Foster and Kinship Care Education

Foster & Kinship Care Education

Our mission is to provide quality workshops, classes and support opportunities to Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship (relative) caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care.  We offer classes that will meet the foster and relative caregiver annual 8-hour requirement.

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.

**Please visit our "Classes" tab to view and enroll in our ONLINE CLASSES.**

                                                      Vaya a la pestaña "Clases"             

                                         We offer classes in English and Spanish.  

 

                                                                                                    

Until further notice there are no In-Person classes offered at this time.

 

Our Foster & Kinship Care Education classes serve all of Orange County.

All classes are FREE and open to the community

 

 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 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.

What about Training?

All training sessions are FREE. Our target audience is mainly Resource Families (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.  For a list of upcoming classes, please refer to the class schedule. Childcare is provided only at sites where it is offered. Please see the class schedule for details.

Where are Classes Held?

Classes are held at various sites throughout Orange County. See the “ Locations” tab or “Classes” tab for the various locations.

How do I Register for Training for In-Person Classes?

You must pre-register to ensure your place in the class. All FKCE 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? Call (949) 582-4884 or email scfkce@saddleback.edu.

What Type of Classes are Offered?

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.

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.  
 

We also 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?

 

How to Take an Online Foster and Kinship Care Education Class

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

2.   We encourage early registration!

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

4.   Complete each field on the registration page.

5.   You will receive a reply email from the instructor about joining the class via an “Invitation to Join the Class”

6.   Write this on your calendar as a reminder of the class date – you may also receive an email reminder prior to            class from the instructor

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

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

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

10. 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 a 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? Call (949) 582-4884 or email scfkce@saddleback.edu.

How much are your classes?

All FKCE classes are free.

Where are the classes located?

Classes are held at various sites throughout Orange County. See the “Locations” tab or “Classes" tab for the various locations.

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 held at OC Social Services- Children and Family Services, 744 North Eckhoff St., Orange, 92868.
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.

 

FOSTER YOUTH ATTENDING SADDLEBACK COLLEGE

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.

 

ONLINE CLASSES HERE!    

(scroll to bottom to view classes offered in Spanish)

 (Desplácese hacia abajo para ver las clases en español. )     

We offer Closed Captioning. One Week In Advance: send an email request to mwehr@saddleback.edu

Include your name, class title, date, time, and instructor name. 


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

(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

 


 

OCTOBER 2020 Online Classes

Enroll in advance.  You will receive a confirmation email about joining the class.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT     

TBRI - Introduction and Overview

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpceGqqTIiEt1woYuTio7ZBPDihF_0LAyZ 

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW

Attachment and Connection: Building Healthy Relationships with Your Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeqspzksEtRUBl5ScldEPsKMyQFSlxFk

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrfuyurD0oGd06t09iGq-K1aPwDEsaRqEL

 

Monday, October 5, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle: Creating Healthy Visitations

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApduCrqz0pGNa98pCgol1uHXZkwgfDg63e

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudeCgrjsjHNRqCDHnrXsL7PvNYix2ASfV

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI - Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeyorzwoGNJ4-DCkOLFeo-kUlF1OA4ru 

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Turning Dreams into Degrees

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrce2orzIvHdRL_TSvaslOlV-KQbjD42RL

 

Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Renae Dupuis, MDiv

TBRI - Correcting Principles

https://ocunited.org/initiatives/fostercare/respite/tbri/

 

Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. David Adams, Psy.D, LPCC, BCBA-D

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrc-CgqD0rHdJZfjUGTizyiLyTKqiK_aPO

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Rick Bazant, PsyD

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcuiqqDIsHdfrPAOGNwce7f9nlRHbmlA3

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Rights of Foster Youth (Canceled)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-6vqj4tGdEgyrZh_P7LDzy-uT6acNxi

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI - Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckde2orjIjHNS6MHyafOjHK4bSzY021LeO   

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Building Self Esteem and Character in Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd-6rpjMuHdydd4Tp5zPxeeNHY-EoBWJq

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Renae Dupuis, MDiv

Identifying Effects of Trauma on Children

https://ocunited.org/initiatives/fostercare/respite/fkceoct2020/ 

 

Monday, October 19, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Erin Kim and Geeta Karir, MSW

