Training Overview

A Better Way offers high-quality community training. Our trainings are open to service providers, our staff, foster and adoptive parents, and kinship caregivers who are involved in the lives of foster children and youth. Training services are available in Alameda, Solano and San Francisco Counties at no cost to the individual or organization.

Through contracts with the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and City College of San Francisco, we provide free training to public and private agencies working with children, youth and families receiving Foster Care services in Alameda, San Francisco and Solano Counties. To be eligible for these trainings, there must be a significant number of foster children and families among the agency client population, and a minimum of six agency staff members that will participate in the training.

Many of our trainings are open: anyone providing care to foster children or youth may attend at no cost.

A Better Way provides on-site instruction to community based programs.  Additionally, we provide trainings at our Berkeley, San Francisco and Solano Co. training sites.   We design trainings specific to the needs of a group or organization – helping them enhance their abilities to provide excellent care and services to children and youth in foster care.

Visit our Training Calendar for upcoming training opportunities. 

To request a training or gain information contact us

A Better Way, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide Continuing Education credits to Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, provider number ABE010.  A Better Way, Inc. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to provide Continuing Education credits to Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers provider number 62361

All training is offered in partnership with either Chabot-Las Positas College District; Alameda County and Solano County or; City College of San Francisco; San Francisco County, and funded by Title IV-E.