetizing” and Getting Rid of the Jargon

Virtual Instructor Led Training For youth in the foster care or probation systems, there is often information shared by providers and other professionals that can include jargon and inaccessible language. This training will provide information about how service providers and child welfare professionals can synthesize information to make it accessible for youth and families.

10/28/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The Disenfranchisement of Dad’s and the Impact on Youth in Care – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will discuss the implications of fathers of children in the system being deprived parental rights and involvement through the child welfare, juvenile justice and education systems. Paternal figures have been historically disenfranchised by systems of care. This trend has lasting impacts on youth development and eventual outcomes. Fathers of youth of color tend to be particularly impacted. This training will address the barriers that lead to this issue and what organizations and communities can do to positively impact the youth that they work with.

10/25/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

The Healing Power of Narrative Engagement: Sharing our Story

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will focus on theory, research and practice covering individual developmental growth regarding the positive impact of Narrative strategies for engagement with youth and their families. Importance will be placed on the intersectionality of youth and families who are who have benefited from Narrative engagement approaches. Examples of engagements from the presenter will include strengths and challenges of Narrative approaches to engagement to support providers with developing their own unique engagement strategies.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding System-Involved Families with Addiction Issues – 4 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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 system-involved youth and families who are dealing with addiction related to one or more family members. Through exploring statistics, impact on children, teens and parents while using lecture, discussion and handouts, participants will learn best practices for individual and family systems treatment options.

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 2:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 4 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

For Caregivers

Caregiver trainings.

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Attachment in Children with RAD

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

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Tantrums and Meltdowns

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services You know the scenario… you’re in the market and your child asks for a gumball. You are trying to maintain boundaries and you remember that the last gumball ended up all over the back seat of your car. So you say “no” and your child launches an epic portrayal of his perceived needs. In an instant he is on the ground rolling around trying to kick anything he can reach, including you. What you do next is very important in the way your child handles this same situation in the future. Some children find it difficult to both self-regulate and co-regulate often […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Caregiving with High Needs: Withdrawn Behaviors

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. 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). Being shy or withdrawn isn’t, in itself, a negative thing for […]

10/26/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

10/21/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Exploring Foster Care and Adoption

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

10/28/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Foster Youth and the Holidays

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services 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. Things like lack of resources (food, shelter, and warmth) can make a foster youth feel conflicted about their new surroundings. There may be triggers that are not yet identified or memories that flood their psyche. They may have different traditions that are in stark difference to what you are lovingly trying to create for them. […]

10/27/2021 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth and the Holidays

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services 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. Things like lack of resources (food, shelter, and warmth) can make a foster youth feel conflicted about their new surroundings. There may be triggers that are not yet identified or memories that flood their psyche. They may have different traditions that are in stark difference to what you are lovingly trying to create for them. […]

10/30/2021 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Holiday Stressors: Supporting Youth Through Sensitive Times

Virtual Instructor Led Training The holidays can be stressful and busy times for everyone. For children in foster care, this time of year can be especially difficult. Many children experience feelings of guilt, shame and sadness during the holidays. And their feelings might be really mixed. During this workshop participants will review and identify strategies to help children cope during the holiday season. In addition to normal holiday stress, many system-involved youth face painful memories, family separation, difficult family dynamics, or at the worst, violence. The season becomes one of sadness and grief, often lasting well into the new year. Understanding how difficult this time may be for foster youth, […]

10/21/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Holiday Stressors: Supporting Youth Through Sensitive Times

Virtual Instructor Led Training The holidays can be stressful and busy times for everyone. For children in foster care, this time of year can be especially difficult. Many children experience feelings of guilt, shame and sadness during the holidays. And their feelings might be really mixed. During this workshop participants will review and identify strategies to help children cope during the holiday season. In addition to normal holiday stress, many system-involved youth face painful memories, family separation, difficult family dynamics, or at the worst, violence. The season becomes one of sadness and grief, often lasting well into the new year. Understanding how difficult this time may be for foster youth, […]

