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The Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice provides high-quality training to employees and to the wider provider community serving children in out-of-home care. All Seneca Center employees and clinical interns/trainees participate in an array of training opportunities to ensure quality services for youth and families as well as to support their professional development and growth. The institute’s diverse offerings for external providers include evening and weekend classes for foster parents, customized in-service trainings for East Bay group homes, as well as the 40-hour Group Home Administrator Initial Certification Training. Employees, interns/ trainees, foster parents, and the larger community of providers are invited to participate in a range of free specialty training, computer classes, national field experts, clinical licensure courses and more.

The Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice is committed to supporting Seneca and other agency staff by providing interventions and services that are proven to be successful in working with youth in out-of-home care. To this end, the Institute supports implementation of evidence based practices throughout the agency as well as Family Finding training and technical assistance provided nationwide by Kevin Campbell and various trainers.

Seneca Center is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide BBS CEUs and many Institute courses are approved for Group Home Administrator CEUs.

To register for classes providing BBS and GHA units, as well as other classes offered by Seneca Center click here.

Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot -Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda and Solano. Trainings in San Francisco provided in partnership with City College of San Francisco and San Francisco County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.