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 a PDF of the September 2016  training calendar.

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

Trainings are open to the public. 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

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

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

All training is offered in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas College District; Alameda County, and funded by Title IV-E.