Adopting from Foster Care

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuf-2vqTosH9LJSwYzG9FAZlfcmTYAoOcf

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW 

Overview of Child Welfare System

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYufumhqjMtHNCmZm4wgkmV1GrmTE5dTPY5

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Renae Dupuis, MDiv

Developing Resiliency

https://ocunited.org/initiatives/fostercare/respite/fkceoct2020/ 

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI - Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpceqprzwvH9Ek7dptRoxfVMKvjuF5nQS5 

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Building Resilience in Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrcu6gqT4vEtNSSnnrtLhd69VbCUPupU6F

 

Friday, October 23, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle: Creating Healthy Visitations

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkd-6pqDMsE9EyYZE9oZA6UXYv8X6jOr5w

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Preparing Teenagers for Emancipation/Independent Living

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocemsqT0sHtInExe8Xu44zIhxcDK8cxgR

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scOmrpzwiGNHfmSYeIzPUT6TcLvsf6Dtz

 

 


 

November 2020 Online Classes

Enroll in advance.  You will receive a confirmation email about joining the class.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW

Building Resilience

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsce2opzIuE9NISCQrRXx6QlgjRwyyiehI

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:30 - 8:30pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Eating Disorders

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcuChqTkqE9X0h6YSxQPfMLUnJ_GQ5RpF   

 

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

LBGT Youth: Creating Safe Spaces

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvde2vqTsiGdFyMLNcywGFxkyVcJ965e3a

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-ioqDwsHNCjmnffFHdxFyr8l1_GQm4a

 

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI 1 - Introduction and Overview

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocOyqqjMuHdyy2IZ8O4uFdO2WX6LKicrc   

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Rick Bazant, PsyD

Conflict Resolution

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcuiurD8vH9Z4Rw1AcJC6S2oRCeHQeGix

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc-6hqD4jEtUmEUgnwd1xQn9kS9T2_FJM

 

Monday, November 9, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle: Supporting Transitions

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOGtrj8qE9UQXCqJTpGwTtHb9f_OEAed 

 

Monday, November 9, 2020 6:00  - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Navigating the New Covid-19 World with Our Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucOqqrjIiG9ynZP8J31MTGUJgrSkoizhq

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW

Adult Attachment: Why your "stuff" matters!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc--spjsjHt1jdiQpQ8-LT6k_QPAZ6xhO

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI - Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdeurrTgvHNQiRD34kR2iDEps2SwxOezU

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Building Self-Esteem and Character in Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucOivqjIpHtVSroZwCbr5OtkOO3e_ZtB6

 

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. David Adams, Psy.D, LPCC, BCBA-D

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOyurDIuGNeNgTrjtVFBr1vSlnJQ6D1A

 

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvceqprDMtGNbojiBDX6xSpztY7LMyhgqG

 

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:30-8:30 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor and Raina Lee,  OCDE

How to Thrive During Distance Learning

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudO6rqTkoE9Ai81IPez7AwnvnoSCq7WjR

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Not Home for the Holidays

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcu6rqDojHdaG2mTYVnqcfALFH-bXdS0R

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lindy Johnson, MSW

Attachment + Connection

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-qhqjMjGNeI1lo6MRHyCKpldfUEyzah

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT

TBRI -  Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcOigpjkpH93v5eHlH9sPzxt6QxljFOLZ 

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW

What to Expect in the Journey-An Insider's View of the Adoption Experience

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-2qqjgtGNUSmHRQ8sp8KsxOMT6RLxfS

 

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle: Supporting Transitions

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeqsrTksHNeBj-uCJI9NPmbMGqKHNLMA 

 

Monday, November 30, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW

Navigating the New Covid-19 World with Our Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-2qrD8rHdT5HxoNHUvORiWeYdnExA5X

 

 

 


 

CLASSES OFFERED IN SPANISH

 

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

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

 


Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Maria Major

Desarrollar la resiliencia

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArceGsrjkrHtPvWIT-nqvbO6gLSKSvFvPW

 

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Maria Diaz

Ansiedad y Depresion

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdeitrz0tGNVLl92i9C9-5mzlktO4Guxz

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Jessica Escalante, MA

Desarrollo Infantil (0-17 anos) 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf-2oqzwpHtbOEEwzp5NHi6RCjhH8lmU5

 

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Jessica Escalante, MA

Desarrollo Infantil (0-17 anos)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcu2vrTguEtaTqKqmAFbqY04p22xm4KXA

 

 


Cuenta Conmigo: Se proveerán temas esenciales para padres sustitutos en un ambiente que fomenta apoyo.

