Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating Employee Health and Wellness When Working with Systems Involving Infants, Children and Youth

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There is well documented evidence that working long term with system-involved youth can, if not addressed, contribute to the experience of vicarious trauma and organizational burnout amongst employees. This vicarious trauma, also referred to as compassion fatigue and secondary trauma can often cause high employee turn-over; a bi-product that is particularly detrimental to a population of infants, children and youth who have experienced signifiant disruption.

Combating burning and stress-induced health problems involves cultivating and maintaining healthy work/life balance. Research shows that when individuals actively and intentionally take time to focus on self-care and wellness, they increase their resilience both within and outside of the workplace. This training will teach specific wellness tools that individuals working with system involved youth can use to create more work/life balance and decrease the stress associated with chronic exposure to secondary trauma.

Course Objectives
1. Participants will be able to identify their top 5 values which contribute to their own personal health and well being and will conduct a baseline self-assessment of their current level of health and wellness
2. Participants will identify the current areas of their work lives that are most likely to lead to vicarious trauma and burnout and will create 1-3 action steps that will increase their wellness and resilience.
3. Participants will be able to articulate their vision of success and health in the workplace and will be able to identify “warning signs” for burnout and compassion fatigue.
4. Participants will identity accountability partners within their work places to whom they will report their progress and success in working towards their health and wellness goals.

Trainer   

Carey Shaffer, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has worked with community mental health and foster youth as a therapist, clinical supervisor and Program Director for 17 years before turning her focus towards health and wellness coaching.

Dr. Shaffer has extensive experience working with childhood trauma, as well as with the impact of vicarious trauma in the workplace. Her coaching practice focuses on developing healthy, sustainable goals to support happiness and wellness in the workplace. Dr. Shaffer is trained in the NMT model of trauma and uses both motivational interviewing and evidenced based positive psychology principles in her group and individual coaching practice. She provides wellness in the workplace trainings for community mental health agencies throughout the Bay Area.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

American Red Cross: Adult and Child CPR & Standard First Aid

Adult and Child CPR & Standard First Aid

*This training is only open to Contra Costa County Workers and Contra Costa County Title IVe Providers, and Lincoln employees.*

Trainer: Charles Hastings

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Engaging Families while Working Across Systems

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In this training, participants will learn about principles of Engagement that can be applied to helping professions across systems. This training is appropriate for service providers that work with families in various treatment settings, including agency and/or community settings. Typical challenges found in the engagement process will also be identified, such as cultural implications, bias, and organizational issues as well as ways to address such challenges. Lastly, we will discuss best practices and effective strategies for the engagement process and in building a positive alliance with families across systems, including from a multicultural perspective.

Learning Objectives
1. Review definition and importance of engagement in service delivery. 
2. Review principles typically valued and applied in the engagement process throughout service modalities. 
3. Identify challenges found in engagement as well as identify strategies to address the challenges. 
4. Review best practices and approaches in building positive alliance in service delivery across systems and from a multicultural perspective.

Trainer

Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW has worked in the mental health/social services field for over 18 years. She graduated from the University of Southern California with her Master’s in Social Work in 2007 after several years of providing services as a behavioral specialist and case manager. She has worked in various settings in Northern and Southern California, including residential and community-based services, through services such as Wraparound, therapy, and violence prevention work. Jeanette has worked extensively with youth and families, especially in the area of trauma, including supporting youth and families in specialized services that address gang involvement, sexual exploitation, immigration trauma, and issues related oppression, racism, and acculturation issues. Jeanette is a bilingual Salvadoran-American provider who enjoys practicing mostly from a social justice, relational, and psychodynamic approach. She currently holds a Private Practice in Berkeley and is a Clinical Supervisor for a local non-profit that provides school based mental health services. Currently, Jeanette also has the honor and the opportunity to teach a Family/Group Therapy course at Cal State East Bay’s Department of Social Work. 

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

Law and Ethics in Youth Services and Child Welfare

This course explores legal and ethical issues for licensed professionals working in youth and family services and child welfare. Topics include an overview of liability issues, the sources of procedure in our work, and how to minimize liability. Liability issues related to youth services and child welfare will be discussed.

Specific topics will be reviewed including consent, confidentiality, mandated reporting laws, and minimizing personal bias. Ethical practice issues in working with youth and families will be discussed. Transference and counter-transference with also be discussed with guidelines for professional helping relationships provided. The NASW and CAMFT Codes of Ethics will be reviewed with attention to relevance in youth and family services. The California Business and Professions Code unprofessional practices are provided. An ethical decision making model will also be discussed with practical applications to youth service providers.

This training participants will be able to: 1. Describe professional liability issues and how to minimize liability 2. Identify consent, confidentiality, and mandated reporting responsibilities in youth and family services 3. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical practices and guidelines for professional helping 4. Describe key elements of the NASW and CAMFT codes of professional ethics.

This course meets the BBS requirement for Licensed Clinicians to take six (6) CEUs on Law & Ethics every two years in order to supervise Associates and Interns.

