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Modesto Junior College
MJC East and West Campus open Monday, June 18. All classes in session. The following areas are closed: Pool, Men's PE, Gym, Library, North Drive, Practice Field. See information tent on East Campus for temporary class location.
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Trainings

  • All training sessions are FREE. Although our target audience is foster/adoptive parents and relative caregivers, our training classes are open to everyone in the community including social workers, group home staff, family, and friends.
  • Childcare is not available for the trainings.
  • Due to the topic and nature of some of the classes, children/teens might not be permitted to sit in the classes. Please check the schedule carefully and plan your child care needs accordingly.
  • In order to receive a certificate for full training hours, participants must attend the entire training. Credit for partial training hours is not offered.

2018-2019 TRAINING CALENDAR

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Download the 2018-2019 Training Calendar
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AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER 
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
JANUARY 
FEBRUARY
MARCH
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 MAY
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Training Locations

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY 
251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto MAP
Parking:
 Available in rear lot behind the building.  Wait for security guard to let you into the building.
Child care: 
NONE – If you bring children/teens to trainings they will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to the subject matter, children/teens may not be allowed to attend certain trainings.

MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE, EAST CAMPUS   
435 College Avenue, Modesto MAP
Founders Hall, see training description for room number. CAMPUS MAP
Parking: Tuesday & Thursday evening classes - a $2 parking permit is required if parking in any of the student parking lots and can be purchased from a Day Pass Machine in the lots.  Parking is not permitted in any spaces marked for staff. 
Saturday classes -  a parking permit is not required and you are welcome to park in either student or staff parking. 
Child care: NONE – If you bring children/teens to trainings they will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to the subject matter, children/teens may not be allowed to attend certain trainings.

Registration Information

Registration is not required to attend a training unless specifically indicated. To register for a training, click here or call (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.

 JULY 2018

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Date: 11 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, July 9th. To register, click here or call (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 12 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Attachment in Children
  This class will introduce caregivers to Attachment Theory and examine typical behaviors and challenges that can present in children with attachment differences.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 14 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: How To Talk to Kids About Foster Care & Adoption
  This class will provide caregivers with the tools to talk to children of different ages about foster care and adoption.  It is important for caregivers to know how to help children at different developmental levels understand foster care and/or adoption and to know how to answer questions that children might have.  Participants will learn how to use books, movies, and other tools for talking to children about foster care and adoption.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
   
Date: 14 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Helping Children Build Resiliency
  Resilience is the ability to recover from traumatic events. Caregivers cannot fix all the hurts in their children’s lives, but they can foster their resiliency and give them the skills to heal. This class will examine resiliency and provide participants with the tools needed to help children become resilient.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT
   
Date: 17 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Creating Positive Transitions
  This session will help caregivers create positive transitions for youth in their care. Caregivers will learn how to best prepare foster youth for transition between their home and a new foster placement, a relative placement, or a return to birth parents.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A. 
   
Date: 26 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Preparing Foster Youth For Emancipation
  This session will help caregivers prepare the youth in their care for emancipation from the system.  We will discuss the key things youth need to know before leaving foster care and how caregivers can help.  We will also discuss the After 18 Program and how AB12 affects emancipation.
Trainer: Nick Konner, FKCE Director
   
Date: 28 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: How Trauma Impacts Children
  This class will explore the impact that trauma has on the children in foster care. All children who enter foster care experience trauma to some degree. The class will examine how trauma impacts children’s brain development, their behaviors, how they interact with the world, and what we can do to help them.
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S.
   
Date: 31 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Roles, Rights, & Responsibilities of Resource Parents – Spanish Training
Roles, Derechos y Responsabilidades de Padres de Recursos 
  Esta clase se enfocara en los roles, derechos y responsabilidades de proveedores de cuidado en el sistema de padres de crianza.  Les informara a los padres de crianza sus derechos legales referentes a temas médicos, educacionales y el sistema de la corte.
Trainer: Jessica Cervantes, MSW 

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AUGUST 2018

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Date: 08 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, August 6th. To register, click here or call (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 09 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Trauma & Brain Development
  Thanks to the help of modern technology, this class will examine "normal" brain development and gain insights into how the trauma of abuse impacts a child's brain and brain development.
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S.
   