 

Facilitado por Laura Villegas

Se dará crédito por dos horas por clase. ¿Tiene preguntas? Comuníquese con Laura Villegas, (714) 944-4427.

Lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2020   6:30-8:30 p.m. Laura Villegas

Disicplina positiva

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvde-gpz4pGNxS44IsfCC2PeU0TPIEFM4p(link is external)

 

Viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laura Villegas

Disicplina positiva

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcuqqrTsrH9HCuCv7SvsUlUhQO604zOEl(link is external)

 

Lunes, 5 de octubre de 2020   6:30-8:30 p.m. Laura Villegas

Preparándonos para visitas positivas

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocu2qpjsoGdMoRrDdppJuv2JvZ0M75nep(link is external)

 

Viernes 23 de octubre de 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laura Villegas

Preparándonos para visitas positivas 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcO2uqD8oH9xiB4GCs32DFCtcMHR-CEIv(link is external)

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Lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2020    6:30-8:30 p.m. Laura Villegas

Apoyando en momentos de transición

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-iqqT8sHtRzC-TSNF3v3xOBWUosQH_t(link is external)

 

Viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laura Villegas

Apoyando en momentos de transición 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu2gqz0tGNQnD_es0FxZ8MPcSoz8d8W9(link is external)

 

Lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2020    6:30-8:30 p.m. Laura Villegas

Cómo trabajar en equipo para criar a nuestros niños 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqurj4uHtNw34P9TiP31AhO3MQSPO25(link is external)

 

Viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2020 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laura Villegas

Cómo trabajar en equipo para criar a nuestros niños

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-qqqDMuHdSNiecumCALxo2UU9Lm9N4c

(Check back frequently. More online classes are in-the-works...)


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

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

OC Social Services Agency - Children Family Services

 

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

https://oc4kids.com/

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

(Classroom is in the back.) 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).

RESPITE Support Group (2nd & 4th Sundays) – 2:00-3:30pm – OC United 434/436 Classrooms.  Childcare available with registration. For more information and resources contact: Renae M. Dupuis, Trauma Specialist and Program Director - renaed@ocunited.org, 714-515-3094.

THRIVE stands for Transitional Home Recognizing Independence, Value, and Empowerment. The THRIVE Program empowers former-foster and at-risk youth toward healthy independence within the community by coming alongside them with case management, counseling, and providing the skills necessary to succeed in life.  We provide practical services like budget coaching, simple cooking, mentoring, job search training, and other important life skills classes. 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.  Our goal is to equip young men and women to THRIVE as confident, self-sufficient adults. THRIVE Nights- If you’re a former foster youth, come join us the second and fourth Tuesday night of the month at THRIVE Night!  It’s a great place to relax, enjoy a meal, connect and hang out.  Email jimd@ocunited.org to get involved!

 

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:

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

Support groups resume the 2nd Wednesday of January. La Habra will resume in February -see schedule below.

1st Wednesday Spanish & English Support Group is at La Habra FRC 6-7:30pm **childcare provided

2nd Wednesday English Support Group is at the Panera in Lake Forest 10am-11:30am **no childcare

3rd Wednesday English Support Group at Olive Crest Santa Ana 6-7:30pm, Saddleback College nights time is 6-8pm **childcare and teen group available

4th Wednesday Spanish Support Group at Olive Crest Santa Ana 6-7:30pm, Saddleback College nights time is 6-8pm **childcare and teen group available

Case Management Services: Relative care 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.)

Relative Care Mentors: Olive Crest offers experienced relative caregivers available to offer valuable insight, guidance, and support to relative caregivers through the sharing of personal experiences on an individual or group basis.

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. Para más información, contacta kinship@olivecrest.org o 657.622.4191

 

Open Arms Adoption Resource Group

Darren and Guiselle Scott (714)  599-4473

 

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
Ph: (949) 582-4217
mwehr@saddleback.edu

 

FKCE Program Office
Ph: (949) 582-4884 - Please leave a reply email.                                                                    
scfkce@saddleback.edu