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

Understanding Bullying and Cyber-Bullying  CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Natalia Estassi, PsyD
BU100L Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014; 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room 110: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St
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Explore the meaning of bullying and cyber-bullying, their consequences, the roles that youth play, and what can be done to intervene and support bullies, victims, and bystanders. Discuss sexting and how it relates to cyber-bullying.  Bullying can emerge in early childhood; children as young as 3 can and do participate in it. Review how bullying develops, how we can prevent early childhood bullying, who is most at risk, and gender-specific bullying.  Discuss several interventions we can apply to prevent and stop bullying, including assertiveness and empathy activities and teachable moments with youth.
 

Working with Multi-Stressed Families! 6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Class # SW400L:  Mon., Dec. 8 & 15, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: 150 Executive Park Blvd.  SF 1st Fl Conference Room


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 and to become overwhelmed with what to focus on next.  Bring in the case that you are most stuck with and let’s trouble shoot together some things that you can try in your next session!  This is a special training to try to get “unstuck” at least for your next session. 
 

Clinical Supervision: Law and Ethics Issues 6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
SW335L  Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014; 9 AM - 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Rm. 110: 1400 Evans Ave. @ 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. Explore 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. Meets CA BBS CEU requirement for Clinical Supervision required every 2 years for supervisors of LMFTs, LPCCs, and Psychology interns & associates. Also meets CA BBS CEU requirements for Law and Ethics required every 2 years.


Saying Good-bye: Effective Termination; Planned, Unplanned, & Kids Aging Out of Services      4 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Cl# SW280L   Friday,  Dec. 12, 2014    11 AM – 3 PM
150 Executive Park Blvd., First Floor Conference Room   SF

Termination brings with it many wonderful and sometimes frightening issues related to both the treatment process that has occurred and what the future will hold. It may be planned or unplanned. Either way, it is a stressful process for the client, staff members, family members, and peers of the individual who is terminating. Explore the importance of termination throughout treatment, what to expect as termination grows closer, and some ways to support a healthy termination process for everyone even if the termination is unplanned.


SW740a PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Attachment Disorders: Youth Impact and Treatment Approaches  6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015; 9 AM - 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room TBA: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.


Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems often experience extensive trauma in their backgrounds; many youth experience complex trauma due to chronic exposure to multiple and severe traumatic events. Review the impact of trauma on youth development, including mental health and behavioral consequences. Discuss the trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); complex trauma; reactive attachment disorder; and disinhibited social engagement disorder. Review evidence-based practices and treatment approaches for working with youth who have trauma-related disorders. Explore the development and components of self-regulation skills in maintaining positive mental health. Discuss cognitive and behavioral techniques for helping youth impacted by trauma develop physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulation skills.


When New Losses Occur & Old Losses Resurface
6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Natalia Estassi, PsyD
Cl # GR100a Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

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.


SW740c PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Attachment Disorders: Youth Impact and Treatment Approaches  6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
Thursday, March 12, 2015; 9 AM - 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room TBA: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.


Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems often experience extensive trauma in their backgrounds; many youth experience complex trauma due to chronic exposure to multiple and severe traumatic events. Review the impact of trauma on youth development, including mental health and behavioral consequences. Discuss the trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); complex trauma; reactive attachment disorder; and disinhibited social engagement disorder. Review evidence-based practices and treatment approaches for working with youth who have trauma-related disorders. Explore the development and components of self-regulation skills in maintaining positive mental health. Discuss cognitive and behavioral techniques for helping youth impacted by trauma develop physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulation skills.


The DSM 5 in Youth Services, Child Welfare, & Juvenile Justice,  6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
Class # SW775d  Thursday, April 9, 2015; 9 AM -  4 PM
Class # SW775f  Thursday, June 11, 2015; 9 AM -  4 PM CCSF Evans Campus Room 110: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.


The DSM 5 (fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is being implemented and will be used in licensing exams starting in December, 2014. Examine a comprehensive overview of the DSM 5 with attention to changes relevant for youth service, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers. Study critical information for service providers including recognizing new diagnoses, understanding mental health reports, and working providers to ensure appropriate services. Review the history of the DSM and the origins of mental illness.  Evaluate controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders including the rising prevalence of mental disorders, the diagnosis of children and youth, and the overuse of psychotropic medications. Examine the organizational structure and changes in the DSM 5.

Discuss new sections of the DSM 5, including the Neurodevelopmental Disorders (childhood diagnoses); Depressive Disorders; Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders; Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders, and Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. Review new diagnoses including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Review revised diagnoses including Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. Discuss the practical application of the DSM 5 for youth service, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers with implications for improving mental health services for children and families.


SW740c PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Attachment Disorders: Youth Impact and Treatment Approaches  6 CA BBS CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
Thursday, March 12, 2015; 9 AM - 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room TBA: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.


Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems often experience extensive trauma in their backgrounds; many youth experience complex trauma due to chronic exposure to multiple and severe traumatic events. Review the impact of trauma on youth development, including mental health and behavioral consequences. Discuss the trauma related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); complex trauma; reactive attachment disorder; and disinhibited social engagement disorder. Review evidence-based practices and treatment approaches for working with youth who have trauma-related disorders. Explore the development and components of self-regulation skills in maintaining positive mental health. Discuss cognitive and behavioral techniques for helping youth impacted by trauma develop physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulation skills.

 

 

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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 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.

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____ Cl# BU100L     Understanding Bullying and Cyber-Bullying     Thurs, Dec. 4, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

____ Cl # SW400L: Working with Multi-Stressed Families  Mon., Dec 8 & 15, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

____ Cl# SW335L  Clinical Supervision: Law & Ethics,    Thurs., Dec. 11,  9 AM - 4 PM CCSF Evans Rm 110

____ Cl# SW280L Saying Good-bye: Effective Termination; Planned,  …: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 11 AM – 3 PM

____ SW740a  PTSD, Complex Trauma, Attachment Disorders…, Wed,  Jan 7,  2015; 9 AM - 4 PM  Evans Campus

____ CL# GR100a When New Losses Occur & Old Losses Resurface  Thurs,  Jan. 29,  2015; 9 AM – 4 PM  Evans Campus

____ Cl# SW330b  Adolescent Mental Health Issues...    Thurs. Feb 12, 2015     9 AM - 4 PM  CCSF Evans Rm. TBA

____ SW740c  PTSD, Complex Trauma, Attachment Disorders…, Thurs,  March 12,  2015; 9 AM - 4 PM  Evans Campus

____ Cl# SW775d  The DSM 5 in Youth Services, Child Welfare, & Juvenile Justice, Thurs.,  April 9,  2015; 9 AM - 4 PM  CCSF Evans Rm. TBA

____ Cl# SW775f  The DSM 5 in Youth Services, Child Welfare, & Juvenile Justice, Thurs.,  June 11,  2015; 9 AM - 4 PM  CCSF Evans Rm. TBA