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.


 

October Online Classes

Saturday, October 2, 2021   9 am - 12 pm     Robert Waddington, MSW             

Turning Dreams into Degrees            

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscOmprToiHNO7rNDM0CD8lr_y6-EDE4Uz

 

Monday, October 4, 2021    6:30 - 8:30 pm   Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Coping with Stress

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdO2vqD0sHNA3iBsnIidvdRdhpHa7-EgI

 

Monday, October 4, 2021    6 - 8 pm    Roylyn Burton, MA             

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

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYufu-vrDkvG91paEl2nTaD9_KcdK6xIseY

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021   9 am - 1 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT       

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 1 - Overview             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uce-qqT8rEt1Ic5Oq-uNNKerx4uLsDIy5 

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021    1 - 3 pm    Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Hurt by Grief and Loss: Healed by YES

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/MjrJCyPAxZt00YBBTMTE7i?domain=zoom.us

 

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

Developing Positive Communication Skills between Caregivers and Teens

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qde6trzgiEt0WckUicWw_1aUKV-5sJfrH

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021    6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Prudent Parenting   

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcuusqjooGdx4JtCYyM7Yb2fTuvTA6LKn

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021      10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom   

Trust-Based Relational Intervention - Learning Circle   

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoc-iorT0vE9AQ_lS1b1cntCJXSrI8Hoq2

 

Thursday, October 7, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT             

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 1 of 6)

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

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021    9 - 11 am    Robert Waddington, MSW             

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children             

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpd-Cvqj4vEtbHGFoyz7SwB7M8R5hnu1K3

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021   9 am - 1 pm     Brenda Crary, LMFT       

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 2- Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocuirrDkiGNPoJ583IPC9bHFLMbNNwtIH

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021   6 - 8 pm    Rick Bazant, PsyD             

Helping Children with Anxiety and Depression             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItc-Gurj4rH92mKAx8Q2sO3Px0n_fzZm3M

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021   9 am - 12 pm     Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom   

Trust-Based Relational Intervention for Teens

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpduGsqjMsHNRnhXXIBGIEVzGa7m1NjNKd

 

Thursday, October 14, 2021     6 - 8 pm     Robert Waddington, MSW             

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children  

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcOusrjIqH9YLYjfPA0mfPw9FTW1fhMYf

 

Thursday, October 14, 2021      10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT             

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 2of 6)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOGsqDgsG9NBTVKuxHoHXf-mXUaoWJyW 

 

Monday, October 18, 2021        6 - 8 pm     Robert Waddington, MSW             

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness for Youth in Foster Care 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcuqvrTsuHdYqqYFZt25Taf2JNrKWqfhn

 

Monday, October 18, 2021     6 - 8 pm     Roylyn Burton, MA        

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

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvduutpzspHdL2VE8eN28Y8hT9ZtayEgWc

 

Monday, October 18, 2021      6:30 - 8:30 pm    Geeta Karir, MSW and Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Adopting from Foster Care  

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucu2prTMrHdSiP0IUAIJkgtOdG8VueKHn

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021        9 am - 1 pm    Brenda Crary, LMFT       

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 3 - Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdO2vqz4pGtR_nZlY8uW7UvZuFKJn6Out

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021     6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kathy McCarrell, MSW  

Self-Care for Caregivers: Take Time for Yourself  

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/ygYHC9rAPqtMMYkvIoEq1v?domain=zoom.us

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021   1 - 3 pm    Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Building Resilience

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

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021   9 am - 12 pm     Tristen McGhee,RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom   

Understanding and Preventing Meltdowns at Any Age

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcOusrDMrG9OGRYil89CjzJdbFiPEX5I6

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021      10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT             

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 3of 6)        

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-GhqDkpGtxGaxzE4bXdJUB0s2wta3DE

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021        6 - 8 pm     Robert Waddington, MSW             

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child             

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-mrrj8tHdDYyfWT0zow1CvLZsRetBEY

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021      9 am - 1 pm      Brenda Crary, LMFT       

Trust-Based Relational Intervention 4- Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvceGhqz8qGdaCIMBJm3Tv2xquTZcWXt2W 

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021      10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT             

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 4of 6)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpceysrT0qG9Ahfe6jH5TKCYx57O939MdT 

 

Friday, October 29, 2021       10 am - 12 pm   Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents:  Coping with Stress     

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcO2rpjMvHNOWPDMrRa-4nw5_fyBWKVwx

Monday, October 25, 2021 10 am - 12 pm Olive Crest Challenging Behaviors


Olive Crest Classes

2130 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200
To register : email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest

        .  