Date: 11 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC): Awareness and Identification (Children/Teens are not permitted to attend.)
  The training will provide participants with an overview of CSEC and the psychological and social dynamics that contribute to the ongoing maltreatment of children and victimization of young people by sex traffickers. Key laws addressing human trafficking, particularly relating to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children will be reviewed. Factors influencing the supply and demand for CSEC will be reviewed. The training will provide information on complex trauma, with a focus on the life events and contributing factors that often lead to the sexual exploitation of a child. Participants will learn about how children in foster care are particularly vulnerable to being sexually exploited.  Care providers will be provided with tools to identify warning signs and indicators of CSEC involvement and learn how to identify and strengthen protective factors to prevent youth from involvement in CSEC.
Trainer: Debbie Johnson, CEO of Without Permission 
Registration: Required by Wednesday, August 8th. To register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending. 
   
Date: 14 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Understanding Permanency Options for Relatives
  This class will help relative caregivers of children in foster care understand the different permanency options available for the children in their care.  It will help relatives better understand the differences between adoption, guardianship, and planned permanent living arrangement. 
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A. 
   
Date: 23 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Special Education and IEP Advocacy
  This training will highlight the topic of Special Education and focus on ways that foster parents and relatives can support their children through the educational system accommodations and supports program. Topics will include children having access to specialized services unique to their needs. Special Education service such as Student Study Teams (SST), 504 plans, Individual Education Plan (IEP) and how to navigate and understand these services will be presented.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 25 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM (There will be a 45 min lunch break. Lunch is not provided.)
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Trust-Based Parenting 
  This six hour class offers in-depth training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. The class will introduce caregivers to the research and methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleague Dr. David Cross, the founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Dr. Purvis has coined the phrase "children from hard places" to describe children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. The class will use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) through problem-solving scenarios to provide practical skills to caregivers so they can build a stronger caregiver-child connection, which leads to better behavior.
Trainer: Bill Meenk, M.A.
Registration: Required by Wednesday, August 22nd. To register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending.  
   
Date: 28 (Tueday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Trauma & Brain Development – Spanish Training
Trauma y Desarrollo del Cerebro
  Esta clase examinará el desarrollo cerebral "normal" y obtendrá información sobre cómo el trauma del abuso afecta el desarrollo del niño y el desarrollo cerebral. Específicamente, esta clase se enfocará en el reconocimiento del miedo y en turno la perdida de función y en la identificación de respuestas terapéuticos. 
Trainer: Elena Sweet, MSW

SEPTEMBER 2018

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Date: 06 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  The class will define and provide an understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children, including an exploration of the various subsets and behaviors related to this disorder.  
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW 
   
Date: 08 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175 
Topic: Effects of Domestic Violence on Children & Teens (Children/teens not permitted)  
  This session will discuss the impact of domestic violence on children and teens. Exposure to domestic violence affects children physically, emotionally and behaviorally. The class will explore ways to help kids feel safer and to heal.  Information about services provided by the Haven Women’s Center will also be presented. 
Trainer: Janette Garcia, Haven Women’s Center 
   
Date: 11, 18, & 25 (Tuesday) You must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion; certificates for partial training hours will not be given.
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Transforming the Difficult Child Workshop 
  In this 3-part series, participants will be able to experience and practice the foundational concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Each class will build upon the other, increasing your skills in energizing the positive and bringing transformative changes within your family/relationships. The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) began as an approach to be used with intense children who had difficult behaviors and is now used worldwide with much success in home, school, and agency settings. NHA focuses on building Inner Wealth™ which leads to improved behaviors and relationships.
Trainer: Viviana Barajas, Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Certified Trainer
Registration: Required by Saturday, September 8th. To register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending. 
   
