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Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program

Class Schedule

To register for classes, follow the Zoom links below.


Zoom Participant Guidelines

Zoom Participant Guidelines in 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.

  • Each participant must register individually and complete all fields in the registration.
  • All Zoom classes now require a passcode.
  • Please sign in to class 10 minutes before class starts.
  • You will be in the waiting room initially.
  • The instructor will verify your name and other information for documenting attendance before class starts.
  • Please complete once a year a Participant Registration/Release of Information form for proper class attendance documentation.
  • Certificates will have the name you registered under and sent to the email you registered under.
  • Certificates will be emailed out within seven (7) business days from the class date or the last class date of a series
  • Participants are to engage in class and it is preferable to have video on.
  • Class entrance ends 15 minutes after class start time and you must stay for all of class to get credit for attending class.
  • All questions can be emailed to: fostercare@arc.losrios.edu.
  • You must be available the entire duration of the designated training hours.
  • 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 lying 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.

To get class credit for attending and a certificate of completion, you must do the following:

  • Each participant must register individually and complete all fields in the registration.
  • When attending the FKCE Zoom class please put your name on the Zoom platform.
  • If more than one is participating on the same device, all names must appear on the device to get class credit for attending.

Zoom Pautas Para Participantes en 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.

To get class credit for attending and a certificate of completion, you must do the following:

  • Each participant must register individually and complete all fields in the registration.
  • When attending the FKCE Zoom class please put your name on the Zoom platform.
  • If more than one is participating on the same device, all names must appear on the device to get class credit for attending.

Calendar of Classes and Events

April 2021

Mejores prácticas para la atención informada sobre traumatismos (4 horas) Abril13 & Mayo 11, 2021

Aprenderá a comprender el desarrollo saludable, cómo funciona el cerebro y la regulación social y emocional saludable. Exploraremos cómo puede ocurrir el trauma y cómo afecta al cerebro en desarrollo joven, entenderemos cómo el trauma y sus efectos en el cuidador, aprenderemos habilidades de atención compasivas y basadas en trauma. Esta serie es imprescindible para aquellos que crían hijos que han sufrido abuso, negligencia y han ingresado en hogares de crianza.

Instructora: Nayeli Rojas, Estudiante de SW y apoyo de cuidado adoptive experimentado Fecha: Marte, Abril 13 & Mayo 11, 2021
Tiempo: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Por favor llame a Nayeli Rojas con cualquier pregunta al 916-709-5667
Lugar: Estás invitado a una reunión de Zoom.
When: Abril 13 & Mayo 11, 2021 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkce6upjMoHNXj6-zZ3F0vRk_Qi23fUqSN
Passcode: FosterCare
Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.


7 Habits of the Highly Effective Family During COVID-19 (6 hours)

The Steven Covey’s work has had an impact on parenting. Some of his famous 7 Habits of Highly Successful People can easily apply to families especially during this pandemic. During this class we will utilize Steven Covey’s principals “Habits” to bring families together in unity and to help address issues families are facing during this crucial time. These Habits are: Be Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw. If these tools intrigue you, then join Rochelle to learn some new insights about parenting your children and teens.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: April 6, 13 & 20 , 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtf-iqrzItE9WTDyH1FKVOiCguHPzmr1Ia
Passcode: FosterCare
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Best Practices for Trauma Informed Care (4 hours) Thursdays, April 8 & 15, 2021

You will learn about understanding healthy development, how the brain functions, and healthy social & emotional regulation. We will be exploring how trauma can occur and how it effects the young developing brain, understand how trauma and it’s effects on the caregiver, learn compassionate and trauma informed care skills. This series is a must for those who parent children who have experienced, abuse, neglect and entered foster care.
Instructor: Sarah Craven, M.S.W., Sacramento County CPS Social Worker
Date: Thursdays, April 8 & 15, 2021
Time: 8:00pm -8:00pm
Location:
When: April 8 & 15, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocuuspzwvHtyp1-AzpZHZnVXiYoW0rg_k
Passcode: FosterCare