10/27/2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Holiday Stressors: Supporting Youth Through Sensitive Times

Virtual Instructor Led Training The holidays can be stressful and busy times for everyone. For children in foster care, this time of year can be especially difficult. Many children experience feelings of guilt, shame and sadness during the holidays. And their feelings might be really mixed. During this workshop participants will review and identify strategies to help children cope during the holiday season. In addition to normal holiday stress, many system-involved youth face painful memories, family separation, difficult family dynamics, or at the worst, violence. The season becomes one of sadness and grief, often lasting well into the new year. Understanding how difficult this time may be for foster youth, […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Holiday Stressors: Supporting Youth Through Sensitive Times- Spanish

Virtual Instructor Led Training This topic will be presented in Spanish. The holidays can be stressful and busy times for everyone. For children in foster care, this time of year can be especially difficult. Many children experience feelings of guilt, shame and sadness during the holidays. And their feelings might be really mixed. During this workshop participants will review and identify strategies to help children cope during the holiday season. In addition to normal holiday stress, many system-involved youth face painful memories, family separation, difficult family dynamics, or at the worst, violence. The season becomes one of sadness and grief, often lasting well into the new year. Understanding how difficult […]

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

IEP & 504 Part 1

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services TBA Register Here

10/28/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

IEP & 504 Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services TBA Register Here

10/29/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Improving Our Support and Response to Child Welfare System Involved Families

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training By attending this course, attendees will have a basic understanding of the Child Welfare System (CWS) and Child Protective Services (CPS). Participants will have a basic understanding of the process of CPS once a report has been filed. Timelines, expectations and guidelines when involved in the CWS will be reviewed. Attendees will learn the reasons why questions are asked during a CPS investigation and the importance of accurate information. Attendees will learn how to engage and provide support to families involved in CWS. Participants will gain a basic understanding of child abuse and neglect mandated reporting in California. Participants will have a general […]

11/17/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2

PRIDE Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Pre-service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: This pre-service training utilizes the PRIDE Curriculum and is a 27 hour competency based curriculum to develop knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories – Protecting and Nurturing Children Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and Addressing Developmental Delays Supporting Relationships between Children and their Families Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing Relationships intended to last a lifetime; and Working as a Member of a Professional Team

10/23/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING A Better Way, Inc.

Resource Family Pre Approval Training – Sessions 3 and 4

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training is designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure and explore how to provide a well-planned, safe, and secure environment designed to meet children’s individual and unique needs, and how to create an environment that promotes children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Participants will continue to review; Interim Licensing Standard, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Working with Biological Families and understanding the Effects of Trauma.

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

RFA Pre-Approval Training: Progressive Crisis Strategies

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training introduces participants to a crisis communication model that utilizes verbal crisis communication. Multiple crisis models and effective response and de-escalation strategies and interventions will be provided to assist caregivers when foster youth are in crisis.

10/23/2021 10:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Self-Regulation & Mindfulness Practices for System-Involved Youth (Provider Specific)

This training supports providers working with system-involved youth, including youth with mental health diagnoses, developmental delays, and/or substance use, in identifying ways to help clients self-regulate if they are dysregulated in their work together. Participants will explore multiple mindfulness practices and embody them, as well as experiment with coaching a client in using such practices. Participants will identify practices that will be most helpful and relevant to their clients based on developmental age. Mindfulness practices include: the “brain hand” activity, feelings wheel, body sculpting/power poses, body scan, and more somatic exercises.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Aldea Children & Family Services

Self-Regulation & Mindfulness Practices for System-Involved Youth (Resource Parent Specific)

This training supports Resource Parents working with system-involved youth, including youth with mental health diagnoses, developmental delays, and/or substance use, in identifying ways to help youth self-regulate if they are dysregulated in their time and work together. Participants will explore multiple mindfulness practices and embody them, as well as experiment with coaching youth in using such practices. Participants will identify practices that will be most helpful and relevant to youth needs based on developmental age. Mindfulness practices include: the “brainhand” activity, feelings wheel, body sculpting/power poses, body scan, and more somatic exercises.

