EXPLORE ALL TRAININGS
Currently available trainings are listed below by program and are updated frequently. Non-program specific trainings can be found under Additional Training Opportunities. Click the plus sign to see all listed trainings for that heading. Click a title within the list to see the full description and details for a training.
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Family Peer Support
NM High-Fidelity Wraparound
Nurtured Heart Approach
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Quality Service Review
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Youth Peer Support
Additional Training Opportunities
Cultural Click any training title below to see the full description.
8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
This 8-week course will offer participants an opportunity to discover and practice fundamental concepts of mindfulness practice as presented by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Mindfulness-based stress reduction invites participants to participate in formal and informal meditation practices including sitting and laying meditation, gentle movement practice, and eating and walking meditation. Course time will also include didactic components and reflective dialogue centered on contemplative practices taking place during and outside of class.
27.5 Social Work CEUs
System of Care S.H.O.R.T.S.
CYFD Behavioral Health Services invites you to attend the 30 minute training shorts to learn more about the youth and family driven programs being developed throughout New Mexico. Each presentation will provide a program description and status update.
Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) Overview
CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANs.
6 Social Work CEUs
Clinical Reasoning and Case Formulation
In this training, participants will learn to advance the awareness and skills necessary for effectively providing person-centered practice by developing reasoning and logic skills. They will learn to recognize the differences between facts/data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
10 Social Work CEUs
Clinical Reasoning and Case Formulation for Clinical Supervision
In this training, participants will learn to advance the awareness and skills necessary for effectively providing person-centered supervision by developing reasoning and logic skills in clinical practice. They will learn to recognize the differences between facts/data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
6 Social Work CEUs
Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT)
WestCoast’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT, pronounced “see it”), is designed to improve early identification of children who are commercially sexually exploited. This training will certify professionals to use to the CSE-Identification Tool to identify and possibly prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of youth and young adults in New Mexico. The CSE-IT is appropriate for use by any provider serving youth, including child welfare workers, probation officers, mental health clinicians, and first responders.
Cultural and Linguistic Humility
We’ve all seen the headlines about New Mexico being at the bottom of the child wellbeing list in the United States. Despite every financial investment, every hour of professional and volunteer time devoted to supporting children and families, we seem to still be in the same place? Why do you believe this to be true? What is your role in participating in the work that can generate more positive results for the communities we serve? What role do you think greater cultural and linguistic humility will play in our quest to create better outcomes and generate new headlines? If you’d like to know more and you’re ready to engage in a courageous conversation and critical analysis of our personal and professional responsibility for creating a vibrant community where all of our children and families thrive, please attend this 3 hour training offered by the New Mexico Black Leadership Council. The training will include specific assessments and experiential analysis related to understanding cultural and linguistic humility and how it applies to our role as behavioral health professionals.
3.5 Cultural Social Work CEUs
Family and youth involvement within a system of care requires mutual respect and meaningful partnerships between families and professionals. This training will guide community providers from initial meeting with youth and families to understand the core principles to ensure effective and long-term engagement. Participants will learn strength-based and family-driven techniques to empower, support and guide families through the system of care.
3.5 Social Work CEUs
Language of Infants: What They Know and Need
This 3-hour and 15-minute interactive seminar “The Language of Infants: What They Know and Need,” will explore how infants’ develop in relationship with their primary caregivers, and the adverse impact of trauma and maltreatment on their socio-emotional development. Participants will be able to recognize how Infants ‘speak’ about their socio-emotional status in their own special language and will understand the importance of the caregiver-child relationship. Participants will also learn how trauma and maltreatment can interfere with parenting and development.
3 Social Work CEUs
Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma Informed Care
This workshop presents an integrative framework for understanding and communicating across systems about how trauma can affect a child, a family, and a system. The Ripple Effect translates complex trauma concepts using metaphor, visual models, common language, and rich case example and shows: 1) the domains of functioning affected by trauma; 2) the mechanisms through which trauma affects development, and 3) intervention pathways. This workshop offers foundational trauma knowledge for providers learning about evidence-based trauma treatments and highlights ways to share trauma theory with family members and across systems (e.g. schools, child welfare workers, mental health, medical practitioners, police) as we work jointly to lessen the impact of trauma exposure.
9.5 Social Work CEUs
Risk Factors Affecting Development During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: How to Support Resilience
This 3-hour 15-minute interactive seminar, Risk Factors Affecting Development During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: How to Support Resilience, will explore risk factors that compromise brain development and impact developmental outcomes. We will then consider how coordinated social behavior is a marker of resilience. Finally, we will look at videos to understand more precisely the impact of risk factors, and review ways to support resilience through coordinated social behavior.
3 Social Work CEUs
Family Peer Support Supervisor
Supervision is a key component in the success of Family Peer Support Providers. In this 3 day training, supervisors will learn the importance of a developmental approach that promotes the unique lived experience of the FPSW and encourages ongoing professional development. This companion curriculum to the FPSW training addresses supervisory skills in that will support the work of the FPSW, including creating a supportive environment, maintaining fidelity and accountability to the FPSW role, workplace wellness, and opportunities for growth and advancement. Suggested strategies and tools are provided for use in individual supervision.
16.5 Social Work CEUs
Family Peer Support Worker Certification
This 40-hour training prepares caregivers with lived experience parenting a child, youth or young adult with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges for certification as Family Peer Support Workers (FPSWs). It takes and in-depth look at the Parent Peer Support Practice (PPSP) Model, exploring the roles of FPSWs and the phases of the model. Confidentiality, professional boundaries, ethics and working effectively with child serving systems are discussed.
