Foster and Kinship Care Education

Foster & Kinship Care Education

The Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) program provides free educational workshops, classes and support opportunities in English and Spanish for Orange County's Resource Parents (Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship [relative]caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care).  All our classes meet the annual 8-hour training requirement for Resource Parents.

Class topics address the unique parenting challenges faced by Resource Parents and ensure caregivers have the training they need to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of the children in their care. We aim to inform, inspire and support caregivers and to equip them to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in their homes and hearts.

 

 A Program of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Providing classes to enhance your parenting skills, strengthen your support network, and increase your understanding of the children in your care.

Come and be a part of a supportive learning community!

Ph: (949) 582-4884
scfkce@saddleback.edu

Mission

The mission of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program (FKCE) is to provide quality education and support opportunities to 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.

Why is the FKCE Program Important?

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. The FKCE program plays a vital role in providing licensed foster parents and relative caregivers (now called Resource Parents) with the training and education that will help them in meeting the multifaceted and often complex needs of the children in their care.

Who can Attend the Trainings?

All training sessions are FREE and are open to residents of Orange County. Our target audience is mainly Resource Parents (foster parents and relative caregivers) and respite caregivers. However, most classes are OPEN to EVERYONE in the community including social workers, group home staff, family, and friends. Children are not allowed to attend unless the class description explicitly states it. 

Where are Classes held?

All FKCE classes are currently only offered remotely. When COVID restrictions ease, we look forward to offering classes in-person as well.

 

What Type of Classes are Offered?

Our class topics meet the training needs of resource families and are updated regularly.

Class topics address unique parenting challenges and ensure that caregivers have the training they need to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of their children. 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.

Whether you are new to being a resource family or are an experienced caregiver, Foster and Kinship Care Education provides you with FREE classes to enhance your parenting skills while providing much-needed support and will increase your understanding of youth in out-of-home care.  
 

Do you offer classes in Spanish?

We have a comprehensive menu of classes in Spanish. See our “Classes” tab for the current schedule of classes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for an Online class?

1.   Select your class from our website (go to the "Classes" tab), or select your class from the flyer that you

      may have received.

2.   At least three days in advance of the class, click on the Registration Link for your class.

3.   Complete each field on the registration page.

4.   You will then receive an email with the "Click Here to Join" link.  Please note that if you register early and

      are not be able to find your "Click Here to Join" link email,  you will need to register for the class again

      by going to:

      www.saddleback.edu/el/fkce , go to the "Classes" tab, find your class , click on the Registration Link,

      and register for the class again.  This will immediately generate a confirmation email with a new

      "Click Here to Join" link that you can click on to join the class.

5.   Write the date of your class on your calendar as a reminder of your upcoming class. You may also receive

      an email reminder prior to class from the instructor.

6.   On the day of the class, “Join the Class” by clicking the link on the invitation to join the class.

7.   You are not required to have a Zoom account to join a class.

8.   Before you attend class, please review the Zoom Etiquette for Online Classes document.

9.   You must be present for the entire class time to receive credit. There will be a class evaluation at

      the end of  class.

 

What to Expect in Your Online “Virtual” Class

1.   Your instructor will have questions for you in lieu of a paper class sign- in sheet.

2.   When the class instruction begins, follow the Zoom Etiquette for Online Classes.

3.   At the end of class, you will receive a link in the chat box to complete a class evaluation.  When the class is          completed, you will receive:

      A Certificate of Completion

 

(The registration FAQs below pertain mostly to In-Person classes.  Our In-Person classes have been postponed until further notice. Go to our "Classes" tab for current ONLINE CLASS information.)

How do I register for an in-person class?

You must pre-register to ensure your place in the class. All Foster & Kinship Care Education classes are free.

In the class schedule, you will find a wide variety of in-person courses to provide you with the knowledge and support to be the best caregiver you can be. Please note that all approved resource caregivers must do eight training hours every year.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Open the "Classes" tab and view or print the Schedule of Classes. Select your classes. Follow the registration instructions listed under the location of your class.

When registering, please provide:
•          Your name, phone number, and email address
•          The class name, location, and time.

Please note there must be at least two participants for classes to be held.   Classes start promptly at the start time indicated in the catalog. In order to receive the full credit hours for a class, you must arrive on time and attend the entire class.