11/6/2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 Aldea Children & Family Services

Health & Safety

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

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Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

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

10/21/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

BBS – Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting – Day 2 (3.5 CEU’s)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist’s responses (including reporting, […]

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3.5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Virtual Instructor Led TrainingSponsored by Redwood Community Services This training will provide attendees with information about Awareness and Prevention on the topic of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in the US and local communities. Attendees will be provided with valuable tools and resources that empowers them to make a difference in the effort to eradicate exploitation of children. This training meets the Redwood Community Services Resource Family Approval training requirements. This training is intended for those that work with children and youth within the child welfare system or are at-risk of entering. This includes child welfare workers, resource parents, youth sports coaches, youth mentors, teachers and volunteers/staff working with this […]

10/21/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Peer Recruitment

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training Peer recruitment is a common pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation. Many organizations struggle to adequately address the issue. During this training, participants will learn sign of peer recruitment and strategies to prevent and mitigate when peer recruitment occurs. Register Here

10/26/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

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

10/22/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Ensuring Youth Safety by Understanding Mandated Reporting

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

10/28/2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Foster Youth Reproductive and Sexual Wellness

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

10/29/2021 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Guidelines for Remote Work and Telehealth during the COVID-19 Crisis

Virtual Instructor Led Training Shifting to providing telehealth services can present a number of complexities and challenges for foster youth and their caregivers. Often times, providers may need to make a concerted effort to re-engage foster youth and their caregivers in services. Additionally, providers may need to reassess the most pressing needs facing foster families in order to promote stability. This training will cover the legal and ethical considerations to providing telehealth to foster youth and families, as well as review strategies for continued engagement in services.

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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

Virtual Instructor Led Training By attending this 3-hour course, attendees will have a basic understanding of the spirit of motivational interviewing and ways to begin to implement it with system-involved youth and families. Participants will gain practical skills to begin implementation of MI skills into their current work in child welfare. Attendees will learn how to assess foster youth’s current motivation to change a particular behavior and then learn how to use motivational interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation.

10/22/2021 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

Managing Terminations with Foster Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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 […]

10/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

PrEP-aring Our Youth for a Healthy Life: Talking About HIV

Virtual Instructor Led Training In this presentation, we will talk about how HIV effects the community today and the tools we have to prevent it, including PrEP, a pill people can take that’s up to 99% effective at preventing HIV. We will also brainstorm ways to talk about sexual health in an empowering way and connect young people to the resources that will prepare them for a lifetime of wellness. Finally, we will review the resources we offer at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

10/27/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (CVC)

Securing Resources: Case Management and Telehealth Services For Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training The impact of COVID-19 has seen an increase in the need for resources and services among foster youth and families. At the same time, telehealth services has forced providers to re-think how best to effectively address this increased need. This training identifies the differing needs arising for foster youth and how best to use telehealth to assess for and provide resources and case management services in a socially-distanced manner.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Strategies for Addressing Vicarious Trauma

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will discuss vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and moral distress that can arise in the social service field. When individuals don’t intentionally care for themselves, it can lead to burnout, premature departure from an organization, etc. The trainers will discuss strategies participants can utilize to increase their self-care to be more resilient and compassionate. It’s essential for social service providers to prioritize their overall well-being so they can model it to the youth and families they work with. Register Here

10/25/2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

Strategies to Support Foster Youth Experiencing Dysregulation and Hypoarousal

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will focus on providing information and understanding related to the biological and psychological systems that can be utilized to tolerate emotional dysregulation for foster youth seeking mental health services to address previous traumatic experiences. Additionally, the training will also review information related to hyperarousal and hypo-arousal of the autonomic nervous system and how strategies can be implemented to support foster youth with trauma symptoms. Recent evidence-based research will be reviewed and a group discussion will be utilized to support the integration of information into the practice for those attending the seminar.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Suicide Assessment & Prevention

Virtual Instructor Led Training In this training participants will discuss why should those who work with youth in out of placement, assess who is most at risk for attempting or completing suicide. They also will be able to distinguish the differences between non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal rehearsals.

