Upcoming Trainings at Edgewood

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*  Please note that any Edgewood training may be canceled if less than six people register. Please make sure you type your email address accurately in your RSVP and that it is an email box that you regularly check so we may notify you if the class is canceled or rescheduled.



Planning and Facilitating Effective Meetings
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Edgewood Center San Francisco – Administrative Conference Room West — RSVP HERE
This workshop will be an opportunity to learn the best practices behind being an effective leader of meetings and utilize the time you have with staff more effectively. Participants will learn necessary planning and facilitation techniques, including creation of agendas, action plans and meausres of success. Participants will also gain an understanding of the dynamics of group decision making and how to increase participation in the decision making process.



  • Participants will learn how identify goals and create effective agendas
  • Participants will learn how to create action plans and evaluate success
  • Participants increase active participation and buy-in through the meeting process


Presented by Ellen Morrison, LCSW and Jamila McCallum, B.A., B.S, M.B.A


As a trainer and facilitator for over 10 years, Ellen brings with her experience in program development, management and direct service with children and adults. She offers a breadth of experience in the field of administrative and direct service social work, has extensive experience facilitating group processes in clinical and education settings and specializes in group dynamics. Through the lens of social justice, her trainings are experiential, relevant and supportive of professionals.


Jamila L. McCallum, Kinship Program Director, San Mateo. Ms. McCallum has been with the Kinship Support Network since 2003 first as a Case Manager, then Case Management Supervisor, and  Program Manager.  As Program Director she oversees the youth recreation services, program development and contracts. Additionally, she oversees the technical support services for the 19 other county Kinship Support Service Programs in California. She sits on the following committees: Citizens Review Panel in San Mateo County, New Beginning Coalition Steering Committee, San Mateo Caregiving Collaborative and the Ed Support Workgroup.





Help for the Helper: Surviving Compassion Fatigue


3 CEU’s*
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 — 9:30am – 12:30pm

Edgewood Center San Francisco — Administrative Conference Room RSVP HERE



This training offers education and resources to those who provide direct care, support, rescue and recovery services. Vicarious traumatization (also known as “compassion fatigue”), its symptoms, risks, and its impact on both professional and personal life will be discussed, and participants will be taught methods with which to manage chronic stress, an often unavoidable aspect of service work.


This training will provide participants with increased understanding of:

  • Causes and triggers
  • How to recognize early warning signs in self and others
  • Self-regulation in stressful social and professional situations
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Resilience in dysfunctional working environments
  • How to create opportunities for healing, joy, and increased effectiveness


Presented by Beverly Kyer, ACSW

Beverly has been a Public Speaker and Educator for more than 30 years with specialties in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; the Trauma Impact on Brain Development and Learning in Children and Youth, and Compassion Fatigue, AKA Vicarious Trauma. Beverly has served as the EAP Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, and the Assistant Chief of Social Work Service, Bronx N.Y. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.  She has served nine years as a Social Worker for Casey Family Programs. Beverly’s mission is to inspire understanding, empathy, capacity and determination for all who will help children and youth on the road to healing and a permanent place and people called home.


Roles in her career include being  a Trainer for Seneca Center and Family Finding,  Readjustment Counseling Therapist, Psychiatric Social Worker, Social Work Field Placement Supervisor; Clinical Social Worker/ Program Coordinator/ Social Work Supervisor; Assistant Chief of Social Worker Service and Grief and Trauma Counselor and Consultant. Beverly’s participatory training style creates an interactive and collaborative learning environment focused towards seeking answers.


*To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.




Cross-Cultural Counseling for Youth and Families 

Friday, September 6th, 2013 – 9:30am – 12:30pm

Edgewood Center San Francisco – Williams Conference Room — RSVP HERE



This workshop is designed to give participants a visual and experiential overview of the intersections of culture-related identities and how these identities (including those based on: race/ethnicity, language, values, beliefs, spirituality, sexuality, gender, immigration, acculturation/assimilation, and marginalization) relate to counseling individuals and families across different cultural groups. Workshop will use a combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and small group discussions. At end of workshop, participants will have gained an increased awareness of self and others, as well as have obtained specific intervention strategies that can be used in their work with culturally diverse families.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have explored their own cultural lenses including their race, ethnicity, religion, linguistics, age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration experience
  • Have learned the importance and relevance of being culturally inclusive in every dimension of their work with clients
  • Have a complete understanding of a culturally inclusive framework that can be used to expand the way that participantsview themselves and others


Facilitated by Taquelia Washington 

As the sole proprietor of EmpowerMe! Service, Taquelia Washington has over 10 years of experience working as a School Social Worker and mental health therapist. She holds a license in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). Her passion is working with “at risk” and “hard to reach” adolescents. In addition to her direct practice work with her clients, Ms. Washington also provides supervision to graduate level interns and facilitates workshops throughout California geared toward those in the mental health field. Other teaching experience includes adjunct faculty at several universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Taquelia Washington is an engaging and dynamic speaker who brings all of herself to her individual work with youth as well as her teaching endeavors. She utilizes her professional and personal experiences in life as a tool in her teaching. For more information about her work, please visit  www.empowermeservices.com.





Gang Awareness

2 CEU’s*
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Edgewood Center San Francsico — Administrative Conference Room — RSVP HERE



In this training participants will be made aware of how every day, hundreds of our youths, who are not gang members, are confronted by actual gang members with threats or coercion. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention survey reports an estimated 250,000-420,000 gangs members in California and over 6012 street gangs were active in the United States in 2007. Maintaining safety in the field when working with youth and families will be discussed as it relates to responses and communication techniques to minimize potential for escalation.

Participants will learn to:

  • Review Gang Myths and Facts
  • Identify what proportion of adolescent join gangs
  • Identify what gangs are in our community
  • Analyze how do youths become involved in and leave a gang
  • Incorporate what methods can be used in addressing the gang issues
  • Discuss best practices of safeguards and de-escalation & conflict management prevention and intervention guidelines
  • Locate References and Resources

Presented by Anquenette Robinson, BA, CDV, CAM, CSAC

With a passion and sensitivity for educating, consulting, and training, Anquenette has first hand education and experience working with (ex)-offenders and their families for over 15 years. She worked in collaboration with Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Programs as an instructor at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, she has worked as a valued and respected trainer with Seneca Center, many schools, churches, half way houses, and drug treatment programs. She formed “Heart and Soul Life Strategies” in 1999 to educate, impact, and support disadvantaged and under-served youth and adults in our community.

To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.



Questions about a training? Suggestions on future trainings?  Please contact the Edgewood Center Training Department at trainingdepartment@edgewood.org.

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