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 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


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