Introduction to Mindfulness
1.5 Social Work CEUs
Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach
The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship-based model that consists of 3 Stands™: Absolute No, Absolute Yes, and Absolute Clarity. The approach aims to build Inner Wealth ™ and resiliency by emphasizing an individual’s agency to choose to give less energy and relationship to negative emotions, thought patterns, and circumstances, while investing more energy and relationship into their own strengths and success and the strengths and success of others. The third stand of Absolute Clarity guides this process by encouraging reflection and communication around perceptions, expectations and limits. As a result, the Nurtured Heart Approach empowers children and adults to direct their emotional and intellectual intensity towards achievement and self-actualization. During this six hour training, participants will learn to use the Nurtured Heart Approach to grow connection and clarity in their personal and professional relationships.
6 Social Work CEUs
Quality Service Review Introduction
In this training, participants will learn to differentiate the QSR and Auditing processes, explain how QSR measures practice expectations, and distinguish components of the review process.
4 Social Work CEUs.
Quality Service Review New Reviewer Training
This training builds off the foundational information given in the Introduction to QSR, and further teaches participants planning to be QSR Reviewers or seeking to understand the review process more in-depth. Participants will learn how to apply QSR measures and demonstrate scoring of QSR measures.
6 Social Work CEUs
This training introduces High-Fidelity Wraparound to individuals who are not familiar with it. This training defines Wraparound, explains its place in the continuum of care and presents Wraparound’s supporting evidence and outcomes. Participants will learn the set of values that guide the Wraparound philosophy and the core elements that structure the process.
2.5 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-CANS
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANS.
6 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Coaches
NM High-Fidelity Wraparound uses instruments to evaluate fidelity and outcome measures: The WFI EZ, the TOM, the DART are tools developed with the High-Fidelity Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. This training is designed to orient Wraparound Coaches on the domains these tools measure and how to utilize the results to improve practice.
4 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Facilitators
NM High-Fidelity Wraparound uses instruments to evaluate fidelity and outcome measures: The WFI EZ, the TOM, the DART are tools developed with the High-Fidelity Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. This training is designed to orient Wraparound Facilitators on the domains these tools measure and how to utilize the results to improve practice.
4 Social Work CEUs
This training provides overview of CYFD Behavioral Health Services flex fund policy and procedure.
Wraparound Follow-Up I: Documentation, Safety and Stability
Participants will learn how to use the High-Fidelity Wraparound model to create a strength-based Crisis and Stability plan that is built around the elements of Predict, Prevent, Protect and Recover. Participants will also learn how to integrate this into the Action plan and tie safety and stability issues to unmet needs. The documentation training will review all of the tools used in the New Mexico High-Fidelity Wraparound process and instruct on the processes, protocols and documentation expectations that guide the NM High-Fidelity Wraparound process.
6 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Follow-Up II: Engagement, Teaming and Conflict Resolution
In this training, a Wraparound Facilitator will learn key skills to enhance the practice of engagement, drawing strongly on models such as the Nurtured Heart Approach and Motivational Interviewing. Facilitator will learn to identify the signs of strong or weak engagement, and creative strategies for when engagement is faltering. Participants will also learn about teaming and the process of moving from teams that rely on formal supports to teams that are primarily composed of natural and informal supports. Participants will explore how to manage conflict in the context of the High-Fidelity Wraparound approach and how to use conflict creatively to build an effective Action Plan.
6 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Follow-Up III: Deepening Our Understanding of Vision, Needs and Benchmarks
The High-Fidelity Wraparound elements of Vision and Needs are often grasped well when explained, but can be challenging to meaningfully incorporate when working with families. Goals are often mistaken for Vision and services are often mistaken for Needs. The intent of this training is to teach skills to discover Vision and Needs, to differentiate them from other items, and to effectively apply them in an Action Plan. Building on these skills, the training will explore how to utilize Benchmarks to gauge the effectiveness of an Action Plan and honor the outcome-based value of High-Fidelity Wraparound.
6 Social Work CEUs
Wraparound Foundations of High-Fidelity Wraparound Practice
This training describes the value based philosophy that differentiates High-Fidelity Wraparound from other practices. The High-Fidelity Wraparound process according to its core elements and their implementation towards practice is explored and participants will have an opportunity to practice. Wraparound Facilitators will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin working with youth and families.
23.25 Social Work CEUs
This Youth Co-Facilitated Training is designed to educate systems partners on how to build trust, and authentically engage with Young People. The first half of the training is geared towards imparting Youth-Driven values to those who participate in the training. The second part of the training is designed to educate participants on how to use Social Media as a tool to engage with Young People.
Youth Engagement Train the Trainer
This training will prepare trainers to educate systems partners on how to build trust, and authentically engage with Young People. The first half of the training is geared towards imparting Youth-Driven values to those who participate in the training. The second part of the training is designed to educate participants on how to use Social Media as a tool to engage with Young People.
Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification
This 40-hour training is required for certification as a Youth Peer Support Specialist and covers important topics such as professionalism, ethics, diversity, personal wellness, adolescent development, and mental health. Youth who participate will gain experience in how to use their own lived experience as a guide for others while maintaining personal boundaries and encouraging self-sufficiency and independence.
Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification Train the Trainer
More information coming soon.
Youth Peer Support Specialist Supervisor
Over a period of 10 hours, this training drills down to the heart of what Youth Peer Support is and what it is not. The training also covers how YPSS Supervisors can create a safe and supportive environment where Specialists can effectively utilize their expertise and develop professionally.