Canceling your registration: If you need to cancel your registration, just call our office or send an email and let us know.  This way we can offer your place to someone else, or take the necessary steps to change the status of our class offering.

Priority registration is given to Resource Families (prospective, new and/or licensed) and respite caregivers. However, space permitting, most of our classes are open to the community.  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.  Children are welcome when childcare is offered.

Questions? Please send us an email scfkce@saddleback.edu.

 

How much are your classes?

All FKCE classes are free.

Where are the classes located?

All FKCE classes are currently only offered remotely.  When COVID restrictions ease, we look forward to offering classes in-person as well.

Is childcare available? 

Children are welcome when childcare is offered. See each site listed in the class schedule for details.

How can I become involved in FKCE as a resource parent?

Join us for our quarterly FKCE Advisory Board meetings.

Meetings are currently held remotely.

Contact Martine Wehr at mwehr@saddleback.edu or (949) 582-4217 for dates of our upcoming meetings.

Do you offer classes for youth?

Our classes are primarily for adults who are caring for children in out-of-home care. 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.

Do you offer Closed Captioning services?

We offer Closed Captioning services.  At least one week in advance, please send an email request to mwehr@saddleback.edu. Please include your name, class title, date, time, and instructor name.

 

Whom do I contact concerning foster youth who may want to attend Saddleback College?

 

BRIDGES Program

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) has recognized that there is a significant deficit regarding youth from foster care attending higher education. Acknowledging this need, they are sponsoring a concerted effort called the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to bring issues affecting these youth to the forefront and to improve the ability of these youth to access post-secondary education and benefit from the support services that are available but are often unknown to them.

Saddleback College offers supportive services to current and former foster youth through the Bridges to Foster Student Success (BRIDGES) Program. 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. The BRIDGES Program serves as the primary support service for current and former foster youth to access both on-campus and off-campus resources. 

Location: SSC 126

BRIDGES Phone: (949) 582-4622
Fax: (949) 364-6949
Email: 
sceops@saddleback.edu
 

Office Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

What types of services and support are available to a former foster youth who attends Saddleback College? 

If your youth needs help to register for Saddleback College classes,  please contact Jeffrey Hannibal at the EOPS office at (949) 582-4620. Location: SSC 126.

Have questions about Financial Aid? Visit http://www.saddleback.edu/fao .

You can also stop by the Financial Aid office on campus or contact Donata Thokozile at tsenda@saddleback.edu (949) 582-4233. Location SSC 106.

 

After a foster youth has registered as a Saddleback College student, they may elect to meet with an Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) counselor to learn about the many support resources and programs available to them on campus. Visit  http://www.saddleback.edu/eops or call (949) 582-4620. Location: SSC 126.

  

We are pleased to offer free classes in English and Spanish for Orange County residents to enhance your parenting skills, strengthen your support network, and increase your understanding of the children in your care.

We are currently offering our classes remotely.  We will provide updates when we are able to also offer our classes in-person again. Stay tuned!

 


How To Enroll in an ONLINE Class

Find the class that you would like to take.

Click on the Registration Link under the class title.

Complete the registration questions.

You will receive a return email about joining the class.

Follow Zoom Etiquette during class

(Additional detailed instructions can be found under our "FAQs" tab)

 

Zoom Etiquette

Be on time

Wear appropriate clothing

No multitasking

Frame yourself in the camera correctly

Have the right lighting in front of you

Remember, this is a classroom

Mute yourself when not speaking

Look into the camera/computer and limit distractions

No children in class


How to Enroll in an In-Person Class

You must pre-register to ensure your place in the class. All Foster & Kinship Care Education classes are free.
In the class schedule, you will find a wide variety of in-person courses to provide you with the knowledge and support to be the best caregiver you can be. Please note that all approved resource caregivers must do eight training hours every year.


How to register:


Open the "Classes" tab and view or print the Schedule of Classes. Select your classes. Follow the registration instructions listed under the location of your class.
When registering, please provide:
•          Your name, phone number, and email address
•          The class name, location, and time.

Please note there must be at least two participants for classes to be held.   Classes start promptly at the start time indicated in the catalog. In order to receive the full credit hours for a class, you must arrive on time and attend the entire class.

