ARC Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

Class Schedule

Zoom Participants Guidelines

Zoom Participant Guidelines English

Dear Caregiver:

We look forward to providing you with our Foster and Kinship Care Education training in a live online environment via Zoom.  Here are the requirements of your participation in order to receive credit/certification:

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

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.

Complete the attached Participant Registration if you haven’t done so for the current year and return it to yarmolm@arc.losrios.edu

REQUIREMENTS

  1. You must be available the entire duration of the designated training hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Log-on on time. Admittance to the class will close 15 minutes after the start time.
  4. 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 CALL

  • 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, pets, 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.

Zoom Pautas Para Participantes Español

Estimado Padre de Crianza;
Estamos felices en poder proveerles talleres envivo por la red usando “zoom”. Para particpar en estos talleres y recibir un certificado tiene que seguir los siguentes requisitos:

  1. Descargar la aplicación “zoom” para tener acceso en su dispositivo (computadora, teléfono móvil, ipad o tableta, etc) que tenga cámara y micrófono. No se permite participación por teléfono sin video. Favor de seguir el siguiente enlace (pagina) para descargar la aplicación de “Zoom” a su dispositivo: https://zoom.us/download
  2. No necesita inscribirse/registrarse para una cuenta con “zoom” solo tiene que descargar la aplicación de “Zoom” y después tendrá que visitar el enlace que será proveído por el colegio.
  3. También tendrá que completar el Formulario de Registro de Participantes con su firma y regresar esta forma a )_yarmolm@arc.losrios.edu en 24 horas antes que comience la clase
  4. Si usted esta tomando la clase con otra persona como su pareja o otro adulto, ese adulto también debe de seguir todas los requisitos, reglas, y estar visible en su pantalla durante toda la clase.

REQUISITOS

  1. Usted debe estar disponible para participar en la clase indicada por la duración completa de la clase.
  2. Usted debe de estar vestido(a) y atento(a) durante la duración de la clase, en un lugar tranquilo sin distracciones, sentado(a) (no acostado(a) ni haciendo otras cosas, caminando etc) donde su cara, no foto, este visible en el video y donde usted pueda conversar y tener interacciones por video usando el teclado para poder escribir sus preguntas y comentarios.
  3. Solamente se le esperará 15 minutos a partir de que empieza la clase, después se cierra la clase y no podrá participar.
  4. Si Usted esta ausente del salon virtual mas de 10 minutos, sera despedido de la clase y no recibirá crédito o un certificado.
  5. Debe de enseñar su identificación oficial del gobierno antes que comienza la clase al personal del colegio.

DURANTE LA CLASE VIRTUAL

  1. Todos pueden ver lo que usted esta haciendo, entonces, necesita estar cociente de sus alrededores y medio ambiente. Favor de no acostarse, descansar o caminar durante el tiempo que esta participando en el taller.
  2. Tal como esta prohibido traer niños a las clases en persona, favor de asegurarse que sus hijos, mascotas y otros miembros de la familia o personas que no están registrados para tomar la clases virtual no estén presente durante su clase. Si el cuidado de hijos es un problema para usted, favor de seleccionar una clase donde usted puede participar sin distracciones, molestias ó interrupciones y donde usted esté solo(a).
  3. Necesita dar su atención completa durante esta clase importante. Favor de concentrarse, no debe estar trabajando en otras cosas a la vez.
  4. Durante la clase, necesita estar en un lugar estable. Durante la clase, no debe de estar conduciendo, caminando, cocinando, haciendo los deberes del hogar (como ayudando a sus hijos con la tarea, etc). También no debe moverse de un cuarto a otro.
  5. Debe ser un participante activo durante la clase. Sí le cuesta trabajo usar el teclado para “chatear” favor de tener un papel y lápiz disponible para poder escribir sus respuestas y compartirlas en la pantalla con los otros participantes.

