Training Opportunities
 
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Training Opportunities

There are excellent training opportunities in the community on the subject of the health and well-being of foster children that might be useful to volunteers. As we become aware of such opportunities we will post them. 

Court Improvement Brown Bag Webinars
Child Crisis Arizona - Virtual Classes and Workshops
Voices for CASA Child - Zoom Webinars

Court Improvement Brown Bag Webinars for 2nd Quarter of 2022 [Download Flyer]

Registration Information

The following brown bag webinars are available for Arizona Attorneys, CASA and FRRB volunteers are hosted by Court Improvement. We have moved to a new registration system. Anyone using the system for the first time will need to set up a user profile. The following are links to CREATE A NEW PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS and RETURNING STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS for registration.  Watch step-by-step videos on how to set up a new user accountreset a password.or retrieve a certificate or transcript.

If you have any questions about these trainings contact Victor Machiche at [email protected] or (602) 452-3525.

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  • Pascua Yaqui Culture & Child Rearing, July 14, 2022
  • Critical Conversations to Communicate Effectively Across Differences, August 22, 2022

** A Picture of Advocacy: Virtual Training 2022 **

Pascua Yaqui Culture & Child Rearing
Tony Sanchez

The Yoemem Tekia Foundation was started to Preserve and Perpetuate the Yaqui Culture, History and Language for future generations. Yoemem Tekia means the Peoples Duties to the Creator. To Clearly understand the Yoeme (Yaqui) world Tony Sanchez will address Their Relationship to the Land, Yoeme Identity, History, and Culture, Yoeme Traditional Family Values: Relationship Building and Family Strengthening. All key factors when placing Indian children with foster families.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

** A Picture of Advocacy: Virtual Training 2022 **

Critical Conversations to Communicate Effectively Across Differences
Michele Chesher, Casey Family Programs and Oralia Gracia-Alinea
Casey Family Programs

This session will focus on skills to engage in courageous conversations and help to understand and acknowledge differences that can make working together challenging. For example, position, power, race and ethnicity, gender identity, life experiences, to name a few that can sometimes show up in interactions as Microaggressions— both consciously and unconsciously. This session will also explore strategies and tools for communicating effectively across differences, including the Multicultural Guidelines, RUAD: Recognize, Understand, Appreciate, Difference, and the Super 8: A Dialogue Structure and Process for Facilitation. Participants will receive ways to work together across differences and leave this session with strategies and techniques to engage in courageous conversations in both their professional and personal lives.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
Child Crisis Arizona - Virtual Classes and Workshops [Download Flyer]

Registration Information

All classes are hosted on Zoom and require video capabilities. Meeting information will be shared once registration is complete. Programming is live and cannot be viewed outside the scheduled session.

Pre-Register online at: register.communitypass.net/ChildCrisisArizona

If you have any questions about these trainings contact Child Crisis Arizona (480) 834-9424.

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  • Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children, June 27, 2022
  • Positive Discipline and Guidance, June 29, 2022
  • Healing Trauma, July 6 & 21, 2022
  • Human Trafficking, July 7, 2022
  • Bullying; Signs, Symptoms & Solutions, July 18, 2022
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences – Extended 2 Part Series, Aug. 1 & 3, 2022
  • Child Development, Aug. 2 & 24, 2022
  • Understanding Online Safety, Aug. 4, 2022
  • Snapchat as a Drug Dealing Trend, Aug. 11, 2022
  • Anger Management for Kids, Aug. 23 & 25, 2022
  • Fentanyl in Arizona and our Children, Aug. 30, 2022

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Social emotional development in children is crucial to a child’s ability to survive and thrive. Together, we explore the foundation of emotional health and literacy as well as strategies to support social and emotional development from early childhood through teen years.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Positive Discipline and Guidance

Positive discipline techniques promote behavior control, self-esteem, and self-worth. Learn how to pro-actively encourage the behavior you want to see with these positive parenting strategies.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Healing Trauma

Helping your child heal after they have experienced a traumatic event can be a long and difficult journey. Learn what some common behaviors are that you might see, how to effectively communicate about the trauma, and how you can support your child along the way.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in other countries; it happens right here in Arizona communities. Learn how traffickers in Arizona recruit their victims, the role of social media, and steps parents and others can take to protect children. We also provide real-life examples of human trafficking in Arizona and explain what you should do if you suspect someone may be a victim.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Bullying; Signs, Symptoms & Solutions

A bully is defined as an individual who seeks out others that are viewed as vulnerable, with intent to cause harm. Bullying is a reality for our youth, and it's important to know signs and strategies to support those who are bullying and being bullied.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Adverse Childhood Experiences – Extended 2 Part Series

This two part class series will provide: an overview of what ACEs mean, including the short and long term impact of ACEs; guidance on trauma and toxic stress’s connection to development and behaviors; strategies to build resiliency and promote post traumatic growth.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Child Development

An overview of developmentally appropriate physical, cognitive, social and emotional milestones from birth to 11-years. Learn how to help address key features within each developmental stage.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Understanding Online Safety

In a world where technology continues to advance, youth today are exposed to many things through the internet, social media and various apps. Learn about online safety, setting technology limits and other media issues that youth are facing when online.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Snapchat as a Drug Dealing Trend

Social Media has become part of our children’s life which can include some risks and dangers. In this course you will be learning about the risks of using Snapchat, how it may be used to access substances, and what you can do to protect your children from the risks.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

  • August 11, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm [Register]

Anger Management for Kids

Learn skills and techniques to help your child with their own anger management. Typically taught as a parent and child program, this session will be for parents only.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


Fentanyl in Arizona and our Children

Fentanyl is a danger for our community and children. In this course learn about what fentanyl is, how big the problem is and what we can do as caregivers to keep our children safe from this dangerous substance.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

 

Voices for CASA Children - Zoom Webinars 

Registration Information

Voices for CASA Children uses Zoom Webinar or Meeting for all trainings. Attendees will need to log in to their Zoom account before registering.

If you have any questions about these trainings contact Voices for CASA Children (480) 685-4888.

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  • Empowering and Supporting Children Who have Experienced Childhood Trauma, June 28, 2022
  • The Brain, Trauma, and Attacment: What to Know as a CASA, July 7, 2022

Empowering and Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Trauma

Being an advocate for any child has its challenges, but being a CASA volunteer advocating for a child with a trauma history can be complex. What do their behaviors mean? Join VOICES and the Training Director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, Meghan Hays Davis, as she provides an in-depth discussion of brain development and function, attachment and strategies, and how stress and trauma affect young children. Specifically, this webinar will discuss how CASA volunteers can assess past attachment patterns in their youth that lead to negative behaviors, reinterpret those behaviors, and provide relationship-based guidance to promote resiliency.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.


The Brain, Trauma, and Attachment: What to Know as a CASA

Experiences in childhood matter. Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health, with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study showing the detrimental correlation to negative outcomes. Now that we have the research, what can we do about it? Join VOICES and Jane Straub, the Training Director at CornerHouse, as she discusses how the cycle of ACEs are all common, but that there are ways to help survivors of childhood trauma understand the impact that their experiences may have on their health and well-being is step one. Acknowledging the barriers and times when a survivor feels stuck is step two. Creating tools and self-care strategies is the lifetime journey to hope, health, and happiness. Survivors of abuse and neglect are not their ACE score - it is not a diagnosis. This training will emphasize how to support survivors in changing their inner dialogue from “what is wrong with me?” to “what happened to me?” and identify risk and protective factors to understand what may be triggering and what is considered self-care and healing.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.