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Tribal STAR Training

Approximately 800 Tribal and non-Tribal professionals, leaders, public Human Service agency staff, regional training academy staff, and university students have received training throughout the project. The training package provides up-to-date, research-based information in a variety of areas, including: the youth development philosophy, methods for collaboration, effective ways to work with rural populations, effective ways to work with Tribal rural foster youth and their communities, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act.

For more information regarding trainings in your area please contact technical assistance.

To register for one of the trainings below please contact:
Sunni Dominguez, Program Assistant, Tribal STAR
Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU School of Social Work
Phone: (619) 594-6107 Fax: (619) 594-1118
Email: sadominguez@sdsu.edu

LaPrincess Greene, Administrative Support Assistant, Tribal STAR
Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU School of Social Work
Phone: (619) 594-3126 Fax: (619) 594-1118
Email: lngreene@sdsu.edu

All Trainings –
Registration:  8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Training: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note that all training start promptly at 8:30 and no one will be admitted once the training begins.

Continental Breakfast and working lunch included.

 

 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Working with Native American Families and Tribes

ICWA: Working with Native American Families and Tribes is intended to provide social workers with foundational knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and best practices.

2020 Training Schedule:

March 25, 2020:      Postponed until further notice
Casey Family Programs
3878 Old Town Ave., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92110
8:30am-5:00pm

April 16, 2020: San Diego Postponed until further notice
Academy For Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Ct., San Diego, CA 92120
Training Room 105
8:30am-5:00pm

April 23, 2020: Riverside  Postponed until further notice
CWDS Riverside Training Center
3600 Lime St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Downstairs Training Room
8:30am-5:00pm

April 30, 2020: San Diego Postponed until further notice
Academy For Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Ct., San Diego, CA 92120
Training Room 105
8:30am-5:00pm

Training for Trainers (T4T)

NEW! Changing Hearts, Transforming Minds:Tribal STAR Training for Culturally Responsive Trainers

Our new T4T focuses on skill-building for trainers, facilitators and coaches to lead cross-cultural discussions and learning experiences that result in positive outcomes. This training focuses on the identifying and developing skills and behaviors that support cultural responsiveness and other techniques used by Tribal STAR trainers to create an impactful learning experience.

The training highlights specific examples of Tribal STAR’s ICWA curriculum that promote cultural responsiveness, deeper engagement between training participants and their clients, and greater cross-cultural understanding. Unlike previous Tribal STAR T4Ts, the opportunity to practice training the ICWA curriculum will not be available. Topics included in this training include cross- cultural communication, understanding contemporary impacts of historical trauma (specific to the Native American community), collaboration and cultivating and maintaining trust-based relationships.

Next training: March 26-27, 2020 Postponed- Tenative date June 11-12, 2020
Location: Casey Family Programs
3878 Old Town Avenue, Suite 100 San Diego CA 92110
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Note:
ICWA: Working with Native American Families and Tribes is being offered March 25, 2020, April 16, 2020 Postponed until further notice. If you have not previously participated in this training, you are strongly encouraged but not required to attend.
To receive a Certificate of Completion for the T4T, participants must attend both June 11th and June 12th.
Space is limited! Register today and participants will be confirmed by at our earliest convenience. If the class is full, your name will be added to a waitlist and you will be notified if a seat becomes available.
Be advised that due to a severe nut allergy, nuts of any kind are prohibited in this facility.
For more information contact:

Sunni Dominguez sadominguez@sdsu.edu or

LaPrincess Greene lngreene@sdsu.edu.

ICWA for Supervisors

Let The Spirit Lead: Working with Native American Families and Tribes
ICWA for Supervisors is designed for child welfare supervisors, especially those supervisors who supervise line workers with ICWA cases. Participants will review ICWA, ICWA best practices and supervisory issues specific to managing ICWA cases. Coaching will be available in conjunction with this training.

May 26, 2020: 

Lunch will be served.

 

 

Summit

The Summit provides an overview of Native American culture, history, and distrust of government systems and services. The training include first-hand accounts of Tribal youth experiences receiving CWS services. Participants engage in collaborative brainstorming to support goals and objectives.The training allows organizations to focus on specific challenges and identify solutions.

Next training:  TBA

Other Side of ICWA

The Other Side of ICWA is intended to address “the spirit of the law” and those concerns missing in traditional training that are essential for successful implementation of ICWA.

Next Training: TBA

Gathering

The Gathering provides an overview of Native American culture, history, and distrust of government systems and services. The training reviews the unique issues that affect adolescent development of Tribal youth. Participants engage in collaborative brainstorming. The Gathering provides first hand accounts of Tribal youth who have experienced receiving CWS services and basic communication techniques that support more trusting relations with Tribal youth and families.The training allows organizations to focus on specific challenges and identify solutions.

Next training: TBA

Collaborative

The Collaborative is an adapted half-day training designed to introduce Tribal and non- tribal child welfare workers to the challenges of serving Tribal foster youth. It covers a brief historical overview and concludes with recommendations that support increased communication and collaboration among providers that strive to achieve positive outcomes for Tribal youth.

Next training: TBA

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