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


Situational Crisis: How to Intervene to De-escalate (4 hours) Saturday, April 10, 2021

This class is designed to help resource parents develop skills and tools to address, avoid, and deescalate situational crisis. This class will help resource parents learn what constitute situational crisis verse an ongoing behavioral pattern. Resource parents will learn tools to help assess their own triggers and teach them how to relate to the foster child to avoid a situational crisis.
Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.
Date: Saturday, April 10 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (12-1 lunch) 1:00pm -3:00pm
Location:
When: April 10, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm /1:00pm -3:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-mvrTorHdNzlCZDT7hZozBkvcm2gLs
Passcode: FosterCare
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Perceptions: Through the Eyes of a Child (2 hours) Saturday, April 17, 2021( 10:00AM to 12:00 AM)

Training explores the important role trauma and perceptions play in a youth’s journey through all systems of care. Participants will view and discuss an interview of a youth who spent his whole childhood in the system.

Instructor: Karen Gregg, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Location:
When: April 17, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-urqTMpE9PvlVxNER3qCvC39XYFMtZh
Passcode: FosterCare

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


Life Space Intervention: 2 hours, Saturday, April 17, 2021 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Learn how to turn youths challenging behaviors into learning opportunities. Life Space Intervention is a powerful tool for teaching self-management and values. It uses the youth’s reaction to difficult situations as way to help youth gain insight and understanding into their own feeling and behaviors. Participates will explore the importance of supportive communication, fine tune Active Listening Skills and learn the Evidence Based Processing Tool (LSI).
Instructor: Karen Gregg, Expert Trainer/Supervisor CRH
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:
When: April 17, 2021 1:00 to 3:00PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uc-uopjkjGNQHHzfKAerBXYON9q_t3fLA
Passcode: FosterCare
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Working with Teen Survivors of Abuse & Responding to Child Sexual Abuse Disclosures (2 hours) Monday, April 19, 2021

This class will examine the types of child abuse, effects of domestic violence (DV) on children/adolescents, ACE Studies, understanding child sexual abuse, identifying what signs to recognize, handling disclosures of sexual abuse, warning signs of abuse and how to respond/provide appropriate support or interventions.

Instructor: Jaycee Macias, Volunteer Coordinator & Prevention Educator & Lisa Piazza, Prevention Coordinator, Live Violence Free
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Location:
When: April 19, 2021 6:00 to 8:00PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqcu6qrzkiEtTlLubnztdjapXrslzTkXF3
Passcode: FosterCare
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Types and Impacts of Bullying (2 hours) Thursday, April 22, 2021

In this class, you will learn about the different types of bullying and how it relates to trauma. How these traumatic experiences influences our children/youth., including, sexual abuse, online safety, and how to help/empower our youth that are being bullied.

Instructor: Jesse James Miller, CSUS FKCE/YESS/ILP Intern
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Location:
When: April 22, 2021 6:00 to 8:00PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvfuippj4oHtVGxxc-kNy5yEXrk2PggM2K
Passcode: FosterCare

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


Nuts & Bolts of being a RFA Home (4 hours) Saturday, April 24, 2021

A foster care system back to basics. Learn the legal basis for the who, what, where when and why of the California Foster system. Topics include home environment, capacity rules, prudent parent, mandated reporting, confidentiality, working with social workers, visitation and the courts. We will cover the updated Children’s Rights. Having a solid knowledge base will help you navigate the system that governs the children you are supporting.
Instructor: Sarah Craven, M.S.W., Sacramento County CPS Social Worker
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (12-1 lunch) 1:00pm -3:00pm
Location:
When: April 24, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm /1:00pm -3:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvf-2tqzksE9Php2yn4sIVVVdW5uhxO8wC
Passcode: FosterCare

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


Relapse Prevention: What We Need to Know to Support Our Children & Families: 2 hours, Monday, April 26, 2021

