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.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

 

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Select the correct workshop CODE (CI#) from the drop down list.

 

Fill out the required online form - Click "submit" - and you will receive an email confirmation.

 

Future Title IV-E Trainings

Cl# SW351/352/353/354  Understanding Family Assessment and Diagnosis:  4 Parts Described below

Instructor: Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Location: Some at MUB and some at AFS.

Part I Cl# SW351  Assessing Family Relationships for Youth in the Continuum of Care

Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and again on Jan 8, 2020  5:30-8:30 PM

Begin the seminar series by increasing your understanding of how to assess and diagnose family dynamics to gain a better understanding of how this impacts children in our continuum of care. This exploration leads to better case planning for our youth.

Part II Cl# SW352 Common Theoretical Factors Used in Family-Focused Evidence-Based Practices

Wednesdays, TBD, 5:30-8:30PM

Learn to identify common theoretical evidence-based elements used to gain a better understanding of family dynamics and to analyze the family dynamics that contribute to challenges with our youth.

Part III CL#SW353  Attachment Needs of Kids in Our Continuum of Care

Wednesdays, TBD,  5:30-8:30 PM.

Obtain a better understanding of the link between attachment ruptures, child development and trauma.  Learn these through the use of demonstration, description, and discussion.

Part IV  Cl#SW354  How Trauma makes Kids Anxious and Scared

Wednesdays, TBD,  5:30-8:30 PM

Explore the importance of the impact of family trauma on kids and how these resulting attachment ruptures, which increase anxiety and sadness, impact behavioral and other emotional disregulation issues.

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Cl# LF100a Cultural & Language Considerations When Working with Latino Families 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi PsyD

Wednesday, January 22, 2020; 9 AM – 4 PM

City College of San Francisco, 88 Fourth St., San Francisco @ Mission St. Rm 821

Working with Latino families requires an understanding of different worldviews that may impact how individuals communicate with professionals and their own children; these worldviews shape expectations for development. Explore statistics, etiquette, family values, rituals, religion, teaching styles, and learning implications helpful to those working with Latino Families. Discuss general family beliefs regarding mental health and disabilities and other important concepts in the Latino culture. What is acculturation and how do we best understand and help Latino families through their process? Review cultural sensitivity& competence and the importance of effective professional and personal boundaries. Learn clinical terminology and vocabulary relevant to our field. Examine the importance of your own triggers and how to have intentional interaction vs. reactions. Discuss the best way to manage these and create awareness for ourselves as providers making us truly effective in our roles.

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Cl# SW740a PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Attachment Disorders: Youth Impact and Treatment Approaches 6 CEU

Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, January 23, 2020; 9 AM - 4 PM

CCSF Evans Campus Room 106: 1400 Evans St. @ Mendell St.

Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems often experience extensive trauma in their backgrounds. Review the impact of trauma on youth development, including mental health and behavioral consequences. Discuss trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); complex trauma; reactive attachment disorder; disinhibited social engagement disorder; depression, and borderline personality. Review best practices for working with these youth such as building the relationship; meeting basic needs; motivating youth; and increasing the core competencies of self-esteem, communications, and coping skills. Explore treatment approaches and evidence-based practices for working with youth who have trauma-related disorders. Review cognitive and behavioral techniques in supporting youth impacted by trauma to develop physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral self regulation skills.

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Cl# SW200a Assessing Family Issues Using Evidence-Informed Principles: Overview 6 CEUs

Instructor: Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, January 24, 2020; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Students address case assessment specific to exploring and identifying the underlying issues in the family including family violence, family needs, strengths, and resources. This case assessment prepares the worker to move forward with an effective case plan regarding how to support the youth in the safest and healthiest manner. Helping youth in foster care with these family challenges increases permanency planning (fewer placement failures) and reunification.