Date: 12 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, September 10th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 20 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Helping Foster Youth Transition to MJC
   
Trainer: Tiffnie Versola, MJC Student Success Specialist
   
Date: 22 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Trust-Based Parenting - Spanish Training
Crianza Basada en la Confianza
  Esta clase de seis horas ofrece un entrenamiento profundo para los cuidadores de niños con problemas de comportamiento basados en trauma. La clase presentará a los cuidadores los estudios y los métodos desarrollados por la Dra. Karyn Purvis y su colega el Dr. David Cross, los fundadores del Instituto de Desarrollo Infantil de la Universidad Cristiana de Texas. La Dra. Purvis ha acuñado la frase "niños de lugares difíciles" para describir a los niños que han tenido experiencias de abuso, negligencia, abandono y / o trauma en el desarrollo temprano. La clase utilizará la Intervención Relacional basada en Confianza (TBRI) a través de escenarios de resolución de problemas para proveer habilidades prácticas a los cuidadores para que puedan construir una conexión más fuerte entre el cuidador y el niño, y esto conducirá un mejor comportamiento. 
Trainer: Elena Sweet, MSW
Registration: Requerido para el sábado, 19 de septiembre. Para registrarse, haga clic aquí o llame al (209) 575-6688. Indique su nombre, número de teléfono y la cantidad de adultos que asistirán.
   
Date: 27 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic:  – Spanish Training

   
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OCTOBER 2018

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Date: 04 (Thursday) 
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: A Sensory World
  This class offers insight and understanding about sensory issues that may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school. Caregivers will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success.
Trainer: Bill Meenk,M.A.
   
Date: 06 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Foster Youth
  This class will provide caregivers with essential information needed to keep Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender foster youth both physically and emotionally safe in their care.  The class will cover definitions, how to help youth who may have questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity, how to be an ally, and address AB458, the Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act. 
Trainer: Debbie Adair
   
Date: 10 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts 
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options. 
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A. 
Registration: Required by Monday, October 8th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 18 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Emotional First Aid
  This training will focus on defining stress and the impact that it has on the body. It will introduce Emotional Freedom Technique and the ways that this intervention can be utilized to decrease anxiety.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT. & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 20 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Helping Children with Anger Management
  This class will provide caregivers with techniques they can use to help children and teens deal with anger issues and general frustrations.  Caregivers will learn signs to look for, where to get help, and steps to implement in order to encourage children to express their anger in positive and constructive manners.  Caregivers will also learn de-stressing strategies to help the children in their care and themselves.
Trainer: Cheryl Mitchell Welch, MBA
   
Date: 20 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Internet Safety (Children/teens not permitted) 
  The internet is a great resource, but caregivers need to know how to keep kids/teens safe.  This class will discuss the dangers of internet predators and the implementation of safety techniques.
Trainer: Alison French, M.A.
   
Date: 23 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Grief & Loss - Spanish 
Perdida y Duelo
  Esta clase se enfocara en entender la perdida y duelo en los niños/adolescentes y proveedores de cuidado. La clase definirá síntomas de la  perdida y duelo y le proveerá a los padres de crianza maneras para manejar no nada más el duelo de los niños/adolescentes si no también el duelo personal. 
Trainer: Jessica Cervantes, MSW 
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NOVEMBER 2018

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Date: 01 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Body Image and Self-Esteem in Children & Teens
  This class will focus on body image and self-esteem in children and teens. Learn about image and why self-image can be such a difficult issue for children/teens in foster care.  The class will include signs of body image problems and discuss eating disorders.
Trainer: Alison French, M.A.
   
Date: 03 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Teens
  Developing a trusting relationship with any teenager can be a challenge.  For teens with trauma histories, it’s especially challenging for the both the teens and their caregivers. TBRI for Teens shows the remarkable results from the implementation of Trust-Based Parenting skills with youth ages 11-18.  TBRI is a trust-based and research-grounded intervention to meet the complex needs of children who have suffered trauma during early childhood.
Trainer: Bill Meenk, M.A.
Registration: Required by Wednesday, October 31st. To register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending.
   
Date: 06 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Transracial Fostering & Adoption   
   
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
   
Date: 08, 13 & 15 (Thursday, Tuesday & Thursday) This is a three session workshop; attendance of all sessions is required to receive a certificate of completion.
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (Children/Teens are not permitted to attend.)
  This workshop will educate participants about the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children in foster care. Participants will understand different ways that trauma and stresses can affect a child or adolescent and learn how to respond effectively to the behavioral and emotional challenges of children who have experienced trauma. Caregivers and those who work with foster children will learn how to help children who have experienced trauma develop healthy attachments, recognize and enhance their strengths, and develop the coping strategies needed to grow into healthy and functional adults.  Participants will also learn the importance of self-care and how to advocate for trauma-specific services and resources for foster children. 
Trainer: Nick Konner, FKCE Director
Registration: Required by Monday, November 5thTo register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending.
   
