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.

 


March & April 2021 Trainings

All classes currently online via Zoom and via telephone audio.  More classes will be added soon! Check back here frequently or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter

Understanding Temperaments

Learn how our children’s temperaments helps us to understand their behaviors and how they react and respond to different difficult situations.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6-8pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Register for Understanding Temperaments

Choices & Decision Making

Help your kids become responsible for their decisions and behaviors!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Register for Choices

The Importance of Routines

Class will discuss how to implement and establish consistency, especially in light of changing pandemic protocols and the uncertainty families deal with each day.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6-8pm

Instructor: Nora Hayes

Register for Routines

Discipline & Consequences

Relational approach to discipline, consequences, and pitfalls of punishment

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

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Tantrums & Challenging Behaviors

Dealing with tantrums and the difficult - challenging behaviors

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage

Register for Tantrums

Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS)*

Physiological impacts of trauma on the brain and possible emotional, behavioral, social and intellectual/academic impacts on students. How schools and classrooms are creating trauma sensitive learning environments and strategies for responding to trauma. Download flyer

Friday, April 16, 2021 10am-12pm

Instructor: Lori Rangel

Register for TIPS

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES

CPR classes, including re-certification trainings, are available at Ventura College. 
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.

 

Fortaleciendo FamiliasTM: Los Cinco Factores de Protección: Conocimiento de Crianza y Desarrolló del Niño/a

Vamos a unirnos, aprender y divertirnos con actividades y videos.

Ponga en práctica estrategias efectivas de crianza para guiar y conocer las expectativas del Desarrolló de los niños en múltiples ámbitos (físico, cognitivo, lenguaje y social y emocional).

jueves, 18 de marzo, 2021 @6-8pm

Instructora: Raquel Montes

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Fortaleciendo FamiliasTM: Los Cinco Factores de Protección: Resiliencia Parental

Vamos a unirnos, aprender y divertirnos con actividades y videos.

¡La resiliencia parental es la habilidad de recuperarse de experiencias de vida difíciles, y amenudeo salir fortalecido! Los padres y familias enteras pueden ser transformados por esas experiencias de manera que los fortalezca.

jueves, 25 de marzo@6-8pm

Instructora: Raquel Montes

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