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CI# CH140a Impact of Sexual Abuse & Trauma on Youth 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Monday, January 27, 2020; 9AM-4PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Examine the definition of sexual abuse and learn how to recognize signs and symptoms related to sexual abuse and trauma in children at various stages of their development. Study Information presented on sexual abuse and the traumatic impact it can have on children and adolescents. Explore factors affecting the impact of sexual abuse on behavior, learning, relationships, and cognition. Discuss the connections between sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, reproductive health issues, and how to talk to teens about healthy relationships. Review research on prevalence of STI's and teen pregnancy. For youth in foster care, the changes in adolescence occur in settings where they may lack the support of a trusted adult, the autonomy to make decisions about their well-being, or an awareness of health care resources. Discuss guidelines to understand and support youth who have experienced sexual trauma through these changes and help ensure their healthy transition to adulthood.

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Cl# SW341a Clinical Supervision in Supervising Social Workers 15 CEU

Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW

Wednesday, January 29, 9 AM – 5 PM and

Thursday, January 30, 8 AM – 5 PM

CCSF Evans Campus Room 106: 1400 Evans St., @ Mendell St.

This course meets the Board of Behavioral Science Requirement for all clinical supervisors to take a 15 hour CEU course in supervising Associate Social Workers.

Day 1 meets the requirement for clinical supervisors to take a 6 hour CEU course every two years in Supervising ASW, AMFT, APCC, and Psychology Interns.

Day 1. Clinical supervision of Associate Social Workers has a critical role in the development of mental health professionals. Review the clinical supervision and licensing requirements for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) and Licensed Psychologists. Discuss the components of clinical supervision including the clinical supervisor role, learning contracts, record keeping, case consultation guidelines and intern evaluations. Identify legal and ethical issues impacting clinical supervision including liability issues, minimizing liability, consent and confidentiality issues and mandated reporting guidelines. Discuss ethical practice issues with both clients and supervisees and the BBS regulations for unprofessional conduct.

Day 2. Review guidelines for providing group clinical supervision including ground rules, group process, and ongoing supervisor responsibilities. Discuss cultural competency and humility in providing clinical supervision including cultural identity, self-disclosure and ethics, social class and professional development, the cycle of oppression, micro aggressions, and supervision guidelines. Identify self-awareness issues in supervision including transference, counter-transference, and secondary trauma. Learn self-care practices and review the NASW Code of Ethics including obligations to clients, colleagues, practice settings, professionals, social work, and the broader society. Practice a model for ethical decision making will also be provided.

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Cl# VT100a Vicarious Trauma 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, January 30, 2020; 9 AM - 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Mental health care providers who work with grief, loss and trauma, often hear detailed stories about the unfair, undeserved and often unimaginable traumatic experiences that their youth and families have endured. As a result, we are at risk for vicarious trauma, also known as secondary traumatization, secondary stress disorder, or insidious trauma. Vicarious Trauma can not only have a negative impact on providers, but on client care. Explore techniques to maintain appropriate self-disclosure when working with foster youth and their families. Learn how to create self-awareness in recognizing symptoms related to VT. Understand the difference between being burnout and stressed out. Discuss the importance of self-care, boundaries, and positive role modeling. Create your own self care plan, to best prevent VT. This class will include lecture, discussion and experiential exercises. This is a class you cannot afford to miss! Come take care of you so you can continue to care for others.

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Cl #: SW715b Strength-Based Approaches to Replacement Behavior 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, February 6, 2020 9 AM - 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Explore common behavior challenges, approaches to handling challenging youth, traps to avoid, and effective methods to change harmful behaviors. Learn what replacement behaviors are, techniques to identify and teach appropriate behaviors; the roots of certain behaviors, and how genetics and environment may affect behaviors. Focus on the impact of trauma and behavior, how to understand these as providers, and the underlying reasons why the youth we work with may exhibit such challenging behaviors. Become more effective in your roles as a professional by learning strength-based approaches and what our youth need to embrace change. Discuss specific challenges you may be experiencing with the youth you are working with and receive the necessary tools and support on managing these challenges

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CL# SW110b Family History and Life Cycle Development: The Best Assessment! 6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, February 7, 2020; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Learn how the history of the biological families of our youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and develop a full assessment. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors of our kids mean or how we might go about intervening in ways that will decrease those behaviors.

