The Hidden Biases of Good People

February 2, 2022

This webinar with Dr. Bryant Marks, of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity,  will provide foundational information how implicit bias affects each of us and strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias.

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Calming the Storm: Foundational Skills in De-escalation

February 16, 2022

It is inevitable that, as helping professionals, we encounter individuals who are frustrated, angry, and dissatisfied and who unleash these emotions onto us. Without the skills and confidence to handle these situations, we run the risk of damaging our relationships with others as well as contributing to our own emotional exhaustion and burnout. Verbal de-escalation reduces the level of emotional and behavioral agitation, leads to a safer workplace, and results in less emotionally damaging outcomes.

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Mental Health Matters in Early Childhood

February 22, 2022

This overview of the foundations of mental health in children 0-5 will cover the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in infants, toddlers, and preschool age children and highlight a trauma-informed approach to assessment and treatment. We will also talk about resiliency and protective factors in childhood.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

February 18, 2022

This 2-hour overview of Motivational Interviewing will include a brief history of the method, a breakdown of the principles and skills, viewing and debriefing a demonstration video, and time for Q&A to explore application of the skills.

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Supporting Families with Motivational Interviewing: Group Coaching Series

Starts March 11, 2022

This 5-week small group coaching series will reinforce the basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback during role play.

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Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

March 9, 2022

This training will provide a greater understanding of culturally responsive family engagement practices and provide strategies for engaging families. Participants will learn about culture, how children develop within the context of their cultures, and how current models of family engagement need a more inclusive understanding about what it means to build authentic relationships from families from a variety of cultures. 

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Foundations of Gender-inclusive Work: Dimensions of Gender

May 18, 2022

Dimensions of Gender is the first of a 2-part series designed to establish basic understanding of gender diversity and approaches for application to professional practice.

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Foundations of Gender-inclusive Work: Gender-inclusive Practices in Action

May 25, 2022

This workshop builds on the concepts presented in Dimensions of Gender and applies them to to professional practice, including strategies to support transgender and other gender-expansive youth.

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The Family as a Cultural Asset for Latinx Youth Development

November 18, 2021

Drawing on a strengths-based perspective, you will learn some major risks and protective factors associated with Latinx youth well-being and health. 

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Cultural Humility: Working in and with Tribal Communities

December 15 & 16, 2021

Cultural humility, a process of reflection and lifelong inquiry, involves self-awareness of personal and cultural biases as well as awareness and sensitivity to significant cultural issues of others. Practicing cultural humility not only means understanding how our values and biases can potentially cause harm to those we serve but also finding ways to work collaboratively with others, and their values and cultural beliefs, to provide the best service possible.

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Spreading HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences)

November 3, 2021

This presentation will cover the importance of Positive Childhood Experiences, the research showing their mitigating effects on ACEs, the neurobiological basis for these effects, the four building blocks of HOPE, and type 1 vs. type 2 thinking. Ideas to incorporate the HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Framework into practice will be introduced.

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HOPE in Administration

December 7, 2021

This small-group implementation session for leaders will focus on using Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) as an antiracist framework to address disparities in your organization; analyzing your policies through a HOPE-informed lens, and; and crafting HOPE-informed intakes. 

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HOPE in Practice

December 8, 2021

This implementation session for direct service staff will consist of focused skill building exercises and small group work focused on increasing access to the 4 Building Blocks in your community and practicing HOPE-informed family interactions with HOPE tools.

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Nurturing Child and Parent Development

October 15, 2021

This training will focus on children’s social-emotional development, blending the science of child development with practical tips for parents and caregivers.

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How Are The Children? Understanding Poverty Training Series

May 18-19, 25-26, and June 9, 2021

Join CalTrin and Dr. Donna Beagle for a poverty-informed professional development series. Staff in all roles will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding and tools to make a difference for children and families living in the crisis of poverty.

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Creating a Community-wide, Poverty-informed Approach to Breaking Barriers

January 12, 2022

In this engaging session, Dr.  Donna Beegle will share steps to building a community that is responsive to breaking barriers and inclusive of children and families who are impacted by poverty.

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Implicit Bias Mitigation

May 12, 2021

This interactive online workshop for leaders discusses how organizations can address implicit bias using a three-step model: assessment, awareness, and taking action.  Attendance at the IB 101 webinar is required. Presented by the National Training Institute on Race and Equity

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