Promoting Pro-Social Behavior


It is necessary for caregivers of foster youth to have an effective repertoire of discipline techniques in order to respond to varying situations.  It is equally important not to employ punishment and have an understanding of the difference between discipline and punishment. The training will include discussion of antecedents, role modeling, rewards, ignoring, and natural and logical consequences. This training provides information on an array of appropriate discipline techniques which promote the development of the child’s self-control, self-direction, and self-esteem. Individuals who participate in this training will learn to maximize their ability to set limits in a positive way and utilize behavioral interventions with youth. Emphasis will be placed on intervening appropriately given the child’s underlying needs.

Upon completion of this training, participants will possess a clearer understanding of techniques that might be used when clients act out inappropriately.

Additional Information

Eligible Participants

Santa Clara County Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify. Eligible participants include:

  • Staff of residential treatment facilities in Santa Clara County
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Prospective foster and adoptive parents
  • Santa Clara County social workers
  • Santa Clara County children’s mental health providers
  • Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families in Santa Clara County
  • College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to assure registration for the course. Attendees arriving after the start of the training time may lose registration position, and may not be allowed in due to wait list and need for prompt start time. Please cancel in advance if you cannot attend as frequent "no shows" may result in an inability to register for future training.

Please Note:

If you are seeking CEU's for this training, you must be present for the entirety of the training. You must sign in and sign out on the designated CEU sign-in sheet. 


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