10/22/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Supervision In Stressful Times: Managing Staff Stress, Vicarious Trauma, Time Management, Technology-Based Boundaries, and Challenging Supervisees in Child Welfare

Virtual Instructor Led Training In this unprecedented time, staff and supervisors in child welfare are challenged in new and unexpected ways. In the class, supervisors will learn how to: identify and address stress and vicarious traumatization in their staff working with system-involved youth and families. address time management and work prioritizing balanced with challenges of working from home, understand and monitor ethical concerns of telehealth intervene with supervisees who present challenging behaviors *Please note: There will be a 30 minute lunch.

10/22/2021 9:15 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Telehealth Services for Foster Youth, Part IV: Special Considerations for Teams and Crises in Child and Family Work

Virtual Instructor Led Training With the increase of Covid-19 in California, and a statewide shelter-in-place order, entire communities have experienced disruption. In the context of foster youth needs, these changes have resulted in changing practices in addressing the needs of foster youth who are entering the child welfare system or transitioning placement. This training reviews some principles related to crises and team-based care that may arise when serving foster youth. Special discussion focuses on the integrated core practice model, remote consensus and decision-making with foster youth and families, and multidisciplinary team-based care during crisis situations with youth.

10/27/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Understanding How to Support Foster Youth Experiencing Trauma on the Nervous System

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will focus on providing information and understanding related to the neurobiological and psychological systems which are activated when address trauma-embedded memories in foster youth populations seeking mental health services. Additionally, this training will also review information related to dissociation and traumatic memory avoidance and how these symptoms can be supported by attending to biological and physical manifestations of traumatic memory. Recent evidence-based research will be reviewed and a group discussion will be utilized to support the integration of information into the clinical practice.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Working Within Systems of Care for Foster Youth

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth involved in the foster care system interface with many other systems of care. This training discusses the challenges of working with systems of care such as psychiatric hospitals, group homes, social services, and the conservator’s office. Participants explored strategies to foster collaboration and information sharing to support foster youth.

10/21/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Youth Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will focus on suicide risk factors, protective factors, assessment of risk severity, and other planning strategies. Attendees will familiarize themselves with general suicide risk and protective factors, also exploring factors that are specific to youth. Attendees will use this information to create a meaningful, dynamic plan that includes warning signs, formal and informal supports/contacts, supportive environments and coping strategies. The training will include a brief discussion of suicide assessment tools available to agencies serving youth. Attendees will review the limits of confidentiality, framing these limits at the beginning of the service and/or care providing relationship. The training group will review how […]

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 7

On Demand

On Demand indicates online prerecorded classes that are available on demand any time.

No planned courses at this time

Other

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

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 1) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led Training Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Aging and Long-Term Care for Caregivers of Children at Risk (Day 2) – 5 CE Credits

Virtual Instructor Led Training Working with the families of youth in care often means working with grandparents and other elderly relatives, especially as the number of people in the US over 60 continues to grow. Therefore, developing knowledge and skills for working with this population is becoming increasingly important. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent mental and physical health issues often experienced by older adults, how these may affect the involvement of older adults in caring for the foster youth in their lives, and how caregivers of foster youth can deal with these issues in their work.

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 3:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 Seneca Family of Agencies

Boundaries & Good Practice

Virtual Instructor Led Training The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.

10/28/2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Compassion Failure in the Context of Foster Care Systems

Online Training Foster youth transitioning to new placements can struggle to establish stability, which at times is magnified due to the failures of collaboration within the system of care. This training looks at the role of service providers in supporting foster youth. Participants are encouraged to discuss youth engagement strategies in the midst of high-conflict systems/teams. This training will review approaches to develop and encourage positive ethics while working with youth in care. Providers will identify signs and symptoms of compassion failure. Discuss and name challenges inherent in the work with foster youth. There will be opportunity in small-group discussion for participants to develop solution-oriented techniques to manage compassion failure.

