Training and Consultation

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a leader in the field of training and professional development for parents, professionals, and child-serving organizations.

Upcoming Training

Foster Care Networking & Training Day: Raising Other People’s Children
Date: June 4, 2016
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Mission Church, 2875 Elba Street, Ventura, CA 93003
This special event is designed for current resource families and those considering how they can help support children in foster care in Ventura County. Register

Course Descriptions

Practical Content
Course content focuses on empirically-supported relationship-based strategies for understanding behavior, solving problems, and helping children grow. View Course Descriptions

Experienced Trainers
Trainers have direct-care experience in a wide range of disciplines and many have been certified by nationally-recognized curriculum specialties. View Trainer Bios

Flexible and Affordable Options
Workshops can be facilitated at your site, on your schedule, and for competitive rates. more...

View available practicum, internship, and fellowship programs.

Testimonials for Casa Pacifica Training Programs

Gold-Standard of Training
“The training [from Casa Pacifica] has become the gold-standard by which we measure all other training provided or received since. The value that sets Casa Pacifica apart from other trainers includes…you effectively individualize the training to meet our needs while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum [and] unlike other programs, you foster independence in our continued growth by providing us with resources and tools. The greatest value to us, however, has been gaining colleagues with the integrity and passion possessed by Casa Pacifica staff. Thank you for your commitment to the improvement of care provided to children and families.”

Kristine Parkins, MSW, LCSW, SAC
Chief Clinical Officer

Rigorous Training
“The Academy is proud that our instructors include some of the top Child and Youth Care Practitioners in the field. Their wealth of knowledge, creativity and commitment to practice is exceptional. The Academy’s training for trainers program is rigorous. Only the best are chosen as Approved Trainers. It is a great joy to work with people of this caliber who are taking the field of youth services to new heights.”

Frank Eckles, LCCA, CYC-P
Training Director
Academy for Competent Youth Work

Magic Triangle of Training
“The “magic triangle” of effective training consists of deep conceptual knowledge, practical, “use it tomorrow” application and dynamic presentation. You’re guaranteed to get all three with Casa Pacifica. James, Meredith and Tone provide this powerful combination of brain knowledge, real-world application with kids and passionate, engaging delivery. These trainers will stimulate your mind, broaden your understanding, build your toolbox and keep you interested and involved.”

Frank Kros, MSW, JD
The Upside Down Organization

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