Foster and Kinship Care Education

Foster & Kinship Care Education

                                                                             Director, Martine Wehr, JD

 

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.

Support is provided for those requiring disability accommodation by contacting the Saddleback College FKCE program office at scfkce@saddleback.edu at least 14 days prior to class.

 

 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?

FKCE classes are offered either Online and/or In-Person. Check the current FKCE Schedule of Classes to view all classes offered.

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

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.

Please note there must be at least two participants for classes to be held.   Classes start promptly at the start time indicated in the schedule. 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, please contact the instructor or registration site and update your status.

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 offered either Online and/or In-Person.  As Covid restrictions ease, we will be able to offer more In-Person training.

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.

What if I need a disability accommodation?

If you require a disability accommodation to participate in a class, please contact the Saddleback College FKCE program office at scfkce@saddleback.edu at least 14 days prior to the class for assistance.

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 online with some in-person options, too!


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 all the registration questions.

You will receive a return email about joining the class.

 

BEFORE THE TRAINING STARTS

• Download the Zoom app to access the workshop on a device (computer or phone) that has a camera and    microphone. Click on this link to download Zoom to your device: https://zoom.us/download

(refer to the guide above to get started)

• You do not need to sign up/register for a Zoom account to login to the training - you only need to download the app if you will be joining from a smartphone or tablet.

REQUIREMENTS

• You must be available the entire duration of the designated training hours.

• You must be able to participate undisturbed, at a quiet location, where your face is visible via video and where you are able to type responses.

• Log-on on time. Admittance to the class will close 15 minutes after the start time.

• If you are absent from the virtual classroom for more than 10 minutes, you will be dismissed from the training and will not receive credit/certification.

DURING THE CLASS

• Everyone can see everything you are doing, so please be mindful of your surroundings. Please refrain from “lounging” or laying down while in class.

• Just as childcare is not provided for onsite FKCE classes, please refrain from having your children, other family members, or anyone who is not registered for the workshop in the virtual class with you. If childcare is an issue, please select a workshop time where you can participate undisturbed.

• Please do not multi-task while on the call. You must give your full attention to this important training.

• Please make sure you are at a stationary location. Do not participate in the class while you are driving. Do not participate in the class while you are walking, doing household chores, or any other activity where you are moving between locations.

• Active participation is required. If you have challenges with typing in the chat box, please have paper and pen ready so you can write your responses and show them on screen.

YOUR CERTIFICATE WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU AS A PDF

 

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.
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.

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, please email or call your registration site and update your status. 

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.

Other services:

What if I need a disability accommodation?

If you require a disability accommodation to participate in a class, please contact the Saddleback College FKCE program office at scfkce@saddleback.edu at least 14 days prior to the class for assistance.

 


May is National Foster Care Month

 

Partner with relatives and kin to strengthen families.

Learn more here!

https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/


May 2022 Online Classes

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 4 - Correcting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcodeqgqDgvE9fNpPJ3b2wBNagkdHYf-Fzi 

 

Friday, May 27, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Erin Kim, Resource Family Mentor

Learning Circle: Partnering with Birth Parents

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd-uqpj4rE9XR2_hTXM4mSmA1l3QvvZOg


May In-Person Classes

Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church Peace Center 1 Purpose Dr. Lake Forest 92630

Instructor:  Tristen MCGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

 

TBRI Learning and Connecting Group

Thursday, May 04, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Every Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Please register ahead using this link or register in person the day of:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/246964446307


June Online Classes

 

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpfuirrzIoHdOR-5KhU-rFItzETNEBm9TW

 

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 6 - 8 pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Stress and Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-2qrzsuHd3nENvICx-A7MnbvmuR_Qae

 

Thursday, June 02, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOygpjwsEtyRlfDNhxIJYGde6_xxHIQ1

 

Friday, June 03, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

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

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/_CgyClYkNJfkoL8gFDlfia?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Saturday, June 04, 2022 9 am - 12 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Child and Adolescent Development

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrf-irrjIqHtTG2dm3fuvx3aSBTyLHaBa7

 

Saturday, June 04, 2022 9 - 11 am David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctc--qpjksEtPMNu4VWbjQU8bIhw0HKZWC

 

Monday, June 06, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Preparing Teenagers for Emancipation/Independent Living

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-isqjkvHtyZiPHjaIgfGJxFwPbdqdRU

 

Monday, June 06, 2022 6 - 8 pm Roylyn Burton, MA

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

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/auZpC0RoP5f42j56iryho6?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Monday, June 06, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm Kelsey Zurcher

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc--grDspHtz7kypfmaJ8xXhsveEZ_Q7C

 

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness for Youth in Foster Care

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-2tpj4sHtNSdyj57R4DiFqwIphozxs8

 

Thursday, June 09, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Keeping Children Safe

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkduqvqj4iHdyKPCCqP5XHhUWR57YlCjgb

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022 9 am - 12 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Teenagers 

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdOmqpjIuEtP_57Uu-5s0Ot9caMxg2EQ_

 

