scfkce@saddleback.edu. The Kinship program has knowledgeable and empathetic staff that can help connect kinship families with a variety of supports and services. Our goal is to provide quality education and support opportunities to caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care. You must pre-register to ensure your place in the class. The Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers FREE classes and trainings for current and prospective Resource Families (foster care and kinship care, relative or non-relative) who live in South Lake Tahoe. Please note there must be at least two participants for classes to be held. Go to our "Classes" tab for current ONLINE CLASS information.). Foster Kinship’s Case Management Program is a comprehensive support program for kinship caregivers in Nevada designed to increase the stability and well-being of the kinship family. The ministry provides education, events and services to the foster population in Orange County. Support groups resume the 2nd Wednesday of January. We meet at three Saddleback Church campuses. See the “Locations” tab or “Classes" tab for the various locations. Eureka, CA 95501, Report a Website Issue | Website Login | Website Logout, California Community College Chancellor's Office. mwehr@saddleback.edu, FKCE Program Office The dramatic increase in the state's foster care population has been attributed to many factors: there are a greater number of children living in poverty, there are increasing numbers of parents who abuse alcohol and drugs, and there has been an increase of cases of child abuse and neglect. Appreciation for special needs of foster and kinship children, How to access health services and community resources, How foster care fits into the Child Welfare System, Techniques for building your foster children’s self-esteem, How to effectively advocate for your foster child when dealing with schools and health-care agencies, Learning about attachment and attachment disorders, Understanding attention-deficient and hyperactive foster children. an email reminder prior to class from the instructor. All classes are FREE and open to the community, A Program of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Kinship Family Resources When you first take a child into your home, you need to know how to support them financially and how to ensure legal stability. Olive Crest’s goal is to provide services that strengthen families and encourage their success. Saddleback College is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of the content of the linked pages. The Foster and Kinship Care Education program provides a variety of training programs for Foster… Childcare is provided only at sites where it is offered. The Four Modules involve twelve hours of training which cover the following areas: Already a licensed care provider? We believe everyone can play a significant part. Questions? Many of the families who welcome children into their homes need a loving community & support system to help sustain them for the long-term needs that their children have -through prayer, meals and transportation. One Week In Advance: send an email request to mwehr@saddleback.edu. You must pre-register to ensure your place in the class. The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program (FKCE) All Face to Face classes are suspended for now due to COVID-19. Email jimd@ocunited.org to get involved! 5. Busque su clase y luego haga clic en el enlace de registro. On the day of the class, “Join the Class” by clicking the link on the invitation to join the class. Bakersfield College provides free specialized training on child and youth related issues. Our goal is to equip young men and women to THRIVE as confident, self-sufficient adults. We provide free classes and workshops to individuals who are: https://saddleback.com/care/supportgroup/Adoption-Kinship-Foster-Care-Support-Group, Martine Wehr, JD                                                               To view a list of locations, click on the Program Locations map. Research indicates that children in kinship care experience greater stability than those in traditional foster care. Our Family Advocacy/Case Management program accepts clients on an ongoing basis. You are not required to have a Zoom account to join a class. Kinship care is defined as full time care, nurturing and protection of children by relative, members of their tribes or clan, godparents, stepparents or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child. Foster Kinship’s Case Management Program is a comprehensive support program for kinship caregivers in Clark County, NV designed to increase the stability and well-being of the kinship family. When the class is          completed, you will receive: (The registration FAQs below pertain mostly to In-Person classes. The Citrus College Foster and Kinship Care Education and RFA Programs provide quality education and support services to foster youth attending Citrus College, … The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) has recognized that there is a significant deficit regarding youth from foster care attending higher