Behavioral & Emotional Development: Depression

The Title IV-E Program offers free trainings 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 from the currently offered list 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

Depression: Recognizing Suicide Signs, & Other Mental Youth Health Issues
Examine the warning signs of childhood depression in a youth’s cognitive, physical, and behavioral development; the negative impact of depression; and self-injury and suicidal feelings among youth. Explore resources, treatment options, psychiatric evaluations, and the relationships of depression and mental illness.

Depression: Working with Kids Under 12

Depression: Working with Teens that are Stressed & Depressed

What is clinical depression and what is the difference between being depressed and feeling sad?  Discuss what depression is, the symptoms and behaviors related to depression, possible causes, and the types of depression, including major depression, dysthymia, adjustment disorder with depressed mood, seasonal affective disorder, and bipolar disorder or manic depression. All of these can affect youth and teens. Explore what you can do to help, tools to communicate with stressed-out and depressed teens, the importance of physical activity, and warning signs to watch for. Review Self-Care and the importance of modeling and setting appropriate boundaries.

Mood Disorders: Depression & Bipolar Disorder in Children & Teens
Review diagnostic criteria for both disorders, how to rule out other mental health diagnoses with similar clinical presentations, and will teach participants effective treatment strategies for these problems.

Depression & Self Destructive Behavior: Managing Self-Injurious Behavior Among Youth in Foster Care
Explore self-injurious behaviors in youth and depression. Study the warning signs of depression in the youth’s cognitive, physical, and behavioral development and the negative impact of depression as it relates to self- injurious behaviors. Examine intervention techniques, resources, treatment options, and psychiatric evaluations. Learn to build self-esteem and promote healthy behavior contributing to the well-being of children who live in out of home care.

Suicide Risk Assessment
Examine the warning signs of childhood depression in a youth’s cognitive, physical, and behavioral development; the negative impact of depression; and self-injury and suicidal feelings among youth. Explore resources, treatment options, psychiatric evaluations, and the relationships of depression and mental illness.