10/28/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Connecting Youth with Community Resources – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This course is designed to impress upon participants the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation of supports, activities, and resources within their community. The course will identify different types of community resources that are appropriate for youth to be aware of and in contact with as well as a process for introducing youth to these programs taking into account safety, confidentiality, cultural appropriateness and age and developmental readiness.

10/29/2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

Enhancing Staff Leadership Skills to Support Successful Youth Outcomes – 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training is designed to provide management level staff with an understanding of effective management skills in order to best support staff development, effectiveness with the foster youth served and retention. The training will cover topics such as Emotional Intelligence, the purpose of a manager, and different management and personality styles. The training will allow staff time to develop their management theory and practice strategies to achieve their management goals as they relate to the effective care, supervision and support of foster youth.

10/29/2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

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

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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.

10/25/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Equilibrium Ch. 2 : Communication Strategies for Youth Service Professionals

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training focuses on how child welfare staff must work together with other staff, the youth and family, outside professionals, extended family, and friends, as well others in order to provide coordinated support for youth in out-of-home care and their extended network. Working together is critical to successfully supporting youth in crisis. We explore collaboration, direct communication, and feedback. We also look at what type of engagement strategy is most helpful in responding to crisis and the importance of valuing the energy of co-workers. Didactic presentation, small and large group exercises are utilized.

10/28/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Feedback Sessions and Feedback Letters with Clients and Caregivers

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will explore ways to provide feedback and write feedback letters in a way that resonates with clients and caregivers. Furthermore, the discussion will include identifying different levels of feedback, underlying principles, and ways to support caregivers in the moment when hearing challenging feedback.

10/21/2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Services for Foster Youth: Understanding the Basics for Accessing Services

Virtual Instructor Led Training Service providers working with youth in care must understand basics for youth and families accessing services, such as the nature and scope of the services provided and ways to navigate service systems in order to access those services. This training will review some basic foundations of the systems in which foster youth receive services including funding and eligibility, documentation standards, and pathways for service provision. This training will use didactic and practical approaches to facilitate learning for participants.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Supporting Youth Entering Foster Care

Virtual Instructor Led Training Youth entering foster care are often removed due to reasons of abuse or neglect. Providers at the Assessment Center work with youth that have recently been removed and determine what supports and strategies the youth needs. This training offers providers with an understanding of the impact of trauma on a child’s social and emotional development. Participants will learn strategies for working with youth experiencing trauma and provide tools for promoting developmentally appropriate functioning.

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

The Power of Mattering

Author and researcher Zach Mercurio, Ph.D. will review the science and evidence-based practices of creating mattering for ourselves, our peers, and the people and communities we serve. Learn how mattering is a protective resource that inspires resilience, reduces burnout, and promotes well-being.

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

Understanding Clinical Supervision in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

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

10/26/2021 9:15 am – 4:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Understanding Team-Based Resources for Youth In Care: Case Management and Team Collaboration

Virtual Instructor Led Training For youth who have large teams, it can be difficult to know the various types of service available to address their complex needs. This training will clearly define the role and responsibility of case management services in various systems which serve diverse youth and families. An analysis of the youth being served and the services available to them will provide the opportunity understand how case management can support youth’s needs and case plans.

10/21/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Working with System Involved Families: Fulfilling and Managing Your HIPAA/ Mandated Reporting Responsibilities

Virtual Instructor Led Training Service providers working with system involved children, youth, and families are held to many local, state, and federal expectations. Among these expectations include adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy practices (including confidentiality), and mandated reporting. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of HIPAA, protected health information (PHI), confidentiality, and mandated reporting requirements for service providers. Due to the ever changing nature of how we communicate with children, families, and other services this training will include how to ensure electronic communications adhere to the requirements as well. Mandated reporting will cover child and elder abuse reporting practices. This course has been customized […]

10/22/2021 9:15 am – 12:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3 A Better Way, Inc.

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.

Title Description Calendar Time Location CEUs Sponsoring Agency Register Now!

