College of the Canyons

Foster and Kinship Care Education Program

 

FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – PROFESSIONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

FOR ALL FOSTER AND RESOURCE FAMILIES, COLLEGE STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING CLASSES

ALL CLASSES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR B, D, F, OR W RATE RENEWAL

OR RFA ANNUAL RENEWAL TRAINING HOURS

 

ALL OF OUR WINTER CLASSES WILL BE PRESENTED ONLINE VIA

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Just as childcare is not provided for onsite FKCE classes, please refrain from having your children, pets,

other family members, or anyone who is not registered for the workshop in the virtual class with you.

If childcare is an issue, please select a workshop time where you can participate undisturbed.

 

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 February 2021 

 

 

Connecting Beliefs about Trauma and Psychological Disorders in Foster Youth

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Survivors of trauma carry an invisible backpack of beliefs associated with their trauma experiences. Some of these beliefs are unrealistic perceptions. This three-hour workshop will unpack these beliefs and perceptions. Caregivers will also learn to use attunement and other strategies to address behaviors and understand common psychological disorders.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

Developing & Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle​

Wednesdays, February 17 and 24, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This two-part workshop will cover 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. Learn simple strategies, recipes, and techniques to include your children and family members in healthy food choices, while uncovering the many benefits of family style dining. 

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Lisa Prince

 

 

Heart 2 Heart – Learn to Comfortably Talk with Your

Preteen & Teen about the “Birds and the Bees”

Saturdays, February 20 and 27, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Heart 2 Heart is a proven effective strategy to help caregivers talk with their teens about healthy sexual development and practices. Talking to your preteen and teen about sexual health is not always easy, learn to relax and share from your heart. In a comfortable and transparent atmosphere, we will discuss those very topics that need to be discussed. You will be empowered with the latest information on safe birth control methods, dangers facing our children and some real tools to help you keep your preteen & teen safe.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dorothy Daniels, RN, Resource and Adoptive Parent, and Director of Fostering Unity

 

 

Recognizing and Healing from Second-Hand Shock Syndrome

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

In this three-hour workshop, we will define empathy and examine how this essential skill can lead to second-hand shock syndrome or vicarious trauma in caregivers. We will learn the signs and symptoms of second-hand shock syndrome.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

Paying Attention: Why Does My Child Struggle?

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Is your child having trouble focusing on schoolwork, always distracted, or forgets task details?  Maybe your child starts a project but easily gives up, or daydreams, wiggles all the time, or seems to miss key information. These may be signs of poor attention. The struggle is real and can be expressed in different ways. Join us as we explore the types of attention and how it develops. Be prepared to discover the possible causes for inattention and learn a variety of fun and intentional activities and strategies to increase your child’s attention to help them optimally participate in living and learning.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructors:  Judy Hopkins OTD, OTR/L and Holly Charlton OTR/L, MS

 

 

March 2021

 

F-Rate Preservice Training

Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, AND 22, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Following reasonable and prudent parenting standards, this is the required 16-hour pre-service training needed to work with children who are medically fragile. It is mandated that you attend all 16 hours of training to earn your certificate.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Gina Romo

 

 

Are You the Right Match for a Child with Difficult Behaviors?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

In this three-hour workshop, caregivers will learn the types of questions to ask before accepting a placement. They will also examine challenging behaviors that may be a trigger for their own emotional dysregulation. We will also discuss reevaluating the changing needs of your family regarding placements.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)

Part 1: Introduction and Overview

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This class offers training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues using TBRI. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. TBRI Introduction will describe how trauma impacts so many aspects of a child’s life, that often traditional parenting methods don’t work. It will also give an overview of how TBRI can help your child get back on track to their appropriate developmental trajectory.

  • Understand the brain development of a child with trauma history.
  • Understand the changes when a child’s needs aren’t met and how they can be healed.
  • Learn to how to apply your knowledge to see the need behind your child’s behavior.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Brenda Crary

 

 

Anxiety in Teens

Thursday, March 4, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Nearly 1/3 of adolescents meet criteria for an Anxiety Disorder by age 18. The purpose of this one-hour workshop is to discuss and define the spectrum of anxiety and Anxiety Disorders, risk factors, supporting an adolescent struggling with Anxiety, and when to seek additional support from a mental health provider.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Monica Dedhia, Child & Family Center

 

 

Know Your Rights:

Foster Youth/Foster Parent Bill of Rights

Saturday, March 6, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Every caregiver should have the Foster Youth Bill of Rights visibly posted and review them with their children. This workshop will review the latest revisions to the categories of legal rights outlined for all children in care. Part two of the workshop will discuss the rights of and resources for caregivers to ensure they are protected and able to provide a trauma-informed environment for themselves and the children in their home.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor: Theresa Reed

 

 

Regaining Your Passion after Vicarious Trauma

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Self-care is still a mystery to many people, especially those in the caregiving role. This three-hour workshop will define self-care and its benefits. Caregivers will examine their past and present level of passion for caring for foster children. We will discuss strategies for preventing and healing from vicarious trauma including how to ask for P.E.A.C.E.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)

Part 2: Empowering Principles

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This class offers training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues using TBRI. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address children’s internal and external physical needs.

  • Understand how to meet your child’s unique physical and environmental needs.
  • Understand sensory processing and regulation.
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge through TBRI Empowering Principles.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Brenda Crary

 

 

Navigating the Reunification Process

Thursday, March 11, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In the child welfare system, healthy and safe reunification is what we all hope for in a child’s life. In this class, we will navigate the reunification process together, learning what the purpose of each court hearing is and the timeline attached. As caregivers, you will learn how to have a voice in court. We will also touch on the importance of healthy attachments and long-lasting connections. As Caregivers, you will be equipped with the tools to build a long-lasting bridge with the child’s biological family that allows for a continued connection with the child after reunification.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dorothy Daniels, RN, Resource and Adoptive Parent, and Director of Fostering Unity

 

 

Social/Emotional Growth ​

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Discover the importance of social and emotional growth, fostering and developing self-esteem and identifying emotions. During this workshop we will uncover techniques of identifying and acknowledging emotional development and strategies that will assist in fostering healthy social and emotional growth. 

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Lisa Prince

 

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)

Part 3: Connecting Principles

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This class offers training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues using TBRI. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Connecting Principles to address children’s attachment needs.

  • Understand attachment needs and what happens when attachment is disrupted.
  • Understand adult attachment and its importance for your child.
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge through TBRI Connecting Principles.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Brenda Crary

 

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)

Part 4: Correcting Principles

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This class offers training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues using TBRI. TBRI is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

  • Understand fear-based behaviors and how to replace them with appropriate behavior.
  • Understand the balance between nurture and structure for positive outcomes.
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge through TBRI Correcting Principles.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Brenda Crary

 

Maintaining Healthy Relationships during COVID

Thursday, March 25, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Maintaining healthy relationships is difficult within itself, let alone during a pandemic. In this one-hour workshop we will discuss ways caregivers and youth can keep connections healthy while practicing social distancing.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Leah Parker, Child & Family Center

 

 

 

 

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 13 Reasons I Can Love Myself                 13 Reasons I Can Love Myself - Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telehealth Services    Telehealth Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

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FKCE Kinship Support      FKCE ROCK Support Group

 

 

 

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