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Family Paths sponsors community trainings free of charge to those in Alameda County who work with, or on behalf of, Alameda County Foster Youth and Families. Our trainings are developed to help those in the mental health or related fields have the latest information on topics relevant to supporting vulnerable children, youth and families impacted by traumatic events and life circumstances. All of our trainings emphasize the importance of culturally responsive practice and the complexities that children and families in the foster care system face, as well as helping children and families at risk of system involvement.

To attend any training, you MUST first register with Kristin Michaels at kmichaels@familypaths.org.

Trainings and workshops are free and open to those who work with foster children and youth in Alameda County.
Family Paths (CEU Provider #62239) provides trainings and workshops in conjunction with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Alameda County through Title IV-E Funding.


Challenges in ECMH work: Examining Vulnerability – A workshop with Ayumi Kurtz, MFT

Target Audience: This training is geared towards clinical staff, family advocates and community health workers working with young foster children in Alameda County. This workshop is available to you free of charge.

When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Where: Community Child Care Council of Alameda County (4 C’s), Sunflower Room –
22351 City Center Drive, Hayward, CA 94541

Breakfast provided.

For more details about this training, click HERE.

You must register by April 14. To register send an email to kmichaels@familypaths.org

Please include any requests for accommodations for disability.


Previous trainings have included:
PREP: Alameda County Prevention & Recovery in Early Psychosis

Art in Healing: A workshop with Antonia Fokken, LMFT

Permanency Planning and the Implications for Children, Youth and Families: A workshop with Julianne Rositas and Diedra Hughes

Foundations of Helping 0 – 5 Year Old Foster & At-risk Children Thrive: A Five Part Series
A workshop with Ayumi Kurtz, MFT

Understanding Sensory Integration & Processing Disorder in 0 to 5 year Olds: A two-part series with Susan Campodonico, MA, OTR/L

Domestic Violence: An Integrated Approach with Latino Fathers and Families
Led by Juan Cuba, featuring Julianne Rositas MPA, MsEd and Josy Lopez from the Family Violence Law Center.

Groupo de Temas: Connecting Curanderismo and Mental Health Services as a form of support for Latino Families
Led by Sandra M. Pacheco, Ph.D.