Canceling your registration: If you need to cancel your registration, just call our office or send an email and let us know.  This way we can offer your place to someone else, or take the necessary steps to change the status of our class offering.

Priority registration is given to Resource Families (prospective, new and/or licensed) and respite caregivers. However, space permitting, most of our classes are open to the community.  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.  Children are welcome when childcare is offered.


 

JULY Online Classes

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Managing Everyday Behaviors

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudOqgqTorHtCIZzQqgOXoqcZ-rWGvLMQp

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6-8 pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Crisis Intervention/Suicide Awareness

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcOGprTsrHNT2SaEugaq80yY3pHar8Zn3

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvf-qoqTguH9USrJDHjgD5ObH97nlXGKmW

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Introduction and Overview

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sf-CvqTMqHtRUJ7jxmvloRFJ0yT75DlC_

 

Saturday, July 10, 2021 9-11 am Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkcemtqTgtE9bZLFjRssFjgbgIHSZe62kE

 

Saturday, July 10, 2021 10am - 12pm David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdu-orD4rGt3Nznnng22D-G4hYQ3MdoIP

 

Monday, July 12, 2021 6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pd-uoqTssGdXkUzo38oOCr50_K8wKZl9w

 

Monday, July 12, 2021 6-8 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

Resource Roundup: What are the existing resources in your community?

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/JcxIC1wpPgfB2GDGFLJYil?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Monday, July 12, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

LC: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElf-yvqDgjGtOASMarM7wIH3j2Lth2X-vZ

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:30 - 4:30 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT

Emotional Regulation

 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtduGgrT8sG9YykSv_nR8viFocu6KXBamm

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021   6-8 pm    Rick Bazant, PsyD

Family Matters-Relatives Raising Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udu6orjsoGd2qu6qDxO6d9L6rd-2Jjrq-

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7-9 pm Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Who Takes Care of the Caregivers? Care amidst the Covid-19 Challenges

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuuqD4jGtCvL_wkn5fApWoatvTepUGm

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee, RD

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuippj0oGNFPL-ogcsbCpUBVbIE9cw9z

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021 6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModuitpzsiH9U-n83a9EekCY7LpQK5L4yr

 

Monday, July 19, 2021 6-8 pm   Roylyn Burton, MA

Swipe Right: Empowering Caregivers to Guide their Child's Social Media Use

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/qTpXC31rPkF96KJKI2Kvm-?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021  6-8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Anger Management

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscuiupzosH90Tq1a-8yox5vtFktAE-58J

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021   10 am - 4 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Adult Attachment

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvfumvqj4vHdc_7IlGBNFoU6rKKCox-vHn

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021   7-9 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Building Self-Esteem and Character in Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkduqvrjgqGtAe5X5fHKfPTQ973JzZOcND

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021   6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Grief and Loss in Foster Care

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfu-uqTosHdKSt5o1udunpuQTh20IB4OA

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vc-6tqz4vHdFphpYx6uP0W5vgEtGMGlbp

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021   6-8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeCqpjkrHtCZGiAJitQ6hkRz5kR7YnPo

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021  7-9 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Overview of the Child Welfare System

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcumprD4jEtYqe6vxwYIVILPlV_SA6Lmy

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention - Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-CgpjIqHdV0esqC3xmMFkSqRfItOZlQ

 

Friday, July 30, 2021  10 am - 12 pm   Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

LC: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscuuuqj0uHdStbtUfCc3y2YqeuuHaK8q4

 


AUGUST Online Classes

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Domestic Violence

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdu-rqzotH9Tvw4N1msde4keclEnr0Lo-

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9-11 AM Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part1 -Introduction and Overview 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOirrj4oH9TIzVMS6xd-NCcWl-cinuRR

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 3 - 5 pm Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOqsqDgjGd3MzbipuDdG-Ck8TKorA2nW

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021 9-11 AM Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-6hpzktE9FufmXiGrKRY1QFaZlly7p1

 

Monday, August 9, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcOiurz4pHdQBgQZiHUcQqDhDsdTNkepE

 

Monday, August 9, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Supporting Transitions

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-GhqDsuHNeZSWaSYaOhYgN3bi5dnOBY

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 7-9 pm Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Building Resilience in Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcO2vrD8oGNK2SsAGt-fNGntfTXw5Rje2

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9-11 AM Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part2 - Empowering Principles 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdO-oqD0uH9zFUV_SVnfsBxfHjTxfUHNz

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Working with Birth Parents

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scOioqj0qGdO8w_8-n8v9HYA1FJOOru8d

 

Monday, August 16, 2021 6-8 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

Resource Roundup: What are the existing resources in your community?

