Training Institute

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 375 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges. Our campus and community-based services include: Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/In-Home Behavioral Services, Wraparound, Foster Family Agency, and Emergency Crisis Response. We provide year-round training seminars and workshops for organizations, staff, families, and more.

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Continuing Education:

Casa Pacifica is an approved continuing education provider for:

• California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Group Home and STRTP Administrator Recertification
• California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
• American Psychological Association (APA)

Join us for one of our upcoming continuing education workshops! The specific continuing education details are included in the description of each course. For additional information about continuing education policies, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

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Foster and Group Care Providers:

In partnership with Ventura County Human Services Agency and Ventura County Community College District, Casa Pacifica I pleased to provide a variety of quality training courses designed to improve the capacity of foster and group care providers to serve children and youth placed in out-of-home care. Courses are funded through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act in which the US Congress designated funding for training of adults who serve foster children. Topics meet the minimum requirements for initial and ongoing training as required by the county and various agencies. Courses include CPR/AED, first aid, water safety, emergency intervention and crisis de-escalation, and a variety of child and youth care topics.

Who is eligible to participate?

• Current and prospective resource families (Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship)
• Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) employees
• Group Home Employees
• County Child Welfare Staff
• Probation Officers
• Foster Care Liaisons
• Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
• Community-Based Organizations serving Foster Youth

May I attend if I am not eligible?
Participation is limited to eligible participants. If you are not eligible and are interested in training, please contact the appropriate parties below:

For individual CPR/AED and first aid:
American Red Cross Ventura County Chapter
(805) 987-1514

For contract CPR/AED, first aid, water safety, and other workforce development courses:
Ventura County Community College District, Division of Economic Development
(805) 289-6004

For child and youth care topics:
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
(805) 366-4064


Schools and Child-Serving Organizations:

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families provides training and technical assistance to schools and child-serving organizations who want positive and practical skills to support the children and families they serve. Consultation topics include: school and organizational culture, problem-solving and conflict resolution, staff development and supervision, child and youth care certification, and more.

For more information, contact the Training Institute at (805) 366-4064 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

In-Service Training
Workshops can be facilitated at your site, on your schedule, and for competitive rates. There are a number of advantages of bringing in-service training from Casa Pacifica to your school or organization, including:

• Proven and refreshing approach to school discipline
• Practical alternatives to traditional behavior management strategies
• Equip staff to more effectively handle conflict and support students
• Reduce administrative time involved in crisis management
• Practical supports for students struggling in the classroom
• Improve classroom and school culture
• Decrease reactive management

For more information, including date availability and pricing, contact the Training Institute at (805) 366-4064 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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Casa Pacifica is a center for adolescent and youth, offering programs and services to treat the symptoms arising from abuse and neglect
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