COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM
FREE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
 

FOR ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS, FOSTER/RELATIVE CAREGIVERS, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING ISSUES 
ALL CLASSES ARE AVALIABLE FOR B, D, OR F RATE RENEWAL
  
 

September – December 2014

September 2014

 

Active Parenting Now

Fridays September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In this six week series, you will learn the skills required to help develop cooperation, responsibility and self – esteem in your children, and prepare them to meet the challenges of the teenage years.
Location: College of the Canyons, Center for Early Childhood Education Room B

Instructor: Carri Arquilevich

 

Success in Learning: Become Aware of your Child’s Learning Style

Monday, September 15, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If your child struggles with and/or resists schoolwork and homework, ask yourself, “Why?”  In this workshop you will learn about different learning styles and how to help your child achieve their potential in school. 
Location:  College of the Canyons – University Center Room 258

Instructor: Renee Marshall

 


A Different Kind of Grief: Letting Go of Your Older Teen or Adult Child

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Every child grows into a young adult and wants to live without being given tons of advice.  During this time, parents are learning to let go.  This process can be painful for both the parent and the young adult.  This workshop focuses on the role parents’ play during this transition, the stages of the empty nest, and how to strengthen the relationship with your young adult during this time.

Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor: Larry Schallert


 
In Over Your Head?  How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Regain Control

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn positive behavior techniques for common negative behaviors.  This workshop introduces parents to basic behavior management techniques that can be utilized to successfully manage everyday behavior difficulties and empower you as a parent.
Location: Valencia Library

Instructor: Chris Jones, Dynamic Interventions

 


Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

To better help the child that has been abused or neglected, we need to become more aware of the dynamics of abuse and neglect, as well as the interventions that will help our children and families recover.  This workshop focuses on helping those who are working with children who have experienced the trauma of abuse gain awareness of the effects of abuse.

Location: Newhall Library

Instructor: Karissa Valencia and Linda Davies

 


Love and Logic Parenting

Thursdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 2014

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This seven week series provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages. Caregivers will learn how to raise responsible children, learn how to have more fun in their role as a parent, and how to easily and immediately change their children's behavior.

Location:  College of the Canyons – Center for Early Childhood Education Room A

Instructor:  Cindy Stephens

 


Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, Sept 27, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This 8 hour education program teaches how to identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how to respond.  You must attend the full 8 hours to receive a certificate.

Location: College of the Canyons University Center – Room 207

Instructor: Larry Schallert

 


Empowering Parents of Young Children: Ages Five to Birth

Tuesdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 2014

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This six week series teaches how to understand young children and their social/emotional development, build your child’s self-esteem in the early years, and help your child learn to cooperate.

Location: Child and Family Center

Instructor: Nikole Fuentes

 

October 2014


Back to School: How to Worry Less

Thursday, October 2, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

When children worry or are fearful, well-meaning parents want to help, but sometimes feel at a loss for what to do.  This workshop covers way to support children and help them cope.

Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor:  Michelle Witkin



Five Languages of Love

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

In this workshop, parents learn that they naturally give and receive love in different ways.  The Five Languages of Love can help make your child feel secure, and more willing and open to interact with you and your family.
Location:   Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor: Ruby Solis

 



Scream Free Parenting

Wednesdays, October 29, November 5 &12, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This three week workshop is intended to offer adults specific tools on how to control and manage their anger.  These skills can successfully be applied in the workplace, in relationships, while driving with one’s family, or in any situation where anger control is an issue.

Location:   Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Patton

 



F – Rate Pre-service Training

Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This is the 16 hour pre-service training required for all Foster and Kinship Caregivers who would like to work with children who have medical conditions.  In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must attend both full days.

Location:   College of the Canyons – Center for Early Childhood Education Room B

Instructor: Geri Hernandez


 

November 2014

 


D Rate Pre-service Training

Saturdays, November 8 &15, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This is the 16 - hour pre-service training required for all Foster and Kinship Caregivers who would like to work with children who have severe emotional disturbances.  In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must attend both full days.

Location:  College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor:  Fran Cameron



The Whole Child: A Child Development Series

Fridays, November 7, 14, & 21, 2014

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Children grow and develop at different rates, however, most pass a set of predicatable milestones along the way.  Learn what to expect during the different stages of development (emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively) in your children.

Location:  College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor:  Renee Marshall

  

December 2014


Understanding Asthma (F Rate training)

Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

It’s important to treat asthma symptoms when you first notice them.  We will discuss the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, medications and actions for the asthma patient.

Location:  College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor: Geri Hernandez



Medication Administration, Documentation, and Common Medical Terms (F Rate training)

Friday, December 5, 2014

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Medication documentation is essential to caring for the medically fragile child.  We will discuss common doses, measuring devices, routines that will fit your family and talk about common medical terms.

Location:   College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor: Geri Hernandez

 

 


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
 
SC Activities Center/Aquatic Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

 
COC Center for Early Childhood Education
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Child and Family Center
21545 Centre Pointe Parkway 

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

COC Diane Van Hook University Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
 
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321 
 
 
To register, please call Sondra Duenez at (661) 362-3504 or email at sondra.duenez@canyons.edu.
 
 
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