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CI# TR200b Attachment and Trauma 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, February 13, 2020 9AM-4PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Providers need to know how to work with significant amounts of trauma because it is all around us and affects all of us. Discuss the importance of understanding child abuse and trauma; its effects on attachments; and how unhealthy attachments affect our therapeutic relationship and work with youth and their families. Study research on its relevance and how to work with it. Learn what is considered a traumatic event; what events are commonly overlooked; how to diagnose and understand underlying PTSD issues; the effects of trauma on youth, their brain, ability to learn; and trauma’s effects on behavior, including the emotional, physical, and long term symptoms. Explore strength-based techniques and how to engage, facilitate, and empower our youth and families to facilitate change. Review self-awareness and self-care to avoid experiencing vicarious trauma.

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Cl# SW775b The DSM 5 and Mental Health Issues in Working with Children, Youth and Families 6 CEU

Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, February 13, 2020; 9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF Evans Campus Room 106: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.

Children, youth and families involved in youth services, child welfare, and juvenile justice often have significant mental health issues. It is important for us to understand their DSM 5 diagnosis in order to work with them effectively. This course provides an overview of mental health issues impacting system involved children, youth, and families including trauma related disorders, depressive disorders, psychotic disorders, neurodevelopmental (childhood) disorders, behavior disorders, and anxiety disorders. Social justice issues will be discussed including the overdiagnosis of schizophrenia in African Americans and behavior disorders in youth of color instead of the underlying issues of trauma and depression

Specific diagnosis covered include posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorder. New DSM 5 diagnoses reviewed include persistent depressive disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, hoarding disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Differential diagnosis will also be reviewed for persons having symptoms of depression, psychosis, anxiety, trauma, aggressive behaviors, and self harm. Participants will discuss client mental health issues as well as practice making a DSM 5 diagnosis.

This course includes information on diagnosis that is helpful for clinical associates and interns preparing for their licensing exams.

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Cl# DV200b Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Families, & the Community 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, February 20, 2020 9AM-4PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared domestic violence to be the number one health concern in our country today; many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have been exposed to it. Learn to recognize the behaviors and effects on the children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Explore the impact it has on their relationships, learning, and the ways it may lead to mental health issues. Review contemporary research findings on DV and ways to support these youth.

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Cl# SW390b Continuum of Care: Supporting Our Healthy Boundaries for Youth & Family Well Being 6 CEUs

Instructor: Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, February 21, 2020; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Do you ever struggle with how close or distant our relationships with our clients should be in order to maintain our ability to be helpful and therapeutic within our continuum of care services? If you work as part of a team, do you all agree on what healthy relationship boundaries with our clients should look like? 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. The true helping relationship requires clear relationship boundaries so we don't unintentionally exploit our clients, undermine our team members, or experience our own "burn out". This training clarifies what we mean by boundaries, ways in which we might be over-stepping them, what is meant by dual relationships, & issues regarding the boundaries relating to physical contact with our kids. Do you ever struggle with how close or distant our relationships with our clients should be in order to maintain our ability to be helpful and therapeutic within our continuum of care services?

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CI# CD145b Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Special Needs Youth 6 CEU (Intellectual Disability, Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorder & Emotional Disturbance)

Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, February 27, 2020; 9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF Evans Campus Room 106: 1400 Evans St Room 106 @ Mendell St.