Date: 14 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, November 12th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 17 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Building Children's Emotional Intelligence
  Our ability to connect with others is a vital skill to teach children, particularly children who have experienced trauma. This class will examine attachment styles and learn ways to help children recognize emotion in others in order for them to have appropriate social interactions and build positive relationships.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT
   
Date: 17 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Early Childhood Development
  This class will educate caregivers on the five areas of development (physical, emotional, cognitive, social and creative) in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class will also help caregivers learn how to support their child’s development in each developmental area in order to help the child become well-rounded and healthy.
Trainer: Kendra Dominguez
   
Date: 20 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic:  – Spanish Training

   
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Date: 29 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Grief & Loss
  Many children enter foster care in a state of grief over a multitude of losses they have experienced in their lives. This class will define and discuss the elements of grief and loss for children and help caregivers learn ways to support children going through this process.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW

DECEMBER 2018

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Date: 01 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness and Identification – Spanish Training
Explotación Sexual Comercial de Menores (CSEC, por sus siglas en inglés): Toma de Conciencia e Identificación (Los niños / adolescentes no pueden asistir.)
  La capacitación proporcionará a los participantes una visión general de la Explotación Sexual Comercial de Menores (CSEC, por sus siglas en inglés) y las dinámicas psicológicas y sociales que contribuyen al maltrato continuo de los niños y la victimización de los jóvenes por parte de los traficantes de sexo. Se revisarán las principales leyes que abordan la trata de personas, en particular las relacionadas con la explotación sexual comercial de menores. Se revisarán los factores que influyen en la oferta y la demanda de CSEC. La capacitación proporcionará información sobre trauma complejo, con un enfoque en los eventos de la vida y factores contribuyentes que a menudo conducen a la explotación sexual de un niño. Los participantes aprenderán cómo los niños en hogares de guarda son particularmente vulnerables a ser explotados sexualmente. Los proveedores de atención recibirán herramientas para identificar señales de advertencia e indicadores de participación de CSEC y aprenderán cómo identificar y fortalecer los factores de protección para evitar que los jóvenes participen en la CSEC.
Trainer: Nicolas Huerta
Registration: Requerido para el miércoles, 28 de noviembre. Para registrarse, haga clic aquí o llame al (209) 575-6688. Indique su nombre, número de teléfono y la cantidad de adultos que asistirán. 
   
Date: 06 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Compassion Fatigue & Self Care
   
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 08 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: How to Advocate for Your Foster Children’s Education
  This session will help caregivers understand the importance of advocating for their foster children's education. Participants will learn how to be engaged in their foster children’s education and will become familiar with navigating the school system in order to assist in their children's educational goals.  The class will also discuss the importance of communication in this process and learn effective communication tools.
Trainer: Rosie Raya, M.Ed.
   
Date: 08 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Let’s Talk About Sex: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
  This training will discuss stages of normal sexual development and behavior in children and adolescents and help caregivers learn how to best communicate with children and adolescents about their sexual and reproductive health and development. Topics covered will include: foster youth’s health rights, caregiver’s role and responsibilities, prevention of unintended pregnancy, safe sex practices (birth control and sexually transmitted infections) as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.
Trainer: Cheryl Mitchell Welch, MBA
   
Date: 11 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Foster Care 101 –Spanish Training
Cuidado de Crianza 101
  Esta capacitación ayudará a los padres de recursos a comprender los conceptos básicos del cuidado de crianza. La discusión incluirá el papel de los padres de recursos, visitas, comprensión y navegación del proceso judicial, trabajando con los trabajadores sociales y cómo manejar los cambios en los trabajadores sociales. 
Trainer: Maggie Rivera-Divird, Resource Family Mentor
   
Date: 12 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto 
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, December 10th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 15 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 175
Topic: Parenting Children with Prenatal Drug Exposure
  This class will look at the long term effects of prenatal drug exposure on children. Discussion will focus on behaviors, parenting techniques, and what caregivers can expect, as well as realistic goals and treatment approaches. 
Trainer: Alison French, M.A.
   