education. Join other adoptive, kinship, and foster parents for support, training, and encouragement as we learn how to better relate to our children and bring healing. Write the date of your class on your calendar as a reminder of your upcoming class. From 1989 to 1998, the number of children in California's foster care system has grown by more than 50%-- from 68,000 to 105,000. The FKCE program provides caregivers with continuing education training on topics such as understanding attachment and bonding, helping children who have experienced trauma, impacts of grief and loss, positive discipline methods, advocating for children in the education system, and working with child welfare. Email:  State funding consists of community college Proposition 98 funds. Open the "Classes" tab and view or print the Schedule of Classes. Sharpen your skills and enhance your knowledge by attending our in-service, therapeutic and special-topic training classes. Our programs provide grandparent and kinship … It’s a great place to relax, enjoy a meal, connect and hang out. Canceling your registration: If you need to cancel your registration, just call our office or send an email and let us know. Foster Youth & Families 5001 Newport Coast Dr. Irvine, CA 92603 Credit for partial training hours is not offered. The Chancellor's Office receives funding for the FKCE program from two primary sources. Meetings are held at OC Social Services- Children and Family Services, 744 North Eckhoff St., Orange, 92868. The Foster & Kinship Care Education Program is a statewide program funded by the California Community College Chancellors Office, providing a variety of training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers, including D-Rate (Severely Emotionally Disturbed), F-Rate (Medically Fragile), Basic and In-service training. We offer Closed Captioning. 2. (949) 582-4217, Office Hours BRIDGES Phone: (949) 582-4622 January 6 ,13, 20, 27 To enroll or refer a family member to Kinship Support Services, contact kinship@olivecrest.org or call 657.622.4191; En Español: Todos los servicios están disponibles en español. At least three days in advance of the class, click on the Registration Link for your class. 949.769.8100; tmcmullen@marinerschurch.org, Foster Youth & Families is an Outreach Ministry at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA. The BRIDGES Program (formerly known as the S.T.E.P.S Program) is funded through the Saddleback College Student Equity Program and is committed to supporting current and former foster youth students. For more information on any of these services. THRIVE offers various support to both in-house and non-housing participants including Educational, Life Skills, Job Skills/Career Development, Financial Literacy/Budgeting, Mentoring, Tutoring, Therapy, Interpersonal and Spiritual growth. COVID-19 UPDATE: All classes have been moved to a live online format. Program Summary. When the class instruction begins, follow the Zoom Etiquette for Online Classes. Mission. The Foster & Kinship Care Education Program is a statewide program that provides a variety of workshops/training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers, including D-Rate (Severely Emotionally Disturbed), F … Our final goal is to meet the well-being needs of children by increasing caregivers’ capacity. For more information and resources contact: Renae M. Dupuis, Trauma Specialist and Program Director - renaed@ocunited.org, 714-515-3094. We are doing all FKCE classes via ZoomConfer. Our class topics meet the educational needs of resource families and are updated twice a year to meet the local needs of these families in our community. Ph: (949) 582-4884 - Please leave a reply email. The College of the Redwoods FKCE program works with the Humboldt and Del Norte County Department of Health & Human Services, Child Welfare Divisions to provide training and support for the resource families in the county. Contact Us Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit 744 P Street, MS 8-13-78 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 651-7465 Contact Your County https://ocunited.org/initiatives/fostercare/respite/fkcewinter2021/, Wednesday, January 6, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdeuupjkoG9AOHvaiHP_wlgCom1zmjRqq, Thursday, January 7, 2021  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, TBRI Caregiver Training- Overview and Introduction, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdOGtqjgtGNOic3g8Xnb_IBCkWJ8A9aTB, Thursday, January 7, 2021  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.   