Trainer

Paul Gibson, LCSW is a therapist and program consultant with 39 years of experience working with culturally diverse youth and families in residential, mental health, and public health settings. He has been a licensed therapist for 32 years and has provided extensive training for youth service providers on topics that include youth mental health issues, clinical supervision, law and ethics issues, and the DSM 5. He currently has a private therapy practice in San Francisco and provides individual and group clinical supervision to professionals seeking licensure.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fundamentals of Escalation and De-Escalation

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This training will focus on clinicians and non-clinician staff working directly with a high-risk clientele with mental health and substance abuse issues in an outpatient setting. Participants will learn how to recognize the progression of escalating behavior and implement effective responses and interventions for each stage with the goal of preventing crisis from occurring. Lecture and discussion, role playing and applying real-life client situations to the training material being discussed.

Participants will learn about the identification and corresponding intervention for the following topics with the intention of strengthening their skills in each area.

1. Stages of crisis development and appropriate responses and interventions
2. The three levels of communication:

A. Non-verbal communication
Proxemics and kinesics
B. Paraverbal communication
Tone, volume, cadence
C. Verbal communication

3. Keys to setting limits
4. Verbal intervention tips and techniques
5. Empathic listening

5 Stages of Verbal Escalation:
1. Questioning
2. Refusal
3. Release
4. Intimidation
5. Tension Reduction

Trainer

Lauren Szyper, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with a background working with high-risk children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in community mental health settings and specializes in the areas of complex and intergenerational trauma, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  Dr. Szyper is currently providing trauma-informed therapy to high-risk youth and is an independent contractor providing training on a variety of clinical topics throughout the Bay Area.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Positive Behavior Support

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This training will develop an understanding of the various regions in the brain and how they operate to control behavior. Use practical strategies to support the building of a staircase from the base of the brain to the executive functioning of the brain in a child. The child’s brain develops until the age of 25. How can you maximize healthy brain development when it is impacted by trauma? Practicing strategies that help the brain develop social, emotional skills the ability to self-regulate is the key to success. In this training you will develop a working knowledge of the circuitry of the brain and how to promote integration and social-emotional skills for children. 

Learning Objectives 

1. Review the regions of the brain and how they impact behavior.
2. Identify the key strategies to use with children keeping the “brain” in mind.
3. Name at least 3 practical clinical strategies that support brain integration and that promote emotional literacy, self-regulation, problems solving and conflict resolution skills. 
4. Discuss ways to create environments that support the emotional development of children.

Trainer

Julie Kurtz has over 25 years of experience working in executive management for non-profit and government organizations. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1996, she has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

For the past 25 years, Julie Kurtz has been providing direct clinical and executive management services to a wide range of populations from infants to adults in a variety of mental health, early childhood development and government organizations. Julie has served in managerial roles where she was responsible for supervising clinicians, starting up and growing new programs, developing policies, procedures and quality systems as well as developing training for organizations.

Julie Kurtz is currently the Regional Director with the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. Kurtz will oversee the California Collaborative on Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CA CSEFEL) Teaching Pyramid professional development efforts under WestEd's MAP to Inclusion and Belonging. 

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing Skill Building: Practicing Reflections, Catching and Responding to Change Talk

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When service providers learn the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI), the common pitfall is to believe that they can fully implement the concepts and tools into their work right away. However, using MI is like playing a musical instrument, which requires ongoing practice and feedback. This workshop is designed to assist participants who have already been to introductory MI trainings before (usually 1-2 days training) practicing using reflections, increasing their reflection to question ratio, recognizing change talk in its different forms, applying different MI tools to respond to change talk to be able to reinforce and increase change talk, which is correlated to better outcomes. The training is also designed to help service providers recognizing readiness signs for the planning stage of MI and increasing their confidence in general integrating MI into their work.

Utilizing MI can be very helpful with variety of issues where clients are ambivalent about change. MI reduces resistance and empowers clients to take steps for change. Even though MI evolved from experience in the treatment of substance related issues, the applications are endless, including increasing the treatment engagement with clients who are system-involved. In addition to didactic training, videos, and handouts, participants will practice and experience using MI skills through experiential activities.

Learning Objectives: 
1. To review the basics of using reflections within MI spirit to improve application. 
2. To be able to identify and practice different levels of reflections.
3. To increase reflection to question ratio to proficient level.
4. To be able to identify change talk in client’s language.
5. To practice different strategies responding to change talk. 
6. To recognize readiness sings for planning stage in MI.

