Training Institute

Upcoming Events

2018 Nurturing Hope Conference

Nurturing Hope Conference

January 15-18, 2018

Join us at the 4th Biennial California Community Services & 3rd Child and Youth Care World Conference, hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and the International Child and Youth Care Network.
January 15-18, 2018



Neuroscience & Hope Workshop

Professional Continuing Education Event: Neuroscience & Hope Workshop

October 20, 2017

Join your colleagues for a 3-hour CEU event on the campus of Casa Pacifica. Hear from developmental neuropsychologist and coauthor of The Hopeful Brain, Dr. Paul Baker, and learn about the various services available to children, youth, and families in Ventura County that can partner with or enhance the services provided by private practitioners in the community.
CE would qualify for the Psychologists, LMFT, LCSW and PCC


9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome & opening comments Dr. Steve Elson & Dr. Randy Wood
9:30 - 11:30 - The Hopeful Brain Dr. Paul Baker
11:30 - 12:00 - Pathways to Services at Casa Pacifica Mike Couchman
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch & campus tour (optional)
Accessibility Requests
If you require assistance due to disability or other special needs, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations may be made.

This workshop meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families; Provider 2522).
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Ongoing Casa Pacifica Courses

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.

Specialty Training for Resource Families

Half-day workshops designed for foster, adoptive, relative caregivers and those who care about children in our local community. Join us for one or more in this series at any location.  Course highlights include: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Relational Safety, Significance & Mattering, Positive Youth Development, Character Strengths, Communication Pitfalls, Trauma & Self Care and much more!

Register Here

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For more information contact Darlene Navarro at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (805) 366-4064. 

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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