Complexities of Telehealth for Youth and Families with Trauma Histories

Virtual Instructor Led Training Telehealth expansion has occurred out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trauma-informed virtual care has the potential to ensure continuity of services for foster youth by creating safe and collaborative interactions between youth and caregivers on the service team. This training will explore the complexities of connecting with foster youth and their families via virtual platforms.

10/26/2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

CSEC and CSE-IT Overview

Virtual Instructor Led Training 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 will address the importance of early identification and will present the Commercially Sexually Exploited Identification Tool (CSE-IT) as an example of screening and identifying of commercially sexually exploited youth. The structure and philosophy of the CSE-IT will […]

10/28/2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Cultural Perspectives of Trauma

Virtual Instructor Led Training Given the disproportionate number of youth of color in the foster care system, it’s imperative for social service providers to engage in culturally-informed ways. This training will explore cultural perspectives on trauma, healing, and resiliency. With a greater cultural understanding of these concepts, providers will be able to increase their engagement with youth and families in more culturally meaningful ways.

10/29/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/28/2021 9:15 am – 4:15 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 6 A Better Way, Inc.

Developmental Trauma: Teaching Self-Regulation to System Involved Youth Using Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Virtual Instructor Led Training Before you can address the past traumas that impact survivors of developmental trauma (caused by repetitive lack of caregiver attunement, abuse and neglect), survivors must learn to self-regulate their nervous system. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology provide effective methods of self and co-regulation. To create a safe and effective environment for healing, provider’s nervous system must be regulated as they interact with their clients. In this course participants will learn to: identify their own state of nervous system regulation self-regulate in different situations identify client’s dysregulation co-regulate with clients teach clients to regulate themselves

10/29/2021 9:15 am – 3:45 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5 A Better Way, Inc.

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

10/26/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

11/9/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

11/30/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

12/14/2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

1/11/2022 9:00 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 40 (must attend all sessions) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (EIS)

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program

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

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

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

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

10/26/2021 10:00 am – 4:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 5.5 Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

Healing Shame with Trauma Survivors

Sponsored by Lincoln Virtual Instructor Led Training This training will provide an overview of shame and trauma and how it can present in service providing. 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 clients. Register Here

10/28/2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Impact of Trauma on Learning for Youth in Care

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

10/29/2021 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 3

Sensory Strategies for Children with Early Childhood Trauma & Adversity

Virtual Instructor Led Training TBA

10/21/2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Seneca Family of Agencies

Trauma Effects on the Student in the Classroom

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

10/25/2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING

Trauma Effects on the Student in the Classroom

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

10/29/2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am DISTANCE LEARNING

Trauma Informed Parenting – “Parenting in OZ!” – Part 2

Virtual Instructor Led Training “Parenting In OZ!” is an experiential, memorable, trauma-informed, parenting curriculum designed to help parents and staff understand and respond therapeutically to the acting-out behaviors often exhibited by children who have experienced the trauma of neglect, abuse, and loss. Utilizing the vivid imagery from “The Wizard of OZ” and the emergency room, this unique training is an entertaining, multi-sensory approach to working with trauma that both professionals and parents cannot help but remember and integrate into their work. Trauma informed parenting is a paradigm shift for many parents who have often been trained to utilize tools designed to bring external controls to address or remediate problematic behaviors […]

10/23/2021 10:00 am – 1:30 pm DISTANCE LEARNING Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Trauma Informed Practices for Youth in Congregate Care- 2 GH & STRTP CEUs

Virtual Instructor Led Training This training was designed to help services providers, group home staff and foster parents to have a clear understanding of how trauma impacts the brain. Participants will learn strategies and techniques that can be applied to support youth who have experienced trauma and systemic processes that can be revisited in ways that support youth who have trauma in their history.

10/26/2021 10:00 am – 12:00 pm DISTANCE LEARNING 2 GH & STRTP CEUs Seneca Family of Agencies

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

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

10/27/2021 9:00 am – 11:00 am DISTANCE LEARNING WestCoast Children’s Clinic