Trainer

Nes Pinar, LMFT is a mental health therapist who supports individuals, couples, and families to overcome struggles of life transitions in her private practice in Lafayette. She recognizes the effects of early childhood trauma on how people react and function during all kinds of life transitions and helps them to improve their life quality by increased awareness and improved regulation skills. Prior to her private practice career, Nes provided years of direct counseling services at community mental health agencies in East Bay, supporting children, adolescents, and their families who are part of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. In addition to direct clinical services, Nes frequently facilitates Motivational Interviewing, Developmental Trauma, and Multicultural Parenting trainings. She has worked in the areas of substance abuse, community violence, prevention and intervention, diverse populations, multigenerational issues, and child abuse. Nes is passionate about supporting people around cross-cultural issues, specifically related to relationships and parenting. Nes is the Program Director of BAPTI (Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute), has a counseling degree from California State University of East Bay and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is fluent in English and Turkish. For more information, please visit: www.nespinar.com

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Dolores Huerta: American Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

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Lincoln Training Institute is excited to announce that Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader and activist, will be joining us at the First Congregational Church in Oakland to share her wisdom and life experience in the social justice and labor rights movement that has changed lives across the country and inspired minds around the world.

Dolores Huerta is a legendary labor leader, women's advocate and civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working alongside UFW President César Chavez, Huerta was involved in numerous community and labor organizing efforts in Central California and quickly became a skilled organizer and negotiator for the union. In the UFW she was instrumental in the union's many successes, including the strikes against California grape growers in the 1960s and 1970s. As an advocate for farmworkers' rights, Huerta was arrested twenty-two times for participating in non-violent civil disobedience activities and strikes.

Huerta stepped down from her position at the UFW in 1999, yet she continues to work to improve the lives of workers, immigrants and women and children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels the country, engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights. Five decades since the creation of the UFW, Huerta still works tirelessly, developing new leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. She speaks regularly to students and organizations across the United States and abroad about issues of social justice and public policy.

Huerta has received numerous awards and honors for her activism and community service including the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton, The Puffin Foundation's Award for Creative Citizenship, the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award, and The Smithsonian Institution's James Smithson Award, among many others.

In 2012, President Obama bestowed Huerta with her most prestigious award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Upon receiving this award Huerta said, "The freedom of association means that people can come together in organization to fight for solutions to the problems they confront in their communities. The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today. The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's movement, and the equality movement for our LGBT brothers and sisters are all manifestations of these rights."

Questions
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director. She can be reached at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org or 510-273-4700 x4331

Training Registration Policy
Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy
If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations
In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances
When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education
This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences which is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT continuing education provider #133478.

Parking
Please allow for additional time to locate a parking space as there is limited parking at this venue.

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Training (CANS)

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.  

The CANS was developed from a communication perspective so as to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans including the application of evidence-based practices.  The CANS is easy to learn and is well liked by parents, providers and other partners in the services system because it is easy to understand and does not necessarily require scoring in order to be meaningful to an individual child and family. 

Trainer: Steve Monroe, LCSW

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

 

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Motivational Interviewing

This training provides attendees with a basic understanding of James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s Stages of Change. Attendees will learn how to assess a client’s current motivation to change a particular behavior and then learn how to use Motivational Interviewing Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation.

Trainer: Neslihan Pinar, LMFT

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one's own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethnocultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. Most significant, participants will be able to enhance personal engagement styles with clients, especially empowering the voices of the silenced narrative and/or institutionally oppressed. The training will include some lecture, small group exercises, discussions, videos/films, and guest speakers when applicable.

It is a requirement of this course to bring your laptop to the training.

Trainer: Lee Porscha Moore, ASW| Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Lincoln

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

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Oct
2
12:45 PM12:45

Mandated Reporting and Incident Reporting

Clinicians and human service providers will receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

This training will also review all aspects of accurate incident reporting including how, why and when to write an Incident Report, who receives incident reports and information gathered from incident reports. 

Trainer: Lee Collyer, MSW

Lee currently serves as the School-Based Services Program Director, Alameda County at Lincoln and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU-East Bay. Lee has 12-plus years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments, including public schools, residential programs, correctional facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. He has presented and trained professionals nationally on topics such as juvenile incarceration, poverty, classroom management, crisis management, seclusion and restraint elimination/reduction, and positive behavior support. Lee holds a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston and holds a B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

 

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Lincoln Training Institute: Tim Wise on White Privilege: Uprooting Racism, Privilege and Institutional Inequity

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Lincoln Training Institute is excited to announce that Tim Wise, prominent anti-racist essayist and educator, will provide an opportunity to examine what it means to be white in a nation created for the benefit of those who are “white like him,” and how privilege seeps into every institutional arrangement, from education to employment to the justice system. 

Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent anti-racist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.

Wise’s antiracism work traces back to his days as a college activist in the 1980s, fighting for divestment from (and economic sanctions against) apartheid South Africa. After graduation, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized in the early 1990s to defeat the political candidacies of white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

From there, he became a community organizer in New Orleans’ public housing, and a policy analyst for a children’s advocacy group focused on combatting poverty and economic inequity. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Smith College School of Social Work, in Northampton, MA., and from 1999-2003 was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute in Nashville, TN.

Wise is the author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, as well as Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, and his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. He has contributed chapters or essays to over 25 additional books and his writings are taught in colleges and universities across the nation. His essays have appeared on Alternet, Salon, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Black Commentator, BK Nation, Z Magazine and The Root, which recently named Wise one of the “8 Wokest White People We Know.”

