Training Class Details
Class Title: Equilibrium Ch. 1: Understanding Personal Motivations and Responsibilities for Supporting Youth in
Class Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 0
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Kevin Conboy
Michael Mertz
Class Description:



Training Summary:


This training is going to review the materials from the Equilibrium curriculum as it relates to chapter one Why are you here. Through didactic, collaborative, and individual reflective learning, the group will explore the values that brought them to work in the child welfare system, how to maintain connection to those during difficult times with thoughtful personal resilience plans, and the professional responsibilities related to expressing those values such as cultural humility. These activities will support staff to provide thoughtful, responsible services for youth in their care.


Class Objectives:


  • Strengthen staff member’s connection to their motivation in their work and how that drive has shifted over time.

  • Increased understanding of what values they brought and how they changed over time in their job role.

  • Reflect on signs of burn out and help staff develop insight on resilience plans that have been effective over time.

  • Understand how personal experiences (cultural, trauma experiences, daily life experiences) can negatively impact one’s work with youth in care

  • Identify signals of unconscious bias and how to combat it in work with youth and families.