Date: 18 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Adoptions Through Foster Care 
  This class will provide information and answer questions about adopting children through the foster care system.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
   
Date: 20 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 237
Topic: Preparing Foster Youth for Emancipation
  This session will help caregivers prepare the youth in their care for emancipation from the system.  We will discuss the key things youth need to know before leaving foster care and how caregivers can help.  We will also discuss the After 18 Program and how AB12 affects emancipation.
Trainer: Nick Konner, FKCE Director

JANUARY 2019

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Date: 09 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, January 7th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 12 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC): Awareness and Identification (Children/Teens are not permitted to attend.)
  The training will provide participants with an overview of CSEC and the psychological and social dynamics that contribute to the ongoing maltreatment of children and victimization of young people by sex traffickers. Key laws addressing human trafficking, particularly relating to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children will be reviewed. Factors influencing the supply and demand for CSEC will be reviewed. The training will provide information on complex trauma, with a focus on the life events and contributing factors that often lead to the sexual exploitation of a child. Participants will learn about how children in foster care are particularly vulnerable to being sexually exploited.  Care providers will be provided with tools to identify warning signs and indicators of CSEC involvement and learn how to identify and strengthen protective factors to prevent youth from involvement in CSEC. 
Trainer: Debbie Johnson, CEO of Without Permission
Registration: Required by Wednesday, January 9th. To register, click here or call  (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults  attending. 
   
Date: 15, 22, & 29 (Tuesday) You must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion, partial training hours will not be given.
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Transforming the Difficult Child Workshop 
  In this 3-part series, participants will be able to experience and practice the foundational concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Each class will build upon the other, increasing your skills in energizing the positive and bringing transformative changes within your family/relationships. The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) began as an approach to be used with intense children who had difficult behaviors and is now used worldwide with much success in home, school, and agency settings. NHA focuses on building Inner Wealth™ which leads to improved behaviors and relationships.
Trainer: Viviana Barajas, Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Certified Trainer
Registration: Required by Saturday, January 12th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending. 
   
Date: 17 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Attachment in Children
  This class will introduce caregivers to Attachment Theory and examine typical behaviors and challenges that can present in children with attachment differences.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 26 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM (There will be a 45 min lunch break. Lunch is not provided.)
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Trust-Based Parenting 
  This six hour class offers in-depth training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. The class will introduce caregivers to the research and methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleague Dr. David Cross, the founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Dr. Purvis has coined the phrase "children from hard places" to describe children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. The class will use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) through problem-solving scenarios to provide practical skills to caregivers so they can build a stronger caregiver-child connection, which leads to better behavior.
Trainer: Bill Meenk, M.A
Registration: Required by Wednesday, January 23rd. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending.  
   
Date: 29 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic:  – Spanish Training

   
Trainer:  

FEBRUARY 2019

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Date: 02 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: How Trauma Impacts Children
  This class will explore the impact that trauma has on the children in foster care. All children who enter foster care experience trauma to some degree. The class will examine how trauma impacts children’s brain development, their behaviors, how they interact with the world, and what we can do to help them.
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S.
   
Date: 07 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Helping Foster Youth Transition to MJC 
   
Trainer: Tiffnie Versola, MJC Student Success Specialist
   
Date: 05 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Emotional First Aid
  This training will focus on defining stress and the impact that it has on the body. It will introduce Emotional Freedom Technique and the ways that this intervention can be utilized to decrease anxiety.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT. & Andrea Barnett, LCSW
   
Date: 13 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, February 11th. To register,click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 21 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: MJC East Campus – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: The Impact of Attachment Styles in Foster Care and Adoption 
  This class will examine attachment styles - how people do or don't connect to others.  The class will look at how we get our attachment styles and how that impacts our relationships with the children in our care.  Helping children heal comes through our relationships with them and our attachment styles impact that healing process.   
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S.
   
