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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 by clicking the appropriate Eventbrite link below or by emailing trainings@familypaths.org. While the shelter in place orders are in effect, TRAININGS WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you 48 hours before the training begins so you must register.

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.


Understanding System-involved Families Dealing With Addiction Issues

-Lisa Cohen Bennett
When: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time:9:15am-12:45pm
3 CEUs
Location: THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you 48 hours before the training begins so you must register.
Full description and to register: CLICK HERE
Space is limited.

CSEC Advocacy: Advocacy Skills for Working With CSE Children and Youth

-with Nicole Klasey & Nola Brantley
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time:9:00am-4:00pm
6 CEUs
Location: THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you 48 hours before the training begins so you must register.
Full description and to register: CLICK HERE
Space is limited.

Name & Gender Changes and LGBTQ Discrimination in Social Systems

-with Kelsey Pacha MA
When: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time:10:00am-4:00pm
5 CEUs
Location: THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you 48 hours before the training begins so you must register.
Full description and to register: CLICK HERE
Space is limited.

If you would like to join our email list for future training announcements, please email Trainings@familypaths.org.


Previous trainings have included:
Increasing Family Acceptance Among Religious Caregivers Caring For LGBTQ Youth – with Kelsey Pacha
Working with Trauma Survivors – with Nicole Klasey and Nola Brantley.

Impact of Gun Violence on Youth – with Nicole Klasey and Nola Brantley.

Cultural Framework on Family – with Jeanette Lopez-Urbina

Suicide Assessment & Intervention for Mental Health Professionals – with Cristina Rita of Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Attachment Trauma Due to Immigration Trends – with Jeanette Lopez-Urbina

Drama vs. Trauma – with Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett, PhD.

Fairy Wings, Time Machines, and Imagination: Including Drama Therapy Strategies in Work with Youth and Families – with Liora Brosbe

Understanding How Implicit Bias Influences Case Management – with Marya Wright

Ending Chancla Culture: Reframing Latinx Family Traditions Towards the Preservation of Culture and Resilience for Bicultural Children and Families – with Leslie Arreola-Hillenbrand, Founder & Certified Parent Coach, Latinx Parenting

Gender & Pronouns 101 for Service Providers – with Kelsey Pacha

Improving Our Support and Response to Child Welfare System (CWS) Involved Families – with Marya Wright

Cooperative Relationships: Conflict Resolution and Courageous Conversations to Improve Outcomes for Youth – with Hideko Akashi

Supporting Trans & Gender Expansive Youth 11 & Under – with Kelsey Pacha

Supporting Families of Color Through the Adoption and Foster Care Process and Beyond – with Malaika Parker, MFT

Apoyando a los Jóvenes y Familias en la Navegación de los Retos Puesto por la Aculturación/
Supporting the Youth and their Families in Navigating the Challenges Placed by Acculturation
– A training IN SPANISH ONLY with Jeanette Urbina, LCSW

Impacto del Trauma de la Inmigración en las Familias: Cómo se manifiesta y estrategias para apoyar a niños/as y familias Latinas: A training by Cecilia Reus, MFT

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

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.