Calendar of Classes and Events

APRIL 2020

Medically Fragile: Emphasis on Head trauma and Shaken Baby Syndrome- 4 hours, Saturday, April 18, 2020

We encourage foster parents who are caring for any infants under one year to attend this series will include information on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) which is a form of child abuse that occurs when an abuser violently shakes an infant or small child, creating a whip-lash type motion that causes acceleration-deceleration injuries. The injury is estimated to affect between 1,200 and 1,600 children every year in the USA. It is common for there to be no external evidence of trauma. Injuries from impacts with hard objects may accompany SBS; this combination of shaking with striking against a hard object is sometimes termed the shaken impact syndrome or shaken/slam syndrome. SBS is often fatal and can cause severe brain damage resulting in lifelong disability. Estimated death rates (mortality) among infants with SBS range from 15 to 38%; the median is 20–25%. Up to half of deaths related to child abuse are reportedly due to shaken baby syndrome. Nonfatal consequences of SBS include varying degrees of visual impairment (including blindness), motor impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy) and cognitive impairments. Please join us for this excellent class to learn more about caring for infants with SBS.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (lunch 12-1)  1:00pm-3:00 pm    

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodeitqDosEtWqC79DV57Y8ZdTjyYLmfck                 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Trauma sexual: (serie en desarrollo 14 hours) Abril14, 21 & 28, 2020 (Continuaron desde marzo)

Los participantes aprenderán a comprender el impacto del abuso sexual en la confianza de un niño. También reconocer los posibles efectos a largo plazo del abuso sexual. Discutiremos como responder cuando un niño revela abuso. Incluso aprender sobre  comportamientos de alto riesgo.

Instructora: Nayeli Rojas, Estudiante de SW y apoyo de cuidado adoptive experimentado
Fecha : Martes, Abil 14, 21 & 28, 2020 (Continuaron desde marzo)
Tiempo: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Por favor llame a Nayeli Rojas con cualquier pregunta al 916-709-5667

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrc-2hqzIoHtQ_m01KaTCA8Qzi5uwb6e2u

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Being in a good head space in Uncertain  times: Tuesday & Thursday, April 21 & 23, 2020- 4 hours

This class will discuss thought and feelings we may experience through uncertain times. This is important for caregivers to be able to identify anxious and sad thought you may be experiencing along with your children.  We will discuss methods to address these thoughts and convert them into productive thoughts and actions.    If we can do that we can successfully help our children manage their thoughts and feelings along with our own.  This is relevant all the time but especially during these uncertain times.

Instructor: Diane Miller, A.S.W.
Date : Tuesday & Thursday, April 21 & 23, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO6uqjkjH92rbHeQQ3nyvaRbQlXayg9j

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


New Nurtured Heart Series: (Series Total: 6 Hours) Wednesdays, April 22 & 29, May 6, 2020 

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Karen Gregg, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer
Date : Wednesdays, April 22 & 29 & May 6, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrc-yrqjssE9YTAW7DYeFeOQAZxVDhPC3a

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Setting SMART Goals: 2 hours, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

SMART is an acronym that represents a framework for creating effective goals. It stands for five qualities your goals should have. They should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. The SMART method is one of the most popular and effective tools for creating realistic and achievable goals. You can use this goal setting method to help you, your family, and your children/foster children to improve your chances of success at home, at school, in therapy, and in life. This class will help you develop specific goals that are relevant to you and your families’ specific needs.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Date : Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldeivqzMuGdKrT8atLbgdlTmKuKG1OzKQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


No Drama Discipline - Positive Discipline: 4 hours, Thursdays, April 30 & May 7, 2020

This class explores the teaching of Dr. Dan Siegle and Tina Payne Bryson. Parents will learn how to calm the chaos and nurture their child’s developing mind. This class explains how to reach the child, redirect emotions, and turn meltdown into opportunity for growth. Parents will discover strategies that will help them identify their own discipline philosophy and master the best methods to communicate the lesson they are trying to impart. Parent will obtain facts on child brain development and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages. Parents will learn to calmly and lovingly connect with a child no matter how extreme the behavior, while still setting clear and consistent limits.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Date : Thursdays, April 30 & May 7, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEod--srDkjGdFsTWCYob27T98sdt7pdbK8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

MAY 2020

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA: 5 Hours, Saturday, May 2, 2020

This class helps individuals and children who are exposed to trauma, abuse, and neglect recognize the signs of abuse, understand its effects on the individual’s overall development, sense of self-worth, and well-being. This class will help provide individuals and families with tools they can use to help them overcome their obstacles, develop a new sense of self-worth, and determination not to allow their abuse/trauma to define them. This class will help the individuals recognize they are unique and wonderful individuals with more to offer the world and themselves.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Date : Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 1:00pm-3:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvd-iprT4uE9WsZZ52odV6_2cQcQMPdFv5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Playing together means Staying together: Monday, May 4, 2020, 2 hours

How to create and incorporate effective communication with our family during stressful times.This class will provide tools for healthy engagement with your child/children while staying grounded yourself.The class will share many fun stay at home games, activities and relationship building tools that the family can engage in with everyday items already at your home.

