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​


January-March 2019


January 2019

 

Love & Logic​  SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!!
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 12, and 19, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This six-week series provides simple and practical techniques to help providers with kids of all ages. Caregivers will learn how to raise responsible children, learn how to have more fun in their role as provider and how to easily and immediately change children's behavior.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructors:  Mimi Leach and Elena Gima

 

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Recognizing and Healing from Vicarious Trauma
Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover trauma and how it relates to parenting the children that are placed in your care. Participants will receive a better understanding of the effects of trauma, triggers and reminders. It will also discuss how exposure to trauma as a care provider effects them in profound ways that may not be immediately apparent. Parents and caregivers will discuss the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and develop the skills to deal with their own secondary trauma or compassion fatigue.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222 
Instructor: Theresa Reed

The Spectrum of Autism
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
What is Autism really? How are children and families affected across the lifespan? This workshop will discuss the spectrum that is Autism, including impacts on development, behavior socialization and education. Participants will learn about interventions at home and school and be given the opportunity to ask questions about how to maximize the potential of their children.
Location:  Santa Clarita Sports Complex – The Centre 
Instructor:  Chris Jones, Dynamic Interventions

Foster Youth Bill of Rights
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Every caregiver should have the Foster Youth Bill of Rights visibly posted and review them with their children. This workshop will discuss the categories of legal rights outline for all children in care, any exceptions and where to go if they need assistance.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructor: Theresa Reed

 

March 2019

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Foster Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Foster youth and caregivers have rights. Being familiar with these rights will help foster caregivers advocate for their child. This class will provide caregivers with information that will increase their awareness of the rights of foster youth to advocate for their own mental health. Unfortunately, our youth are often misdiagnosed, over or improperly medicated. Many youth do not understand their diagnosis or treatment options. This workshop will discuss all these areas and ways to empower youth to be active in their own treatment.  
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructor: Theresa Reed

Growth Mindset
Monday, March 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
How do you and your children work through challenges? Having a growth mindset can foster a love of learning and improve resiliency. This interactive workshop will assist in developing a growth mindset and provide strategies to use praise effectively.
Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructor:  Lisa Prince

The ABC’s to ABA!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Behavior analysis helps us to understand: how behavior works, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. This workshop will provide an introduction to the theory behind ABA, as well as useful techniques for understanding and changing behavior.  We will apply our understanding of how behavior works to real situations in order to gain an understanding of how to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.
Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructor:  Michelle Wintermute

Tips and Tools for Parenting in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. This class will explore the latest research on screen time and its impact on child development. It will provide practical strategies on how to set boundaries, balance screen time and face time and how to use technology to enhance development and relationships.
Location:  Santa Clarita Sports Complex – The Centre 
Instructors:  Judy Hopkins OTD, OTR/L and Holly Charlton OTR/L, MS

Navigating through the Special Education World
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Making sense of the Special Education process is essential in order to advocate for those children who are counting on us. Empower yourself by knowing and understanding the rights that you possess as a parent or guardian, and most importantly the rights and safeguards that are provided to Individuals With Special Needs. We will cover the special education process from the toddler stage to adulthood.
Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222
Instructor:  Ramses Magana



 
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             
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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 


OR

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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