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Training Opportunities

Building Bridges Between Mixteco/Indigenous Families, Law Enforcement and Child Welfare

Friday, June 28, 2024
10:00 am11:30 am
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The Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) has launched a groundbreaking and data-informed collaboration with Ventura County Children and Family Services to better serve indigenous migrant children and families. Participants will learn challenges and barriers that families face in accessing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, and recommendations for working with children in mental health settings. This training is designed for social workers, mental health providers, law enforcement and other professionals providing services to the Mixteco/Indigenous migrant communities in California.

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Hybrid Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
8:00 am PDT4:30 pm PDT
Whittier, CA
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The California Child Abduction Training Project has created a hybrid Multi-disciplinary Child Abduction Intervention & Resource Training. This event introduces participants to a multi-disciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. The training provides an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children.

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Building Cultural Competence to Serve the Whole Child and Family

Tuesday, September 17, 2024
9:00 am PDT3:00 pm PDT
Irvine, CA
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Join us this fall for an in-person training designed for mental health professionals, forensic interviewers, child welfare workers, prosecutors, medical personnel, and other professionals serving children and families at all levels of experience. Presenters will explore issues of ability, race, gender, religion, and other factors that may intersect in ways that create complexity in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. Participants will learn strategies and skills relevant to serving to children and families in a diverse setting.
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