Training Class Details
Class Title: Boundaries and Good Practice / Mionterey
Class Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 6
Class Location: Monterey County/ Online
Monterey County/ Online
Monterey County/ Online, CA 93908
Class Trainers: Nicole Nelson
Class Description:

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At the time you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please be sure to include your email address when you register so that we can email the Zoom link and any training materials to you prior to the training.  The email with the Zoom link, instructions, and training materials will be sent to you a day prior to the training.


Boundaries and Good Practice 


Training Summary:

The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth.  Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them.  Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.


Class Objectives:

  • To understand that boundaries in work with youth can sometimes be too loose but can also be too rigid and prevent engagement and relationship.

  • To help participants become alert to boundary crossings/violations and to feel safe to raise concerns and questions.

  • To increase awareness of the importance of boundaries in child and adolescent development. 


How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning?

  • Participants will practice specific strategies to reinforce strong boundaries in work with children, youth, and families.

  • Participants will reflect on their own boundaries and talk with supervisor how their boundaries affect their work with the clients.

  • Participants will talk with clients about appropriate boundaries and personal vs. professional relationships.


Presented By:  Nicole Nelson


Nicole W. Nelson, LMFT

Nicole is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and training facilitator for the Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice. Nicole has over 10 years of experience managing programs that provide services via Wraparound, TBS, outpatient, residential, case management, and school-based models. Nicole has been offering behavioral trainings for over 5 years in California and Washington.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:


We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if

more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed. 




All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through registration confirmation email or by emailing


If you have any questions or would like to report a grievance, please contact:

Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605



In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at at least 5 days in advance of the event.


Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano. Trainings in Monterey provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County.

                                                         Funding provided through Title IV-E.