COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM
FREE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
FOR ALL FOSTER/RELATIVE CAREGIVERS, PARENTS/GUARDIANS,
 AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING ISSUES
ALL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR B, D, OR F RATE RENEWAL
January – March 2015
January 2015
 
Active Parenting of Teens
Wednesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn the skills required to meet the challenges of parenting teens and preteens in today’s society. Prevention guidelines for sex, drugs and violence will be provided.
Location: Santa Clarita Activity Center
Instructor:  Christi Aijian
 
Supporting Children through Transitions
Friday, January 30, 2015
11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Learn how “transitions” can create social-emotional stressors for children. This workshop provides caregivers with various strategies so they can better support children through these transitions.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Krisna Escobar
 
Working with Traumatized Children Series
Saturdays, January 31 & February 7, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Child traumatic stress occurs when children and adolescents are exposed to traumatic events or traumatic situations, and when this exposure overwhelms their ability to cope with what they have experienced. Depending on their age, children respond to traumatic stress in different ways. Come learn the signs and symptoms and how you can help your child.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Lori Switanowski
 
February 2015
 
Kindergarten Readiness
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00 p.m.
Is my child ready for Kindergarten? What are the readiness factors? A little planning on your part can make this step a rewarding and successful time for you and your child.
Location: Newhall Library
Instructor: Renee Marshall
 
Supporting Children’s Unique Cultural Traits
Friday, February 20, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Discover the unique cultural traits that children experience with connection to their cultural identity and develop some strategies that can be used to encourage a child’s positive self-image.  
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Krisna Escobar
 
Early Intervention and Prevention
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Learn about the assessment process for children who may have or may be at risk of developing a special need that may affect their development.
Location: Canyon Country Library
Instructor: Victoria Berrey
 
Working with Destructive Adolescents Series
Saturdays, February 28 & March 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior (CDAB) is the only parent training program that addresses the MOST destructive of adolescent behaviors. Now in its eleventh edition, CDAB has become the program of choice for parents raising difficult or out-of-control teens. The American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, named the Parent Project the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country. Come learn how to help your child before it's too late.         
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Lori Switanowski
 
March 2015
 
Supporting Literacy and Language in Early Childhood
Friday, March 6, 2015
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
In this session we will cover basic concepts intended to support your interactions with young children as they develop language skills. Topics will include an overview of development as well as techniques to incorporate verbal and written language skills into everyday experiences for children. 
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Sharon Eryrich
 
Sports Parenting
Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This interactive workshop explores the role parents play in supporting their children so that they have fun, positive experiences in sports.
Location: Santa Clarita Activity Center
Instructor: Jerrid McKinna
 
Break the Silence Stop the Violence: Teen Dating Violence
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
A panel of local experts will explore how to recognize, prevent and solve teen dating issues.
Location: City Hall-Council Chambers
Instructor: Domestic Violence Center
 
 
 
Certificates will be mailed to you within 1 to 2 weeks of finishing the workshop
Certificates will only be issued to Foster and Kinship Care Providers
 
 
 
 
LOCATIONS
SCV City Hall
23920 Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
SC Activities Center/Aquatic Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
 
Canyon Country Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
 
COC Center for Early Childhood
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321

 
 
To register, please call Sondra Duenez at (661) 362-3504,
or register online now 
These workshops/classes are for adults only, as childcare is not provided
Low enrolled workshops are subject to cancellation
 
 
These FREE workshops and class series are provided in
collaboration with the City of Santa Clarita