Monday, June 13, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Overview of the Child Welfare System

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUofu2srz4uGdbLlTr0sSJu5rZfv1OTfoHo

 

Monday, June 13, 2022 6 - 8 pm Roylyn Burton

Cycle Breaker Cycle Maker: Developing a Positive Identity in Teen Girls

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/855nC68x4nfMoXvQu5oHCV?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Grief and Loss in Foster Care

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf-iopzkoHdIBXqI3yfQl8quQz1YO1Vuj

 

June In-Person Classes

Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church Peace Center 1 Purpose Dr. Lake Forest 92630

Please register ahead using this link or register in person the day of: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/246964446307 

TBRI Learning and Connecting Group 

Every Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT 

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT 


July Online Classes

Friday, July 01, 2022  10 am - 12 pm   Roylyn Burton   

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvd-mqqzgoGNMDJvv1BoTmfWcRkhbMm2VG

 

Saturday, July 02, 2022   9 - 11 am   David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D           

Lying, Stealing, and Hoarding               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuqoqT4uGNG3LTuVTKdKuncL7cZXNq3a

 

Tuesday, July 05, 2022    6-8 pm  Roylyn Burton   

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscuqorTgoHNLvtVfeyj9t6hEosXCkEmKF

 

Wednesday, July 06, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Rick Bazant, PsyD            

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Awareness               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclduGrqj0vGNxao2nfbDs7BbM_93BDJnBR

 

Wednesday, July 06, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW          

Prudent Parenting               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceyrqDwiGNepsV8jSlOzjuNe-C4uwkNF

 

Thursday, July 07, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW          

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcOiqqDwqH9fcCy85ecJBasZZ2e3hn1Yt

 

Saturday, July 09, 2022   9 am - 12 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW          

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeysrDwqHdZ0iMhnIlY028w3ruqTBbM9

 

Monday, July 11, 2022    6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW          

To Raise as Well as Protect               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-utrz0iH90gL2uEaxmUdGL6idxnr8sm

 

Monday, July 11, 2022    6 - 8 pm    Roylyn Burton   

Cycle Breaker Cycle Maker: Developing a Positive Identity in Teen Girls           

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcOmrqT0oGdweSPfga8DKF3wLhRPV3vEE

 

Monday, July 11, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvd-CopzotEtZN106wB1azoIFW4FfVoq9u

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022    6 - 8 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW          

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child           

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceuqpzgqH9IMVwPpcgnduqjYh0VXj1TU

 

Saturday, July 16, 2022   8:30 am - 12:30 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW          

Attachment Parenting               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqfu-uqD8tG9aXtNYCmrzF6PzSrYSkqhFi

 

Monday, July 18, 2022    6 - 8 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW          

Anger Management      

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkde2vpzguGtEMVHhJTbRvl_E-RSPa5Xpp

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022    6 - 8 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW          

Working with Birth Parents               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrd--uqT8vH9duLiBQCKPAoG5TIJB1a8QA

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW          

Self-Care for Resource Parents               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcequrDosHtP1mZmTHyQxjMi5LoCrJ9I0

          

Friday, July 29, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uc-2tqDkvHdxFiGoyhw7eRKHArWYis85e

          


 

August Online Classes

Monday, August 01, 2022  6 - 8 pm Roylyn Burton

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcO-opjooHN32GnNAGxUrvXoasleexjum

 

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 10 am - 12 pm  Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 1 - Overview

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcuqhqzkpG9OVKoF4aPb8P7-cbi8IrtC7

 

Tuesday, August 02, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOioqzwsHNALmt82TdHkrUu0oF94FnYZ

 

Wednesday, August 03, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdO-vqDgqE9KYLxnQpiepxXuIvwWv9ziA

 

Saturday, August 06, 2022  9 am - 12 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdOGgpzMtGdCdiKPWp8Phqs821ZAYtINj

 

Saturday, August 06, 2022 9 - 11 am David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Positive Discipline Strategies for Traumatized Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkc-uhqj8sGN3NxEaGYaY5Y-ZOtZlgQbrD

 

Monday, August 08, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Roylyn Burton

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdemtrDkiH9IHqmMXNX0kSFQxKWA29nIQ

 

Monday, August 08, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Family Matters: Relatives Raising Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqf-ihqT8uG9LtXImJBetNTriaelVOL_bb

 

Monday, August 08, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm Erin Kim,  Resource Family Mentor

Learning Circle: Adopting from Foster Care

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudO2srj0iGddxGOri7U0b5ETP3QW-xiaR

 

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 2 - Connecting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvfu6tqTkuG9eP5BZzyJQ0S2zTneOiVr_g

 

Tuesday, August 09, 2022  6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Domestic Violence

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpfuyrqDMpH9Dqnu4YkDtif0fFhErlpBSX

 

Friday, August 12, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Roylyn Burton

Cycle Breaker Cycle Maker: Developing a Positive Identity in Teen Girls

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdequqzktG9XivGgLnUiqThNLtYFhLTHX

