Title IV-E Foster Care Service Providers Trainings

Title IV-E Program offers free training to San Francisco Human Services Agency staff who work with youth in foster care, group home staff, foster family agency staff, and foster parents in San Francisco.  

Most classes can be offered at an agency’s site on weekdays, evenings, or Saturdays with a minimum of 8 guaranteed participants attending the training.  Agencies can select topics that are currently offered or request new workshops.  Our faculty can customize workshops that fit your agency's needs.

For eligibility questions and more information about scheduling classes, please contact Lynne Towe, Title IV-E Project Director at 415-267-6570 or email ltowle@ccsf.edu

To register for Title IV-E classes:  Email fcstrain@ccsf.edu.  Call 415-267-6523 if you have questions about a scheduled class.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences CEU Provider # 3002

 

Future Title IV-E Trainiings

Clinical Supervision: Law and Ethics Issues 6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
SW335e Thursday, May 1, 2014; 9 AM - 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus #107: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.,

Clinical supervision of trainees and associates is critical to developing outstanding mental health professionals. Review the California BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) and BOP (Board of Psychology) legal supervision and licensure requirements for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPPC) and Licensed Psychologists. Examine your role in preparing associates and interns for being mental health clinicians including: developing an effective supervisory relationship; supervisory skills and competencies; and case consultation guidelines. Understand legal and ethical issues involved in providing supervision and client care including: sources of procedures; supervisor and intern liability issues; mandated reporting; and ethical best practices. Support trainees in understanding ethical issues related to self-awareness and care including: transference, count-transference, and secondary trauma. This training meets CA BBS CEU requirements for the Clinical Supervision course required every 2 years for those who supervise LMFTs, LPCCs, and Psychology interns & associates and meets CA BBS CEU requirements for the Law and Ethics course required every two years.


Assessing Family Issues Using Evidence-Informed Principles: Overview  6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
CL# SW200e Fri., May 9, 2014;   10 AM – 4:30 PM 
150 Executive Park Blvd. First Floor Conference Room

Staff who work directly with family systems obtain an overview of family work intervention concepts consistent with many of the principles that underlie such Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) as functional, structural, brief strategic, and multi-systemic family work. Some of the concepts/principles covered include: strengths focus; enactment; reframing; hypothesis development; genogram assessment; hierarchy; triangulation; alliances; ecological systems; etc. This introductory workshop prepares participants for the 4 week seminar that explores these concepts in more depth. Anyone who works directly with families is welcome to attend.


Demystifying Drugs & Alcohol: How to Recognize and Treat Drug & Alcohol-Related Problems 15 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Jennifer Baity, LCSW, LAADC
CU200e Thurs. & Fri., May 15 & 16, 2014; 8:30 AM - 5 PMCCSF Evans Campus  1400 Evans St. @ Mendell Room 107


This training meets the qualifications for 15 hours of mandatory pre-licensure education and continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to class to receive the certificate. Please see the "Title IV-E Calendar" page for more information.

Strength-Based Family Work & Family Engagement
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Class # SW380e:  Friday, May 16, 2014;  10-4 PM
Location: 150 Executive Park Blvd., San Francisco

For years we have been told to be “strength-based and client centered”, however, we have not typically been told what this really means.  In our field, we often focus on the negative events that have occurred or the pathology that a client and their family members seem to present with.  We forget, in the midst of all of the difficulties, that everyone has strengths and abilities and good intentions.  This training focuses on the importance of teaming with family members from the beginning and offers a variety of case plan strategies to create a family friendly process that will increase our ability to engage effectively with families who just don’t want to work with us!  We will also clarify what it means in terms of our work to be “strength-based”.

Working with Multi-Stressed Families:  A 3 - Session Seminar Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Class # SW400e: 4 Mon., May 19, June 9, 16, 23, 2014;  5:30 – 8:30 PM
250 Executive Park Blvd., San Francisco, # 4668

When working with families with few resources in their lives, traumatic pasts, and challenged relationships within their families, it can be easy to feel some of the same loss of hope that many of them experience.  Explore the effects of separation, grief, and loss on our kids in foster care.  Additionally, within the assessment process, a positive working alliance needs to develop with the client if the service delivery is to be effective.  This alliance is based in the assessment process, which is based on a strength-based model. Study the evidence-informed common elements of case assessment and learn family assessment and important feedback tools.


Adolescent Mental Health Issues & Treatment with DSM 5 Updates
6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
SW330e  Thursday, May 22, 2014; 9 AM -  4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus #107: 1400 Evans Ave. @ Mendell St.

Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at an increased risk of having mental health issues related to their histories of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Review the origins of mental health issues experienced by youth, primary mental health issues with DSM 5 updates on new diagnoses, and changes to existing diagnoses that impact adolescents. Explore these mental health topics: depressive and bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, behavior disorders, and substance use disorders. Examine controversies concerning the increase in mental health diagnosis and the use of psychoactive medications with adolescents. Discuss your own experiences working with teens who have mental health issues. Receive treatment guidelines for working with youth on each of the mental health topics reviewed in class.


Overview of Human Brain Development
CL#  BD100f   Thursday, June 5, 2014  9 AM – 12 PM
Instructor Yudy Larraburo
CCSF Evans Campus #107: 1400 Evans Ave. @ Mendell St.

Explore an overview of developmental neuro-cognitive topics related to children, adolescents, and adults. Study the elements that support healthy brain development and factors that negatively impact optimum cognitive outcomes. Discuss topics including: neuro-social-emotional development, attention, learning, plasticity, and cognitive diversity.  Review the latest neuroscience research findings with the objective of supporting best-practice services.  The second session focuses on the similarities and differences of the adolescent brain in comparison to early childhood and adult neural development.


Challenging Behaviors: An Overview
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

SW370
f Wednesday, June 11, 2014;  1 PM – 4 PM 
150 Executive Park Blvd., First Floor Conference Room
Obtain an overview of the important ingredients in creating a behavior plan that works for kids. In order to help kids improve their behaviors, we have to avoid power struggles and remember we are trying to teach them new behaviors. Learn to apply theoretical principles shown to be effective and the basics of developing such a plan.


The DSM 5 and Mental Health Issues 6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
SW775f Thursday, June 12, 2014; 9 AM -  4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room 107: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.


The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) is being released in May 2013. This information is critical for child welfare workers in understanding the mental health issues of the children and families served. Discuss an overview of the DSM 5 with attention to the revised organizational structure and changes from the DSM IV including new diagnoses. Review the potential causes of mental illness and a brief history of the DSM since it was first published in 952.  Consider controversies concerning the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders including the rising prevalence of mental illness, the use of psychotropic medications, and issues regarding the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents

Study the DSM 5 new categories including Neurodevelopmental Disorders (i.e. Autism and ADHD) and Neurocognitive Disorders (formerly Delirium and Dementia) and the new sections for Bipolar Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.  Examine the new diagnoses including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Binge Eating, Hoarding, and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorders; changes to Schizophrenia, Alcohol, and Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Conduct Disorder.


Boundaries, Boundaries, Darn Those Ethical Boundaries! 3 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
SW390  Friday, June 13, 2014;     10 AM – 4 PM 
150 Executive Park Blvd., First Floor Conference Room

Do you ever struggle with how close or distant your relationships with your clients should be in order to maintain your ability to be helpful and therapeutic?  We provide services to our youth and their families in their own homes, in schools and in their communities; this can be confusing for us and for our clients as to what our roles are and what kinds of relationships are being developed with our clients.  The true helping relationship requires clear relationship boundaries so that we don't unintentionally exploit our clients or experience "burn out".  This training clarifies what we mean by boundaries, ways in which we might be overstepping them, what is meant by dual relationships, and issues regarding the boundaries relating to physical contact with our kids.


Understanding and Assessing Challenging Youth Behaviors in the Context of Family Issues:  A 4-Session Seminar  8 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Cl # SW375f  4 Wed., June 18 & 25; July 2 & 9; 1 -  4 PM
150 Executive Park Blvd., First Floor Conference Room


Learn specific interventions to share with families to struggling manage challenging child behaviors.  While it is necessary to understand the function of the child's behaviors (since it is a communication to us) in order for ANY behavior plan to work, the focus is on how to help families implement a plan in family meetings and between meetings.  Pre-requisite:  Positive Behavior Teaching for Challenging Behaviors:  An Overview


Overview of Adolescent Brain Development
CL BD150f   Thursday, June 19, 2014   9 AM – 12 PM
Instructor Yudy Larraburo
CCSF Evans Campus #107: 1400 Evans Ave. @ Mendell St.

Explore an overview of developmental neuro-cognitive topics related to children, adolescents, and adults. Study the elements that support healthy brain development and factors that negatively impact optimum cognitive outcomes. Discuss topics including: neuro-social-emotional development, attention, learning, plasticity, and cognitive diversity.  Review the latest neuroscience research findings with the objective of supporting best-practice services.  The second session focuses on the similarities and differences of the adolescent brain in comparison to early childhood and adult neural development.

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Instructor Jennifer Baity, LCSW, LAADC (Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), is a licensed clinical social worker, currently works as a Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist at the San Francisco Behavioral Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital. She provides individual, group, and family treatment for adults with serious and persistent mental illness who also have problematic substance use histories; provides staff and intern supervision and training; and co-developed the co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) program at SFBHC. She has provided in-depth training to clinicians providing services to youth and adults since 1991 and regularly trains staff in mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in training on diagnosis and treatment of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions and motivational interviewing.

Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW,, LCSW is a therapist and program consultant with 35 years of experience working with culturally diverse youth and families in residential, mental health, and public health settings. He has been a licensed therapist for 28 years and has provided extensive training for youth and family service providers on topics related to adolescent mental health issues. Mr. Gibson currently has a private practice in San Francisco and provides clinical supervision to mental health professionals and child welfare workers seeking licensure.

Instructor Yudy Larraburo is currently a candidate for a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Behavioral Biology with an emphasis on Neurosciences.  She has dedicated the last ten years to the study of child development and cognitive neuroscience. Yudy Larraburo works as a bilingual (Spanish & English) certified trainer for the Program for Infants and Toddlers Caregivers and as an independent consultant/educator since 2006. She has provided seminars for agencies including: CCSF, Children Council of SF, San Mateo 4C’s, and the San Mateo Department of Education.

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in family therapy with youth who are receiving the highest level of service delivery.  She received her Ph.D. from Georgia State University and her MSW from the University of Southern California (USC).  Dr. Parkinson trains, supervises, and consults for CBO’s in the Bay Area and has worked in level 14 residential, NPS, hospitals, and a variety of community-based settings including outpatient clinics, schools, diversion, kinship, etc. She runs the Bay Area Family Institute of Training in the San Francisco Bay Area and is known for her trainings using the one-way mirror for family work.

Dr. Parkinson is also a nationally certified trainer in the SAMHSA reviewed Evidence Based Practice of Partners for Change Outcome Management Systems (PCOMS).  In this capacity, she assists direct service providers and supervisors in the implementation of PCOMS with youth and their families in the foster care system, juvenile justice system, and in the county mental health system.  Dr. Parkinson works closely with community-based private non-profit organizations that serve the most challenging youth behaviors in day treatment, residential, wrap around, schools, and other community-based settings.  She also works closely with county systems that refer these youth, training and consulting in the area of youth and family therapy. 

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Children are NOT allowed in class. This class is free to San Francisco (SF) Human Services Agency Staff who work with foster children, staff of group homes in SF, and to SF Foster Family Agency Staff.  Your agency or department will be billed a $25 no-show fee (per student) if a staff member does not attend and does not withdraw in advance. Another staff member may replace the registered student if necessary. 

To Register:  Email the information requested below to fcstrain@ccsf.edu

To Withdraw:  Email fcstrain@ccsf.edu at least three business days before class begins.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Children are NOT allowed in class. This class is free to San Francisco (SF) Human Services Agency Staff who work with foster children, staff of group homes in SF, and to SF Foster Family Agency Staff.  Your agency or department will be billed a $25 no-show fee (per student) if a staff member does not attend and does not withdraw in advance. Another staff member may replace the registered student if necessary.  

Contract Education
Title IV-E Foster Care Staff Registration Form

To Register:  Email the information requested below to fcstrain@ccsf.edu

To Withdraw:  Email fcstrain@ccsf.edu at least 3 business days before class begins.

Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to class to receive California Board of Behavioral Sciences CEU’s,

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____ Cl# SW530d General Supervisory and Management Skills; Fri, April 18, 2014; 10 AM - 4 PM 

____ Cl# GL160e Supporting LGBTQ Youth & Families; Thurs, May 1, 2014; 9 AM - 4 PM 

____ Cl# SW200e Assessing Family Issues Using Evidence…  Fri, May 9, 2014; 10 AM - 4 PM 

____ Cl# SW400e Working with Multi-Stressed Families 4 mtgs Mon.  May 19 – June 23, 2014; 5:30 – 8:30 PM 

____ Cl# SW330e Adolescent Mental Health Issues, Thurs. May. 22, 2014; 9 AM - 4 PM

____ Cl#  BD100f Overview of Human Brain Development; Thurs.,  June 5, 2014, 9 AM - 12 PM

____ Cl# SW370f Challenging Behaviors: An Overview Wed., June 11, 2014; 1- 4 PM

____ Cl# SW775fThe DSM 5 & Mental Health Issues; Thurs, June 12, 2014; 9 AM - 4 PM 

____ Cl# SW390f Boundaries, Boundaries, … Ethical Boundaries! Fri., June 13, 2014;  10 AM – 4 PM 

____ Cl#  BD150f Overview of Adolescent Brain Development Thurs.,  June 19, 2014,  9 AM - 12 PM

____ CL # SW375f  Understand & Assess Challenging Behaviors      Wed., June 2 — July 9,2014       1 PM - 4 PM