This class will cover the complexity of substance use/abuse and recovery. The many aspects of substance abuse will be presented along with the techniques to assist with relapse prevention. You will learn what you need to know when working with the substance user and family along with the different dynamics that occur. You will learn about the recovery cycle and components in this presentation.
Instructor: Betty Fedor, El Dorado County & Allison Hibbard, Executive Director, Mountain High Recovery
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (12-1 lunch) 1:00pm -3:00pm
Location:
When: April 26, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEudeGurD0iHt2PeH5TJDWlWSQKAEIYlL4b
Passcode: FosterCare

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


School Climate: Transitioning Our Children through COVID-19: How to help your child who is struggling (2 hours) Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Is your child struggling in school? Do you know your child’s learning style? Children struggle in many different ways in school. We will discuss these struggles, especially related to all the transitions in learning with the pandemic. You will learn tools on how to communicate with the school & staff, and to record relevant information. Demystify the stigmas you or your children may have. Leave with your own action plan to tackle your concerns and identify their learning style.

Instructor: “Espi” Espinoza, Child Advocate (SCOE)
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: April 27, 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscOmqqjgpG9QuhTj55mavsq_Pma3nKtja
Passcode: FosterCare

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



New Nurtured Heart Series: (Series Total: 6 Hours) Wednesdays, April 28, May 5 & 12, 2021

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 28, May 5 & 12, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: April 28, May 5 & 12, 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvd-2gqjouEtU7POi8fkQBCd3B43u2BI9b
Passcode: FosterCare

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


Supporting our LGBTQ Youth: 2 hours, Thursday, April 29, 2021

This class will provide education and learning on how to support foster youth coming out, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, appropriate terminology, pronouns, providing safe spaces, and resources that promote safe sex and answers questions of romantic attraction/relationships.
Instructor: Jesse James Miller, CSUS FKCE/YESS/ILP Intern
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Location:
When: April 29, 2021 6:00 to 8:00PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldeGqrD8sG9cRleQeGLSbDw4to8zYG7aH
Passcode: FosterCare

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

May 2021

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)

6 hours; Tuesdays, May 4, 11 , and 18, 2021

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.

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

Nature Vs. Nurture

2 hours; Thursday, May 6, 2021

How do we become who we are? Training will explore the age old nature versus nurture debate which questions whether human behavior is determined by the environment, either prenatal or during a person's life, or by a person's genes. Training will focus on the documentary "Three Identical Strangers". After viewing documentary, participates will discuss Nature vs Nurture in relationship to the impact we might have and road blocks we might encounter in raising someone else's children.

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

Understanding Typical Behaviors of Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Traumatized: Effective Intervention Strategies

4 hours; Saturday, May 8, 2021

Each stage of development has its own unique challenges and rewards. The parents will be able to identify the different stages of development, behavioral and developmental challenges in each stage, and understand how trauma can affect the various stages of development.
Resource parents will learn how to assess the different behavioral patterns, understand the trauma cycle, and how it affects the teenager's stage of development as well as their behaviors. Resource parents will learn how to help them overcome their obstacles. This class will help parents/caregivers assist the children through transition in each stage of development, develop, and enhance their overall well-being, build rapport, positive support system, and to help them become productive individuals.

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

Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

4 hours; Saturday, May 15, 2021

This class is a 4 hour course that helps foster parents and caregivers identify the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse and assists children/victims of abuse through recovery. This class will help parents and others who work with victims to develop appropriate intervention strategies and support systems. This class will help parents develop skills to provide "therapeutic parenting" to these children/teens.

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

Sexting, Cyberbullying and Adolescent Relationships

4 hours; Thursdays, May 13 and 20, 2021

This class will discuss social media and the impact of "constant connection," sexting realities and risks, online porn, personal policies on using social media. Sexting has led to bullying, cyberbullying and even suicide. The discussion of how teens harass and bully as a result of social media. Areas covered will include the prevalence, course and consequences of teen dating violence, describe positive and negatives of a connected adolescent, recognize the importance of screening and timely management of coerced and nonconsensual texting, what are healthy adolescent relationships and warning signs of dangerous relationships, communication and conflict. You will leave with more awareness of the role social media plays in our youth's lives.

