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Family Development and Case Management Summer Institutes for Head Start Programs

Basic Skills Summer Institute 2020

Basic Skills 1 Summer Institute: June 23-26, 2020
Basic Skills 2 Summer Institute: June 23-26, 2020

Cal State University East Bay Campus, Oakland, CA

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For information regarding the Management Institute for Head Start, please click this link. July 21-July 24, 2020 at the Cal State University East Bay Campus in Oakland, CA.


The new Parent, Family Community Engagement (PFCE) framework requires HUGE changes about how Head Start Family Workers assist families. Our courses cover all of the Relationship Based Competencies. The Office of Head Start eventually wants each local program to develop their in-house training capacity. Sending your staff to our courses is one way to develop the ability of your staff to provide that training. Whether your staff take the courses for college credit or not, they can (a) acquire the latest knowledge and skills needed to implement the PFCE framework, and (b) use our curriculum and materials for training other staff back home. 


We provide these courses for college credit for Head Start staff in conjunction with the California State University East Bay. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only West Coast provider of university-credit courses that are keyed exactly to the Relationship Based Competencies in the PFCE framework. These courses take place during the summer at the California State University downtown Oakland campus. The Summer Institute faculty are drawn from the Schools of Social Work and Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State, and other area universities and their MSW graduates, and from Head Start programs. These courses have also been conducted on-site for the City of Oakland, Riverside County Office of Education, Tulare County Office of Education, Merced County Office of Education, and others.  
Completion of four of the Basic Skills courses leads to issuance of the Certificate in Family Development from California State University (CSU). About 950 of our students have successfully transferred CSU college credits to dozens of different academic institutions. No academic institution has refused to accept the credits from CSU.  

All Institute participants get:

  • Four days of family development and case management training based on the latest in social work theory and practice.
  • A workbook with many useful materials.
  • college credits available to be used towards the CSU Certificate in Family Development or toward an A.A. or B.A. ($134 per unit.)  Over 950 have transferred CSU credits to their schools back home.
  • CEUs for LCSWs or MFTs from CSU (for Management Institute only).
  • After Hours: A free guided tour of San Francisco for the first 49 registrants.
  • And a reception hosted by the Center for Community Futures.

The Institutes do not include room and board.  

Hotels:  We have a small block of rooms at a historic landmark (old) boutique (funky) hotel located in “Old Oakland” across the street from the CSU downtown site. The Washington Inn is at 495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  Phone 510-452-1776  www.thewashingtoninn.com  Basic Skills 1-2 Group Promotional Code is CFCF5. Management Institute Group Promotional Code is CFCF6. Contact Matt about hotel issues at matt@cencomfut.com, or 510.339.3801.  Rates:  $160/$170/$180 per night. 

There are several other hotels in the area that are at or below the Federal reimbursement rate.  For a list of the hotels, http://www.cencomfut.com/BasicSkills.htm or e-mail me jmasters@cencomfut.com and I will send you the list.

There is no “one way” to do family development. The Institutes provide a wide range of social work, family development and case management methods from which you can choose. Adapt their ideas to your local needs. See you there.

Basic Skills 1 and 2. June 23-26.  Both are for Family Services Professionals and are based on the Goals and the Relationship-Based Competencies. Half of the goals/RBCs are covered in Basic 1, the other half in Basic 2 which will take place in that same week in another classroom.  You can take either one first.

  • INSTITUTE CLASS LOCATIONS: All Institutes are at the California State University (CSU) downtown Oakland campus at 10th and Broadway. This is in the heart of downtown Oakland. You can get there by BART (12th Street stop), AC Transit, and easily by local freeways. It is only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
  • HOTELS.  The room block is at the Washington Inn, 495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  (Across the street from CSU).   Group rate: Single is $160 per night. Two queen beds is $170 per night.  King is $180.  Plus tax, plus $20 per additional occupant.  (Federal reimbursement for hotel in Oakland is $186.)  Call the Hotel reservations department, 510-452-1776. Register Online  www.thewashingtoninn.com   Basic Skills code is: CFCF5
    We will send you a list of other nearby hotels.  For hotel issues contact matt@cencomfut.com  or call 510.339.3801.

  • PARKING: Daily parking at the CSUEB center, overnight parking at area garages.  We will send you a list.

  • AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: The Oakland City Center is about 15 minutes from the Oakland Airport and about one hour from the San Francisco Airport by BART. Taxi is available.

  • INSTITUTE CHECK-IN: Institute registration is from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the day before the Institute begins; and beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the first day. The final schedule will be distributed on-site.
  • HOUSING AND MEALS are not included in the registration fee.

  • COLLEGE CREDIT FOR each BASIC SKILLS class: For an additional fee, you will receive college credit issued by California State University East Bay.  NOTE: CSU has switched from a quarter to a semester system, reg fees are $134 per semester hour.

  • CANCELLATION FEES: If you cancel before June 1, a fee of $100 will be charged for each individual cancellation. If you cancel after June 1, or you fail to appear at the Institute, we must charge you the full fee. Substitutions—in writing—at any time.

