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 disability accommodation?

If you require 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.

 


September Online Classes

Saturday, September 03, 2022   9 - 11 am   David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpfuigrzoiH90AjEONjCzBIYS31eGu6G5-

 

Tuesday, September 06, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Roylyn Burton

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udO6prTwiGNCfLrWK6LyoVc3ZYQ2-E2bq

 

Tuesday, September 06, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOivqz4oHtxthUc4H2I8LVlK6yrmybvH

 

Wednesday, September 07, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrduGvqj0rHNRGrMe0x8Rjw0QxcmgUQum6

 

Wednesday, September 07, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Rick Bazant,PsyD

Conflict Resolution

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdeqspjgvEtX4BGYaq1hBcr5StNt3b1Qu

 

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) 1 - Introduction and Overview

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-2hrj8uE9DZ625Gt8ghJGZv_WEqFdSP

 

Thursday, September 08, 2022 11 am - 1 pm Brenda Crary, LMFT/Tristen MGhee, RD

Adult Attachment: How We Connect - 1

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArd-GorzooH9xKWqhmdmLfPeQSFuRSK06G

 

Friday, September 09, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Roylyn Burton

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

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctfu6vrjojHNbwcdOQcBlqh_1nrDK6nbLd

 

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9 am - 12 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Teenagers

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfuyqrjwrHty8dun-GtjCckFpuIYLbEcq

 

Monday, September 12, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Overview of the Child Welfare System

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkc-6urj4jGNA6mn9Hd0y1NjvUwjpb2xDB

 

Monday, September 12, 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/tJAtdOGtpz0pHtZj7th1QOlweXT28p8q48LM

 

Monday, September 12, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Finding Your Voice Through Advocacy

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudO-vqjMrGdTw43PxLI1lQv1oEHGie3HE

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Bullying

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qduCvqDoiHNwaxzZFMopB7bF3jeHSxLiM

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention(TBRI®)  2 - Connecting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-2hrj8uE9DZ625Gt8ghJGZv_WEqFdSP

 

Thursday, September 15, 2022  11 am - 1 pm  Brenda Crary, LMFT/ Tristen McGhee, RD

Adult Attachment: How We Connect - 2

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkd-Gqpz8pHNSL8iddxkSrlXkv2A9E7FPS

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022  9 am - 12 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Child and Adolescent Development 

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUof-qurTkjGtwc4W9JCqaVEJJ-KDW9nVH7

 

Monday, September 19, 2022 6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Preparing Teenagers for Emancipation/Independent Living

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEude-vqT0qH9MYojV2NowzLaE_c3GwUiKl

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Managing Everyday Behaviors

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqde-prjktGdCfPWwvGxpkJc2dS2TbGE2X

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Danisha Keating, PhD

From Foster to PhD- Empowering Youth to Succeed in Life and School!

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMude6qqDIvHdXtvlUtTBbNvAF4laAvZm9H

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention(TBRI®)   3 - Empowering Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-2hrj8uE9DZ625Gt8ghJGZv_WEqFdSP

 

Thursday, September 22, 2022  11 am - 1 pm  Brenda Crary, LMFT/ Tristen McGhee, RD

Adult Attachment: How We Connect -3

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtf-2grjkqE9A_4Fyv4GcuqU3DOsGhlMGr

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9 am - 12 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Turning Dreams into Degrees

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuisqjssHNYI_m9xP-bAjHtUHsHP5R2w

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) 4 - Correcting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-2hrj8uE9DZ625Gt8ghJGZv_WEqFdSP

 

Friday, September 30, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Finding Your Voice Through Advocacy

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduCvqj4oGtXhIOUmAPnQy1PRmCFj9BwU

 

IN-PERSON Classes

Saddleback Church Peace Center, 1 Purpose Dr., Lake Forest 92630

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

Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) - Learning and Connecting Group

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10 am - 12 pm  - Canceled

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Saddleback Church Peace Center, 1 Purpose Dr., Lake Forest 92630

Register at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-foster-to-phd-empowering-youth-to-succeed-in-life-and-school-tickets-388929477537

Tuesday, September 20, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Dr. Danisha Keating

From Foster to PhD - Empowering Youth to Succeed in Life and School!

