Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

                                                                                                                                              Children and Grandparents smilingFor FREE workshops, training events, and learning support groups download our Schedule of Classes July - December  2017  *

       *Note:  All classes scheduled at EV Free Fullerton
         have been changed to:
         OC United Office
         418 Commonwealth Avenue
         Fullerton 92832

South Orange County Family Resource Center
22481 Aspan St.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free child care provided by South Orange County Family Resource Center

Trainings: 3rd Wednesday each month
Class Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Trainer Nellie Valentine

August 16, 2017 - Organize for Success
September 20, 2017 - Breaking Through the Tween/Teen Years
October 18, 2017 - Positive Parenting for Difficult Behavior - Focusing on Social Stories
November 15, 2017 - Record Keeping - The First 30 Days and Beyond

Our Mission:

The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program provides 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.

Program Staff:

Martine Wehr, JD
(949) 582-4217

Jorge Razo, MA
Program Coordinator
(949) 348-6177

Gail Janisch View profile information for Staff Member

Program Assistant
(949) 582-4884

Fax: (949) 364-2513

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm*

8:00 am to 1:00 pm*

*Hours/Days subject to change; office closed Saturday and Sunday.

FKCE Guiding Values:

The development of the Foster and Kinship Care Education program is guided by the belief that children and youth will achieve their fullest potential when:

  • Children/youth feel they belong to families that are strong, safe and nurturing.
  • There is consistency in care.
  • Caregivers are qualified, caring and knowledgeable.
  • Caregivers are retained.
  • Caregivers are linked to and collaborate with community support services.
  • There is permanency that is in the best interest of the child.

Creating Safe Spaces: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Sensitivity Training

Class Meets AB1856 Licensing/Resource Family Approval Requirement – See last page for class listings throughout Orange County in the Schedule of Classes.