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Harmful Behaviors

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdeiprDsvGNO7Kdwf6ELUAmfOYg6XL7QF

 

Monday, August 15, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrd-yqpjwiE9AM8hvBtPUArKFCI0Lgp3jz

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Getting Along with Others

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdOGrqjMqHtEhqDCzs7l1lNrBaMcNusd2

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 3- Empowering Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOqhqjsiGd1NRVyGhT81VKf-XwWS1keT

 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Preparing Your Own Children for Fostering

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocu2urzgjHtBmcM7SaHmqFr63PvkGNYFK

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 4 - Correcting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuduCrqTwjEtYPq84mgBSYD47CsW3lXi28

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6 - 8 pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Working with Birth Parents/Visitation 

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcumhrTgrH9U7DDDkAlK5Dtc3jdp_5Utx

 

Friday, August 26, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Adopting from Foster Care

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrfu6rrTMsHNyTXJHq_RKlAPt6MvgOeNaS

 


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.

 

ANTES DE EL ENTRENAMIENTO

• Descargue la aplicación de Zoom para tener acceso a la clase por medio de su computadora o teléfono inteligente que tenga capacidades de cámara y micrófono. Haga clic este enlace para descargar la aplicación de Zoom hasta su computadora o teléfono: https://zoom.us/download

(Consulte la guía de arriba para obtener su cuenta)

 

REQUISITOS

• Debe estar disponible en la totalidad de la clase.

• Debe tener la habilidad de participar imperturbable, en un lugar tranquilo, donde su rostro sea visible por medio de video y pueda escribir sus respuestas.

• Inicie la sesión a tiempo. Entrada a la clase cerrara 15 minutos después de la hora de inicio.

• Si usted esta ausente de la clase virtual por mas de 10 minutos, usted será despedido de la clase y no recibirá crédito o certificación.

REQUISITOS

• Todos podrán ver lo que hace durante la sesión, por favor tenga en cuenta lo que pasa a su alrededor. Por favor absténgase de acostarse durante la clase.

• Tal como no hay cuidado de niños durante las clases de FKCE, por favor absténgase de tener a niños, o otros miembros de la familia que no se hayan registrado presente durante la clase. Si el cuidado de niños es un problema, por favor participe en otra clase en la cual pueda participar imperturbablemente.

• Por favor no haga tareas múltiples durante la clase. Debe prestar toda la atención durante la clase.

• Asegúrese de estar en una ubicación estacionaria. No participe mientras maneja. No participe mientras camina, mientras hace tareas domesticas o cual quier otra actividad en la cual deba moverse entra ubicaciones.

• La participación es un requisito. Si tiene problemas escribiendo mensajes en la ventana de chat, por favor tenga papel y una pluma a la mano para escribir su respuesta y demostrarla en pantalla.

SU CERTIFICADO SERA ENVIADO POR CORREO ELECTRONICO COMO PDF 2 SEMANAS DESPUES DE LA CLASE

 


2022

 

Viernes, Mayo 27, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Viridiana Vazquez, MSW

Mayo: Asociación con los padres biológicos

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdO-rpzsiHtbsjgGoSueJfEfx58Hkd_Ix

 

Saturday, May 28, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm   Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW       

Cómo conectarse con sus niños en base a la confianza y el apego: TBRI (Introducción)           

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkce6uqDkpHtSgsdlbbZF02TPpTYGalHgd

 

 


Junio en línea

Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

El autocuidado: cuándo tomar una pausa

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/T_2KCn5mjLHxWyZvcN8Kdx?domain=urldefense.com

 

Monday, June 6, 2022 6 - 8 pm Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

Cómo conectarse con sus niños en base a la confianza y el apego: TBRI (Introducción)

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/NLQNClYkNJfkM9wxUGRGY5?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

Cómo ser un padre prudente

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscuuqqTwiGdMCeRX79XoIQwpo7QFQcdQ-

 


Julio en línea

Saturday, July 09, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Resolución de problemas con preadolescentes y adolescentes

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/vg7ACYEYNjtgEkXKH0ZPBK?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Monday, July 11, 2022 6 - 8 pm Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW

Como ser un padre prudente

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOmupzMuG9Alzvbu-A7OYVQzY9tkVeLj

 

Monday, July 18, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Técnicas de crianza positiva con los niños y adolescentes

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Fa1UCZ6GNkUxrPY1ijlw7b?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us


Agosto en línea

Monday, August 01, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Resolución de problemas con preadolescentes y adolescentes

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/xLzYC1wpPgfO2nXrfpwCvL?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Técnicas de crianza positiva con los niños y adolescentes

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/I0cuC2kqQjh6PKQLI2_N_C?domain=saddleback-edu.zoom.us

 

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

 

Olive Crest  

2130 E. 4th , Suite 200, Santa Ana 92705

Saddleback Church

1 Purpose Dr., Lake Forest 92630

 

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

 

Orange County Student Mental Health Resource Directory

Browse local Orange County mental health resources for school and district staff, student/youth peers, family members, and more.

https://ocstudentmentalhealth.org/resource-directory/

 

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