Training Resources

Links and Additional Training Opportunities for Alameda County Providers Serving Families with Children 0-5 and Beyond


Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services mission is to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns.

Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council

The Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council coordinates community efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect and to promote the physical and emotional health of children and families in Alameda County. 

Alameda County Training and Education Center

The Alameda County Training and Education Center provides training and professional development on a variety of topics. 

California Institute of Mental Health

The vision of CiMH is that California will be the national leader in the provision of mental health services and support systems that successfully advance hope, wellness, resiliency, recovery and full community integration for all adults, children and families across their life spans.

The Collaborative: Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative

The Collaborative represents many different counties, agencies, organizations, and institutions, all committed to expanding the Bay Area's public mental health workforce. The goal of The Collaborative is to create a workforce that understands and supports wellness and recovery, is culturally and linguistically competent, and includes consumers and family members throughout the mental health system.

Fred Finch

Fred Finch Youth Center’s Training Institute provides high-quality training to people who provide services to children, youth, and families facing challenges.


Groundspark, formerly Women's Educational Media (WEM), produces and distributes films and educational resources on social issues. Working closely with educators, activists, national and local organizations, WEM provides professional training for educators and family service providers about how to use their films to engage in meaningful discussions about all kinds of diversity, including differences in race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability.

The Harm Reduction Training Institute

The Harm Reduction Training Institute (HRTI) is the first national training center focused exclusively on harm reduction. Its staff and consultants are skilled trainers with extensive experience in the field. HRTI collaborates with organizations and groups who want to learn more about harm reduction strategies and practices. 

Seneca Center

Partnering closely with child welfare agencies, court systems and community partners, training and coaching focuses on a number of permanency topics ranging from targeted trainings on reinvigorating and sustaining learned practices to inspiring and improving practice to meet the challenges presented in order to achieve permanency for all who are served. 

Strategies to Support Families & Communities

Strategies provides quality training, coaching, facilitation, curriculum development and practical application of research and best practice for the growth and development of effective programs, organizations and networks that strengthen families and communities. Strategies has offices across California in Butte, Ventura, and Orange Counties

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland 


Early Care & Education 

4 Cs of Alameda County Training Calendar (serving South County)

4C's is a non-profit family resource agency dedicated to strengthening children, families and child care providers in Alameda County. 4C's provides access to affordable, quality child care by connecting families and providers to a wide network of community partners, child focused resources and financial assistance programs.

BANANAS Training Calendar (serving North County)

BANANAS is a child care resource and referral service. BANANAS provides free parenting information, workshops and referrals to family child care, child care centers, preschools, babysitters, in-home caregivers, nannies and playgroups and offer training, workshops, classes and technical support to caregivers and child care programs to assure parents a wide selection of quality care.

Child Care Links Training Calendar (serving East County)

Child Care Links acts as a link between government social service agencies and families. Income-eligible families can receive needed funds to pay for child care and education on how to find quality child care. Child Care Providers, parents and employers receive valuable one-on-one support and education from the agency. Free child care referrals are provided to parents in the Tri-Valley area.

California Child Care Health Program

The mission of the California Childcare Health Program is to improve the quality of child care by initiating and strengthening linkages between the health, safety and child care communities and the families they serve. CCHP produces a wealth of materials on health and safety in early care and education settings for professionals and families. 

Child Development Training Consortium

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is a statewide program funded by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) with federal Child Care and Development Quality Improvement funds. CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children.

The Program for Infant Toddler Care

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care seeks to ensure that America's infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life. The PITC approach equates good care with trained infant/toddler care teachers who are preparing themselves and the environment so that infants can learn.

Teaching Excellence Center

The Teaching Excellence Center provides free professional development opportunities periodically throughout the year. Professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals are designed to engage the wide range of people who work and join the early childhood workforce


Using a variety of strategies (direct instruction, modeling, coaching, mentoring), as well as tailored approaches (face-to-face, on-line, blended), WestEd bolsters the ongoing learning of teachers, administrators, support providers, and other professionals.