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Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

The Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice provides high-quality, education and training to employees and providers throughout California and nationwide.  The Institute holds vast experience and knowledge in child welfare, thus ensuring that Seneca and external professionals as well as caregivers (kin, adoptive, and foster) receive cutting edge, customized training to best meet their needs in supporting children, youth and families.  An array of training opportunities are provided to participants, ensuring that providers are implementing quality services for the youth and families they serve, while supporting their professional development and growth.


The Institute’s diverse offerings include evening and weekend classes for caregivers and foster parents, as well as in-service trainings for professionals and the Administrator Initial Certification for group home administrators. Providers are further invited to participate in specialty trainings and Clinical Licensure Courses, provided by national field experts teaching evidence-based practices and more. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved to provide continuing education units for the Board of Behavioral Science, Group Home Administrator (CCL), Registered Nurses and Minimum Continuing Legal Education.


The Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice is committed to supporting Seneca staff and other community professionals and stakeholders by providing interventions and services that are proven to be successful in working with youth placed in or at risk of out-of-home care. To this end, the Institute supports implementation of evidence-based and promising practices throughout Seneca Family of Agencies, as well as collaborates with the National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness (NIPFC) to offer Family Finding training and technical assistance, provided by Kevin Campbell and other well-qualified trainers throughout the United States and British Columbia. For additional information on NIPFC and Family Finding, please click here.