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Trainings

Training Catalog

 

Apex offers several trainings on an ongoing basis. Below you can learn more about what trainings are offered along with a brief description of each. We believe that through education and awareness, we as a community can make a greater impact on the wellbeing of our youth and families!

If you would like to attend a training please visit our Event Calendar page for available dates and registration. 

 

Loving Them Is Not Enough (Three part series)

Description: Using three videos from the Arizona Trauma Institute, this training will explain the aspects and affects of stress and trauma on children that are in foster care. It will also provide strategies for staff and foster parent in working with state wards with behaviors.

 

Child Abuse and Mandatory Reporting 

Description: This training will cover the subject of the different types of child abuse, their warning signs. The training will also discuss the importance of mandatory reporting  and the steps of doing so.

 

Psychological Disorders in Foster Care

Description: This training will outline the common diagnoses (ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ASD, DMDD, etc.) in youths including symptoms, criteria to diagnose, co-occurring diagnoses, and treatment and strategies to help diagnosed children. The trainer will briefly discuss medications that are usually diagnosed for the disorders.

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and Resiliency After Trauma

Description: This training will review what ACE’s are and how they came to be, how ACE’s and trauma affect health including short-term and long-term effects, and how to counteract and build resiliency. The trainer will also provide many resources and strategies for purpose of building resiliency and for trauma-informed care after defining what resiliency is, what impacts resiliency, and how it is built. Lastly, the trainer will discuss the potential trauma that foster care can have on children and the importance of preventing future trauma.

 

Child Development

Description: This training will outline the typical stages of development. This includes the different types of development, milestones, and different theories of development such as Erickson and Piaget. The trainer will discuss how trauma affects a child’s development as well as outline how the development will impact parenting strategies. 

 

Human Trafficking

Description: This training will outline what human trafficking is (including both sex and labor trafficking), how to identify when trafficking is occurring, and attempts to prevent trafficking. This training is extremely important as Omaha is one of the cities with a higher risk of trafficking.

 

Cultural Competency

Description: Explore different cultures and how they vary from each other, including specific traits for the cultures as well as the six dimensions of culture. This training should enhance our understanding of culture and how to work with youth and families from different cultures, as the children’s cultures are a significant part of their identify and history.

 

Taking Care of Yourself: Compassion Fatigue

Description: In this training, compassion fatigue will be described, and the common symptoms will be identified for personal use. Multiple resources for self-care will be provided for attendees to use individually after self-reflection. 

 

Understanding Poverty

Description: This training will cover the broad span of the culture and cycle of poverty, including the types of poverty, the characteristics and hidden rules of poverty, and the effect that poverty has on children.  The barriers to moving out of poverty will also be discussed and what is needed to help break these barriers.

 

Suicide Prevention

Description: This training will cover the broad span of the culture and cycle of poverty, including the types of poverty, the characteristics and hidden rules of poverty, and the effect that poverty has on children.  The barriers to moving out of poverty will also be discussed and what is needed to help break these barriers.  

 

Domestic Violence 

Description: This training will review what domestic violence is. The trainer will also discuss reasons why it is difficult for victims to leave violent situations in addition to providing steps in addressing someone in a violent situation.

 

Eating Disorders 

Description: This training will detail what eating disorders are, including the specific diagnostic information regarding commonly known disorders like anorexia and bulimia as well as those that are less common. The training will also discuss how to treat individuals that have an eating disorder.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Description: This training will review what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, as we have a significant number of placements that are on the spectrum. The trainer will discuss the aspects of ASD, how it is diagnosed, and services and skills of working with a youth on the spectrum.

 

Online Safety 

Description: This training will review online safety, as youths are online a significant period of time daily and they are vulnerable online. The training will outline the concerns and dangers of being online and how foster parents should be cognizant of that and involved in the youths’ online activity.  

 

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions all trainings will be web-based. 

For any training related questions or additional information please contact Jessica at 402-571-5400 or email jessica@apexfamily.org