Monday, October 25, 2021 10 am - 12 pm

Olive Crest - Patricia Rex

Challenging Behaviors - Online

 


 

November Online Classes

Monday, November 1, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Prudent Parenting

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkd-6hqzwvGt0T9fH2HZrodbQSqpOZ5ASd

 

Monday, November 1, 2021   6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kelsey Zurcher

Trust Based Relational Intervention 1 - Introduction and Overview

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuvqD0rHNTItkpdtOinR6HqXu1D1CZz 

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention for Caregivers: Introduction and Overview

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0od-iuqDkpGdUeqHwB5D5DlYDfieK-BvwO

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021   1 - 3 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Attachment and Connection: Building Healthy Relationships with your Children

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Vdv0CBBXjDiMMvLLiW8eDj?domain=zoom.us

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Rick Bazant, PsyD

Conflict Resolution

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-CqrT8tGNcOOsBYXx0UmtzYCS9y-SD_

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Overview of the Child Welfare System

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctc-uhrzooGdaxaiH1MSsumnJI9avDjXPv

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention - Learning Circle

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvfuGsrzMvGte_kxYpdd8_64CmtWxAugVz

 

Thursday, November 4, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 5of 6)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd--srTkuH9C-CNfNUfpXrA7z_ebs-R_w 

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021   8:30 am - 12:30 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Harmful Behaviors  

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscOiupzoiE90erSZVW9r8M-ao4aY7_3St

 

Monday, November 8, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIufuutqj0rHdaVYYBezcjdVBTG-pcQ922w

 

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

Learning Circle for Resource Parents:  Promoting Healthy Visitations

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEofuytqTotHNBXwlcIae7qf_AnKavDOgS1

 

Monday, November 8, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

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

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucOCvpzIoEtz4DuzpnUcmGcc_HFvA6pgW

 

Monday, November 8, 2021   6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kelsey Zurcher

Trust Based Relational Intervention 2 - Empowering Principles

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoceGgqDItE9bygSqAcTV2axgYKRxqfdTi

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Rick Bazant, PsyD

Working with Birth Parents/Visitation

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceygrzgvH9zXdpAhFIqJAnFBZmJ4mOjY

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021   6 - 8 pm  Robert Waddington, MSW

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu2grT0iHNHUdBymSYbymQR-PHu_A6_O

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021   6:30 - 8:30 pm  Kathy McCarrell, MSW

The Foster and Adoption Experience from the Perspective of an Adoptee

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/v-aPC0RoP5fMMrGKID00F6?domain=zoom.us

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT

Managing Behavior: It's Not What You Think

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-qgrzMqHtPsd3DeZuFtSpHtRgds7kcY

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention for Caregivers: Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sduCqrjosHdb6Ys9mkXh3hisCdaZ5q7Wp

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Brenda Crary, LMFT

Attached Parenting- How to Heal Yourself to Connect with Your Child (Part 6 of 6)

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdOyoqTgjE9zKJQAPiFYO30BZAq-NfbHF 

 

Monday, November 15, 2021   6-8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Anger Management

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-GvqzkiHtewVjFNOIISvTn7ky_sZEO6

 

Monday, November 15, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Roylyn Burton

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

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuc--opz0sG9E2FDeuKd0vC1xwjR_3EmxS

 

Monday, November 15, 2021   6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kelsey Zurcher

Trust Based Relational Intervention 3 - Connecting Principles

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld-msqT0iE9znm5fUqV9LRe65XJlbGak8

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

NOT Home for the Holidays

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuqqpjorHNMf_1KLEO449cltrOal6frR

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention for Caregivers: Connecting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtde6srz4tHNIssM7RvLXCUsTql4Dj5i3I

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021   1 - 3 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Trauma + Brain Development

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

 

Thursday, November 18, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

LGBT Youth: Creating Safe Spaces

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-iqqjkjG9HI7B7og-cD4KDpROIlF3O1

 

Friday, November 19, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle for Resource Parents: Promoting Healthy Visitations

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdO6rrTkiE9TYl8GSY824Ws3Otc6ROKtM

 

Monday, November 22, 2021   6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kelsey Zurcher

Trust Based Relational Intervention 4 - Correcting Principles

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtf-6qrDMrH9BYGaELgYWqbV3HYv4cg1vX

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021   10 am - 12 pm   Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention for Caregivers: Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odO2urzIvGtHAmY5EyrM2MCxVS2cP7XKD


Olive Crest Classes

Olive Crest 2130 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200

To register: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org       . 

