"Title IVE Training Collaborative is a partnership between West Valley College, EMQ Families First, and the Santa Clara Department of Social Services. Our mission is to provide high-quality responsive training to those who serve and care for vulnerable children and families in Santa Clara County, intentionally increasing the quality of care for children.
* Offer Title IV-E Training resources to Santa Clara County state-licensed or approved child care institutions providing care to foster and adopted children, and current and prospective foster and adoptive parents.
* To build and strengthen state-licensed or approved child care institution’s capacity to serve Santa Clara County children and youth with emotional and behavioral needs.
* To provide collaborative trainings in a coordinated fashion with both child welfare staff and community based agencies working with our common clients.
* To offer collaborative trainings that foster strength-based relationships with clients and the community.Eligible Participants
Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify.
Eligible participants include:
Staff of residential treatment facilities
Foster and adoptive parents
Prospective foster and adoptive parents
County social workers
County children’s mental health providers
Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families
College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children in Santa Clara County
Calendar of Trainings is available here: