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.

 

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Future Title IV-E Trainings

Cl# SW390f Continuum of Care: Supporting Our Healthy Boundaries for Youth & Family Well Being       6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, June 14, 2019; 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 254, 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# TR200f Attachment, Trauma and PTSD   6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Monday, June 17, 2019    9AM-4PM

City College of San Francisco, 88 Fourth St., San Francisco @ Mission St. 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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SW275f TRAUMA Informed Practice with Youth in Our Continuum of Care & Their Families 6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

2 Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, 5:30-8:30 PM

This is a companion to SW270 (above). Please sign up for both.

Learn how trauma impacts the functioning of youth in our continuum of care. Obtain a better understanding of the link between past traumas, current feelings about the past trauma, and the fear of what might happen in the future. Knowing more about what the youth are experiencing helps us to adapt case planning to help kids heal from these traumatic experiences and be better able to benefit from the services we offer in our continuum of care.  

These trainings are open to anyone who works directly with families; you don’t have to be a clinician to participate.   Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to class to receive CEUs.

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Cl# SW360f Enhancing Child and Youth Well-Being by Attending to our Reactions When Working with Them            6 CEU’s

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, June 21, 2019;  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Room 254, 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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CI# CH140f Long Term Effect and Impact of Sexual Abuse & Trauma on Youth        6 CEUs

Instructor: Natalia Estassi, PsyD

Tuesday, June 25, 2019    9AM-4PM

City College of San Francisco, 88 Fourth St., San Francisco @ Mission St. 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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CI#SW740f PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Attachment Disorders: Youth Impact and Treatment Approaches 6 CEU

Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, June 27, 2019; 9AM-4PM 

Location: CCSF Evans Campus, Rm 106 (1400 Evans @ Mendell) 

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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Sign up for BOTH of the following seminars because together they are the Brief!                                           

SW270g Trauma Informed Assessment: Supporting Child & Family Teaming 9 CEUs

3  Wednesdays, July 10, 7/17, 7/24, 5:30-8:30 PM

This is Part I.   Part II. is SW275 below.  Please sign up for both of them.

Study how to assess the youth within the context of the impact of trauma on the family system including its effects on emotional attachment for kids in our continuum of care. Understand the connection between these relationships and the behaviors that our youth exhibit and some ways to increase attachment and emotional safety in order to decrease negative child symptoms that interfere with life success for our youth.

SW275g TRAUMA Informed Practice with Youth in Our Continuum of Care & Their Families  9 CEUs

3 Wednesdays, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, 5:30-8:30 PM

This is a companion to SW270 (above). Please sign up for both.

Learn how trauma impacts the functioning of youth in our continuum of care. Obtain a better understanding of the link between past traumas, current feelings about the past trauma, and the fear of what might happen in the future. Knowing more about what the youth are experiencing helps us to adapt case planning to help kids heal from these traumatic experiences and be better able to benefit from the services we offer in our continuum of care.  

These trainings are open to anyone who works directly with families; you don’t have to be a clinician to participate.   Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to class to receive CEUs.

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Class # SW380g: Strength Based Family Engagement:  Teaming with the Family 6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, July 12, 2019;  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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

For years we have been told to be “strength-based and client centered”, however, we have not typically been told what this really means.  We will clarify/define what it means in our work to be “strength-based” and what it means to "engage" with a family in a "client directed" way.  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 these difficulties, that everyone has strengths and abilities and good intentions.  This training focuses on understanding the importance of teaming with family members from the beginning and being able to assess what kinds of case plan strategies might create a “family friendly” process of engagement even with families who just don’t want to work with us! Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to class to receive an attendance certificate.

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SW460g Supporting Child and Youth Well Being and the Role of Empathy!            6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, July 19, 2019  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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

What is the role of empathy in our work with kids and families who are receiving services within our continuum of care?   This training will take you to a deep level in understanding what empathy really is and how we can actively demonstrate it in our work in a manner that shows clients we really understand and care.  This can motivate a client to want to work towards successful outcomes.  Is empathy a skill that can be learned?  I sure hope so.

