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.

 


MAY Online Classes

Tuesday, May 4, 2021    6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW         

LGBT Youth: Creating Safe Spaces

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdeqhqj8uH9fBm3PrENwfrLNHV-KIzg7o

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021       12:00 - 2:00 p.m.    Lindy Green Johnson, LCSW   

Trauma + Brain Development    

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/s82hC9rAPqtNZ7BmcoZ0xr?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021   7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Kathy McCarrell, MSW  

Self-Care in the Midst of the COVID Pandemic           

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/lXwQCxkzwYhRRmM0uRH4Eu?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tristen McGhee, RD      

TBRI - Introduction and Overview        

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/uvvUCn5mjLHmoKJyimgjBc?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Attachment Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ufuirrjouGtCwBrmzDuS3n50STa48KunE

 

Monday, May 10, 2021  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor             

Learning Circle: Parenting Teens             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucOytpjgsH9xzjV-gn-ecxy8IOZ27izuc

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Rick Bazant, PsyD          

Working with Birth Parents/Visitation

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvduCuqTkvH9HPrqD0fBMTkOXNIttqQUXA

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021       6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW             

Domestic Violence

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcOihpjgvGt1EDVJ8RKwW7x9MUP7MLHlj

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021      12:00 - 2:00 p.m.    Lindy Green Johnson, LCSW   

Attachment and Connection: Building Healthy Relationships with your Children            

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/OZmVC0RoP5fgEP32hDfW48?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW             

Prudent Parenting             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocuqhqj0qHNY-De4nrTUkh-X0Z2xd7wWf

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Tristen McGhee, RD      

TBRI - Empowering Principles             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pceyhpzIqEtwQfR-OiBdMNTGHOLLqbTOT

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020     7:00- 9:00 p.m.   Kathy McCarrell, MSW             

Building Resilience in Children  

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/WIYUCyPAxZt226XWSAdd4Z?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Renae Dupuis, MDiv      

TBRI- Correcting Principles     

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/LxWOCQWKBYHoP2qZcx-U-v?domain=ocunited.org/

 

Monday, May 17, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW             

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtceysqDkqG9Ruvt7T9AImJI4nxTWHB7C-

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Kathy McCarrell, MSW  

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity            

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/0-kLCzp4y1fww8gBCB6mLS?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Tristen McGhee, RD      

TBRI - Connecting Principles 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoduirrzkjGtIQsTuIBjpUkdhyRw9L1xj1

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW         

Anger Management 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfuiuqTgjHdIDP6zQ9JmK0tDUcj6P5EWu

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW             

Building Self-Esteem and Character in the Traumatized Child

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdO2vrj0oHtSit8OiRuRgwrkdpYvKQnTh

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021    12:00-2:00 p.m.  Lindy Green Johnson, LCSW             

Adult Attachment: Why your "Stuff" Matters     

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/bri6CgJDNASwgQ2lh2khxs?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Tristen McGhee, RD      

TBRI - Correcting Principles     

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/JHyiCo2nkMivzB7ocorwBM?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Friday, May 28, 2021    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Erin Kim, Resource Parent Mentor

Learning Circle:  Parenting Teens

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdumtrDgrHtO0pFLFLkQPIZOQiHbjT5J2


JUNE Online Classes

Wednesday, June 2, 2021    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Supporting Cultural Ties and Identity

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuitrzstHdGOGIoPS95ImC7nnqfOYrFc

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rick Bazant, Psy.D             

Helping Children with Anxiety and Depression

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodO2gpj8oHteUWB_Wiy2oqugoth7EAect

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021   12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Lindy Johnson, LCSW             

Building Resilience         

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Lhg-C5ywXmSp46W0czHklB?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT       

TBRI - Introduction and Overview      

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdeusqTIiGNTqQ1wMpYD-StqeBoCW9WQI

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Robert Waddington, MSW             

Harmful Behaviors

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcuyhqz8iG9SRmVSXpZd9OTJTcw9xwS2q

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. David Adams, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D              

Positive Discipline Strategies for Traumatized Children             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlde-qqT8tHdBgSGQZfLSYN84e4yc2VW_A

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021    6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rick Bazant, Psy.D          

Conflict Resolution

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucOqhpzgoHdIdANplyJbcVuFp8t1HqZmU

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Robert Waddington, MSW             

Prudent Parenting

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdu6pqDgqHdw8Z4aCDxDXk9EJqUTWHsWl

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021   12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Lindy Johnson, LCSW             

Hurt by Grief + Loss: Healed by YES        

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/H_thC68x4nf08yGoS6gi7b?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brenda Crary, LMFT       

TBRI - Empowering Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuceCurzsqH9Ed4IVVPWl0Vh703gX1_V1r

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021   7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kathy McCarrell, MSW             

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children            

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/lRIxCNkKyVhPzv9zUyJNvg?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT 

TBRI - Connecting Principles      

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufuqprTwqGNcnYvPS1vdZXHLTyG_v1JKm

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvfuqgrDwjG9xjxxdQUjGmEM-ALaaA_TXB

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Renae Dupuis, MDiv      

TBRI Skills Lab            

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/LxWOCQWKBYHoP2qZcx-U-v?domain=ocunited.org/

 

Monday, June 21, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Robert Waddington, MSW             

Getting Along with Others

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqduisrzkrHtH8idih5E_wzu1tWgB5VhQg

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Brenda Crary, LMFT       

TBRI - Correcting Principles

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscemsrz8sGt0QsvZ5IKq816mlNtJFiMTr

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Positive Discipline for Traumatized Children             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdO-gpjoqG9LJarubgFZerYG0iM_KQePL

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Robert Waddington, MSW             

Working with Birth Parents             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoc-yopjMqH9F-0p1E0gXNuoB3eNCzc4by

 


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.

 


MAYO Clases en Linea

 

Lunes, 5/10/21   6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Círculo de Aprendizaje: Cómo criar un adolecente              

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf--hpz4vH9buKYy6l2Su0utwa2lxYNwV

 

Miércoles, 5/12/21   6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Maria Diaz-Nunez             

Control de la Ira             

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUode2rqDgsGt3-31ROFC_mR0EgBUfgiHy1

 

Lunes, 5/17/21  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Elizabeth Hutchinson, LCSW      

Cómo ser un padre prudente  

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/3SkLCwpyvXfVAK6viVA-cO?domain=cccconfer.zoom.us

 

Viernes, 5/28/21   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Laura Villegas, Entrenadora adoptiva

Círculo de Aprendizaje: Cómo criar un adolecente              

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItduqsqD4sGtdQj-Bf2Wy112lIgMFXoAFe

                                                         

(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.