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

Saying Good-bye: Effective Termination; Planned, Unplanned, & Kids Aging Out of Services  6 CA BBS CEUs  

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW  
CL# SW280L   Friday,  Dec. 9, 2016 10 AM – 4:30 PM
250 Executive Park Blvd. Suite 4200, 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.  

The Impact of the DSM 5 on Youth Services and Child Welfare  
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW  
Cl# SW775L   Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016     9 AM – 4 PM
CCSF Evans Campus Room 106: 1400 Evans St @ Mendell St.

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 understanding new diagnoses working to ensure appropriate mental health 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  including the Neurodevelopmental Disorders (childhood diagnoses) and Trauma and Stressor Related 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, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. Discuss implementing other DSM 5 for youth service, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers with implications for improving mental health services for children and families.

Understanding Family Dynamics Seminar:  9 CA BBS CEUs for each part described below

Instructor Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Alternative Family Services: 250 Executive Park Blvd. SF; Suite 4668  
The instructor recommends that you plan to take all 4 trainings.
Part I:  Assessing Family Relationships and Their Impact on Kids in Placement
Cl# SW351k  3 Wed, Nov. 30 – Dec. 14, 2016 5:30-8:30 PM  
Begin the seminar series by increasing your understanding of how to assess family dynamics to gain a better understanding of their impact on children. This exploration leads to better case planning for our youth.  

Part II:  Common Theoretical Factors Used in Family-Focused Evidence-Based Practices
Cl# SW352a     3 Wednesdays, Dates TBA    5:30-8:30 PM
Learn to identify common theoretical 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:  Attachment Needs of Kids in Foster Care  
Cl# SW353a     3 Wednesdays, Dates TBA    5:30-8:30 PM
Obtain a better understand the attachment challenges of our kids through the use of demonstration, description, and discussion.

Part IV:  How Trauma makes Kids Anxious and Scared  
Cl# SW354b     3 Wednesdays, Dates TBA    5:30-8:30 PM
Explore the importance of the impact of family trauma on kids and how the resulting anxiety and sadness impact behavioral and other emotional stabilization issues.

____ Cl# SW280L    Saying Goodbye: Effective Termination                              Fri., Dec. 9, 2016                    10 AM – 4:30 PM  

____ Cl# SW775:     DSM 5 in Youth Services, Child Welfare, & Juv. Justice   Thurs, Dec. 15, 2016                 9 AM – 4 PM  

____ Cl# SW351k    Assessing Family Relationships & Their Impact…             Wed, Nov. 30 – Dec 14        5:30 PM – 8:30 PM