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/OeDSC2kqQjhZP3J3u1mREc?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofuyhpjgjHtbipVI-rZadtoZTqCbb8p0S

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7-9 pm Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdOqorTsjHda7qVVkcbQ1xdvE0Ka-reY1

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9-11 AM Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part 3- Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkde6pqz0vGdUU3Y2fqwziKSJC7KAtMrAR

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6-8 PM Rick Bazant, PsyD

Conflict Resolution

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpduGtpjorE90S8TYnyrii67eO3e_pto1T

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcuGurDkjEtbzBIvmE25qy7Vn3s_X3Sib

 

Monday, August 23, 2021 6-8 PM Robert Waddington, MSW

Finding Balance: Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuc--trjMuHtQnoZyljK43ZyAfOE9tZAhZ

 

Monday, August 23, 2021 6-8 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

Swipe Right: Empowering Caregivers to Guide their Child's Social Media Use

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/tb5pC4xvPlt9M5Q5IWVhAw?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6-8 PM Rick Bazant, PsyD

Developing Positive Communication Skills between Caregivers and Teens

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdO2qqDooGtF7JyMWbtJ-RG8UMmYSqhg8

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9-11 AM Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part4- Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcO-vrj4uGtxtNfr9kM2G8RJ4QODouv2q

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021 6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErceqspzMiE93C-2NxmOrTExhjHJ-E8elP

 

Friday, August 27, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Supporting Transitions

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlfuusrjkiGtDs4jySIKfWyYV6yhPrF5UW

 


September Online Classes

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm  Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMld-2rqD8qGdY1GHD5HRiqruOmYp7j3fQR

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021   12 - 2 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Adult Attachment: Why Your "Stuff" Matters

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Z3DhCVO2K4IkpmKDtG_TNj?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 1- Introduction and Overview

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpf-ipqzwrHtGBbk_0qgZj__EsMHWhTTv2

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021  6 - 8 pm  Rick Bazant, PsyD

Drugs and Youth: What Caregivers Need to Know

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocOGvrTsjHtL51x80GRd8XvZZH6Xr3mzB

 

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021  6-8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldeqrqDktGtVn0k3mapxgCzQVHERjEhVR

 

Monday, September 13, 2021  6-8 pm  Roylyn Burton, MA

Resource Roundup-Identifying Relevant Resources for Caregivers

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpfuGhqDsqHNwYiv__ZFMjmr_75edWGtFO

 

Monday, September 13, 2021  6-8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Bullying

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdOirpzIsGdzOy3gsQeaSvunt5-t3Vn0W

 

Monday, September 13, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Sibling Dynamics

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcOmprz8uE922FOlVS0nnoLEEF3FTvORM

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021  7-9 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcod-yhqT4tG9DiKX9Xogn_Rej87Ak-DU0X

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee,RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention 2 - Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtce6pqD0oHdB4OMMTsV-u4ms-OhcJ5HYF

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021  6-8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduyvqj0jEtHixwqZgZe3DyTYfLB_rQ0E

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021  9 am - 12 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Child and Adolescent Development

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduqtqz0pHdK3-45HwlEOcIhyX2bBTdC5

 

Monday, September 20, 2021 6-8 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

Swipe Right - Empowering Parents to Guide their Child's Social Media Use

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/VDGnClYkNJfPGLpgIqtKiQ?domain=urldefense.com

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7-9 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

The Adoption Experience from the Perspective of the Adoptee- An Insider's View

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-qsrjopG9WUSr7pMZcFSj8y5qJis6ZC

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021  11 am - 1 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Trauma + Brain Development

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/SUo6CW6KX5UXnZYAtxKmxK?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6-8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Family Matters- Relatives Raising Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdu2vrTsuHtVQmMUhiMUfNSjNokw01DnJ

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention 3 - Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdOmgrjMtHNfD_SPnZevlR6hcMD-boFsN

 

Friday, September 24, 2021 10 am - 12 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents:  Sibling Dynamics

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudOCgpjouHNZ9lzKZ1NF51sA8KgFmRxGQ

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021  7-9 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

How to Understand the Complicated Child Welfare System

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rfumorj4oHtwBxX1mJx1BGyZZGHd3yrX0

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention 4 - Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqc-6urzsoEtKxxgW9mJaHCNkTqQHVpuzg


 

 

Clases en español

 

Busque su clase y luego haga clic en el enlace de registro.

Recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación sobre cómo unirse a la clase.

 


   

JULIO Clases en Linea

 

Lunes, 12 de julio  6-8 PM  Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

Cómo ser un padre prudente

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/TVmuCxkzwYhR9k8LuvjuNH?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Lunes, 12 de julio   6:30 - 8:30 pm    Laura Villegas, Entrenador adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Disciplina Positiva

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-qvqz0uGt04Aw0-eGfiwRaxWuWMsph6

 

Viernes, 30 de julio 10 am - 12 pm  Laura Villegas, Entrenador adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Disciplina Positiva

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-mrqzsjGNBn3DAzrRiLtO0WTY3cmsCH

 

AGOSTO Clases en Linea

 

Lunes, 9 de agosto  6:30 am - 8:30 pm Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Transiciones de apoyo

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-2hpzIuGNftTfH05rB4jlwLzVfSYC_4

 

Viernes, 13 de agosto  6 - 8 pm Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

and Laura Villegas, Entrendora adoptiva

Educación especial y el IEP

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcemoqjwsGNdl_8_LH9no4qfN2fC2Kxv1

 

Viernes, 27 de agosto  10 am - 12 pm Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Transiciones de apoyo

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsduypqzIiHdDpHa5f0ncsv9Mn1GJnb2qw

 

Lunes, 13 de septiembre 6:30 - 8:30 pm Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Dinámica entre hermanos

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84681307304?pwd=UkpjOWdNaFZ2VlB4T0h1RE1NQnovUT09

 

Lunes, 20 de septiembre 6-8 PM Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

Cómo ser un padre prudente

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/RUTECyPAxZt20ZD7hQVSQn?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Viernes, 24 de septeimbre  10 am - 12 pm   Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Dinámica entre hermanos

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdOCprjoiH9ZRa2ZEm2mOCs3l_ZAGdIlV

 

Lunes, 4 de octubre  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo:Afrontar el estrés

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-uoqj0uG9MzUKMhB8Wr1elX7eYFarcs

 

Viernes, 29 de octubre  10 am - 12 pm   Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo:Afrontar el estrés

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsfuCorjgsGtb6KXVe77NRqUXPzX0mBqNl

 

Lunes, 8 de noviembre  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Promoción de visitas saludables

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsceCsrDwpGNH_ahsDoRndzkFJ9g46jY6g

 

Viernes, 19 de noviembre  10 am - 12 pm  Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Promoción de visitas saludables

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kde2uqjkiHdTTQ1h3LMqGq1P4qUtEmPTQ

                               

(Las clases se agregan con frecuencia.)


IN-PERSON CLASSES:

In-Person classes are not offered at this time. We will update this site when we have new information.

 

Foster and Kinship Care classes (In-Person) are offered at various locations throughout Orange County.

 

(In-Person classes are postponed until further notice.)

 


To view a list of locations, click on the Program Locations map.

 

Image showing locations of the various FKCE site locations

Resource Family Support Opportunities

 

California Ombudsman for Foster Care

Help Line 1-877-846-1602
www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman ensures that the voice of foster children and youth is heard and act on their behalf.

 

Coast Hills Church

5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Heart and Home is a monthly support group that meets the first Sunday of every month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Please r.s.v.p. ahead of time for Free Childcare / inquiries at heartandhome4kids@gmail.com.  Heart and Home's purpose is to support families caring for children through foster care, guardianship, adoption, and Safe Families.

 

County of Orange California

California Department of Social Services

Family Urgent Response System (FURS)

The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) includes a statewide hotline as well as local mobile response teams to provide immediate trauma-informed support to current and former foster youth and their caregivers. Local mobile response teams are comprised of compassionate, trained professionals who are available to provide face-to-face support during critical moments. Both the statewide hotline and local mobile response teams are available 24/7/365.