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Cl#SW340g  Clinical Supervision in Youth Services, Mental Health and Child Welfare    6 CEUs

Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, July 25, 2019   9 AM - 4 PM

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

Clinical supervision of associates and interns has a critical role in the development of youth service, mental health and child welfare professionals. This course reviews the legal clinical supervision requirements provided by the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) and the BOP (Board of Psychology) for Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW), Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APPC) and Psychologist Interns for obtaining their clinical licenses. 2019 BBS changes in clinical supervision will also be reviewed. Guidelines for providing clinical supervision, case consultation, supervisee evaluations, and clinical supervision best practices will be provided. Liability and legal issues in providing clinical supervision are reviewed including standards of care, minor consent, confidentiality, and mandated reporting. Ethical best practices in situations involving clients and supervisees are discussed. Information is also provided on issues related to self-awareness and care including transference, counter-transference, secondary trauma, and self-care techniques.

This course meets the BBS requirements for clinical supervisors with ASW, AMFT, and APPC to take a 6 CEU course in Clinical Supervision every 2 years

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CL# SW675g Transitional Age Youth:  Thinking Differently about “Independence and the Importance of Natural Support Systems Especially FAMILY!     6 CEUs

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, July 26, 2019, 9:30 - 4 PM

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

TAY are youth typically between 16-26 years of age who are transitioning from being minors and individuating into young adulthood.  For our youth in foster care and in juvenile justice continuums of care, this transition is significantly more difficult than it is for youth not in these systems.  Sadly, youth coming out of our systems have poor outcomes into adulthood.  Let’s try something different!

This training will allow us to look at some additional ways to include the extended family and other “natural” support systems in the lives of our TAY as they make this very difficult transition.  This is the single largest developmental transition that we make as we launch into adulthood and we need all the support that we can get!  For kids with poor attachments and deep traumatic attachment ruptures, many will not make this transition successfully unless we can help them with this healing.

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Cl# SW480h 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, Aug, 2, 2019      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 and Satisfaction Rating Scales as a means of understanding your client’s needs and developing the kind of relational alliance and case plans that lead to improved success and positive outcomes.

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CI# CD145h Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Special Needs Youth (Intellectual Disability, Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorder & Emotional Disturbance)  6 CEUs                             

Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW

Thursday, August 8, 2019    9AM-4PM

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# TR210h Working with Youth who are Separated from Their Biological Families: The Impact of Traumatic Separation on Attachment!      6 CEU’s

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019      9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Do we really realize the attachment trauma that family separation has on our kids of all ages?  While we seem to be very concerned about what has recently been happening at the border regarding separating kids from their families who are trying to immigrate to the U.S., what about other reasons that we are separating kids and breaking up families?

This training will look at the deep attachment ruptures that are occurring in our kids in foster care and other ruptures that are happening in their lives and which are contributing to the behaviors/symptoms for which they are being referred to us for services.

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Cl# SW120h  Missing Fathers: The Absent Parent Trauma   6 CEU’s

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019                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# SW760h Differential Diagnosis with Children, Youth, and Adults in Youth Services, Mental Health and Child Welfare  6 CEUs                                                                                         

Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW                                             

Thursday, August 22, 2019    9AM-4PM                  

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

This course is helpful to service providers, clinicians and associates preparing for their licensing exams.

Many children, youth, and adults seen in youth services, mental health and child welfare have been given multiple diagnoses. The primary goal of all recent editions of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for mental disorders (DSM) has been to improve consistency of diagnosis provided by different providers. The quality of mental health services can be negatively impacted when there have been different diagnoses given to the same patient by different providers. This situation is made more difficult when common mental health symptoms (i.e. depression, anxiety, and aggressive behavior) overlap with multiple mental disorders.

Review the DSM 5 with attention to using differential diagnoses in improving the diagnosis of children, adolescents, and adults. Learn a step-by-step rule-out to follow at the beginning of the differential diagnosis process. Use decision trees to make differential diagnoses based on observed primary mental health symptoms. Review differential diagnosis based on the primary mental disorders seen in children, adolescents, and adults. Practice using differential diagnosis with your clients and participate in discussions of client case studies.