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Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.  All trainings are no-cost and open to foster parents, kinship care-givers, SFHSA staff, and staff who work for Title IV-E-qualified agencies (FFAs, Group Homes, Probation, Juvenile Justice).
The Impact of Family Violence – BBS 15 Hr Course


Healing Through Play: Play and Creative Strategies for Supporting High-Risk Youth


Alcohol and Chemical Dependence in Work with Youth and Families – BBS 15 Hr Course

Thursday and Friday, March 24th and 25th
9:00a – 5:30p, Both Days Info
Thursday, April 14th and Thursday, April 28thInfo
Thursday and Friday, April 21st and 22nd
 9:00a – 5:30p, Both Days Info
*Please note that any Edgewood training may be canceled if fewer 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.
The Impact of Family Violence
15 CEU’s
Day One: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Day Two: Friday, March 25th, 2016
9:00am – 5:30pm, each day
Edgewood Center, San Francisco – RSVP
CEUs: Day 1 of this course meets the qualifications for 7.5 BBS CEUhours for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Days 1 & 2 of this course taken together meet the qualifications for 15 BBS CEU hours for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provided by Edgewood Center, Provider #1441.

Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 15 hours of spousal abuse training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend either a) all of Day 1 OR b) all of Day 1 & 2. You will not receive CEUs for attending Day 2 only. 

This training will provide participants with an overview of one of society’s most challenging and unspoken issues: family violence. The workshop will primarily focus on five content areas to expand our understanding of violence across the lifespan, within families and communities.  Particular attention will be given to groups that have been disproportionately affected by family violence, namely women and children. Additionally, participants will be exposed to the emerging knowledge base related to violence in gay and lesbian families, military families and communities of faith, immigrant and refugee populations, and other special populations.
Participants of this training will:
  • Explore the background, incidence and prevalence of family violence
  • Discuss the personal and social consequences of family violence
  • Examine family violence research, legislation and policies
  • Discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on family violence
  • Explore strategies designed to prevent and ameliorate family violence through work with both victims and perpetrators
Presented by Peggy Arevalo

Peggy Arevalo, MSW, LCSW earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Social work from San Francisco State University in 1993. She has been teaching for Cal. State East Bay for eight years. She has taught in the undergraduate and graduate departments in the areas of advanced clinical practice, human behavior and social environments, filed seminar and CYF micro/mezzo practice. Peggy has also worked at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford Hospital as a pediatric oncology an demergency room social worker.  She currently works as a medical social worker at Wellbound dialysis unit, providing education and support to peritoneal dialysis patients..
*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.
Healing through Play: Play and Creative Strategies for Supporting High-Risk Children and Youth
6 CEU’s
Day One: Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Day Two: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm, both days
Edgewood Center, San Francisco – RSVP
First Floor Administrative Conference Room
This training consists of two three-hour sessions which will introduce key concepts of expressive arts strategies, which include drama, music, play, and movement.  Be prepared to play in order to better learn directives and techniques to use with child clients of all ages.  This will be a fun and interactive training that will weave theory with practice.
After this training, participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate at least three expressive arts techniques to use in sessions with children or families.
  2. Answer the existential question: am I helping my client or just being a good nanny?
  3. Describe at least two reasons why using expressive arts supports children dealing with childhood trauma
  4. Articulate at least one play technique that supports the development of executive functioning skills in children.
Presented by Kari Fantacone

Kari Fantacone, LCSW has over twenty years experience as a practicing psychotherapist. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University in 1995 and has worked with families and children in hospitals, schools, shelters, the court system, homeless and transitional residences, youth support programs, county agencies, and other non-profits in San Francisco and the East Bay.  In addition to her private practice, Kari provides consultation and supervision of clinicians in a variety of non-profit organizations throughout San Francisco.
*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.
Alcohol and Chemical Dependence in Work with Youth and Families
15 CEU’s*
Day One: Thursday,April 21st, 2016
Day Two: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
9:00am – 5:30pm, each day
Edgewood Center, San Francisco – RSVP
CEUs: Day 1 of this course meets the qualifications for 7.5 BBS CEUhours for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Days 1 & 2 of this course taken together meet the qualifications for 15 BBS CEU hours for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provided by Edgewood Center, Provider #1441. 

Days 1 & 2 taken together meet the requirement for 15 hours of spousal abuse training for pre-licensure in California for MFTs and LCSWs. To receive CEUs, you must attend either a) all of Day 1 OR b) all of Day 1 & 2. You will not receive CEUs for attending Day 2 only.

This two-day substance abuse training will cover current theories and causes of addiction, types of addictions and behaviors, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Participants will explore the difference between working with adults and working with adolescents, the spectrum of addiction, and working with culturally diverse groups, especially teens from foster and group homes, the juvenile justice system, and LGBTQI2S adolescents. Special emphasis will be placed on utilizing cultural, geneder and age responsive types of strategies, including harm reduction and strengths-based approaches.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to:
  • Strengthen their ability to identify teens and adults with substance use disorders, engage them in treatment and/or make appropriate referrals
  • Identify key indicators of effective and ineffective treatment strategies
  • Identify how personal values and biases may influence one’s work with persons with drug and alcohol use disorders and learn strategies for coping with this type of counter-transference
  • Identify short- and long-term effects of drug use on mental status and behavior
  • Verbalize applications of course learning objectives in an inter-  disciplinary work setting
Presented by Isabel S. Perez-Yanez, MPH, CHES

Isabel S. Perez-Yanez, MPH, CHES is a consultant and statewide trainer with over 20 years of direct and administrative experience in public health, education, and social services. She has worked in the areas of gang and domestic violence, prevention and intervention, diverse populations, adolescent issues, perinatal health, substance abuse and diverse family issues. She has taught in the Master’s of Social Work Program at California State University East Bay (CSUEB) and at the College of San Mateo in the Alcohol and Other Drug Certificate Program. Her specialty has been teaching about the complex issues related to substance abuse and being culturally responsive in working with diverse pouplations. She has conducted statewide trainings for UC Davis, State Corrections and ONTRACK Program Resources’ Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Program.
*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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