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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

CLASSES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR RENEWAL HOURS FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

SCI/SPECIALIZED/W-RATE/RFA ANNUAL RENEWAL

ALL OF OUR WINTER 2024 CLASSES WILL BE PRESENTED ONLINE

VIA ZOOM CONFERENCING

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO THE CLASS

EACH CLASS WILL REQUIRE SEPARATE ZOOM ENROLLMENT

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THESE WORKSHOPS/CLASSES ARE FOR ADULTS ONLY

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.

 

PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO “ARRIVE” TO EACH MEETING

IN A TIMELY MANNER

Admittance to the workshop will close 15 minutes after the start time.

You must be available for the entire duration of the training hours

 

Low enrolled workshops subject to cancellation. Please register at least three days in advance

SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

AND OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

 

 

Have you heard the news? D and F Rates are now known as Specialized Care. Please click on the links below for more information. Following our schedule of classes, you will find some answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

SCI TRAINING MASTER SCHEDULE - LA AREA COLLEGES

DCFS INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND LEVEL OF CARE

LEVEL OF CARE 12 MINUTE VIDEO

askloc@dcfs.lacounty.gov – email for specific questions

 

ZoomRules 

 

Zoom Agreement

 

 New to Zoom? Here are some links which may be helpful to get you started.

  

ZOOM USER GUIDE

 

YouTube ZOOM Tutorials

 

Joining Zoom for the First Time

 

How to Maneuver ZOOM

 

Using ZOOM with an iPhone

 

Camera Issues with iPhone

 

ZOOM for iPhone and Android

 


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Spring 2022 FAQs

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT

MIMI.LEACH@CANYONS.EDU

 

January 2024

 

When Kids Can’t Go Outside

Thursday, January 18, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Learn strategies for keeping kids interested in old toys, while keeping the new toys organized! During this season of cold weather and illnesses, you will learn fun activities you can prepare while at home!!! (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

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

 

 

Seven Types of Rest

Thursday, January 25, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Have you ever awakened from a night of sleep and still feel tired? Did you know there is a difference between sleeping and resting? As caregivers, you give so much to others but may be neglecting getting the rest you need to replenish your cup. This workshop will define the seven types of rest you need and discuss techniques to include in your daily routine to increase selfcare. (RR/SS) 

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

Teen Issues:

Social Pressure, Dating, Mental & Physical Abuse

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30 and 31, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This workshop is a two-part series that is designed to encourage discussion about bullying, negative peer pressure, harassment, rumors, racial slurs, sexting/cyberbullying, fears about dating and teen pregnancy, etc. We will also explore the impact social and relational pressures have on teens' mental and physical health. The goal of the workshop is to help caregivers understand the importance of discussing romantic relationships and offer practical guidance for how to engage their youth in the discussion about healthy relationships. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dr. Amanda Romero

 

 

February 2024

 

Special Care Increment Training*

Monday-Thursday, February 5, 6, 7, AND 8, 2024

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Special Care Increment (SCI) Training is the 12-hour foundational training (which replaces the D & F rate pre-service training) for resource parents who are caring for children, adolescents, and non-minor dependents who require specialized care resulting in resource parents going above and beyond the basic level of care (LOC) to meet a child’s health, physical, emotional, behavioral, educational, permanency and family service needs. This training covers an overview and explanation of LOC & SCI, substance use, medication and behavior management, the impact of trauma on development, navigating the educational system, birth parent engagement, self-care, and resources for successful SCI placement.

*You MUST complete all 12 hours to receive a certificate.

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

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

 

 

 

Bringing Home Baby from NICU

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Together we will talk about strategies to implement when bringing a newborn home suffering from prenatal exposure. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

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

 

 

There Are All Kinds of Ways to Be Kind!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Did you know that February is Random Acts of Kindness month? Not sure how to keep up the kindness? In this workshop participants will explore the impact of kindness and share ways to help themselves and others build up this very valuable and essential life skill. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Sharon Eyrich

 

 

What is Psychosis and How Can I Help My Youth?

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Often times, symptoms of early psychosis begin in childhood and teenage years. Left untreated and undiagnosed, this can lead to challenges and confusion for the individual, family members, and care providers who do not know what to do and how to help. In this training, you will learn about what is clinical high-risk for psychosis, the warning signs and symptoms, how to get help, and treatment available. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dr. Melissa Daniels

 

 

Prudent Parenting

Thursday, February 22, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This workshop will give an overview of SB 358, which authorizes a Caregiver to arrange for occasional short-term babysitting of their foster children without requiring the babysitter to undergo a Criminal Record Background Check, FBI check, Child Abuse Index check, Health Screening or CPR training. (RR/SS) 

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

March 2024

 

You’re Not Listening to Me! - Do You Feel Like You're Not Being Heard?

Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Communication is a key part of successful relationships with your family, friends and coworkers. In this two-part, interactive workshop, techniques, tips and strategies will be provided to assist with making sure that your message is heard. Please join us for this workshop on the importance of the varied forms of communication. Participation in both parts of the workshop is encouraged but is not mandatory.  (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Lisa Prince

 

 

Higher Education Part 1:

Turning Dreams into Degrees:

Supporting Foster Youth through Early College Awareness and Preparation

Monday, March 18, 2024

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 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. (RR/SS)

Suggested Audience:  Caregivers with students in grades 6 -10

Location:  ZOOM - Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

 

Road Map to DCFS – How Do I Get Help for What I Need?

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Do you know who to call when you need an LOC reassessment?  Or who to call when your Social Worker has not returned your call?  Learn DCFS protocols and identified units designed to help you. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

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

 

 

Working with Latinx Youth and Families and Recovery from Trauma 

Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The two sessions guide caregivers toward a better understanding of the many Latinx cultures and offers approaches, strategies, and tools for when working with Latinx youth and their families. Topics range from the diversity of experiences in the many Latinx cultures to the degrees of generational trauma that uniquely affects these families and communities. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dr. Amanda Romero

 

 

Higher Education Part 2:

Supporting Successful Transitions from High School to College

Monday, March 25, 2024

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 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. (RR/SS)

Suggested Audience: Caregivers with students in grades 11-12, or recent high school graduates

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

 

 

 

Understanding Complex Care Needs and How to Help Your Child

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Many children and youth in foster care experience mental and behavioral health challenges. At times they may need urgent and crisis response in order to receive the treatment they need. Please join Dr. Daniels in discussing different levels of care and treatments available, as well as resources and programs available (including FURS, Family Urgent Response System) to youth and families to assist in urgent and crisis situations. (RR/SS)

Location:  ZOOM – Click Here to Register

Instructor:  Dr. Melissa Daniels

 

 

 

 

For more information on Foster and Kinship Care Classes:

 

 

 SCI

 

 

LOC FAQ Page 1            

 

LOC FAQ Page 2

 

 

 

          For specific information regarding licensing hours, please contact the agencies in the flyers below:

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                           

   Fostering UNITY Brochure Page 1

    

     

Fostering UNITY Brochure Page 2 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

       

 

FURS Page 1

 FURS Page 2

 

 

 FURS Page 3

   

     

 

Telehealth Services    Telehealth Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Lane Project Fatherhood

 

          

 

 

 

Preparing Children for Disaster Page 1

Preparing for Disaster