Date: 23 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: MJC East Campus – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Depression & Substance Abuse in Children & Teens 
  This class will examine the symptoms, causes, risks, and incidence of depression as well as the types of treatments available.  Discussion will also include warning signs and prevention of suicide. Focus on substance abuse in teens will be discussed, as well as preventative measure, what to look for, and how to help your teen. This class will also look at the co-morbidity and risk of depression and substance abuse together.
Trainer: Alison French, M.A. 
Child Care: None
   
Date: 23 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Building Children's Emotional Intelligence
  Our ability to connect with others is a vital skill to teach children, particularly children who have experienced trauma. This class will examine attachment styles and learn ways to help children recognize emotion in others in order for them to have appropriate social interactions and build positive relationships. 
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT
   
Date: 26 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Early Childhood Development – Spanish Training
Educación de la Primera Infancia 
  Esta clase educará a los cuidadores sobre las cinco áreas de desarrollo (físico/ motor grueso, motor fino, social/emocional, cognitivo,  y lenguaje) en bebés, niños pequeños y niños preescolares. La clase también ayudará a los cuidadores a aprender cómo apoyar el desarrollo de sus hijos en cada área de desarrollo con la meta de ayudar al niño a ser completo y saludable. 
Trainer: Elena Sweet, MSW

MARCH 2019

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Date: 02 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM (There will be a 45 min lunch break. Lunch is not provided.)
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Trust-Based Parenting - Spanish Training
Crianza Basada en la Confianza
  Esta clase de seis horas ofrece un entrenamiento profundo para los cuidadores de niños con problemas de comportamiento basados en trauma. La clase presentará a los cuidadores los estudios y los métodos desarrollados por la Dra. Karyn Purvis y su colega el Dr. David Cross, los fundadores del Instituto de Desarrollo Infantil de la Universidad Cristiana de Texas. La Dra. Purvis ha acuñado la frase "niños de lugares difíciles" para describir a los niños que han tenido experiencias de abuso, negligencia, abandono y / o trauma en el desarrollo temprano. La clase utilizará la Intervención Relacional basada en Confianza (TBRI) a través de escenarios de resolución de problemas para proveer habilidades prácticas a los cuidadores para que puedan construir una conexión más fuerte entre el cuidador y el niño, y esto conducirá un mejor comportamiento. 
Trainer: Elena Sweet, MSW
Registration: Requerido para el miércoles, 27 de febrero.  Para registrarse, haga clic aquí o llame al (209) 575-6688. Indique su nombre, número de teléfono y la cantidad de adultos que asistirán. 
   
Date: 05 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Parenting Teen Parents in Foster Care
  This class will discuss how to care for teen parents in foster care.  Learn what is your role and responsibilities to the teen parent and their children.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
   
Date: 07 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Body Image and Self-Esteem in Children & Teens
  This class will focus on body image and self-esteem in children and teens. Learn about image and why self-image can be such a difficult issue for children/teens in foster care.  The class will include signs of body image problems and discuss eating disorders.
Trainer: Alison French, M.A. 
   
Date: 13 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved county resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, March 11th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 16 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Effects of Domestic Violence on Children & Teens (Children/teens not permitted) 
  This session will discuss the impact of domestic violence on children and teens. Exposure to domestic violence affects children physically, emotionally and behaviorally. The class will explore ways to help kids feel safer and to heal.  Information about services provided by the Haven Women’s Center will also be presented. 
Trainer: Janette Garcia, Haven Women’s Center
   
Date: 19 (Tueday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: How Trauma Affects Behavior – Spanish Training 
El Efecto del Trauma en el Comportamiento 
  Esta clase discutirá el concepto de trauma y examinará cómo el trauma impacta el comportamiento de los niños/adolescentes. Además, la clase ayudará a los proveedores de cuidado a comprender los comportamientos difíciles asociados con el trauma según la edad del niño y la etapa de desarrollo.
Trainer: Jessica Cervantes, MSW
   
Date: 21 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Special Education and IEP Advocacy 
  This training will highlight the topic of Special Education and focus on ways that foster parents and relatives can support their children through the educational system accommodations and supports program. Topics will include children having access to specialized services unique to their needs. Special Education service such as Student Study Teams (SST), 504 plans, Individual Education Plan (IEP) and how to navigate and understand these services will be presented.
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW

APRIL 2019

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Date: 02 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: A Sensory World 
  This class offers insight and understanding about sensory issues that may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school. Caregivers will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success.
Trainer: Bill Meenk,M.A. 
   
