Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

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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.

"The More We Know, The More They Grow"

Program Staff:

couplebabycropped.jpgSue Donelson View profile information for Staff Member
FKCE  Program Director
(949) 582-4217

FKCE Program Assistant
(949) 582-4884

Fax: (949) 364-2513
Email: scfkce@saddleback.edu

Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Hours/Days subject to change; office closed Fridays.

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.

Specialized Trainings/Series for January - June 2016

  • JANUARY: Pages 3 & 4 of the Schedule of Classes

    21 • Kinship Care Learning Group: Culinary Techniques: Ideas for Healthy, Affordable Meals for Kids
    23 & 30 • Attachment Parenting (Part 1 & 2)
    25 • My Guidance – Their Success: Understanding Others & Understanding Ourselves
    25 • Who’s Taking Care of the Caregiver?
    26 • Drug Trends & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children – Early Identification & Awareness
    29 • College & Career Exploration
  • FEBRUARY Page 4 of the Schedule of Classes

    22 & 29 • Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes (Part 1 & 2)
    26 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
    27 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
  • MARCH: Page 5 of the Schedule of Classes

    4 & 11 • Attachment Parenting – (Part 1 & 2)
    12 • Organize for Success – Helping Your Child Succeed in Self-Management
    17 • Kinship Care Learning Group: Family Matters – Relatives Raising Children
    18 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
    19 • Bridging to Success: Youth College & Employment Readiness Training Institute
  • APRIL: Page 6 of the Schedule of Classes

    1 • How to Talk to Your Kids about Anything
    7 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
    11 • Are Kinship Caregivers Different than Foster Parent Caregivers?
    14 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
  • MAY: Page 7 of the Schedule of Classes

    2 & 9 • Early Childhood Development in Child Welfare: Supporting Lifelong Healthy Outcomes (Part 1 & 2)
    4 • Creating Safe Spaces: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Sensitivity Training
    7 • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Awareness & Identification
    14 & 21 • Attachment Parenting (Part 1 & 2)
    19 • Kinship Care Learning Group: Attachment Caregiving
  • Español: Pages 13 & 14 of the Schedule of Classes

    20 de Enero • Español Kinship Care Learning Group Parte 1: Identificación de los Efectos del Trauma en los Niños
    3 de Febrero • Etapas Del Desarroyo Emocional De Los Ninos
    2 de Marzo • Guía para aprender a amarte
    5 de Marzo • Organizar para el éxito: Cómo ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito en la Autogestión
    16 de Marzo • Español Kinship Care Learning Group Parte 2: Eficaces Intervenciones al Trauma
    6 de Abril • Los Efectos Del Divorcio En Los Hijos
    4 de Mayo • Creando Espacio Seguros: Orientación Sexual y Entrenamiento de Sensibilidad de Género Identidad
    18 de Mayo • Español Kinship Care Learning Group
    1 de Junio • Organizar para el éxito: Cómo ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito en la Autogestión

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.