Evergreen Caregiver Support is excited to offer the following trainings and classes. If you are interested in bringing these trainings and classes to your community or agency, please fill out our Training Request Form.
Would you like to learn how to effectively design and sequence racial justice professional learning? Would you like to learn how to stimulate transformative thinking around racial justice and equity? Are you looking for tools to manage individual and institutional resistance to equity and redirect that energy toward justice?
This training is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, professional development specialists, equity specialists, and anyone else who wants to lead the sorts of professional learning the Equity Literacy Institute leads.
What We Will Cover
- How to design and sequence racial justice professional learning effectively around a set of specific learning objectives.
- How to pace racial justice professional learning based on the Basic Principles of Equity Literacy.
- Advanced content knowledge related to the equity literacy framework and its tools.
- How to manage resistance.
Screening Applicants for Effectiveness (SAFE)
Certified SAFE Training consists of content that is designed to assist youth mentoring and youth serving programs in strengthening their assessment and monitoring practices to screen out potential child sexual abusers.
Screening volunteers is an intrusive yet necessary step in any kind of program that allows volunteers to have contact with youth. When recommended tools and processes are followed, youth-serving programs show their commitment to the safety of youth in their care, allowing them to have positive and effective mentoring relationships. Done poorly, however, programs leave themselves exposed to a host of risks, to the youth they serve as well as to the organization’s reputation and credibility.
In the absence of mandated standards, these recommendations are intended to be just that. No process is completely guaranteed to remove all risk of harm.
Key Learning Objectives
- To become more aware of the prevalence of child predators and the tactics they employ in targeting victims in community youth-serving organizations.
- To discuss the latest research on perpetrators, as well as potential red flags and warning signs to be aware of during your application and monitoring processes.
- To learn about and practice screening tools and guidelines that youth professionals can apply in order to maximize the safety of the children and youth served.
Caregiver Core Training (CCT) is the mandatory training for Washington State caregivers to become licensed Foster Parents. During the 8 sessions, participants will learn the fundamentals of the Foster Care system, Dependency, Parental Rights, Trauma informed parenting, and more. Upon completion of this training you will be able to apply for a Foster Care License.
Let’s Talk Runaway Prevention is an interactive 14 module curriculum intended to build life skills; increase knowledge about runaway resources and prevention; educate about alternatives to running away; and encourage youth and adults to access and seek help from trusted community members.
This course provides participants with increased understanding of who LGBTQIA+ youth are, the issues and problems they face and how to work with them effectively. Participants will increase their knowledge of sexual identity, the coming out process, psychosocial risk factors, and best practice guidelines and skills for individual working with LGBTQ youth.
Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Foster Care
This course will focus on learning and creating an understanding of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE), how to create an accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth, and work on increasing cultural awareness of issues specifically facing LGBTQIA+ youth in Foster Care.
Warning Signs of Online Grooming
Ready access to smart phones, tables, and computers has created a whole new world of challenges for parents of pre-teens and teens. Youth do not need to leave their bedrooms be introduced to risky situations. And it is challenging for caregivers to know how guide children to appropriate use while keeping them safe from online grooming.
Introduction to Commercial Sexual exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101 for Male Survivors
This training provides a basic overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) focusing on Male Survivors, the extent of the problem, terminology, pathways of entry, warning signs, and the prevalence.
Commercial Sexual exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101
This training provides an in-depth overview of Commercial Sexual exploitation of Children (CSEC) within the larger framework of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act followed by a review of current statistics about CSEC. Participants will learn about Stockholm Syndrome and trauma bonds, and be able to relate these concepts to CSEC victims.