Monday, November 22, 2021 10 am - 12 pm

Olive Crest - Patricia Rex

Challenging Behaviors (online)

 


December Online Classes

Wednesday, December 1, 2021  6 - 8 pm   Rick Bazant, PsyD

Family Matters - Relatives Raising Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvduyuqDIjGtPz6dRHAcNFnSbOdwQfcDRa

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021  10 am - 12 pm  Tristen McGhee, RD, TBRI Practitioner & Adoptive Mom

Trust Based Relational Intervention - Learning Circle

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuduCsrzMtG9KhAA0HlvRVYU1IzdmCwvol

 

Thursday, December 2, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Preparing Teenagers for Emancipation/Independent Living

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rde6tqTwuG9YRcRELFek9s4mTybqwL4J8

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021  9 am - 12 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Child and Adolescent Development

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItd-moqTstGNNgNRucbZhmVH-rn7J3w-BT

 

Monday, December 6, 2021   6 - 8 pm   Robert Waddington, MSW

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkceGhrj8rGdQ24bnajiEGxL_2SWrltgo8

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021  6 - 8 pm    Robert Waddington, MSW

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvceyhrTgqG9b4mdteu3iYh91YA2tPnWQ0

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 pm    Kathy McCarrell, MSW

Building Resilience in Traumatized Children

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/YvlRCgJDNASmmYArF27SY9?domain=zoom.us

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021  1 - 3 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW

Parenting When Nothing Else is Working

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/sLNnCJ6KrOU11xjjCkfBPL?domain=zoom.us

 

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

Crisis Intervention/Suicide Awareness

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdeivrzooEtJowGgqOQsWYuPanzTy0nqE

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021  8:30 am - 5 pm    Brenda Crary, LMFT

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (8 hr) Parts 1-4

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrf-2qqTIqH91w5B84qMnd_fwNa1Ckz8O- 

 

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

Working with Birth Parents

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudu6qpz8oGNznE6ZxKmgCX2S1GpHDn251

 

Saturday, December 11, 2021  9 - 11 am    David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

Lying, Stealing, and Hoarding

(link coming soon!)

 

 

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

Prudent Parenting

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkduCuqjgrHND92owHf2nHu0q1ZGUbmoiO

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 pm   Kathy McCarrell, MSW

The Foster and Adoption Experience from the Perspective of an Adoptee

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Oy2qCjRgNEf33yn2T7R2l2?domain=zoom.us

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021  1 - 3 pm   Lindy Johnson, LCSW 

Adult Attachment: Why Your "Stuff" Matters

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/hNFaCL91wQsmmLzziAShVm?domain=zoom.us

 

(Visit again soon. We update our classes frequently.)


 

 

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.

 


   

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

   


Espanol

Olive Crest Classes

2130 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200

To register for Olive Crest classes: email Patricia Rex at patricia-rex@olivecrest.org

     

In-Person:

Monday, October 4, 2021 10 am - 12 pm

Olive Crest- Patricia Rex (Espanol)

Challenging Behaviors

 

Monday, November 1, 2021 10 am - 12 pm

Olive Crest - Patricia Rex (Espanol)

Drugs and Youth: What Caregivers Need to Know

 

Online:

Monday, September 20, 2021 6 - 8 pm

Olive Crest - Patricia Rex (Espanol)

Finding Balance: Caring for Yourself While You Care for Others

 

Monday, October 18, 2021  6 - 8 pm

Olive Crest- Patricia Rex (Espanol)

Challenging Behaviors

 

Monday, November 15, 2021 6 - 8 pm

Olive Crest - Patricia Rex (Espanol)

Drugs and Youth: What Caregivers Need to Know

 


              

(Las clases se agregan con frecuencia.)


IN-PERSON CLASSES:

Some In-Person classes may be offered at this time.  More in-person classes will be added when available.

 

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