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During the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, we are monitoring training plans day-by-day. We will be deciding on how to proceed with currently planned training events based on the official guidance of public organizations, size and scale of events, location, and the decisions of our hosting agencies. The health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance.

Participants should make their own decisions regarding traveling to and attending group events, in conjunction with their health care provider and employer. We understand that, given the situation, registered participants may decide to not attend events.

As soon as a decision is made to cancel or postpone an event that you are registered for, you will be notified by our staff.


WEBINAR-The Intersection of Haircare and Self-Esteem for Black Foster Youth: Considering Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Trauma

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
WEBINAR-The Intersection of Haircare and Self-Esteem for Black Foster Youth: Considering Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Trauma

Presented by the Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance (CATTA) Center of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR)

This trauma-informed webinar will discuss the significance of haircare for black youth in out-of-home placement, and will take into consideration the abuse and neglect foster children are exposed to both prior to entering systems of care, and upon entering a new home and family system. Because foster youth are susceptible to experiencing higher rates of depression and PTSD, the psychological impact of low self-esteem can be particularly detrimental and contribute to on-going personal trauma.

The goals of this training are to understand how and why haircare can impact the behaviors, emotions, and self-esteem of black foster youth and to learn trauma-informed methods for addressing this issue with foster youth, biological parents and relatives, caregivers, social workers, probation officers, and congregate care staff.

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Domestic Violence Safety Planning During COVID-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Domestic Violence Safety Planning During COVID-19

Presented by Mae Bennett and Grace Miller from the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland

Although the stay-at-home order prevents the spread of COVID-19, it is creating more potential safety risks for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Due to these unforeseen circumstances, service providers must gain an understanding of domestic violence and the specific safety risks that survivors are facing during the current health crisis. This presentation will provide some of the necessary tools to help service providers safety plan with survivors of domestic violence in consideration of the unique safety concerns during COVID-19.

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Ask the Expert with Sergeant Ed Bertola and Sergeant Kirk Bailor - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR CITY, COUNTY, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
Ask the Expert with Sergeant Ed Bertola and Sergeant Kirk Bailor - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR CITY, COUNTY, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is the statewide coordinator for the AMBER Alert, Silver Alert, Endangered Missing Advisory, and Blue Alert. The CHP is a national leader for the application of the Wireless Emergency Alert in emergency alerts. This course will provide a brief description, capabilities, and process of the WEA. The focus of the discussion will be from the perspective of City, County, and Community Leaders.

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Ask the Expert with Sergeant Ed Bertola and Sergeant MATT WHITWORTH - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR FRONT LINE FIRST RESPONDERS

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
Ask the Expert with Sergeant Ed Bertola and Sergeant MATT WHITWORTH - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR FRONT LINE FIRST RESPONDERS

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is the statewide coordinator for the AMBER Alert, Silver Alert, Endangered Missing Advisory, and Blue Alert. The CHP is a national leader for the application of the Wireless Emergency Alert in emergency alerts. This course will provide a brief description, capabilities, and process of the WEA. It will also review what to expect when an alert has been activated. The focus of the discussion will be from the perspective of the first responders.

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ASK THE EXPERT WITH SERGEANT ED BERTOLA AND NICK PASCOE - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR DETECTIVES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICES

Thursday, June 18, 2020
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
ASK THE EXPERT WITH SERGEANT ED BERTOLA AND NICK PASCOE - AMBER ALERT AND THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR DETECTIVES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICES

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is the statewide coordinator for the AMBER Alert, Silver Alert, Endangered Missing Advisory, and Blue Alert. The CHP is a national leader for the application of the Wireless Emergency Alert in emergency alerts. This course will provide a brief description, capabilities, and process of the WEA. The focus of the discussion will be from the perspective of Detectives and District Attorney employees.

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Parenting Tips for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Parenting Tips for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Presented by Monica Borunda, LMFT

Many parents wonder what to teach their children about their bodies, but don’t know how and when it is appropriate. Often, parents are so uncomfortable speaking to children about their bodies, sexuality, and sexual abuse, they end up not talking to them about it at all. It is important that parents feel comfortable with the topic before having a conversation with their kids. During this webinar you will learn some of the ways to help educate your children about their bodies, boundaries, and how to keep them safe from child sexual abuse.

Participants will be able to ask specific questions during the webinar.

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Parenting Tips for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
11:00 am12:00 pm
Online
Parenting Tips for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Presented by Jenni Thompson from the Polly Klaas Foundation

The sex trafficking of minors has become one of our nation’s top concerns in the last few years. An increase in legislative efforts, community awareness campaigns, the creation of task forces, and providing funding for victim services has been paramount in addressing this issue, yet missing children, who are believed to have run away of their own free will, with no solid evidence of coercion, luring, or forceful removal from their homes, or last known location, ultimately become lost among the close to 450,000 children reported in the NCIC. Along with a discussion about how our students are being lured, what their missing categories are, and how social media is playing a role in all of this, we will also take a closer look at CA’s Education Code that requires schools to be providing human trafficking education in both middle school and high school.

Participants will be able to ask specific questions during the webinar.

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