Location

First Congregational Church of Oakland: 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Questions

Please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, if you have any questions or concerns. She can be reached at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org or 510-273-4700 x4331

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences which is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT continuing education provider #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1, any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 at least 5 days in advance.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Motivational Interviewing

This training provides attendees with a basic understanding of James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s Stages of Change. Attendees will learn how to assess a client’s current motivation to change a particular behavior and then learn how to use Motivational Interviewing Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate the client’s level of motivation.

Trainer: Neslihan Pinar, LMFT

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility

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This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one's own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethnocultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. Most significant, participants will be able to enhance personal engagement styles with clients, especially empowering the voices of the silenced narrative and/or institutionally oppressed. The training will include some lecture, small group exercises, discussions, videos/films, and guest speakers when applicable.

It is a requirement of this course to bring your laptop to the training.

Trainer: Dr. Macheo Payne

Dr. Macheo Payne serves as Lincoln’s senior director of equity and educational Initiatives, overseeing the training department and Oakland Freedom Schools program. Macheo is also an assistant professor at Cal State University, East Bay in the Department of Social Work. Macheo was a national trainer for the Children's Defense Fund's Child Policy Training Institute, training thousands of teaching interns nationally. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Macheo also holds an MSW from CSUEB and earned his Ed.D. from San Francisco State University. Macheo has experience working directly with youth as a coordinator for Leadership Excellence. Later, he served as the Oakland Youth Commission coordinator for the City of Oakland. Macheo also served as a founding director of Youth UpRising before coming to Lincoln. Macheo lives in Oakland with his wife Kafi and two sons, Elijah and Cameron.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478..

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Sep
11
12:45 PM12:45

Mandated Reporting and Incident Reporting

Clinicians and human service providers will receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

This training will also review all aspects of accurate incident reporting including how, why and when to write an Incident Report, who receives incident reports and information gathered from incident reports. 

Trainer: Lee Collyer, MSW

Lee currently serves as the School-Based Services Program Director, Alameda County at Lincoln and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU-East Bay. Lee has 12-plus years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments, including public schools, residential programs, correctional facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. He has presented and trained professionals nationally on topics such as juvenile incarceration, poverty, classroom management, crisis management, seclusion and restraint elimination/reduction, and positive behavior support. Lee holds a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston and holds a B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Asian Americans: Culturally Responsive Services for Our Diverse and Complex Communities

This course is being held in special recognition of Asian American Heritage Month nationally acknowledged every May of each year. As such, this will be a dynamic, engaging and inspiring day of learning for all!

In this survey course attendees will learn briefly about some of the history, cultural influences, diversity and experiences of Asian Americans. Using this as core, foundational reference attendees will review the multiple issues and concepts related to the psychology of Asian individuals, families and communities. Cultural competence and responsiveness in working with Asian Americans means not only understanding others, but also understanding ourselves and the communities around us. Cultural competency, cultural responsiveness and cultural humility have become imperatives in clinical and service practices in working with Asian American individuals, families and groups. Core issues such as intra-Asian diversity, the role of family, immigrant versus refugee status, acculturation, acculturation, culture shock, generational influences, the “model minority” myth, racism and discrimination as they impact Asian identity will be discussed. Recommendations from nationally recognized mental health experts as well as evidence-based practices, practice based evidence and effective practices will be discussed.

Acquiring sensitivity, knowledge, and clinical skills in working with diverse and complex Asian American communities requires deep commitment to cultural competency. Many current core issues being addressed in the Asian American community will be presented. Core issues such as intra-Asian diversity, the role of family, immigrant versus refugee status, acculturation, acculturation, culture shock, generational influences, the “model minority” myth, racism and discrimination as they impact Asian identity will be discussed. Issues such as domestic violence, interracial marriage, biculturalism, substance abuse, child abuse, psychiatric diagnoses, violence against Asians, and the role of early child rearing practices and family dynamics, may be addressed. Interrelated issues with other ethnic communities and their histories will also be covered.

Several important issues such as shame and stigma of mental illness, attributions and conceptualization of illness, traditional Eastern versus Western views and methods of healing, individual versus systemic or familial interventions, effective components of psychotherapy, and transference and countertransference in the psychotherapeutic context will be discussed. Case vignettes illustrating these topics and successful treatment interventions as well as related research themes will be presented.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

1) describe core reasons (at least three) for understanding diversity and complexity among Asian American communities;
2) identify reasons (at least 3) why Asian Americans underutilize certain services (such as mental health) or are underserved in certain treatment services;
3) list several service recommendations (at least 4) that are culturally responsive and moving towards “culturally competent” for certain Asian American clients, families and their communities including recommended practices;
4) articulate (and list at least 3) aspects of their own diversity which may impact processes working effectively with Asian Americans.

