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 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.


Call Rhonda Carlson, FKCE Specialist at (805) 289-6181 or email 


Join us:

We now have in-person classes available as well as many live online trainings. 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!


Make sure to subscribe to our emails to receive our Monthly Newsletter and class announcements!


Class List


Who's Who on Child Welfare Services Team

NEW! Learn who is who and the different organizations that may be working with your child.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 6-7pm (Zoom)

Instructor: Anne Rodriguez 

Register & more information for Who’s Who on CWS Team 


Effects of Domestic Violence

NEW! Learn the stages of domestic violence, the effects on children and families and ways to help a child heal.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 6-8pm (Zoom)

Instructor: Anne Rodriguez 

Register & more information for Domestic Violence 


Parenting Styles that Deescalate

Different parenting styles affect children differently. Learn tools to help calm your child.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6-8:30pm (Zoom) 

Instructor: Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage  

Register & more information for Parenting


The Cost of Caring in the Season of Giving

NEW! Caring for ourselves and recognizing the signs of compassion fatigue helps those who depend on us.

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6pm-9pm (Zoom)

Instructor: Lori Switanowski 

Register & more information for Cost of Caring 

Save the Dates for 2023: 

1/10/2023, Tuesday, 6-8pm, Mind Set & Confidence, Anne Rodriguez

1/19/2023, Thursday, 6-9pm, FASD, Lori Switanowski



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.

¡Nos complace anunciar que traeremos de vuelta CLASES EN PERSONA SIN PANTALLA! Únase a nosotros este otoño y conozca a nuestro equipo, ya sea Camarillo o Ventura. También continuamos con nuestras clases regulares de zoom, puede unirse a nosotros en persona o a través de zoom.

 Como saben, Bryan ha sido el asistente de oficina del programa FKCE durante el año pasado, pero se mudó a una nueva posición.

Para futuras preguntas, puede llamarme o enviarme un mensaje de texto, Renee Cervantez, al 805-626-8656 o envíeme un correo electrónico a





Don't miss out on our trainings and events! Sign up for e-newsletter