Foster and Kinship Care Education Program

Foster Kinship


The Ventura College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program provides quality education and support activities to the caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth.

Classes are provided at NO COST for anyone wanting to attend. In all classes, first priority will go to Foster Parents and Kinship Providers. For more information send an email to rcarlson@vcccd.edu or call (805) 289-6181.

June 2020 Online Trainings!


FKCE Online Trainings offered in ENGLISH

Via Zoom or telephone audio.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION DETAILS
At-a-Glance

June 2020 Calendar with listings of ALL trainings for this month.

Click here to download a flyer.

Discipline & Consequences

With Dr Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Learn strategies for positive discipline and practical consequences.

Wednesday, June 10 @ 6-8PM

To RSVP: https://bit.lly/3eZ5YvO
To view or share a flyer, click here.

*Sponsored by Ventura & Oxnard Colleges' FKCE

Peace vs Panic During Times of Pandemic
With FKCE Instructor
Nora Hayes

Everyone is facing a radical shift in daily life, but for foster, resource, and kinship families, that shift has created unique challenges. The resulting limitations of court resources, as well as the loss or changes in visits with birth parents, social workers, therapists and other support systems are increasing stress levels and affecting mental health. You are not alone!
Let’s come together and learn how to manage stress and anxiety, so we can move forward, and live peaceful, productive lives- no matter what our circumstances.

Tuesday, June 16th @6-8PM
To RSVP, call (805) 643-1446, ext. 203
To view or share a flyer, click here

*Sponsored by Ventura & Oxnard Colleges’ FKCE and Kids & Families Together

**Offered as part of an on-going KFT Kinship Support Group. Foster and Resource families welcome to attend.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
With Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Learn about the ACE score, a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood.  
Participants are encouraged to attend both, but are welcome to attend either one as preferred

Part 1: Thursday, June 18 @3:30-5:30PM
Part 2: Tuesday, June 23 @3:30-5:30PM
RSVP: https://bit.ly/3eZ5YvO

To view or share a flyer, click here.
*Sponsored by Ventura & Oxnard Colleges’ FKCE
Tantrums & Challenging Behaviors
With Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage
Strategies to defuse tantrums and deal with challenging behaviors.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Friday, June 26 @9-11AM
To RSVP: https://bit.ly/3eZ5YvO
To view or share a flyer, click here.

*Sponsored by Ventura & Oxnard Colleges’ FKCE


Entrenamientos en línea de FKCE, ofrecidos en Español

Por Zoom o por audio de tu teléfono.

ENTRENAMIENTO DESCRIPCIÓN DETALLES

Identificando y Respondiendo al Trauma

Con Instructora de FKCE, Raquel Montes

¿Sabías que casi 2/3 de niños en los E.E.UU. reportan haber sufrido un evento traumático antes de los 16 años?
Es posible que un niño bajo tu cuidado haya sido uno de ellos. Aprende como el trauma puede afectar sus comportamientos y bienestar y como hacer un plan de cuidado que toma en cuenta los efectos del trauma.

sábado, 20 de junio @11AM-12:30PM
RSVP: https://bit.ly/3f4w40u

Para ver o compartir un volante, haz clic aquí.


 *Patrocinado por FKCE de los Colegios Comunitarios de Ventura y Oxnard

Cuidado Personal para Padres Resilientes
 
Con Instructora de FKCE, Raquel Montes

¿Te sientes agotada(o) y abrumada(o) al tener que cuidar a tus seres queridos y al mismo
tiempo tener que lidiar con estos tiempos difíciles y desafiantes?
Conocimiento de cualidades y hábitos de padres resilientes podría ayudarte. Aprende:

  • Como falta de cuidarte podría perjudicarte a ti y a tu familia
  • Como desarrollar fortalezas de un "padre resiliente"
  • Pasos que puedes tomar para mantener tu propio bienestar

 

miércoles, 24 de junio @6-7:30PM
Para más información o para registrarte, favor de comunicarte con Melissa Rodriguez al (805) 643-1446, ext. 136
Para ver o compartir un volante, haz clic aquí.

*Patrocinado por FKCE de los Colegios Comunitarios de Ventura y Oxnard, en colaboración con Kids & Families Together

**Este entrenamiento se ofrecerá durante un Grupo de Apoyo para Familias Criando Hijos de Familiares. ¡Padres de Crianza Temporal (Foster) y Adopción son bienvenidos!


Logros en el Desarrollo Infantil Hasta la Adolescencia
 
Con Instructora de FKCE, Raquel Montes

 

Queremos que niños crezcan y prosperen aun al enfrentar la adversidad. Durante este entrenamiento aprende sobre el desarrollo social y emocional desde la niñez hasta la adolescencia y pasos que puedes tomar inmediatamente para promover desarrollo saludable y que toman en cuenta las fortalezas del niño y padre.

sábado, 27 de junio @11AM-12:30PM

RSVP: https://bit.ly/3dGmqRw
Para ver o compartir un volante, haz clic aquí.

*Patrocinado por FKCE de los Colegios Comunitarios de Ventura y Oxnard

 


WHO ARE TRAININGS FOR?
Classes are designed for foster, resource, and kinship caregivers, although classes are open to the public with pre-registration.
 
ACCESSIBILITY
Please notify us immediately for any type of accommodation like close captioning.  
A minimum of 7 days in advance notice is required.  Please contact Leticia for assistance at (805) 626-8656 or email vcfostercare@vcccd.edu.
 
YOUR CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
You will receive 2 emails. One from Zoom with basic details and a second one from FKCE (within a day or so), which will include any handouts or prep materials for you.
Please be sure to check your Junk Mail or Spam if you do not see them.

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