Adoption Through Foster Care
to Aug 29

Adoption Through Foster Care

  • Shasta College Campus, Downtown (map)
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Each person interested in adopting a child through Shasta County Adoptions is required to attend all 18 hours of this training. This training examines the adoption process through the foster care system, and through the eyes of the child.

This is a six class series:
August 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 2018

6pm – 9pm
Room 8109
Shasta College Campus, Downtown Mall
1400 Market Street, Redding

Park at the north end of the Downtown Mall’s two story parking structure,
at the corner of Tehama and California Streets. Enter the Shasta College building through the glass doors on the south end of the building (the side facing Placer Street) as the doors on the Tehama Street side will be locked. The classroom is on the right at the end of the corridor.

To register contact Sheri Wiggins at 339-3611 or

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#Out4MentalHealth FREE Community Training 
6:00 PM18:00

#Out4MentalHealth FREE Community Training 

FREE Community Training 

Supportive Families, Safe Homes: Empowering Parents & Caregivers to Provide Accepting Homes

Hosted by the NorCal OUTreach Project

The knowledge and skills delivered in this training are grounded in strengths-based practices for working with LGBTQ children and youth, and their families. Through activities and discussions that build foundational knowledge around the experiences of
LGBTQ children and youth, participants develop deeper levels of empathy and increase skills in supporting LGBTQ or gender non-conforming children or youth.

1.5 Training Hours | Childcare Available Upon Request* | Please register for the event at

Email questions to Rory O’Brien at
*Email requests for Childcare to

First United Methodist Church
1825 East Street, Redding, CA
Monday, August 20, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Light Dinner Provided.

| This class meets the annual LGBTQ training requirement for RFL resource families. |

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Calm Connect Correct
6:00 PM18:00

Calm Connect Correct

  • Ready for Life Foster Family Agency (map)
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In this training, you will learn how to use the Calm Connect Correct strategy to effectively handle difficult behaviors that stem from the trauma faced by children in foster care. We will discuss what trauma behavior is, how to respond to it, and how to help children heal in the midst of it. 

2 RFL Training Hours | Childcare provided | Please RSVP


This training is the rescheduled time from July 31st. 

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12:00 PM12:00

ACEs Interface Training (FREE)

This is a four-hour training that unveils the profound effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Learn about the effects of traumatic experiences in childhood and how they correlate to negative effects on health and well-being later in life. Become equipped to make changes in your community by preventing ACEs in future generations.

Wendy Dickens, Executive Director, First 5 Shasta & Chair of Shasta Strengthening Families Collaborative
Jackie Scott, QRIS Hub Training & Technical Assistance Manager, First 5 Shasta
Susan Morris Wilson, Executive Director, Youth Violence Prevention Council

Lunch and presentation


COMMUNITY TRAINING by First 5 Shasta | 4 Training Hours

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10:00 AM10:00

Book Club

Join us for the last Book Club.  Come earn training hours, fellowship with fellow foster parents and learn some great new things!  

Hosted by: Sarah Peery

Childcare Provided | 1.5 RFL Training Hours | Please RSVP

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Dessert & Coffee Resource Family Work Group
6:00 PM18:00

Dessert & Coffee Resource Family Work Group

Please join us for a Resource Family Work Group on Monday, August 27th.  We need your input on what is working, what is not and how paperwork and the new binder process could be better! This will include discussion on placement paperwork, respite paperwork, quarterly at-home binder checks and more.  This is your chance to tell us how we can make things easier! Hilary will be there to answer all of your questions as well.

Dessert & Coffee will be provided.   

1.5 Training Hours | Childcare provided | Please RSVP

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12:00 PM12:00

FREE Culture of Poverty Training by First 5 Institute

Join us in a discussion about the culture of poverty. Using the work of Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., we will explore some of the ideas presented in her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Presenter Susan Wilson will focus on some of the significant ideas presented in Payne's theories including: 

  • Poverty is relative

  • Poverty occurs in all races and in all countries
  • Economic class is a continuous line, not a clear-cut distinction
  • Generational poverty and situational poverty are different
  • An individual brings with him/her the hidden rules of the class in which he/she was raised
  • Two things that help one move out of poverty are education and relationships
  • How a two-generation approach to assist parents with taking action builds strength and resiliency
  • Four reasons one leaves poverty are: it is too painful to stay; a vision or a goal; a key relationship or; a special talent

Who Should Attend

  • Providers of services to children 0-to-5, parents or primary caregivers of children 0-to-5, or pregnant women


  • Lunch & snacks

This free training is open to Shasta County parents, pregnant women, and providers serving young children, ages 0-to-5, and their families. This training is brought to you by First 5 Institute, First 5 Shasta's education extension, whose mission is to provide the highest quality opportunities for young children, pregnant women and providers of services to children 0-to-5. Register early - only 30 spots available! 


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9:00 AM09:00

FREE Cultural Humility Training

Cultural Humility

The purpose of this training is to challenge participants to learn from the people with whom they work, reserve judgment and bridge the cultural divide among perspectives in order to better facilitate child safety and well-being and promote permanency.

Using case examples involving adults and children who have experienced child welfare intervention, this training assists child welfare caseworkers in becoming aware of their perspectives, the client perspectives and how to enter the client's cultural world.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between cultural competence and cultural humility
  • Recognize and implement cultural inclusion that incorporates the "intersectionality" of identities
  • Frame cultural humility in the context of child welfare intervention
  • Explore ways to recognize, facilitate and address cultural barriers

Successful participants will improve their engagement and assessment skills and apply this to a more collaborative working relationship with clients.



Beverly Kyer has been a public speaker and educator for more than 33 years with specialties in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; the trauma impact on brain development, behavior and learning in children, youth and adults; and compassion fatigue. Kyer has served as the Employee Assistance Program coordinator and the assistant chief of Social Work Services, Bronx N.Y. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She has served for several years working with children and families receiving medical and psychiatric care, as well as those in juvenile justice and the foster care systems. Kyer is a certified compassion fatigue specialist and is the founder and CEO of The Kyer Group Corporation, a team of compassionate trauma-informed specialists who help those in the helping professions.

Thu., 9:00am to 4:00pm, Sep 06
Redding: Hilton Garden Inn 5050 Bechelli Ln., Redding CA 96002
0.6 CEU's

6 Training Hours

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6:30 PM18:30

FREE Mandated Reporter Training

  • Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (map)
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Attend a FREE training to better understand your responsibilities and protections as a mandated reporter while learning how to make an effective report of suspected child abuse/neglect.

Trainings are designed to assist educators, health care practitioners, law enforcement officers, child care providers, social workers, religious and youth group workers, probation officers, all other individuals that are mandated to report as part of their job and all the general public in understanding their representative duties & responsibilities under the California state law.

The Mandated Reporter Training will teach:
* What, When & Where to report
* The Four Types of Abuse
* Mandated Reporter’s Legal
*Responsibility & Protections
* How to Generate an Accurate Report
* What Happens once a Report is Made
* Current Updates on the Law
* Confidentiality of Reporting Party

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information call: 242-2020

COMMUNITY TRAINING by Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council | 1.5 Training Hours

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When Good Parenting Doesn't Work | FREE | 4 Week Class
6:00 PM18:00

When Good Parenting Doesn't Work | FREE | 4 Week Class

4 Week Class at Youth and Family Programs

Attendees will: 

Begin to understand children with complete trauma and prenatal exposure.
Focus on interventions that successfully affect the behavior of children.
Learn why traditional parenting methods may cause more difficult behavior. 
Connect with other adoptive parents with similar struggles. 

8 Training Hours Available 

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