Foster Kinship

ABOUT FOSTER & KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION (FKCE)

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 in both English & Spanish, at NO COST for anyone wanting to attend. In all classes, first priority will go to Foster Parents and Kinship Providers*, now referred to as Resource Parents.
*Kinship refers to families raising relative's children, either through an informal arrangement or formal (court) arrangement.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call Rhonda Carlson, FKCE Specialist at (805) 289-6181 or email vcfostercare@vcccd.edu.

 


November & December 2020 Trainings

All classes currently offered live and online via Zoom and via telephone audio. 

Download and share our December At A Glance Flyer and Collaborative Conference Flyer

 

Chores, Store Wars & Allowance*

Thursday, November 19@9-11:30AM

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage*

Register for Chores, Store Wars & Allowance

 

Adults Supporting Youth: Love & Logic Trauma Series
Session 5: Supporting Learning and Achievement at School

Monday, November 23 @6-7:30PM
Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage*
Register for Adults Supporting Youth, Love & Logic

 

Adults Supporting Youth: Love & Logic Trauma Series
Session 6: Empowering Them toward Success in Life

Monday, November 23 @7:30-9PM
Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage*
Register for Adults Supporting Youth, Love & Logic

 

Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS)

Tuesday, December 1 @3-5PM

Instructor: Lori Rangel**

TRAUMA is an umbrella term used to describe the inability of an individual or a community to respond in a healthy way physically, emotionally, and mentally to acute or chronic stress.

Becoming trauma informed means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be retraumatized by well meaning caregivers and community service providers. Learn tool and tips to become part of the solution.

Register for TIPS

 

Understanding Teens Part 1

Wednesday, December 9@ 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Learn about the issues teens face, developmentally and socially. Get tips and tools for effective parenting of youth!  We will utilize video clips, discussion of real-life scenarios and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

Register for Teens Part 1

 

Importance of Routines

Thursday, December 10@6-8pm

Instructor: Nora Hayes

  • NEW class will discuss how to implement and establish consistency, especially in light of the pandemic protocols and the Holiday Season

Register for Routines

 

Healthy Holiday Eating for Families

Monday, December 14@6-8pm

Instructor: Nora Hayes

  • NEW class will focus on affordable, nutritious and delicious options for the entire family.  Please indicate the age range of your children when registering so we can provide age appropriate options.

Register for Healthy Holiday Eating

 

Understanding Teens Part 2

Wednesday, December 16@ 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

This class continues looking at the issues teens face, developmentally and socially. This class goes more in depth on the concepts, ideas and strategies offered in Part 1 (attendance at previous session not required) More tips and tools for effective parenting of adolescents are described using video clips, discussion of real-life scenarios as well as opportunities for question and answer.

Register for Teens Part 2

 

*Trainings held In collaboration with the Coastal Valley FKCE Regional Collaborative
**Trainings held in collaboration with Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE)

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES

CPR classes, including re-certification trainings, are now available for free in both English & Spanish for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021.
These classes are only open to foster/approved resource parents. Spaces are very limited, so please register as soon as possible!

 

For any questions regarding these CPR classes, please email Daniel Rangel at drangel@vcccd.edu.

 

CLASES EN ESPAÑOL

Estas clases se ofrecen gratis y toman lugar en línea por medio de Zoom. Si no tienes acceso a Zoom, también puedes llamar por medio de tu teléfono.
Todos los detalles se recibirán en un correo electrónico de confirmación de registración.

 


Jugando con Niños para Ayudarles a Sanar

sábado, 21 de noviembre @10:30AM-12PM
Instructora: Raquel Montes
Para registrarte, haz clic aquí

Consejos de Crianza Positiva

sábado, 5 de diciembre @10:30AM-12PM
Instructora: Raquel Montes

Para registrarte, haz clic aquí
 

Prácticas Informadas Sobre el Trauma (TIPS)

miércoles, 9 de diciembre @6-7:30PM
Para registrarte, haz clic aquí
 

Resiliencia en la Crianza de Niños Durante Tiempos Difíciles

sábado, 19 de diciembre @10:30AM-12PM

Para registrarte, haz clic aquí


 

CLASES DE PRIMEROS AUXILIOS, RCP y DEA

Clases de Primeros Auxilios, RCP y DEA (conocidos como CPR & First Aid en inglés), incluyendo las clases de recertificación para renovar su carta, ahora están disponibles, sin costo, en inglés y español para el otoño 2020 y primavera 2021. Estas fechas solo están disponibles para padres de crianza temporal (foster care en inglés) o familias de apoyo (Resource Families en inglés), incluye clases de renovación. Hay un límite de espacios. Por favor regístrate lo más pronto posible.

Para preguntas sobre clases de Primeros Auxilios, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a Daniel Rangel: drangel@vcccd.edu.


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