Solano County First Five Trainings
SPRING TRAINING SERIES
The Challenges of Being a Single Parent
March 19, 2020 from 1:30-4:30
Location: 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville
Single parenthood comes with a unique set of emotional challenges that at times feel overwhelming. Depending on the parent’s journey to single parenthood, there are different challenges and commonalities. Understanding the unique challenges of single parenthood, can assist professionals in assessing the needs of the family, intervening in order to decrease the struggles of the parent and child, and scaffold the vulnerabilities that may affect the child’s development.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 challenges facing a single parent.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 ways a single parent’s emotional life is at risk and possible resulting behaviors that interfere with their ability to scaffold their child’s development.
- Participants will be able to explain 2 ways to address the different journeys into single parenthood (e.g. death of partner, divorce/separation).
- Participants will be able to describe 3 challenges across different ages of their children.
RSVP to Ta'Shua Corum at: TCorum@abetterwayinc.net
May 27, 2020 from 9:00-12:00
Location: 1234 Empire St, Fairfield
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are risk factors that can lead to a number of medical and mental health issues and early death. ACEs are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. These experiences range from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent or guardian. Adversity is associated with low birth weight, short gestation, and premature birth. Adversity can interfere with a parent’s capacity to be attentive, attuned and responsive to an infant’s cues. This training will examine the effects of ACES on pregnancy, attachment and development and the latest research regarding ACES.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 ways ACES can affect pregnancy and early childhood.
- Participants will be able to summarize the cycle of attachment and name 3 stages.
- Participants will be able to explain 3 possible effects of ACES on our neurobiology.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 ways ACES can cross generations.
RSVP to Ta'Shua Corum at: TCorum@abetterwayinc.net
Trainer: Cherise Northcutt, PhD
Fee: NONE / CEU available for masters and doctoral clinicians
Made possible by a grant from First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission
Dr. Cherise Northcutt, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experiencing providing behavioral health services to individuals birth through adulthood and their families. Her area of expertise includes working with infants and toddlers and their caregivers. She is endorsed by the state of California as an Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist. Her clinical work has focused on working with children who have a history of trauma, including medical trauma, trauma due to environmental incidents, and trauma due to maltreatment. She has spent most of her career working with children in care or at risk for care. Her years of working with children in care or at risk for care has led to her obtaining training from Dr. Bruce Perry's Child Trauma Academy. She is currently certified as a trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and is enrolled in their mentor program.
Our CAMFT and CPA information: Continuing Education Credits: Solano County & A Better Way are approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor Continuing Education for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP (62361) and the California Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor Continuing Education for PhD, PsyD (ABE010). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) recognizes CAMFT and CPA Continuing Education credit for license renewal. Doctorate level CE credit is available for select courses only. Inquire with training department for details. A Better Way maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must attend entire course and complete evaluation to receive CE credit.
Additional CE credit information (can be bundled with above): To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number (LMFT, LCSW…Etc.) on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. CE Certificates will be sent within 30 days via email to the address you used to register for the training. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. CPA and CAMFT Accredited: A Better Way is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs/LCSWs. A Better Way is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. A Better Way maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Our training grievance policy: A participant has the right to seek support for a dispute or disagreement through A Better Way’s policies for filing complaints/grievances for visitors and employees. Participants may use available informal means to have decisions reconsidered before filing a formal complaint/grievance. No retaliation of any kind shall be taken against a participant for filing a complaint/grievance. In an effort to provide the highest quality services to participants in our trainings, you are encouraged to report immediately any concerns regarding your training to the Training Director who will provide the complaint form. All participant complaints/grievances should be in writing to: |Training Director | A Better Way Training Department | 3200 Adeline Street | Berkeley, Ca 94703; Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a complaint or grievance has been submitted, a response can be expected no later than ten (10) business days. Upon receipt, the Training Director will conduct a formal review of the complaint/grievance and will attempt a timely resolution. If no resolution is forthcoming, or the problem is not satisfactorily resolved, the participant may direct any complaint/grievance to the Director of Administration.