 

Orange Unified School District 1401 N. Handy, Orange, 92867 - Building J-Student and Community Services

Register by calling:  (714) 628-5424 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5 - 7 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child

Must RSVP for this class by Friday, 9/16/22

 

Orangewood Foundation 1575 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana 92705

To register email Gerardo Marquez at gmarquez@orangewoodfoundation.org

Wednesday, September 21, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Rick Bazant, PsyD

How to Mentor Teens

 


October Online Classes

Monday, October 03, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Partnering with Birth Parents

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcOGvpj4iE9QerAX5FxKUfu2GCDnu-Lbu

 

Monday, October 03, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscO-gqzkpGtHTp6BC6ET_ksJT_6lgx-zk

 

Monday, October 03, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

Resource Roundup

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOqhqD4qHNCxLHxFOvPVO1BJGqD0ZRxj

 

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sce2opj8qHNE1qD9MD9BZJOZ29FyIzNI4

 

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Helping Children with Anxiety and Depression

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsd-iorzsuHNflBJ6A-_j9ABkx6QGcJ1hR

 

Wednesday, October 05, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Roylyn Burton

Swipe Right

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-qgrDoqHNZi8JacWuQPTXT_XL6wSzve

 

Thursday, October 06, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness for Youth in Foster Care

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuceCtqT8rGdx7_-CyNDz-GZUS-9wKyrK7

 

Friday, October 07, 2022   9 - 11 am   Roylyn Burton

Cycle Breaker Cycle Maker - Helping Teen Girls Build Healthy Identities

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModOCvqDwiH9UjqaqR7VFdT3StBWZTXOHM

 

Saturday, October 08, 2022 9 am - 12 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOCqrz0vHNDjyo-pF5nNgfM9JYWGEtaK

 

Saturday, October 08, 2022 9 am - 12 pm David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Navigating the World of Autism

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceqrqz4pHNMDCvH4fO_-3Fo_PeSYJeG7

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-uvrjwjHNL8_9nVMbyCjGt99ULmawHY

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Anger Management

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpf-urpjkqHt1KdPoP8Ix9zkXQ6rGKQdEA

 

Friday, October 14, 2022  9 am - 11 am   Roylyn Burton and Dena Nassef (OCDE)

Educational Resources for School Success

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcldu-gqj0rGNfczD779UOuT2VEgwCX45dg

 

Monday, October 17, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

LGBT Youth: Creating Safe Spaces

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0of-iqqj4oHtUAWP4A341caJdM2RIzhpVk

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceGupjIjGNZIkMiBKHvWXS5Z_scahFA0

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Managing Meltdowns

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvduqpqT8jGdF0iuBauvfLvHGw-wvRUM40

 

Friday, October 28, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Partnering with Birth Parents

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqce-srj8rH9ILRqm836-RkSssL5p-L6aZ

 

IN-PERSON Classes

Saddleback Church Peace Center,1 Purpose Dr., Lake Forest 92630

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

Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Pracitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention  (TBRI®) - Learning and Connecting Group

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10 am - 12 pm 

 

Orange Unified School District 1401 N. Handy, Orange 92867 - Building J-Student and Community Services

Register by calling:  (714) 628-5424 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022  5 - 7 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

 

Olive Crest  2130 E. 4th Street, Ste. 200, Santa Ana 92705                    

To register: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org or call (714) 361-4370.                                   

Monday, October 10, 2022   6 - 8 pm   (Child Care Provided)    

Finding Balance: Caring for Yourself While You Care for Others

 

Orangewood Foundation  1575 E. 17th Street Santa Ana, 92705

To register: gmarquez@orangewoodfoundation.org

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6 - 8 pm Rick Bazant, PsyD

Conflict Resolution


November Online Classes

Tuesday, November 01, 2022  6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpf-2tqzssHd3WF03czsctFJsyiBHEhuId

 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Rick Bazant, PsyD

Conflict Resolution

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcOyrrTojGdQZROQc-RU5YRlSVHWkegRw

 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) 1 - Introduction and Overview

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdOmqqT4oE9bgHbPWWpIDyVUYLJhcHsV0

 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022   6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

