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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.

This training is now full and closed. There is no waiting list.

The Dependency and Probate Court Processes—Understanding what’s happening when children are in court: A training by Kristin Mateer, East Bay Children’s Law Offices

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Click HERE for full description. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Understanding Trauma and the Brain:

A workshop with Phyllis Lorenz, MFT

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm

Click HERE for full description. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register on Eventbrite HERE

Foundations of Helping 0 – 5 Year Olds Thrive: A Three Part Series –

with Ayumi Kurtz, MFT

Part 1 – Friday, September 14, 2018
Part 2 – Friday, September 28, 2018
Part 3 – Friday, October 12, 2018

Participants are encouraged to attend all three trainings- as the trainings will build upon one another.

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Click HERE for full description. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register on Eventbrite HERE

Check back for future Community Trainings.

Previous trainings have included:

Healing Shame in Families With Children from Rough Beginnings: A training by Shelia Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP, BCC

If It’s Legal, What’s the Problem? Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents: A training by Gabrielle Jones, Ph.D.

Foundations of Helping 0-5 Year Olds Thrive: A Three Part Series with Ayumi Kurtz, MFT.

SOGIE Fundamentals for Mental Health Professionals: A workshop with Amber Merziotis & Kim Baranek of SOGIE Education

Challenges in ECMH Work: A workshop with Ayumi Kurtz, MFT

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.