Trainer: Dr. Matthew Mock

Dr. Matthew Mock is a distinguished expert on the relevance of cultural competency, ethnicity and multiculturalism in psychotherapy with children and families. As a Professor, he teaches courses including Theory and Practice of Community Mental Health, Multi-Cultural Competence in Counseling and Community Practice, Clinical Skills A: Self as Clinician, and the Diversity Awareness Workshop.

Most recently, Dr. Mock was Director of the Center for Multicultural Development (CMD) with the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) in Sacramento. He also served as the Director for the Family, Youth and Children's Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health and Ethnic Services Manager system-wide, while teaching as adjunct faculty for the MA in Counseling Psychology Program at JFK University for the past two decades.

Dr. Mock received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and his B.A. from Brown University. He has served on many boards including the Asian American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association for whom he was the Chair of the Public Interest Division and the American Family Therapy Academy and was an active member of the Cultural Competence Advisory Committee for State DMH that set Statewide standards for county programs. Dr. Mock often gives presentations locally and nationally to community groups, universities, at conferences, on television and radio, and has written on many subject areas.

As a third generation Chinese-American, Dr. Mock is highly committed to diversity training, consultation and community issues. In addition to teaching and public appearances, Dr. Mock continues a private practice as a psychotherapist and consultant in Berkeley, California.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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May
12
12:30 PM12:30

CANS

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.  

The CANS was developed from a communication perspective so as to facilitate the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans including the application of evidence-based practices.  The CANS is easy to learn and is well liked by parents, providers and other partners in the services system because it is easy to understand and does not necessarily require scoring in order to be meaningful to an individual child and family. 

Trainer: Steve Monroe, LCSW 

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Professional Boundaries

Sexual Harassment Prevention

You will receive a definition of unlawful sexual harassment, a review of laws concerning the prohibition against and the prevention of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment, and a summary of the types of conduct constituting sexual harassment. Additionally, remedies available for victims of sexual harassment and strategies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace will be reviewed. Factual scenarios based on examples from case law, media accounts, and workplace situations illustrating sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation will be provided, as will an explanation of the limited confidentiality of the complaint process. Additionally, information regarding resources for victims of unlawful sexual harassment, such as to whom they should report any alleged sexual harassment, and a workplace obligation to conduct an effective investigation of a harassment complaint.

Professional Boundaries

You will receive an introduction to the process of developing a professional identity as human services workers providing care and services to children in out of home care. Motivations for choosing this profession will be discussed, and will the impact of personal history and experiences on this choice. Basic expectations of professional behavior, and standards of boundary management will be presented. Challenges to effective boundary management with children will be discussed. Staff will also receive a review of the conditions of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Staff will be presented with an overview of self-care approaches and perspectives, developing a brief, realistic self-care plan they can implement in their lives immediately, and readily maintain. Additionally, you will receive an overview of child developmental domains, and an introduction to effective assessment of developmental delays, impairments, or regressions, with particular attention to effective attachment’s role in child development.  Impairments in attachment will be discussed, along with cross-cultural applicability.  The impact of childhood and/or developmental trauma on attachment will be discussed. Attachment-informed interventions will be presented and suggested.  Course format will include didactic presentation, facilitated discussion, and completion of in course assignments.

Trainer: Minjon LeNoir, Training Director

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) CEU for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one's own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethnocultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. Most significant, participants will be able to enhance personal engagement styles with clients, especially empowering the voices of the silenced narrative and/or institutionally oppressed. The training will include some lecture, small group exercises, discussions, videos/films, and guest speakers when applicable.

It is a requirement of this course to bring your laptop to the training.

Trainer: Leah Kimble-Price, LMFT

Leah Kimble-Price is a proud daughter of Oakland and eager to serve her community from as many resource points as she is able. A licensed MFT since 2012, she has been a practicing therapist for 10 years. Ms. Kimble-Price is passionately focused on the liberation of Black minds and reclaiming of Black bodies. She serves as Clinical Supervisor to clinicians engaged with Alameda County youth in need. In her private practice, Lotus Liberation Clinical Services, Ms. Kimble-Price caters exclusively to children of color and their families and offers reduced fee services to the children of activists and social justice organizers. Ms. Kimble-Price considers her Blackness to be her greatest asset.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478..

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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May
8
12:45 PM12:45

Mandated Reporting and Incident Reporting

Clinicians and human service providers will receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

This training will also review all aspects of accurate incident reporting including how, why and when to write an Incident Report, who receives incident reports and information gathered from incident reports. 

Trainer: Lee Collyer, MSW

Lee currently serves as the School-Based Services Program Director, Alameda County at Lincoln and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU-East Bay. Lee has 12-plus years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments, including public schools, residential programs, correctional facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. He has presented and trained professionals nationally on topics such as juvenile incarceration, poverty, classroom management, crisis management, seclusion and restraint elimination/reduction, and positive behavior support. Lee holds a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston and holds a B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Transforming Trauma: How to Do This Work and Sustain, with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Transforming Trauma: How to Do This Work and Sustain, with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

We are excited to announce that Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute, will be providing Part IV of the Lincoln Trauma Series. 