Resource Roundup

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOqhqD4qHNCxLHxFOvPVO1BJGqD0ZRxj

 

Friday, November 04, 2022   9 - 11 am   Roylyn Burton

Swipe Right

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsc-igrTkrHNTbsKLDGwjceAGitmQ2Zsr3

 

Saturday, November 05, 2022  9 am - 12 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEufumoqDMoGtHu66OcT1ixAhCO16BBxj9P

 

Monday, November 07, 2022  6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Raising Self-Reliant Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItc-6rqj8iG9yHGZTxUkmk-UhozGjKs-OA

 

Monday, November 07, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Supporting Children Through the Holidays

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlfuqgrzgtEtUpM8UFIrX-Mt43KjUOSzCI

 

Monday, November 07, 2022   6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

Cycle Breaker Cycle Maker - Helping Teen Girls Build Healthy Identities

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdO6rpz8pHdOGzQtAwlxFLSmtKViazF6e

 

Tuesday, November 08, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Domestic Violence

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfuuuqjwqHtHNrpHGPB8uY6XYD-0yD_hK

 

Wednesday, November 09, 2022  6 - 8 pm Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkd-qpqDkiHdxQA4pjBAl37G8MfdW_Hp7v

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Not Home for the Holidays

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuigqzMvGdxDGpMlBzdtuRQlRLgrOeX7

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  risten McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)2 - Connecting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdOmqqT4oE9bgHbPWWpIDyVUYLJhcHsV0

 

Friday, November 18, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor & Trainer

Learning Circle: Supporting Children Through the Holidays

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcOitrTkoEtfeSjAYnNw2k_f_8L2INzWj

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) 3 - Empowering Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdOmqqT4oE9bgHbPWWpIDyVUYLJhcHsV0

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) 4 - Correcting Principles

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdOmqqT4oE9bgHbPWWpIDyVUYLJhcHsV0

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022  6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

Resource Roundup

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdeGqpzwjH9G5zTsAb0YqTac4SxeZCclL

 

IN PERSON

Saddleback Church Peace Center, 1 Purpose Dr., Lake Forest 92630

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

Brenda Crary, LMFT and Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Pracitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) - Learning and Connecting Group

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 10 am - 12 pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10 am - 12 pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10 am - 12 pm

 

Orange Unified School District  1401 N. Handy, Orange 92867 - Building J-Student and Community Services

Register by calling:  (714) 628-5424 

Wednesday, November 02, 2022  5 - 7 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Working with Birth Parents

Must RSVP by Friday 10/28

 

Orangewood Foundation  1575 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana 92705

To Register: email Gerardo Marquez at gmarquez@orangewoodfoundation.org

Wednesday, November 16, 2022  6 - 8 pm  Rick Bazant, PsyD

Drugs and Youth

 

Olive Crest  2130 E. 4th Street, Ste. 200, Santa Ana 92705

To Register: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org or call (714) 361-4370.

Monday, November 14, 2022  6 - 8 pm  (Child Care Provided)

Challenging Behaviors


Clases en español - NEW Go to the "Spanish" tab for classes!

 

 

 

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

 

Septiembre en línea

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

Conectando con Adolescentes  

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrfuyvpzsuGdC9Fvu2zGzRuEBl9gEIAfr0

 

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

Cómo criar a niños cuando nada nos está funcionando         

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdu2rrDksH9IcFzP7yeCplViF-CBGvium

 

Monday, September 12, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm  Viridiana Vazquez, MSW

Encontrar Su Voz a Través de la Abogacía

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdemppz4oEtVX1FVV0Wm2yOZoxM2DRl0m

 

Monday, September 12, 2022   6 - 8 pm  Veronica Flores Deleon   

Entendiendo el Sistema de Dependencia en el Tribunal de Menores y La Corte      

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdeirrT8iHNPVdS9fZ1H7manEZcxLYTkF

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022  10 am - 12 pm   Veronica Flores Deleon   

Entendiendo el Sistema de Dependencia en el Tribunal de Menores y La Corte  

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuf-CoqjksGdM15WWQNF05slVoxHqkwn_j

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022  10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Resolución de Problemas con Preadolescentes y Adolescentes      