Kathy McCarrell, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkce-trj4tGtdnFkLwq3FwizFJrxFLVjoN, Saturday, January 9, 2021  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuuurzsuH9VA5aFYMzxGZ_iS5s51KcRd, Monday, January 11, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor, Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Supporting Cultural Identity, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-2tqz8rGtZBiPn9NnKjKd3M8s20WiAE, Tuesday, January 12, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdeqprDsqGd3RQN3FSx1DYfY5FxD1uuOo, Tuesday, January 12, 2021    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Rick Bazant, Psy.D, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpceGhqTMtGNeYgrvT3Z5EubukENEaFRc9, Tuesday, January 12, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeihrzgpHtwtqxqKrKtloULgIQihFovM, Thursday, January 14, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-2tqjorGdfvPXoYV21-ey9I4gFYX-o6, Thursday, January 14, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, TBRI Caregiver Training- Empowering Principles, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctdOCoqjsjGNc4JyMQzSThdn9VUEMvFmwP, Tuesday, January 19, 2021  12:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtd-ihrDgtH9JIrDJhLGGZKh6ciuoCbcuE, Wednesday, January 20, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc--pqjwuHtOrpiQTxgyCRwCSD5O7k-J0, Thursday, January 21, 2021    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdO-hrDwjGtJUxIvYB87lx6pD44q6ed-J, Thursday, January 21, 2021    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, TBRI Caregiver Training - Connecting Principles, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc--tpj8oHdxcDZa_Um1bH-FeWKm6dv3j, Tuesday, January 26, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduiupz8oE9CWOHGiwTOV2dOlWA3Uw7na, Thursday, January 28, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW, Navigating the New COVID-19 World with Our Children, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErd-6sqj8uEtPtgYy_yrZjO2e04suJztTn, Thursday, January 28, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, TBRI Caregiver Training - Correcting Principles, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodumorT4tHNOnLx-8jLm4n6Tps1a_6E2B, Friday, January 29, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuysrD4iGtV5BAMFd5FWkkzO_ICeNrqw, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcu-urT4tHtI6trCR9dJcKsvx8_d2bY-b, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW, https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/316nCJ6KrOUKRzZJsV9jDb?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Renae Dupuis, MDiv, https://ocunited.org/initiatives/fostercare/respite/msoyw-online/, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqf-CvrTMsGtb8y7-JSFFRCdV2Fm8jX47o, Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT, TBRI Caregiver Training - Overview and Introduction, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdu6rqTMqHta6v0CtFr0ArzbZsnTgz7Nl, Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW, What to Expect in the Journey- An Insider's View of the Adoption Experience, https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/JC3FCrkqnPh2mB12u7wkcg?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us, Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdeiupj4iGda0woI999QbM-NiGNGIAFvr, Monday, February 8, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlfuuhqjstEtTUPfb2cC7YI2tGiTQ3Xo7x. Classes are held at various sites throughout Orange County. We meet every Tuesday at 11am at the Lake Forest campus, every Saturday at 4pm at the Anaheim campus, the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Rancho Capistrano campus, and every 4th Saturday at the San Clemente campus. Para más información, contacta kinship@olivecrest.org o 657.622.4191, Darren and Guiselle Scott (714)  599-4473. You can also stop by the Financial Aid office on campus or contact Donata Thokozile at tsenda@saddleback.edu (949) 582-4233. Our second goal is to provide the most permanent home for children by stabilizing the kinship family. Childcare is provided for the Saturday classes at some locations but MUST be reserved in advance. We may occasionally offer a class where youth may attend with their resource parent, but that would be clearly stated in the class description in the class catalog. Please check the schedule carefully and plan your childcare needs accordingly. The BRIDGES Program serves as the primary support service for current and former foster youth to access both on-campus and off-campus resources. See the “ Locations” tab or “Classes” tab for the various locations. To register for Eureka or Del Norte classes: call (707) 476-4455, 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd Our first goal is to build a foundation of safety for children by meeting immediate needs of the kinship family. All FKCE classes are free. Program Summary The Kinship Navigator program increases kinship caregivers’ capacity to provide safe, stable, and nurturing homes for children by addressing the immediate needs of kinship children, working towards the most permanent legal status for the family, ensuring families receive financial support, and increasing the quality of parenting kinship caregivers provide. Executive Dean, Extended Learning We also ensure that caregivers have the tools needed to meet foster children’s educational, emotional, behavioral & developmental needs. The Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Education Program’s goal is to provide quality workshops, classes and support opportunities that will assist the Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parent to be