Chabot-Las Positas Community College District manages contracts with social services agencies in nine Northern California counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties to provide child welfare staff training and support. Trainings are available to people who work with out-of-home children in those counties.
Our Foster Care Training website features a monthly schedule of courses offered free of charge to foster and adoptive care providers by our partner organizations that specialize in working with foster and adoptive care children and their families. The courses are designed to empower foster and adoptive care providers with tools to support the vital services they deliver.
Training participants can choose from a wide variety of courses designed to offer important tools to support the vital serves they provide, including:
- Professionalism: Ethics and Professional Boundaries
- How to be Culturally Aware when Working with Youth in Care
- Sexual Harassment Prevention
- Introduction to Cultural Accountability in Service to Children in Foster Care
- Community-based Approaches for Working with Youth and Families
- Mandated Reporting
- Endings, Transitions, Termination, and Closure
- Crisis Management and De-Escalation While Working with Youth in Foster Care
- Domestic Violence and the Impact on Young Children
- Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care in a Certified Foster Home
- Identifying the Effects of Child Abuse on the Brain When Working with Youth in Foster Care