Date: 04, 09 & 11 (Thursday, Tuesday & Thursday) This is a two session workshop. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion; partial training hours will not be given.
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (Children/Teens are not permitted to attend.)
  This workshop will educate participants about the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children in foster care. Participants will understand different ways that trauma and stresses can affect a child or adolescent and learn how to respond effectively to the behavioral and emotional challenges of children who have experienced trauma. Caregivers and those who work with foster children will learn how to help children who have experienced trauma develop healthy attachments, recognize and enhance their strengths, and develop the coping strategies needed to grow into healthy and functional adults.  Participants will also learn the importance of self-care and how to advocate for trauma-specific services and resources for foster children.
Trainer: Nick Konner, FKCE Director
Registration: Required by Monday, April 1st. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending. 
   
Date: 06 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Teens 
  Developing a trusting relationship with any teenager can be a challenge.  For teens with trauma histories, it’s especially challenging for the both the teens and their caregivers. TBRI for Teens shows the remarkable results from the implementation of Trust-Based Parenting skills with youth ages 11-18.  TBRI is a trust-based and research-grounded intervention to meet the complex needs of children who have suffered trauma during early childhood. 
Trainer: Bill Meenk,M.A. 
Registration:  Required by Wednesday, April 3rdTo register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending. 
   
Date: 10 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved Stanislaus County resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Registration: Required by Monday, April 8th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 16 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic: Trauma and Brain Development 
  Thanks to the help of modern technology, this class will examine "normal" brain development and gain insights into how the trauma of abuse impacts a child's brain and brain development. 
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S. 
   
Date: 18 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Grief & Loss 
  Many children enter foster care in a state of grief over a multitude of losses they have experienced in their lives. This class will define and discuss the elements of grief and loss for children and help caregivers learn ways to support children going through this process. 
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT & Andrea Barnett, LCSW 
   
Date: 23 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic:  – Spanish Training
 
   
Trainer:  
   
Date: 27 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Early Childhood Development 
  This class will educate caregivers on the five areas of development (physical, emotional, cognitive, social and creative) in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class will also help caregivers learn how to support their child’s development in each developmental area in order to help the child become well-rounded and healthy. 
Trainer: Kendra Dominguez 
   
Date: 27 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Internet Safety (Children/teens not permitted) 
  The internet is a great resource, but caregivers need to know how to keep kids/teens safe.  This class will discuss the dangers of internet predators and the implementation of safety techniques. 
Trainer: Alison French, M.A.

MAY 2019

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Date: 02 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  The class will define and provide an understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children, including an exploration of the various subsets and behaviors related to this disorder.  
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT. & Andrea Barnett, LCSW 
   
Date: 07, 14, & 21 (Tuesday) You must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion; partial training hours will not be given.
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room
Topic: Transforming the Difficult Child Workshop  
  In this 3-part series, participants will be able to experience and practice the foundational concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Each class will build upon the other, increasing your skills in energizing the positive and bringing transformative changes within your family/relationships. The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) began as an approach to be used with intense children who had difficult behaviors and is now used worldwide with much success in home, school, and agency settings. NHA focuses on building Inner Wealth™ which leads to improved behaviors and relationships. 
Trainer: Viviana Barajas, Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Certified Trainer 
Registration: Required by Saturday, May 4th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending.  
   
Date: 08 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto 
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts
  This class is for recently approved county resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A. 
Registration: Required by Monday, May 6th. To register, click here or call (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending.
   
Date: 11 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC): Awareness and Identification (Children/Teens are not permitted to attend.) 
  The training will provide participants with an overview of CSEC and the psychological and social dynamics that contribute to the ongoing maltreatment of children and victimization of young people by sex traffickers. Key laws addressing human trafficking, particularly relating to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children will be reviewed. Factors influencing the supply and demand for CSEC will be reviewed. The training will provide information on complex trauma, with a focus on the life events and contributing factors that often lead to the sexual exploitation of a child. Participants will learn about how children in foster care are particularly vulnerable to being sexually exploited.  Care providers will be provided with tools to identify warning signs and indicators of CSEC involvement and learn how to identify and strengthen protective factors to prevent youth from involvement in CSEC. 
Trainer: Debbie Johnson, CEO of Without Permission 
Registration: Required by Wednesday, May 8th. To register, click here or call(209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of adults attending. 
   