Instructor: Diane Miller, A.S.W.
Date : Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdeGorTMtHNGnumH2kaqq2ZrxfWEwc_P1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Transiciones :(serie en desarrollo 12hours) Mayo 5, 12 19 & 26, 2020, Junio 2 & 9, 2020

Aprender sobre las etapas del duelo en las transiciones cuando los niños llegan a su hogar y cuando se van de su hogar. También obtener una comprensión más profunda del dolor y la pérdida en relación con nuestras relaciones con los niños.Discutiremos los signos y diferencias en la fatiga de la compasión, el agotamiento y el estrés traumático secundario.

Instructora: Nayeli Rojas, Estudiante de SW y apoyo de cuidado adoptive experimentado
Fecha : Martes, Mayo 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020, Junio 2 & 9, 2020
Tiempo: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvcOuvqDgrE9ROFA_ttv7hSw9eF1w-RdnL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Por favor llame a Nayeli Rojas con cualquier pregunta al 916-709-5667


Taming the Angry Monster: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 2 hours

Times are changing and there is becoming a new normal.How do we address Anger feelings that can arise with too much close proximity and change in our routines.These are normal feelings that we may be feeling. This class will discuss healthy ways, provide skills and exercises to identify our feelings and learn how to reframe our feelings into the opportunities we have to develop closer relationships with our family members.

Instructor: Diane Miller, A.S.W.
Date : Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf--sqjwrGd28Hfe9ZatxazvdGOJLvjJG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


New Nurtured Heart Series (Series total 6 hours) Wednesdays, May 13, 20 & 27, 2020

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Karen Gregg, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer
Date : Wednesdays, May 13, 20 & 27, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcu-uqz8uHNC3Eb3U8_bkdPzLW2P4NXvh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


What is Healthy Human Sexual Development and What do we Need to Know when Caring for Youth who have been Sexually Exploited (New required class for all RFA families): 4 Hours, Saturday, May 16, 2020

This class will cover what is healthy sexual development and how do we care for youth would have been sexually exploited. You will learn about new legislation, Senate Bill 89 which addresses the reproductive rights of youth and Non Minor Dependents in foster care. What are their rights to confidentiality and reasonable and prudent parent standards? Discussion on providing guidance and engaging youth in conversation about healthy sexual development/reproductive and sexual health will be covered. You will learn about current contraception methods and how to provide appropriate referral resource/ material to youth. This class will also cover caring for youth who have been sexually exploited and ways to assist the youth in healing. Although the subject matter can be difficult to hear it essential to understand and support our foster youth around healthy sexual development. This class is a mandated course for all RFA families.

Instructor: Karen Gregg, A.S.W. & Dana McKnight, M.S.W.
Date : Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 10:00am –12:00 (lunch 12-1) 1:00pm -3:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoduygqjkiEtAWw0-6mG1kchErA-ys9NgL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Suicide TALK: 2 hours, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Every 28 seconds someone dies by suicide, unfortunately it has recently become the 2nd leading cause of death for young people. Suicide Talk is an introductory to the topic of Suicide, it includes examining why someone might experience thoughts of, explores Stigmas /Attitudes and teaches to how you can be a part of a suicide safer community.

Instructor: Karen Gregg, Expert Trainer/Supervisor CRH
Date : Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcOmgqj4rGdZQu6mcg2CzJR3dOLG1XBgr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

JUNE 2020

New Nurtured Heart Series (Series total 6 hours) Wednesdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2020

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Karen Gregg, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer
Date : Wednesdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOmhqj4sHdRUBPAMc8gjCZ5vlu39FBhG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Whole Foster Family Home (10 hours)

Note: This class will be scheduled on an as need basis. Please contact our office if you need to get WFFH certified.
This class is required for all Resource Families who are interested in parenting a pregnant or teen with a child. Senate Bill 500 has provided guidelines for teens in foster care who become pregnant and maintain custody of their child. This class provides information and support resources for RFA homes that would like to be a foster parent and mentor to the “teen” parent.

Instructor: Michelle Gray, M.S.W.
Date: TBA as needed

To Register For Classes

To Register For Classes: please follow the zoom link (on the calendar of classes and events page)

English Forms:
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Spanish Forms:
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