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

View our searchable training calendar and register for trainings. You can also download PDFs of the March 2017 and April 2017 training calendars.

Course offerings are designed to:

  • Increase individual competence in areas of systemic and systematic intervention, cultural competence, co-occurring capacity, and clinical excellence
  • Increase the capacity of service providers to deliver innovative, evidence-based practice approaches; to further areas of quality assurance and improvement; and to advance in areas of accurate service infrastructure

To enroll in a course, submit your request for registration to trainings@fredfinch.orgCancellations must be received one week prior to a scheduled class.

Fred Finch Youth Center is pleased to provide these trainings in conjunction with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Alameda County through Title IV-E Funding. You can attend trainings at no cost if you provide care and/or services to:

  • Alameda County foster children and/or youth
  • Children and/or youth facing imminent enrollment in Alameda County services

Groups or organizations serving Alameda County foster children and/or youth may request FFYC Training Department trainers to  provide on-site instruction at no cost (contingent upon fund availability). At times, FFYC staff may be able to design trainings specific to the needs of a group or organization.

For further information, or to make a training request for your organization or group, please contact the FFYC Training Department via email at

Fred Finch Youth Center is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist to sponsor continued education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, and LEP’s. Fred Finch Youth Center maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided for each course offered. CEUs will be provided within 30 days from date of the training and will be sent via email to each individual attendee.