Special needs children and youth comprise up to half of all youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice system. This course provides an overview of the prevalence and types of disabilities in special education and how they impact youth in the child welfare system including developmental, physical, mental health/emotional, and learning disabilities. Four primary disabilities identified in the new Neurodevelopmental Disorders section of the DSM 5 are discussed including Intellectual Disability, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder. Emotional disturbance is also reviewed. Information about these disorders is reviewed including causes, development, symptoms and treatment approaches for working effectively with special needs youth.

The impact of children and youth with special needs on child welfare and youth services is discussed including challenges for caregivers, diagnosis controversies, disproportionality with youth of color, ensuring appropriate resources, permanency options, and the transition to adulthood. Service needs reviewed include early intervention, special education, family support, case management, mental health, medical care, and employment and transition. Information on systems of care is also provided with special education, regional centers, mental health services, medical care, rehabilitation, and independent living centers all providing critical support in ensuring special needs youth achieve their maximum potential and well-being in life.

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Cl# EXT100b Men and Emotions: Challenges for Young Men of Color (No CEUs)

Instructors: Alvin McLean, Jr., Ph.D. and Stewart Perrilliat

Friday, February 28, 2020; 9 AM – 4 PM

City College of San Francisco, 88 Fourth St., San Francisco @ Mission St. Rm 821

This seminar is designed to provide an overview of the research and clinical literature on men and their emotions, with an emphasis on young men of color. Additionally, this seminar will focus on how young men can learn to more effective in the expression of their emotions and hence be more effective in their interpersonal relationships and their parenting. In this seminar physiological, neuropsychological, behavioral, and spiritual factors will be examined to better understand men and their emotions.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this seminar, the participants will be able to

1. Define emotions from a physiological, neuropsychological and behavioral perspective

2. Distinguish how men express emotions differently from women

3. Delineate differences in the expression of emotions of young men of color

4. Describe how types of interventions (physiological, cognitive-behavioral, spiritual) can impact how men express and experience emotions.

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Cl# TR100c Trauma’s Impact on Youth Behaviors, Cognition, & How it Affects Diagnoses  6 CEUs

Instructor:  Natalia Estassi PsyD

Thursday, March 5, 2020  9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Youth in foster care and in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System often exhibit challenging behaviors which may result in a variety of mental health issues. This can lead to an array of diagnoses as a result of their traumatic experiences; frequently they are diagnosed with Conduct and Mood disorders. Examine the root causes of their behaviors and cognitions as the youth relate to the trauma they experienced. Review the importance of correct diagnoses and how to work with the trauma to decrease acting-out behaviors. Explore strength-based approaches and the best ways to apply these in our work.

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Cl# SW360c  Enhancing Child and Youth Well-Being by Attending to our Reactions When Working with Them 6 CEU’s

Instructor:  Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, March 6, 2020  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Explore the limits of self-disclosure with youth in our continuum of care and how our own past experiences impact these relationships, and identify how we know when we are over-involved in a way that could accidentally exploit our clients or burn ourselves out!  Examine the reasons why you chose to work in this field. Explore how your own “stuff” impacts your work with youth and their families and, if you are a supervisor, how to support those you supervise with all of this. 

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Cl# CD140c Child Development: Infant & Child Mental Health     6 CEUs

Instructor:   Natalia Estassi PsyD

Thursday, March 12, 2020  9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Mental health is an essential part of children's overall health. There is a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside. It is estimated that over 15 million of our nation's young people can currently be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Many more are at risk of developing a disorder due to risk factors in their biology or genetics; within their families, schools, and communities; and among their peers. There is a great need for mental health professionals to provide the best available care based on scientific evidence, good clinical expertise, and that takes into account the unique characteristics of the infant, child or adolescent.

Contrary to common belief, infants and toddlers can suffer from mental health issues, and despite this are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent long lasting developmental plans This class will discuss these issues and the importance of healthy attachments and the effects of trauma, resulting in mental health issues. Child Parent Psychotherapy, play, and art therapy and other ways to best work with children will be will be explored.

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Cl# AS100c Self-Awareness & Resiliency when Working with Youth in Foster Care  6 CEUs

Instructor:  Natalia Estassi PsyD

Wednesday, March 18, 2020  9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

As a provider we are the vehicles for our work; this can put a lot of strain on us as a provider. Support is here! Explore how the importance of reflecting on your own experiences and developmental stages helps when working with our youth. Create awareness of your strengths and weaknesses to impact positively your professional development. Review the importance of boundaries, self-care, cultural sensitivity, and tips to approach self-disclosure to positively impact relationships with youth in foster care. Study research on resiliency and tips to become more resilient.

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Cl# SW375c   Working with Kids who have Challenging Behaviors:  Understanding Behavioral and Emotional Principles  6 CEU’s

Instructor:   Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, March 27, 2020  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Obtain an overview of the important ingredients in creating a behavior plan and the function of the behavior that the youth is attempting to communicate.  Learn what these behaviors mean in the context of school and family relationships so that we can better support caregivers and teachers as they attempt to help our kids to be successful in school and in the home.   Learn to apply theoretical principles shown to be effective, avoiding power struggles, and the basics of developing an effective plan.

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Cl# SW120d Missing Fathers: The Absent Parent Trauma  6 CEU’s

Instructor:  Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, April 17, 2020  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street, Room 255

Develop a better understanding of the importance of fathers to our youth.  This epidemic of the often-absent father doesn’t mean that the father doesn’t fulfill an important role in a child’s and family’s life.   We often leave the paternal side of the youth’s family completely out of an assessment when developing our case plans even though the father is very much a part of the youth’s “picture” and impacts their day- to-day functioning.

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Cl# SW740d PTSD, ADHD, ODD, and Conduct Disorders  6 CEUs

Instructor:  Natalia Estassi PsyD

Thursday, April 23, 2020  9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

We all work with significant amounts of trauma and children with acting out behaviors in our field; as providers we need to know how to best understand, intervene and support the youth and families we work with.  Review the different diagnosis of ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorders, and PTSD. Potential origins of these diagnosis and underlying issues. Discuss the importance of understanding child abuse and trauma; its effects on attachments; and how unhealthy attachments affect our therapeutic relationship and work with youth and their families.  Study: research on its relevance and how to work with it. Learn: what is considered a traumatic event; what events are commonly overlooked; how to diagnose and understand underlying PTSD issues; the effects of trauma on youth, their brain, ability to learn; and trauma’s effects on behavior, including the emotional, physical, and long term symptoms. Explore strength-based techniques and how to engage, facilitate, and empower our youth and families to facilitate change. Review self-care and self-awareness practices in avoiding burnout and vicarious trauma.

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Cl# GR100d Grief & Loss: When New Losses Occur & Old Losses Resurface 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, April 30, 2020  9AM-4PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Explore reoccurring losses that happen to children, youth, and their caregivers and effective methods to manage these.  What is Grief & Loss and how are they related to Trauma? Examine the effects of grief, loss, and trauma on brain functioning, behavior, and thinking. Review attachment theory and the impact this has on reoccurring losses. Discuss triggers such as anniversary dates, smells, counter-transference; how to anticipate and manage these; and childhood traumatic grief and loss symptoms related to grief.  Study genetic and environmental statistical correlations between mental health, trauma, and loss.  Focus on their impact; understanding this reminds us of the underlying reasons why the youth we work with may exhibit such challenging behaviors. Explore the impact of Holidays for our youth. Review several strength-based techniques used to work with reoccurring loss that allow us to be effective in our professional roles, including the importance of self-care and self-awareness to avoid burn-out and experiencing secondary trauma. Discuss specific losses your youth and families may be experience and receive the necessary tools and support to manage these occurrences.