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqd-6gqDguG91pTopEupaR_sGPe0vStwEq

 

Monday, September 26, 2022   10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT

Técnicas de Crianza Positiva con los Niños y Adolescentes          

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcuyqpz4vGdQxAZbxX31bsGJBOP6ANnjP 

 

Monday, September 26, 2022     6 - 8 pm     Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW       

Cómo ser un padre prudente                

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd-qgpj0pHdf7JlT66Wtp7dve1nePGGKK 

 

Friday, September 30, 2022  10 am - 12:00 pm  Viridiana Vazquez, MSW

Encontrar Su Voz a Través de la Abogacía

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcuutpjoiGtzdprwyhtjHrXeQNpPHA7L7

 

 


 

Octubre en línea

Saturday, October 01, 2022   10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT             

Conectando con Adolescentes                                                         

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsd-mgrj0oGNdQNA3oDi0DBUr0k7Wn9b3V

 

Monday, October 03, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm Viridiana Vazquez, MSW

Asociación con Padres Biológicos

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldOCgrDgsGNO_HfyFnId90v31o-sMB4QX

 

Monday, October 03, 2022      6 - 8 pm   Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW       

Cómo criar a niños cuando nada nos está funcionando            

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckfuGqrTkpHt3Rr1rm-4f2OLXkp65oq0ZT 

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022   10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT             

Resolución de problemas con preadolescentes y adolescentes

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcuurpzMoGdar2vJ-M7Tpaf_Nl1rqANXW

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022    10:30 am - 12:30 pm    Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW       

Educación especial y el IEP                 

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-yoqz0iHdCw3jSrFj4P0hr6Eb7om4td

 

Monday, October 17, 2022  10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT             

Técnicas de crianza positiva con los niños y adolescentes          

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqduuhrzMvG9ZMRBcHaDNU_r4nSglZVUBv       

 

Saturday, October 22, 2022       10:30 am - 12:30 pm     Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW       

Cómo ser un padre prudente               

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfuCgpjwvGdBF1UQ0ECY1GSOOixz7p4sA 

 

Friday, October 28, 2022 10 am - 12 pm Viridiana Vazquez, MSW

Asociación con Padres Biológicos

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrf-mupjkjGNSrY5v1JPsLX2bzrfluHHkL

 

En persona

Olive Crest         

2130 E. 4th Street, Ste. 200, Santa Ana, 92705                    

To register: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org or call (714) 361-4370.                                    

                                                               

Monday, October 03, 2022   10 am - 12 pm   (No Child Care Provided)             

Encontrar el equilibrio: cuidarse a sí mismo mientras cuida a los demás          

 

Monday, October 17, 2022   6 - 8 pm   (Child Care Provided)    

Encontrar el equilibrio: cuidarse a sí mismo mientras cuida a los demás          

 


Noviembre en línea

Monday, November 07, 2022  6:30 - 8:30 pm   Viridiana Vazquez, MSW              

Apoyando a los Niños Durante los Dias Festivos     

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-ihqz0rEtfWRusTbK2PfCwFK5j76UXp

 

Monday, November 14, 2022   10 am - 12 pm  Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT             

Técnicas de Crianza Positiva con los Niños y Adolescentes    

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-qppjMtHNSVU8MPCr3q_Ccb938nxvH0

 

Friday, November 18, 2022    10 am - 12 pm   Viridiana Vazquez, MSW              

Apoyando a los Niños Durante los Dias Festivos     

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocuyvpjkuGNBil3Y1AX6lXb64w8etzkyK

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022  10 am - 12 pm   Maria Major, PsyD, LMFT             

Resolución de problemas con preadolescentes y adolescentes

https://saddleback-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArfuiorT4sHdAe-Axh6ikFZoASvKJla2Zs

                                                               

En persona                                                        

Olive Crest  2130 E. 4th Street, Ste. 200, Santa Ana 92705                    

To Register: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org or call (714) 361-4370.                                            

 

Monday, November 07, 2022      10 am - 12 pm   (No Child Care Provided)             

Comportamientos desafiantes  

 

Monday, November 21, 2022      6 - 8 pm   (Child Care Provided)    

Comportamientos desafiantes

 

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,

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 

 

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

 

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/

 

 

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