COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
 

              FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

FREE WORKSHOPS – PROFESSIONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

 

FOR ALL FOSTER AND RESOURCE FAMILIES, COLLEGE STUDENTS, PARENTS, 

 

EDUCATORS, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING CLASSES

 

CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR B, D, OR F RATE RENEWAL​

March 2019

 

March 2019

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First Breathe: Tools and Tips to Teach and Support Emotional Regulation
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
When kids melt down in the middle of a crowded store, at school or at home, it can be extremely overwhelming. Join us as we look at the causes and triggers behind meltdowns, ways to minimize or prevent these breakdowns, and learn effective tools and tips to teach and support children on how to calm down, recover, and resume their daily activities and relationships.
Location:  Santa Clarita Sports Complex – The Centre
Instructors:  Judy Hopkins OTD, OTR/L and Holly Charlton OTR/L, MS
 
Mental Health First Aid:  Learning the Warning Signs of Mental Illness
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Participants will be educated on how to identify the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how to respond appropriately.
SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS A MUST.
PRIORITY TO FOSTER AND RESOURCE FAMILIES
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructor:  Theresa Reed
 
 
Healthy Sexual Development
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
How do class, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression affect healthy sexual development outcomes for youth? This workshop will help increase your understanding and support of a youth’s healthy sexual development.
Instructor:  Theresa Reed
 
Move with Me
Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This interactive workshop will focus on topics related to health, safety and nutrition.  The importance of maintaining a healthy active lifestyle, basic nutrition for children and families will be discussed and explored. Join us in uncovering how to incorporate simple steps to a healthy lifestyle.
Location: Santa Clarita Sports Complex – The Centre
Instructor:  Lisa Prince
 
Mental Health First Aid:  Learning the Warning Signs of Mental Illness
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Participants will be educated on how to identify the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and how to respond appropriately.
SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS A MUST.
PRIORITY TO FOSTER AND RESOURCE FAMILIES
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructor:  Theresa Reed
 
When Food and Fitness Become a Problem

Monday, May 13, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

An estimated 10% of teens struggle with severe eating disorders, and many more struggle with unhealthy dieting and exercise; anxiety, guilt, and shame over eating; and extreme weight or body preoccupation.  Learn how to identify various forms of disordered eating in both boys and girls, what factors contribute to the problem, and how to guide teens towards positive eating and body image attitudes and behaviors.

Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 

Instructor:  Sheri Barke, MPH, RD, CSSD


Supporting Foster Youth through Early College Awareness and Preparation
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The purpose of this module is to empower caregivers to discuss the value of higher education with their youth and provide ideas for how they can play an active role in supporting their youth to college. For caregivers with youth in middle school or in the early high school grades, college can seem so far into the future that it can take secondary importance to more immediate concerns. Caregivers will learn the significance of early college exploration and preparation and key steps that they can take to help youth turn their dreams into degrees.
Suggested Audience:  Caregivers with students in grades 6 -10
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 204B
Instructor:  Gina Romo
 
The Long Term Benefits of Scheduling Regular “Me Time" as a Caregiver
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover self-care and how it relates to taking care of yourself as a caregiver while parenting children that are placed in your care. Participants will receive support and coping strategies to refuel and show up for themselves, manage stress, create boundaries and ask for help when frustrated or overwhelmed.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructor:  L. Nicole Cervantes

Supporting Successful Transitions from High School to College
Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Life after high school is a big transition and many foster youth do not start preparing early enough.  This session will help caregivers understand how to support their youth to make a smooth transition from high school to college. Caregivers will learn about the benefits of college and the different college pathways available so they can encourage youth to make a plan that is right for them. Caregivers will also learn about the key steps youth must take in the junior and senior year of college, and the supports and resources that exist to help youth along the way.
Suggested Audience: Caregivers with students in grades 11-12, or recent high school graduates
Location:   College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 204B
Instructor:  Gina Romo
 
 
June 2019
 
Family Cooking Part 1 - Breakfast: Making it Count

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast is the one meal that tends to be skipped when it is a very important meal. Participants will learn how to make some nutritious breakfast meals that are fast and fun!
Please note: All of our classes are for adults only.
 
