Training Class Details
Class Title: Unconditional Care: Positive Behavioral Strategies in Work with Children and Youth- 3.5 CAMFT & RN CE Credits
Class Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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: Nicole Nelson
Class Description:

Unconditional Care: Positive Behavioral Strategies in Work with Children and Youth- 3.5 CE Credits

Training Summary:

This training is an introduction to implementing behavioral strategies with children who present with a variety of challenging behaviors. It includes a discussion of basic principles of behavior modification, behavioral assessment, functional assessment and methods of support. The discussion addresses the advantages, risks and limitations of these approaches in various settings including group care settings, classrooms and families.



·         Articulate the distinction between reactive or punitive strategies and positive behavior strategies 

·         Identify three barriers to effective positive behavioral strategies when working with youth.

·          Articulate the importance of concrete, specific definitions of behavior of target or goal behaviors. 

·         Identify the three criteria for evaluating behavioral definitions: clarity, objectivity and completeness. 

·         Identify some basic observational strategies for baseline assessments. 

·         Be able to define functional assessment. 

·         Articulate the three critical elements of functional assessment: settings, antecedents and consequences. 

·         Identify the five phases or tiers of behavioral strategies 


Trainer Bio:

Nicole W. Nelson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies & Sociology and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She has over 20 years of experience in Wraparound, TBS, outpatient, school, residential, case management, and permanency programs as a Teacher, Counselor, Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, Program Director, and Regional Executive Director. Nicole is currently a Training Content and Delivery Director with Seneca Family of Agencies and offers trainings in leadership development, clinical supervision, equity practices, and the Unconditional Care model. 



You must work with dependent (foster & probation) youth in Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Solano, or Monterey County in order to attend our trainings. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend. 



Course meets the qualifications for 3.5 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.   

We are unable to provide certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed. 



•  You must check-in during the training to confirm your attendance via visual, verbal, or written roll-call. 

• You must fully complete SENECA CAMFT evaluations, before leaving your training, with your full name legibly written. 



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing: 



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 calling: 

Seneca Family of Agencies - Training Department at (510) 654-4004 


Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice 

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 

(510) 654-4004 x2244 


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 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. Monterey training provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.