All Institute Participants get:

  • INFORMATION PACKET: After we receive your registration, we will send you an information packet with: (a) what clothing to bring, (c) how to get from airports to the hotels, (d) driving directions, (e) the preliminary schedule, (g) parking instructions, (h) whether or not you are one of the first 49 registrants for that week who can go on the free bus trip to San Francisco, and (i) other area hotels.
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: If you complete 75% of the classes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute.
  • REGISTRATION FEES: The fee for Basic Skills 1 or 2 is $795 each.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions are allowed at any time. We must have a written request, e-mail or mail. No substitutions by telephone. (We will confirm the substitution in writing and send the new person an information packet.)       

   
Anybody can attend Basic Skills; you do not have to be enrolled in the Family Development Certificate Program to attend.

The Certificate Program in Family Development from CSU is based on the Relationship Based Competencies.  This is eight (8) semester credits. Call Jim at 510.459.7570 with questions. Those who do decide to go for the Family Development Certificate can let us know anytime, before, during or after the classroom event. The link to the full description of the certificate program is at www.cencomfut.com/Certificate.htm.

The Center for Community Futures can provide these classes at your location. We have provided these for college credit during the school year for the Riverside County Office of Education, Oakland Head Start, the Tulare County Office of Education and others.  Click here for more information.
 
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Basic Skills 1 Schedule for Family Services Professionals in Head Start Programs
(One-half of the RBCs)
Tuesday, June 23–Friday, June 26, 2020, CSUEB Downtown Oakland City Center, CA.
Time

Check-In
Monday
6/22

Day 1
Tuesday 6/23
Day 2
Weds. 6/24
Day 3
Thurs. 6/25
Day 4
Friday 6/26
7:30a   Registration open      
8:00a
8:30a Opening Session: Program Overview (8:30 to 9:15 a.m.) PFCE Goal 1: Positive Goal Oriented Relationships, Part 1: Case Management and Engagement

PFCE Goal 9: Data Driven Services and Continuous Improvement

 

PFCE Goal 7.  Leadership and Advocacy

PFCE Goal 3: Family Well Being and Families as Learners, Part 2: Crisis Intervention
9:00a
 
9:30a PFCE Goal 2: Self Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships
10:00a
10:30a
11:00a
11:30a Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
12:00p
12:30p
1:00p Institute Registration 1:00-5:00p PFCE Goal 2 continued

PFCE Goal 1: Positive Goal Oriented Relationships, Part 2: Assessment and Goal Setting

PFCE Goal 3: Family Well Being and Families as Learners, Part 1: Mental Health PFCE Goal 3: Family Well Being and Families as Learners, Part 3: Parent Education, Networking
1:30p
2:00p
2:30p
3:00p Closing Session
3:30p   Adjourn
4:00p      
4:30p Guided Tour of San Francisco**
(4:30 to 9:30 pm)
  Overview of college credit from CSU
5:00p   Reception hosted by the Center for Community Futures  
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Basic Skills 2 Schedule for Family Services Professionals in Head Start Programs. (One-half of the RBCs)
Tuesday, June 23–Friday, June 26, 2020, CSUEB Downtown Oakland City Center, CA.
Time

Check-In
Monday
6/22

Day 1
Tuesday 6/23
Day 2
Weds. 6/24
Day 3
Thurs. 6/25
Day 4
Friday 6/26
7:30a   Registration open      
8:00a
8:30a Opening Session: Program Overview (to 9:15 a.m.) PFCE Goal 5: Family Connections to Peers and Community PFCE Goal 6: Family Access to Community Resources PFCE Goal 8: Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services
9:00a
 
9:30a PFCE Goal 4, Parent Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators
10:00a
10:30a
11:00a
11:30a Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
12:00p
12:30p
1:00p Institute Registration 1:00-5:00p PFCE Goal 4, continued PFCE Goal 5, continued   PFCE Goal 10:
Professional Growth
1:30p
2:00p
2:30p
3:00p Closing Session
3:30p Adjourn
4:00p    
4:30p Guided Tour of San Francisco**
(4:30 to 9:30 pm)
Overview of college credit from CSU
5:00p   Reception hosted by the Center for Community Futures  
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*Friday p.m.: Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all participants who attend at least ¾ of the workshops.
**The San Francisco tour is free to the first 49 registrants for each week.

 
Institute Faculty (partial list, varies by session):
Kilolo Brodie, MSW, Ph.D. Professor, Social Work Department Chair, and Master of Social Work Program Director California State University (CSU) Stanislaus
James I. Masters, MS, CCAP Center for Community Futures
Catharine Ralph, MSW, LCSW Retired Field Work Consultant/Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
Christine Slaymaker Head Start Family Services Manager, CAP of Sonoma County, CA
Shawneece Stevenson, MSW Family Services Supervisor, Home Based Early Head Start/Head Start Programs, The Institute for Human and Social Development
Jenell Thompson, LCSW San Mateo County Social Services, Faculty Coordinator
Teresa K. Wickstrom

Head Start Consultant, Center for Community Futures

Rebecca Wixon, LCSW

Trauma Social Worker, Stanford University Medical Center

 

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For information regarding the Management Institute for Head Start, please click this link.

To register for Basic Skills Summer Institute 2020, fill out this form and submit it.

 
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