Teen Talk
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Today's teens are facing an unbelievable amount of stress and pressure from the outside world. This can cause many to fall into unhealthy and possibly dangerous relationships and habits. Join us as trained professionals from Child & Family Center share about the reality of teen dating violence and teen addiction. They will not only offer information about warning signs and symptoms but also provide information on how to talk with your teen about these issues along with providing helpful life-skills to help your teen thrive. Be part of the group and learn how you can support your teen in navigating these difficult issues and more.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructors:  Leah Parker, Child and Family Center
 
CSEC – Traps of the Trafficker

Thursday, June 6, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This interactive training provides caregivers with awareness of the intersection of sex trafficking and children in the child welfare system. It will uncover the psychological trauma and ways our children are disproportionately targeted as victims and how you can increase their safety. 
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A ​
Instructor:  Theresa Reed
 
Family Cooking Part 2 - Lunch: Healthy, Easy and Fun
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Make the most of your lunch time with these easy and healthy meals. Participants will learn how to prepare healthy balanced lunches for home, school, work or on the go that are inexpensive and easy to prepare.
Please note: All of our classes are for adults only.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor:  Jackie Edwards
 
Behavior – What are Children Telling Us?
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This workshop looks at what children are communicating by their behavior. Following reasonable and prudent parenting standards, participants will learn strategies and tools to help identify what children may be communicating by their behavior and how we can create positive experiences that will support them.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructor:  Cindy Stephens
 
Living with Teens (Again!) Can be Challenging!
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Each age and stage of growth presents unique joys and challenges, and the pre-teen and teenage years are certainly no exception. Parenting your teenage grandchild may present unique situations as a result of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes taking place in your child’s life and your own life. This workshop will help you understand and support your teen.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor:  Linda Davies

Family Cooking Part 3 - Delicious Dinners to Wow the Family
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to make nutrient dense and balanced dinners to amaze your entire family. Learn how to get your children involved in preparing and cooking family meals with recipes made here at the Center for Early Childhood Education. Some vegetarian and vegan meals that everyone will love will be included, as well as money saving tips for grocery shopping.  
Please note: All of our classes are for adults only.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B

Instructor:  Jackie Edwards

 
Conscious Parenting
Saturday, June 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Being conscious requires being present in the moment and responding in ways that support and uplift our children. There are many distractions when we are parenting. This workshop will explore ways in which we can build and create relationships with our children that are mutually beneficial.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A 
Instructor:  Cindy Stephens


REGISTER ONLINE
 
 
or
  
 
                                                             
   *Please note – all classes held on the College of the Canyons campus require a parking pass. Passes will be emailed to registered participants
 

There is NO SMOKING in the vicinity of the Early Childhood Education Building

LOCATIONS

College of the Canyons
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center (UCEN) Lot 14, 13, or 15
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA  91355

College of the Canyons
Center for Early Childhood Education (ECED) Lot 12
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Santa Clarita Sports Complex
     – The Centre
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350                                                           
                                                                                                     
 These workshops/classes are for adults only

 

Childcare is NOT provided

  

Note: Certificates will only be issued to   

Foster and Kinship Care Providers/Resource Families   

and will be mailed within 1 to 2 weeks following completion of workshop 

 

Arrivals after 15 minutes of class starting will NOT be  

issued a certificate. There will be no exceptions.

 

For more Foster and Kinship Care Classes:

 

LA Pierce College:
http://community.piercecollege.edu/fkce/Index.aspx 

 

LA Mission College:

http://www.lamission.edu/fosterkinship/schedules.aspx

Please contact the agencies listed in the following flyers for specific information regarding licensing hours                                       
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 
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