informed and well prepared to meet the foster children’s … Please note that all approved resource caregivers must do eight training hours every year. Sr. We hope to connect you to the services you need most, when you need them, in real time. You will then receive an email with the "Click Here to Join" link. What Is Kinship Care? Childcare available with registration. In order to become a licensed foster parent, you must participate in the RFA (Resource Family Approval) Training. Wednesdays 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Go to the Kinship Support Services page for more information or the Kinship Support Services Program list of counties providing these services. Visit their website for information on Foster Care, Adoptions, Resources, Events and more: 22481 Aspan Street, Suite B, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The Foster/Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program is a statewide program funded through the California Community College Chancellors Office, providing a variety of training programs for Foster/Resource Parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers. The FKCE program plays a vital role in providing licensed foster parents and relative caregivers (now called Resource Families) with the training and education that will help them in meeting the multifaceted and often complex needs of the foster children in their care. A combined eight hours of training fulfills Kern County Department of Human Services mandated eight hours of Foster Parent training required per year for placements in your home. Director If your youth needs help to register for Saddleback College classes,  please contact Jeffrey Hannibal at the EOPS office at (949) 582-4620. Have questions about Financial Aid? Exploring healthy responses to grief and loss. We encourage social services staff, juvenile probation officers, group home staff, foster family agency homes (FFAs), and family and friends of resource families to participate in our classes. Please send us an email scfkce@saddleback.edu. However, space permitting, most of our classes are open to the community. Director, Adult Education  Parent/caregiver classes are provided in English and Spanish. We aim to inform, inspire and support our caregivers and equip them to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in their homes and hearts. Priority registration is given to Resource Families (prospective, new and/or licensed) and respite caregivers. Our programs help support these very special families and their potential to provide a positive alternative to traditional foster care. Before you attend class, please review the Zoom Etiquette for Online Classes document. Enrichment Training! Relatives are the preferred resource for children who must be removed from their birth parents because it maintains the … The Foster & Kinship Care Education Program is a statewide program funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, providing a variety of training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers. Follow the registration instructions listed under the location of your class. RESPITE Support Group (2nd & 4th Sundays) – 2:00-3:30pm – OC United 434/436 Classrooms. Classes are held at the Foster Kinship offices located at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Location SSC 106. The Foster and Kinship Education (FKCE) Program provide quality education and support opportunities for 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. https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/LxWOCQWKBYHoP2qZcx-U-v?domain=ocunited.org/, Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdeusrT0pE9DVKeK7VWi_Oyq2_3y8hmwz, Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Martine Wehr, JD and OCSD,Deputy Brian Gunsolley, Drugs and Youth: What Caregivers Need to Know, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoc-2hrj4rG9SrZ-RJk_b9_tDhg5kS0cUw, Monday, February 22, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. David Adams, Psy.D, LPCC, BCBA-D and Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodO6trD0sE9dHMTWG3jeXT4H-ob8uKb2p, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, Self-Care for Caregivers in the Time of COVID-19, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscumvqzkqE9Vp2lNrHaLSlAZy8Xm7zY43, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkcOiqrDwoH9VlUuWlrrX2Ylo5BKuYfMtl, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Renae Dupuis, MDiv, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW, Building Self-Esteem and Character in Children, https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/dxmvCv2xrWiAlk2AuX2UEg?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us, Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcOuoqjsjGNeJxFisvg-FebcaJ8NZ93LB, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoc-qrrDkoEtAVUuvGuN6WxBXuDYur6ys2, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW, https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu2uqD4oHNKzCs8kE1bECpjD9svPvUPp, (Check back frequently - more classes are being added). ! 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