Foster and Kinship Care Education Classes

  

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

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

 


How To Enroll in an ONLINE Class

Find the class that you would like to take.

Click on the Registration Link under the class title.

Complete the registration questions.

You will receive a return email about joining the class.

Follow Zoom Etiquette during class

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

 

Zoom Etiquette

Be on time

Wear appropriate clothing

No multitasking

Frame yourself in the camera correctly

Have the right lighting in front of you

Remember, this is a classroom

Mute yourself when not speaking

Look into the camera/computer and limit distractions

No children in class


How to Enroll in an In-Person Class

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


How to register:


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

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

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

Priority registration is given to Resource Families (prospective, new and/or licensed) and respite caregivers. However, space permitting, most of our classes are open to the community.  We encourage social services staff, juvenile probation officers, group home staff, foster family agency homes (FFAs), and family and friends of resource families to participate in our classes.  Children are welcome when childcare is offered.


 

JULY Online Classes

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

Managing Everyday Behaviors

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

 

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

Crisis Intervention/Suicide Awareness

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

 

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

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Introduction and Overview

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

 

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

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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

 

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

Understanding and Responding to Sexualized Behaviors

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

 

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

Prudent Parenting

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

LC: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

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

 

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

Emotional Regulation

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

 

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

Family Matters-Relatives Raising Children

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Empowering Principles

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

 

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

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Anger Management

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

 

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

Adult Attachment

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

 

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

Building Self-Esteem and Character in Children

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

 

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

Grief and Loss in Foster Care

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Connecting Principles

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

 

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

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child

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

 

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

Overview of the Child Welfare System

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

 

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

Trust Based Relational Intervention - Correcting Principles

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

 

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

LC: Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

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

 


AUGUST Online Classes

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

Domestic Violence

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part1 -Introduction and Overview 

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

 

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

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

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

 

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

Prudent Parenting

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

 

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

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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

 

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

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Supporting Transitions

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

 

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

Building Resilience in Children

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part2 - Empowering Principles 

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

 

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

Working with Birth Parents

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

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

 

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

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part 3- Connecting Principles

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

 

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

Conflict Resolution

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

 

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

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children

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

 

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

Finding Balance: Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Developing Positive Communication Skills between Caregivers and Teens

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Part4- Correcting Principles

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

 

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

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness

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

 

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

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Supporting Transitions

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

 


September Online Classes

 

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

Powerful Play: The Benefits and Value of Having Fun!

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

 

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

Adult Attachment: Why Your "Stuff" Matters

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

 

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

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 1- Introduction and Overview

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

 

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

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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

 

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

Resource Roundup-Identifying Relevant Resources for Caregivers

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

 

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

Bullying

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

 

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

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Sibling Dynamics

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

 

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

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

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

 

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

Trust Based Relational Intervention 2 - Empowering Principles

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

 

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

Prudent Parenting

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

 

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

Child and Adolescent Development

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Trauma + Brain Development

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

 

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

Family Matters- Relatives Raising Children

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

 

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

Trust Based Relational Intervention 3 - Connecting Principles

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

 

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

Learning Circle for Resource Parents:  Sibling Dynamics

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

 

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

How to Understand the Complicated Child Welfare System

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

 

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

Trust Based Relational Intervention 4 - Correcting Principles

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


 

 

Clases en español

 

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

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

 


   

JULIO Clases en Linea

 

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

Cómo ser un padre prudente

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Disciplina Positiva

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Disciplina Positiva

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

 

AGOSTO Clases en Linea

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Transiciones de apoyo

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

 

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

and Laura Villegas, Entrendora adoptiva

Educación especial y el IEP

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Transiciones de apoyo

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Dinámica entre hermanos

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

 

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

Cómo ser un padre prudente

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Dinámica entre hermanos

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo:Afrontar el estrés

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo:Afrontar el estrés

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Promoción de visitas saludables

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

 

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

Grupo Cuenta Conmigo: Promoción de visitas saludables

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

                               

(Las clases se agregan con frecuencia.)


IN-PERSON CLASSES:

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