Call or Text: 1-833-939-FURS

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/0GUaC68x4nf0V7vkf5XEuL?domain=cdss.ca.gov

 

OC Social Services Agency - Children Family Services

Visit their website for information on Foster Care, Adoptions, Resources, Events and more:

https://oc4kids.com/

OCSSA Resource Family Support

ssa.ocgov.com

714-704-8255

Family Resource Center

22481 Aspan Street, Suite B, Lake Forest, CA 92630

The South Orange County Family Resource Center (SOCFRC) offers a host of different programs designed as resources for parents. For more information on any of these services,

Click on http://www.socfrc.org/Services-Programs or call 949.364.0500.

 

Family Support Network

Parent Mentor Services - fsn-oc.org

Family Support Network.  Funded and supported by a loving community, Family Support Network offers a wide range of programs to provide resources for families of children with special needs or "at risk".

www.fsn-oc.org

 

Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County

Foster Care Auxiliary is a proactive group of foster parents, social workers and community members dedicated to working together to provide high quality care to dependent children, foster parent support and legislative advocacy.

 

KinshipCareCA.org

We hope to connect you to the services you need most, when you need them, in real time.  Find local resources and best-fit services providers by visiting us at:

KinshipCareCA.org.

 

Mariners Church

 Foster Youth & Families 5001 Newport Coast Dr. Irvine, CA 92603
949.769.8100; tmcmullen@marinerschurch.org

Foster Youth & Families is an Outreach Ministry at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA. The ministry provides education, events and services to the foster population in Orange County. https://fostercare.marinerschurch.org/about/

It truly takes a village to care for the foster youth & vulnerable children in our community! We believe everyone can play a significant part. 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. If you are a Foster or Kinship Family in need of support, please contact Tammy McMullen:  tmcmullen@marinerschurch.org 

 

OC United

418/436 W Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 515-3085

OC United provides resources and support to caregivers, children, and young adults from the foster care system through programs for parents and caregivers (RESPITE) and aged-out foster youth (THRIVE).

 

Olive Crest Kinship Support

Olive Crest’s goal is to provide services that strengthen families and encourage their success. Kinship Support Services offers support to relatives raising a relative’s children. If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, extended family member, or family friend who is raising your relative’s child, and you live in Orange County, support and resources are available to you.

Olive Crest’s Kinship Program Offers:

Learning Communities and Support Groups: Provide opportunities for education and support in various group settings to empower relative caregivers, build positive connections and strengthen kinship families.

Learning Communities are currently held virtually via zoom every Tuesday 10am-12pm. Pre-registration is required. Our staff can assist with registration process if needed.

Support groups are currently held Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm. Registration is not required. Please contact us for the link.

Intensive Case Management Services (for those who qualify). Relative caregiver advocates work closely with kinship families who may be at risk for disruption by developing an individual service plan focused on addressing specific service needs. (Advocates provide connections to community resources, respite care, and individual and family counseling.)

Please note: Childcare services during Learning Communities and Support groups are currently not available. They will become available once we resume in-person services.

To enroll or refer a family member to Kinship Support Services, contact kinship@olivecrest.org or call 714-361-4370; En Español: Todos los servicios están disponibles en español. Para más información, contacte kinship@olivecrest.org o 714-361-4370

 

Open Arms Adoption Resource Group

Darren and Guiselle Scott (714)  599-4473

 

Orangewood Youth Center

The Orangewood Resource Center (ORC) is available to assist you with services needed to become independent. Our goal is to provide you with individualized guidance and assistance to help you live independently.

https://www.orangewood4you.org/

 

Saddleback Church

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. We meet at three Saddleback Church campuses. 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.

https://saddleback.com/care/supportgroup/Adoption-Kinship-Foster-Care-Support-Group

 

The Nest Family Therapist

https://thenestfamilytherapy.com/

Contact Us

 

Martine Wehr, JD

Director,  Foster and Kinship Care Education

(949) 582-4217

mwehr@saddleback.edu

 

FKCE Program Office

(949) 582-4884

scfkce@saddleback.edu

 

FKCE Bilingual - Spanish

(949) 348-6275

rnava14@saddleback.edu