About the Trainer:

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades.

She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan, U.S. Air Force pilots, Canadian firefighters, public school teachers, private practice doctors, tiny non-profits, massive state agencies, libraries, the Pentagon, alternative colleges, and Ivy League universities. Much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings. She has worked locally, nationally, and internationally. Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure.

Laura’s concept of stewardship is based around the idea that a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for navigating systems will enable people to do their work better. Her keynotes often touch listeners to the core, but she consistently inspires audiences with laughter and a profound sense of hope. Many participants leave these sessions with a renewed sense of purpose and fresh optimism about the possibilities for transformation. Laura is also an associate producer of the award-winning film A Lot Like You, and was given a Yo! Mama award in recognition of her work as a community-activist mother.

Training will cover:

Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll: We will discuss the context for how a cumulative toll arises and how we’ll engage in this conversation. We’ll discuss some principles that may be helpful in taking in the information.

The Trauma Exposure Response: These are the specific manifestations of cumulative toll. From numbing to anger to cynicism we’ll dive deeply into how one is impacted individually and collectively.

How to Sustain Individually: We’ll look at very concrete strategies for how to create sustainability for oneself individually.

How to Sustain Collectively: We’ll broaden the conversation by looking at how to create sustainability for oneself within a larger context as well as how to create larger organizational, institutional, and movement-level change.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by CAMFT, Lincoln Provider #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

 

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Positive Behavior Support

Participants will receive instruction in the use of Life Space Crisis Intervention techniques and processes with children in out of home care. Life Space Crisis Intervention is a strength-based approach to conflict resolution that promotes growth and change in children and adolescents. Focusing on six common behavior patterns, participants will learn strategies to use as alternatives to coercion and punishment that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Course format will be didactic lecture, seminar discussion, and role-plays.

Staff will receive training regarding the quality assurance and improvement processes and procedures of the agency, including service documentation systems, standards, timetables, and protocols. Staff will also receive a review of incident reporting policies and procedures. Incident Report forms will be introduced. Guidelines for using accurate and descriptive language in reporting will be presented.  Staff will also receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

Trainer: Walid Assef, Supervisor for Intensive Classroom Education and EXCEL

Walid Assef, M.A., currently serves as the Supervisor for Intensive Classroom Services at Lincoln and is an independent consultant in the medical industry. Walid has more than eight years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments—public schools and residential programs working with students with autism, as well as various social/emotional diagnosis that impede learning. As a consultant, Walid specializes in working with companies to build better systems to increase productivity and positive employee relationships. In addition, Walid has dedicated his time to helping the Muslim community in the greater Bay Area increase its voice and defend its rights, as well as supporting Muslim families with children and issues within the school and home systems. Walid is trilingual in Farsi and German and holds a master of arts in industrial psychology and organizational development from Golden Gate University, as well as a bachelor of arts from San Francisco State University.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one's own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethnocultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. Most significant, participants will be able to enhance personal engagement styles with clients, especially empowering the voices of the silenced narrative and/or institutionally oppressed. The training will include some lecture, small group exercises, discussions, videos/films, and guest speakers when applicable.

It is a requirement of this course to bring your laptop to the training.

Trainer: Leah Kimble-Price, Clinical Supervisor, Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Leah Kimble-Price is a proud daughter of Oakland and eager to serve her community from as many resource points as she is able. A licensed MFT since 2012, she has been a practicing therapist for 10 years. Ms. Kimble-Price is passionately focused on the liberation of Black minds and reclaiming of Black bodies. She serves as Clinical Supervisor to clinicians engaged with Alameda County youth in need. In her private practice, Lotus Liberation Clinical Services, Ms. Kimble-Price caters exclusively to children of color and their families and offers reduced fee services to the children of activists and social justice organizers. Ms. Kimble-Price considers her Blackness to be her greatest asset.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for four (4) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478..

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Professional Boundaries

Sexual Harassment Prevention

You will receive a definition of unlawful sexual harassment, a review of laws concerning the prohibition against and the prevention of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment, and a summary of the types of conduct constituting sexual harassment. Additionally, remedies available for victims of sexual harassment and strategies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace will be reviewed. Factual scenarios based on examples from case law, media accounts, and workplace situations illustrating sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation will be provided, as will an explanation of the limited confidentiality of the complaint process. Additionally, information regarding resources for victims of unlawful sexual harassment, such as to whom they should report any alleged sexual harassment, and a workplace obligation to conduct an effective investigation of a harassment complaint.