Date: 16 (Thursday) 
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Modesto Junior College – 435 College Avenue, Modesto, Founders Hall, Room 
Topic:  – Spanish Training 
   
Trainer:  
   
Date: 18 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Helping Children Build Resiliency 
  Resilience is the ability to recover from traumatic events. Caregivers cannot fix all the hurts in their children’s lives, but they can foster their resiliency and give them the skills to heal. This class will examine resiliency and provide participants with the tools needed to help children become resilient. 
Trainer: Bernadet Betyaghoub, LMFT 
   
Date: 18 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: How to Advocate for Your Foster Children’s Education 
  This session will help caregivers understand the importance of advocating for their foster children's education. Participants will learn how to be engaged in their foster children’s education and will become familiar with navigating the school system in order to assist in their children's educational goals.  The class will also discuss the importance of communication in this process and learn effective communication tools. 
Trainer: Rosie Raya, M.Ed. 

JUNE 2018

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Date: 4 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Family Partnership Center – 421 E. Morris Avenue, Modesto
Topic: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Resource Parents
  This class will address the roles, rights and responsibilities of caregivers in the foster care system. It will include the legal rights of caregivers regarding medical and educational issues and in the court system.
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A.
Child Care: None
   
Date: 9 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Effects of Domestic Violence on Children & Teens (Children/teens not permitted)
  This session will discuss the impact of domestic violence on children and teens. Exposure to domestic violence affects children physically, emotionally and behaviorally. The class will explore ways to help kids feel safer and to heal.  Information about services provided by the Haven Women’s Center will also be presented.
Trainer: Janette Garcia, Haven Women’s Center
Child Care: None
   
Date: 11 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Family Partnership Center – 421 E. Morris Avenue, Modesto
Topic: The Impact of Attachment Styles in Foster Care and Adoption 
  This class will examine attachment styles - how people do or don't connect to others.  The class will look at how we get our attachment styles and how that impacts our relationships with the children in our care.  Helping children heal comes through our relationships with them and our attachment styles impact that healing process. 
Trainer: Jerry Johnson, M.S. 
Child Care: None
   
Date: 13 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Foster Care Nuts & Bolts 
  This class is for recently approved county resource parents who have received their first placement. The purpose of the training is to provide resource parents with information to enhance their parenting skills. Participants will learn what to expect from their social worker, how to navigate the court process, and the effects of child abuse and neglect on children’s development. They will also learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities as resource parents. Information will be provided on how to access health and educational services, relationships and child safety issues including contact with biological parents, and permanency options. 
Trainer: Sheryl Dickson, M.A. 
Child Care: None
Registration: Required by Monday, June 11th. To register, click here or call (209) 575-6688. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of adults attending. 
   
Date: 16 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Early Childhood Development  
  This class will educate caregivers on the five areas of development (physical, emotional, cognitive, social and creative) in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class will also help caregivers learn how to support their child’s development in each developmental area in order to help the child become well-rounded and healthy. 
Trainer: Kendra Dominguez 
Child Care: None
   
Date: 16 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency – 251 E. Hackett Road, Modesto
Topic: Let's Talk About Sex: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen 
  This training will discuss stages of normal sexual development and behavior in children and adolescents and help caregivers learn how to best communicate with children and adolescents about their sexual and reproductive health and development. Topics covered will include: foster youth’s health rights, caregiver’s role and responsibilities, prevention of unintended pregnancy, safe sex practices (birth control and sexually transmitted infections) as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. 
Trainer: Cheryl Mitchell Welch, MBA
Child Care: None
   
Date: 18 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Family Partnership Center – 421 E. Morris Avenue, Modesto
Topic: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Spanish Training
Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático (TEPT)
  Esta clase examinará los síntomas, las causas, los riesgos y la incidencia del trastorno de estrés postraumático en niños y adolescentes, así como los tipos de tratamientos disponibles. La discusión también incluirá información sobre los diversos tipos de trauma, cómo el trauma afecta a niños y adolescentes, cómo el trauma afecta el cerebro, y cómo criar a un niño o un adolescente con TEPT. 
Trainer: Guadalupe Larios-Garcia, LCSW 
Child Care: None

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