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Cl# CS100e Cultural Sensitivity & Awareness When Working with Youth in Foster Care & Families 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Thursday, May 7, 2020 9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Children and adolescents living in foster care are a vulnerable population. Most have emotional, behavioral, developmental, and health problems that have their roots in the difficult family and environmental circumstances they came from before entering the foster care system. As providers, we must be culturally sensitive in our approaches with you. Explore the differences between Cultural Competence, Cultural Awareness, and Cultural Sensitivity. Review the importance of role modeling and good boundaries and how these impact our youth. Discuss self-disclosure and self-awareness in order to help workers be effective in their roles as providers.

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Cl# SW480e PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcome Management System): An Evidence Based Practice in Teaming with Youth and Families! 6 CEU’s

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, May 8, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street, Room 255

The root of many controversies in our field is the important question: “what works with kids”. Is success based on the use of specialized techniques or do other factors account for the change? Focus on how to interview and assess from a strength-based, family centered perspective. This premier Evidence-Based Practice, called PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcome Management System), is listed on the SAMHSA website and is a client-directed and outcome-informed process. Study the Outcome Rating

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Cl# GS200e Safety in Home Visiting and Community Work 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi PsyD

Thursday, May 14, 2020 9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF DTN Center, 88 4th Street @ Mission, Rm 821

Working in our communities and doing home visiting has become an essential part of our work and many of our programs to best support foster youth and their families. Learn how to be safe and most effective in your professional roles. Explore different approaches to help ensure your safety. Discuss

different ethical considerations that need to be considered and how to best address these. Learn how to recognize high risk situations and interventions to best deescalate these encounters. Explore 5150 situations in the community and discuss best ways to prepare for and manage these.

By the end of this training students should have an increased understanding of:

•Different way to stay safe while doing home visiting and community work.

•Understand ethical situations and considerations that can come up and how to best manage these.

•Techniques to anticipate, plan and recognize high risk situations and ways to deescalate these encounters.

Learn how to best manage 5150 situations that may come up in community work and how to best address these.

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Cl# SW540e Clinical Supervision Focused on Child and Youth Well Being 6 CEU’s

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, May 15, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

This training is for those supervising MFT/LPCC Interns and ASW’s who are working with our youth receiving services in our continuum of care! We will review any changes to the supervision requirement, the general qualifications to be a supervisor of clinicians working on their BBS hours for licensure, and the resources and BBS forms that are required for all supervisors. So, regardless of your license, if you are supervising folks towards BBS hours, this is an important training. Of course, in addition to the BBS requirements, we will also cover how to develop a strong Supervisory relationship with your supervisee and ways to discuss the challenging issues of cultural differences and identifying countertransference. This is important to the supervisory relationship if we want our supervisees to be able to do this with their clients. It is a parallel process. You will even get a glimpse into PCOMS, an evidence-based practice!

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Cl# SD100e Depression, Anxiety, Suicide Prevention and Awareness 6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi PsyD

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9 AM – 4 PM

CCSF, 88 Fourth St., San Francisco @ Mission St. Room 821

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for people 10-24 years old. Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death for college-age youth and youth 12-18 years old. Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. These alarming statistics remind us of our crucial role as providers to assess and address suicide with all our youth. Explore the misconceptions about suicide; how to address them; and common suicide risk factors for children and teens. Review the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety; how to recognize these warning signs; and how they are directly linked to suicide. Discuss tips on preventing suicide; assessing the suicide risk level; and problems that may trigger a suicide attempt in children and teens. Learn how you can make a difference!

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Cl# SW200e Assessing Family Issues Using Evidence-Informed Principles: Overview 6 CEUs

Instructor: Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, May 29, 2020; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 255, 1400 Evans Avenue @ Mendell Street

Students address case assessment specific to exploring and identifying the underlying issues in the family including family violence, family needs, strengths, and resources. This case assessment prepares the worker to move forward with an effective case plan regarding how to support the youth in the safest and healthiest manner. Helping youth in foster care with these family challenges increases permanency planning (fewer placement failures) and reunification.