Professional Boundaries

You will receive an introduction to the process of developing a professional identity as human services workers providing care and services to children in out of home care. Motivations for choosing this profession will be discussed, and will the impact of personal history and experiences on this choice. Basic expectations of professional behavior, and standards of boundary management will be presented. Challenges to effective boundary management with children will be discussed. Staff will also receive a review of the conditions of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Staff will be presented with an overview of self-care approaches and perspectives, developing a brief, realistic self-care plan they can implement in their lives immediately, and readily maintain. Additionally, you will receive an overview of child developmental domains, and an introduction to effective assessment of developmental delays, impairments, or regressions, with particular attention to effective attachment’s role in child development.  Impairments in attachment will be discussed, along with cross-cultural applicability.  The impact of childhood and/or developmental trauma on attachment will be discussed. Attachment-informed interventions will be presented and suggested.  Course format will include didactic presentation, facilitated discussion, and completion of in course assignments.

Trainer: Dr. Macheo Payne

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Apr
3
12:45 PM12:45

Mandated Reporting and Incident Reporting

Clinicians and human service providers will receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

This training will also review all aspects of accurate incident reporting including how, why and when to write an Incident Report, who receives incident reports and information gathered from incident reports. 

Trainer: Lee Collyer, MSW

Lee currently serves as the School-Based Services Program Director, Alameda County at Lincoln and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU-East Bay. Lee has 12-plus years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments, including public schools, residential programs, correctional facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. He has presented and trained professionals nationally on topics such as juvenile incarceration, poverty, classroom management, crisis management, seclusion and restraint elimination/reduction, and positive behavior support. Lee holds a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston and holds a B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

DSM V Training - Lincoln Staff Only

This training, located in Oakland, will review and discuss in depth the revisions and changes to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) which was released in 2013.

The categories discussed will include, but are not limited to, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism and ADHD), Neurocognitive Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. In addition, the new diagnoses such as Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Hoarding and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorders, Eating Disorders, will be reviewed as well.

The main objective of this training is to understand the organizational structure, significant changes, and new diagnoses in DSM V.

About the Trainer:

Rachael Michaelson, LCSW, began her career more than 20 years ago, and since that time has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in private practice and community mental health settings.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

DSM V Training - Lincoln Staff Only

This training, located in Pittsburg, will review and discuss in depth the revisions and changes to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) which was released in 2013.

The categories discussed will include, but are not limited to, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism and ADHD), Neurocognitive Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. In addition, the new diagnoses such as Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Hoarding and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorders, Eating Disorders, will be reviewed as well.

The main objective of this training is to understand the organizational structure, significant changes, and new diagnoses in DSM V.

About the Trainer:

Rachael Michaelson, LCSW, began her career more than 20 years ago, and since that time has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in private practice and community mental health settings.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Dr. Bruce Perry: Introduction to the Neurosequential Model: Applications for Mental Health and Education

The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience.  Experiences shape the organization of the brain, which, in turn, influences the emotional, social, cognitive and physiological activities.  Insights into this process come from understanding brain development.  This session will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain. This information will inform further discussion of the clinical and educational implications related to a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment and suggest new directions for clinical and educational approaches.

Objectives:  

1. Provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain
2.  Describe the emerging clinical and research findings in maltreated children that suggest the negative impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on brain development
3. Outline the clinical implications of a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment
4. Discuss the role of public policy, preventative practices, assessment, interventions, and classroom considerations in context of the impact of maltreatment on children's emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social and physical health.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston (www.ChildTrauma.org), and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. 

Dr. Bruce Perry

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

 

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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding Positive Behavior Support

Participants will receive instruction in the use of Life Space Crisis Intervention techniques and processes with children in out of home care. Life Space Crisis Intervention is a strength-based approach to conflict resolution that promotes growth and change in children and adolescents. Focusing on six common behavior patterns, participants will learn strategies to use as alternatives to coercion and punishment that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Course format will be didactic lecture, seminar discussion, and role-plays. Staff will receive training regarding the quality assurance and improvement processes and procedures of the agency, including service documentation systems, standards, timetables, and protocols.  Staff will also receive a review of incident reporting policies and procedures. Incident Report forms will be introduced.  Guidelines for using accurate and descriptive language in reporting will be presented.  Staff will also receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

Trainer: Walid Assef, M.A., currently serves as the Supervisor for Intensive Classroom Services at Lincoln and is an independent consultant in the medical industry. Walid has more than eight years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments—public schools and residential programs working with students with autism, as well as various social/emotional diagnosis that impede learning. As a consultant, Walid specializes in working with companies to build better systems to increase productivity and positive employee relationships. In addition, Walid has dedicated his time to helping the Muslim community in the greater Bay Area increase its voice and defend its rights, as well as supporting Muslim families with children and issues within the school and home systems. Walid is trilingual in Farsi and German and holds a master of arts in industrial psychology and organizational development from Golden Gate University, as well as a bachelor of arts from San Francisco State University.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our training or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone (510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email (minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org), as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Cultural Humility

This training is designed to provide participants with an overview of the impact helping organizations have on diverse ethnic and racial groups, cultures, social classes, and groups with minority status in the US. The training will focus on helping participants develop attunement to one's own cultural value system through cultural self-assessment and exploration of inequity in our work. The values and attitudes of diverse ethnocultural groups in cross-cultural environments will be discussed. The application of a multicultural lens and anti-racist stance when engaging a diversity of cultures will be addressed. Most significant, participants will be able to enhance personal engagement styles with clients, especially empowering the voices of the silenced narrative and/or institutionally oppressed. The training will include some lecture, small group exercises, discussions, videos/films, and guest speakers when applicable.

