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 rcarlson@vcccd.edu or Bryan Salazar, FKCE Office Assistant at (805) 289-6358 or email bsalazarpazmino@vcccd.edu  

 


Update:

FKCE is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our families our program will follow the Ventura County District mandate which requires that all individuals who access on-site campus/district programs in person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This will not affect our regular Zoom Trainings but does pertain to any in-person classes, including our First Aid and CPR recertification classes which we plan to resume in April.

As always, we are here to assist, so feel free to reach out!

If you still have not joined us for a virtual training, it is not too late to try it! Our team is ready and able to walk any Zoom newbies through the process. Just let us know what you need.  

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June 2022 Class list

Focus on Five Factors Series (May and June)

The 5 Protective Factors will be discussed in detail. Those protective factors are as follows: concrete support in times of need, knowledge of child and youth development, parent resilience, social and emotional competence of children and social connections.

3 Tuesdays in May and June (6:30pm-8:30pm)

June 14: Parent Resilience

June 21: Social and Emotional Competence of children

June 28: Social Connections

Register & more information for Focus on Five Factors

 

 

Nervous System Overload 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6pm-9pm

Instructor: Nick Lawrence

Register & more information for Nervous System

 

Perspectives on Child Welfare

It takes social workers years to understand Child Welfare Services and all the laws that govern it. The class is designed to help resource families navigate the system.

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Instructor: Anne Rodriguez

Register & more information for Child Welfare

 

 

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Your Care

Workshop attendees will be introduced to essential concepts and culture of LGBTQ people; learn how to be a resource parent to an LGBTQ youth if your religious beliefs are in conflict; how the idea of being a public servant can guide you to provide a loving and safe home to LGBTQ youth.

Wednesday, June 27, 2022, 6pm-9pm

Instructor: Nick Lawrence

Register & more information for Supporting LGBTQ Youth

 

Trauma Informed Care

This workshop demonstrates the difference between a scary event and a traumatic experience. You will make use of several hands-on activities to help mend the damage done from endured trauma(s).

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6pm-9pm

Instructor: Nick Lawrence

Register & more information for Trauma Informed Care 

Class is entirely in Spanish. Subscribe here to receive newsletter in Spanish. 

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES

We will be offering CPR and First Aid Recertification classes in person. February through June CPR/First Aid classes will be held find the dates below and save them in your calendar (registrations will be updates soon).

FKCE is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our families our program will follow the Ventura County District mandate which requires that all individuals who access on-site campus/district programs in person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This will not affect our regular Zoom Trainings but does pertain to any in-person classes, including our First Aid and CPR recertification classes which we plan to resume in February. 

 

ADULT & PEDIATRIC CPR *RECERTIFICATION CLASSES* 

*Participants must already possess a valid CPR and/or First Aid Card and need RENEWAL.  

Priority goes to Ventura County Resource Families. Class size is limited. Online Registration in advance is required. 

 2022 RECERTIFICATION CLASSES  

June 24: First Aid Class Class

July 9 : CPR Class

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Location:  Ventura, CA 93003 

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Check in between 4- 4:15)   

 

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.

 

¡Saludos del Programa de Educación de Cuidado de Crianza y Parentesco!

 

Esperamos que sus vacaciones hayan estado llenas de alegría y alegría. FKCE le da la bienvenida al nuevo año. Así ha llegado el 2022 y con él nuevas oportunidades de clase para nuestras familias. A continuación puedes encontrar nuestras primeras clases en enero. Si hace clic en nuestro Plan de Programa, puede ver todas nuestras clases para el nuevo año. Asegúrate de marcar tu calendario, esperamos verte en nuestras clases.

 

Como ya sabrá, el Distrito de Colegios Comunitarios del Condado de Ventura aprobó recientemente las vacunas obligatorias contra el Covid-19.  Estamos procediendo con la deliberación a medida que evaluamos cómo eso afectará las actividades en persona para nuestro programa.  En este momento, la mayor parte de nuestras clases continuará a través de Zoom.
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