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.

 

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.

May
9
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) 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.

May
10
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 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.

May
12
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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dec
12
10:00 am10:00

Community Safety with Kevin Grant

The purpose of this training is to support community based service providers to learn methods to maintain safety for themselves and for their clients in the community. 

Some objectives of this training are:

  • Staff are taught decision making skills to maintain personal safety.
  • Staff are given resources to utilize when needed to collaborate around safety in the community.
  • Staff are educated on methods to help youth make safe decisions when navigating potentially dangerous factors in their community. 

About the Trainer:

Kevn Grant has 14 years of experience working with groups, individuals and organizations tackling the challenges of making life changes, including designing, implementing and managing State licensed and certified Programs.

Kevin provides services to juvenile, youth and adult parole and probation departments, staff, and clients. Kevin serves as the trainer and keynote motivational speaker for the New Parole Model P.A.C.T Orientation throughout Regions 1 and 2 for the Parole and community service division and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Kevin designed and implemented the Crime Intervention Workshop for the Alameda County Juvenile Probation Department.

Dec
8
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.

Dec
8
9:00 am09:00

Dr. Kenneth Hardy: The Invisible Wounds of Oppression: Healing Our Clients, Transforming Ourselves

Therapy with members of oppressed groups is often complicated by the presence of invisible wounds.  These wounds are the culmination of ongoing experiences with injustice, degradation, and discrimination.  While the invisible wounds of oppression may not be readily discernible to clinician or client, they have a profound impact on the course of therapy and its outcome.  Therapists' lack of awareness and sensitivity to the wounds of oppression can stifle the joining process and unwittingly contribute to therapeutic ways of being and interventions that are counterproductive to effective treatment.  Such innocent acts of insensitivity are often the unspoken, unacknowledged, micro-acts that contribute to the premature termination of treatment and perception that oppressed people are resistant to treatment.

This workshop will examine the anatomy of oppression and its impact on the life experiences of those who are targeted.  It will explore the multitudinous ways in which therapy potentially replicates acts of oppression for clients whose life experiences have been maligned by prejudice and discrimination.  Strategies for uncovering and addressing the invisible wounds of oppression will be discussed.  Participants also will be encouraged to explore the ways in which their personal experiences with oppression both enrich and constrain their work as therapists.

Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University, he was a Professor of Family Therapy at Syracuse University where he also held positions as Director of Clinical Training and Research, and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Services. He is the former Director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma of the Ackerman Institute in New York City.

Dr. Hardy presents workshops and provides consultations nationally and internationally on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and cultural competency. He has provided training and consultation to an extensive list of Human Services agencies and School Districts devoted to providing culturally competent services to children and families. Some of his clients have included the Children's Defense Fund, The United States Department of Defense, the Menninger Clinic, the New York State Office of Mental Health, Harlem Hospital, the Washington D.C. Superior Court, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, the Westchester County Department of Human Services, and a host of Colleges, Universities, and Post-Secondary Institutions throughout the United States.

Dr. Hardy has published extensively in the area of diversity and has earned considerable public acclaim for the contributions that his numerous publications and videotapes including Psychological Residuals of Slavery and the Experts series which have made great strides toward challenging our society to think critically about issues of diversity and oppression. His recent book, with Tracey A. Laszloffy, is Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence. He was co-editor with Monica McGoldrick of Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice (2nd Edition).

In addition to his own writing, he also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, the Journal of Divorce, the Journal of Couples Therapy, the Psychotherapy Networker, and the Journal of Family Counseling. Dr. Hardy is a frequent contributor to the print media such USA Today, Jet Magazine, and Good Housekeeping, and also has been featured in the electronic media having appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, PBS, The Discovery Health Channel, and ABC's 20/20.

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.

Dec
6
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.

Dec
5
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.

Nov
11
12:30 pm12:30

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) 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.

Nov
11
9:00 am09:00

CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Training

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: Aisha Umar, LMFT, certified CANS trainer

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.

Nov
10
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.

Nov
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.

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.

Nov
8
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.

Nov
7
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.

Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

Working with Sexually Exploited Minors

This training is designed to provide you with an understanding and awareness of the complexities involved with child sexual exploitation (CSE) issues. The course aims to give you the knowledge to be able to recognize potential cases of CSE and understand what constitutes best practice in responding to your concerns.

Child sexual exploitation is an issue that affects thousands of young people every year, so it is essential that those people with safeguarding responsibilities have an awareness of how young people may be targeted, implicated and affected by CSE.

About the Trainer:

Vanessa Russell has instructed children in the area of dance, teaching hundreds from age 3 to 25, in lyrical, flags, hip hop, and mime since 2000. In 2010 one of her 15 year old dance students was sold into human trafficking. Although she was eventually located and is now being restored to health, Vanessa has encountered many others who, like her student, were US born women, men and children trapped in modern day slavery.

Her response was to launch Love Never Fails, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration, education and protection of people at risk of or currently being sexually exploited. Since launching the program Love Never Fails she has educated thousands of children and community members and opened two homes which provide safe housing for 26 women and up to 40 children a year.

Training Registration Policy

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

Training Cancelation 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.

Oct
28
9:00 am09:00

How Culture Can Shape and Change Childhood Trauma: Learning Cultural Resilience Beyond the Pale

The training will address how our collective beliefs shape our perception of the world and how our biology responds. The brain perceives a cultural world that influences our health, longevity, and success. Although early emotional and physical traumas taint our expectations of our future, we have an inherent resilience that can be accessed with the right mind body tools. But since traumas are learned with our thoughts and emotions in cultural contexts, we cannot resolve them with linear reasoning because they are embodied experiences that require more than intellect.

Dr. Martinez's methods can trigger the causes of health and dormant resilience that we have developed as Homo sapiens for the past 150,000 years. Biocognition offers science of hope using a mind body code that can overcome challenges independent of when they traumatized and wounded our worthiness.

About Dr. Martinez:

Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Academic science continues to divide mind and body, as well as ignore the influence cultural contexts have on the process of health, illness and aging. For example, cultures that support growing older as a positive development associated with increased wisdom and abilities have higher numbers of centenarians living healthier lives, than cultures that view aging as a process of inevitable deterioration.

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.

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.

Oct
27
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, Program Supervisor

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 five (5) 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.

Oct
26
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.

Oct
25
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, Director of Training

Minjon is an Oakland native, currently serves as Director of Training for Lincoln’s Training Institute and is the agency trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Management Protocols. Minjon brings 22 years’ experience in education and training, having served children and families in the public school and alternative educational settings. Minjon holds a M.Ed. and bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. 

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.

Oct
24
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.

Oct
19
2:00 pm14:00

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (Internal Training only)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training emphasizes early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. CPI's disengagement skills are also demonstrated and practiced in this seminar to prepare staff to safely remove themselves and others from a dangerous situation. You’ll learn:
•    How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
•    How to most effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
•    How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.
•    How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.
•    How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.
•    How to use CPI's disengagement skills to avoid injury if behavior becomes physical.

Trainer: Walid Assef, Program Supervisor

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.