Trainer: Leah Kimble-Price, Clinical Supervisor, Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Leah Kimble-Price is a proud daughter of Oakland and eager to serve her community from as many resource points as she is able. A licensed MFT since 2012, she has been a practicing therapist for 10 years. Ms. Kimble-Price is passionately focused on the liberation of Black minds and reclaiming of Black bodies. She serves as Clinical Supervisor to clinicians engaged with Alameda County youth in need. In her private practice, Lotus Liberation Clinical Services, Ms. Kimble-Price caters exclusively to children of color and their families and offers reduced fee services to the children of activists and social justice organizers. Ms. Kimble-Price considers her Blackness to be her greatest asset.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Professional Boundaries

Sexual Harassment Prevention

You will receive a definition of unlawful sexual harassment, a review of laws concerning the prohibition against and the prevention of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment, and a summary of the types of conduct constituting sexual harassment. Additionally, remedies available for victims of sexual harassment and strategies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace will be reviewed. Factual scenarios based on examples from case law, media accounts, and workplace situations illustrating sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation will be provided, as will an explanation of the limited confidentiality of the complaint process. Additionally, information regarding resources for victims of unlawful sexual harassment, such as to whom they should report any alleged sexual harassment, and a workplace obligation to conduct an effective investigation of a harassment complaint.

Professional Boundaries

You will receive an introduction to the process of developing a professional identity as human services workers providing care and services to children in out of home care. Motivations for choosing this profession will be discussed, and will the impact of personal history and experiences on this choice. Basic expectations of professional behavior, and standards of boundary management will be presented. Challenges to effective boundary management with children will be discussed. Staff will also receive a review of the conditions of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Staff will be presented with an overview of self-care approaches and perspectives, developing a brief, realistic self-care plan they can implement in their lives immediately, and readily maintain. Additionally, you will receive an overview of child developmental domains, and an introduction to effective assessment of developmental delays, impairments, or regressions, with particular attention to effective attachment’s role in child development.  Impairments in attachment will be discussed, along with cross-cultural applicability.  The impact of childhood and/or developmental trauma on attachment will be discussed. Attachment-informed interventions will be presented and suggested.  Course format will include didactic presentation, facilitated discussion, and completion of in course assignments.

Trainer: Minjon LeNoir, Training Director

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued. 

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.   

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
9
12:45 PM12:45

Mandated Reporting and Incident Reporting

Clinicians and human service providers will receive an overview of current statistics on child abuse, including information regarding types, ages, victims, and perpetrators of abuse. The impact of various forms of abuse upon child behaviors and presentations for care will be presented and discussed. Types of reportable child abuse will be reviewed, as will obligations of care providers of children in out of home care as mandated reporters.

This training will also review all aspects of accurate incident reporting including how, why and when to write an Incident Report, who receives incident reports and information gathered from incident reports. 

Trainer: Lee Collyer, MSW

Lee currently serves as the School-Based Services Program Director, Alameda County at Lincoln and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU-East Bay. Lee has 12-plus years’ experience working with youth and families in various environments, including public schools, residential programs, correctional facilities and therapeutic boarding schools. He has presented and trained professionals nationally on topics such as juvenile incarceration, poverty, classroom management, crisis management, seclusion and restraint elimination/reduction, and positive behavior support. Lee holds a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston and holds a B.A. from Marlboro College in Vermont.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued. 

Accommodations

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.

Grievances

When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email minjonlenoir@lincolnfamilies.org, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.   

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for one (1) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Questions

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at minjonlenoir@lincolnfamlilies.org.

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Jan
9
10:00 AM10:00

Introductory Diagnosis Training - Lincoln Staff Only

This training will focus on a basic and introductory level of understanding about DSM diagnosis by Parent Partners and Community Liaisons. Some of the topics will include the following:

The DSM definition of “mental disorder”.

Differences between diagnosable mental disorders and psychosocial problems that are not
Mental disorders.

Differences and relationship between the DSM and the ICD-10.

The medical nature of DSM diagnoses as a basis for medical insurance coverage.

The essential elements of Medi-Cal medical necessity.

Introduction to the 19 categories of DSM-5 diagnoses.

About the Trainer

Stan Taubman, PhD, is the Program Director of Berkeley Training Associates and teaches on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, graduate program in Social Work. He is the former Director of the Alameda County Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Plan, as well a Director of Management Services for the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Department. His clinical experience includes private practice, mental health inpatient, outpatient and day treatment programs, child welfare and medical social work. Dr. Taubman is the author of Ending the Struggle Against Yourself (Tarcher/Putnam Publishing), as well as numerous journal articles addressing both clinical and administrative issues.

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