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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.

The Neurological Underpinnings of Successful Relationship:

A training given by Barbara Stroud, PhD


When: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: 9:00am Check-In; 9:30am-3:30pm Training with lunch provided.

Where: Oakland, CA.

Click HERE for full description.


Check back for future Community Trainings.

Previous trainings have included:

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

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

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.

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