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Training Opportunities

As we move to a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIR is slowly beginning to return to in-person events.  As always, the health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance.  CIR is following state and local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. 

Participants should make their own decisions regarding traveling to and attending group events, in conjunction with their health care provider and employer. We understand that, given the situation, registered participants may decide to not attend events.

CIR will still be providing many training opportunities online and our library of recorded trainings is always adding new topics.  Please check back often for live events and new recorded trainings.

Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Wednesday, October 12, 20228:30 amThursday, October 13, 20224:30 pm
Santa Rosa, CA
Image of a shadow of a family

This basic training introduces participants to a multidisciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. This is an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children.

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Communication Skills to Improve Interactions with Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
9:30 am PDT12:30 pm PDT
An Indifferent Teenager Sitting on a Couch While His Mother Tries to Talk to Him

This free training will focus on basic knowledge and common characteristics of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It will discuss tips and best practices on how to effectively communicate with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and other devices, and the use of interpreters. Lastly, this course will provide de-escalation techniques while working with persons with disabilities.

Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this training.

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The Glass Ain't Half Full. Heck, it's Overflowing

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:00 am PDT12:00 pm PDT

The lives of kids at-risk can be dramatically transformed if they're given the opportunity to develop energizing adult relationships. This fun webinar will examine to the benefits of using a positive, strength-based approach to cultivate meaningful adult-child relationships and offer a plethora of strategies that help adults to forge strong connections with the kids they serve. Strategies include: Using uplifting metaphors to inspire kids, how to creatively enhance self-esteem through play and words; strategies for attacking self-doubt in kids; promoting growth vs. fixed mindsets; taking humor seriously; helping kids with important hellos and goodbyes; the amazing benefits of non-contingent reinforcement, and using solution-focused questions to build and sustain strong relationships.

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Lessons Learned Live Panel Discussion: Roll Call Vignette Video Series

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
1:00 pm PST2:00 pm PST
Image of a young child riding a bike through the woods.

Participants will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion about child abduction cases with the California Child Abduction Task Force. They will be able to ask the panel about current cases they are working on and to discuss past cases they have worked on. Task Force members will also share lessons they have learned during investigation and intervention of child abduction cases throughout their careers. This session is an interactive discussion, participants should come prepared to share a case they have worked on and/or to ask the multidisciplinary team members of the California Child Abduction Task Force questions regarding a child abduction investigation.

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