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

Suicide Talk

2 hours; Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Every 28 seconds, someone dies by suicide. Unfortunately, it has recently become the second 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.

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

Internet Safety for our Youth

2 hours; Wednesday, May 26, 2021

We are a media oriented society and especially during this time of COVID-19. Please join us in learning how to keep our youth safe on the internet. There are predator's on the internet, the dark web and many other potential risks. Learn how to manage social media in a positive way to support our youth with interaction that are safe.

  • Guest Speakers: Detective Matt Morrison, South Lake Tahoe City Police Department; Jaycee Macias, Volunteer Coordinator & Prevention Educator; and Lisa Piazza, Prevention Coordinator, Live Violence Free
  • Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Register in advance for "Internet Safety for our Youth"
  • Passcode: FosterCare

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

Safety First

2 hours; Thursday, May 27, 2021

This class will provide essential information for keeping families safe. We will explore a variety of safety topics such as personal safetyand child safety in and outside of the home. Participants will learn safety concerns that may not be readily apparent.

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

June 2021

I Can Crisis: 6 hours, Tuesdays, June 1, 8 & 15, 2021

The majority of incidents of challenging behavior and crisis events that youth exhibit are triggered by overwhelming emotions or traumatic stress responses. This training will assist care-givers to prevent or de-escalate crisis and provide adults with the skills and knowledge so they can become the catalyst through with youth change old habits, destructive responses and maladaptive behavior patterns. Participates will learn The Phases of Typical Crisis, Importance of Knowing Ourselves and Our Youth, How to Manage the Environment and numerous tools/techniques for de-escalating /managing challenging behaviors
Instructor: Karen Gregg, Expert Trainer/Supervisor CRH
Date: Tuesdays, June 1, 8 & 15, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: June 1, 8 & 15, 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvfu-hpjIrGtGzd1xqvP0PQiZ6lLnK2Bb_

Passcode: FosterCare

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


Foster Youth Rights & The Role of the Ombudsperson (2 hours) Wednesday, June 2, 2021

You will learn what are the new Foster Youth Rights and how you as caregivers can make sure that each foster youth’s rights are being met. You will learn what your rights and responsibilities are as a caregiver of foster youth. What happens if a foster youth’s rights are being violated? What is and what role does the Ombudsperson play. This class will be a great opportunity to get all your questions answered about foster youth rights.
Instructor: Shekinah Peredo, Intake & Training Analyst/CA Office of Foster Care Ombudsperson
Date: Wednesday June 2, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: June 2, 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYod-GqqDMjE9V-SOVeUyVIbmRfJ8hXFo5V

Passcode: FosterCare

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): 6 Hours, Thursdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2021

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.
Instructors: Kristine Wells, RFA Instructor/RFA Approved Home &Adoptive Parent & Dana McKnight, M.S.W.
Date: Thursdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Location: When: June 3, 10 & 17, 2021
06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdeGhpjsqG9QrgfiE52BT_ZFrAmo6bk3L

Passcode: FosterCare

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


Yes I Can: Utilizing DBT Techniques to Empower our Youth: 2 hours, Saturday, June 5, 2021

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors. In this class we will explore negative thinking in children and youth. You will develop skills that will support you in identifying and assist the child with changing their deficit based thinking to Affirmative thinking.
Instructors: Diane Miller, ACSW & Dana McKnight, M.S.W.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location:
When: June 5, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrd-6vrj0uEt0aRbyqeJpDdhQ9qBmK5mpq

Passcode: FosterCare

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


¿Qué es el desarrollo sexual humano saludable y qué necesitamos saber al cuidar a jóvenes que han sido explotados sexualmente? (Nueva clase obligatoria para todas las familias de RFA): Lunas, Junio 7 & 14, 2021

Esta clase cubrirá qué es el desarrollo sexual saludable y cómo cuidamos a los jóvenes que hubieran sido explotados sexualmente. Aprenderá sobre la nueva legislación, el Proyecto de Ley del Senado 89, que aborda los derechos reproductivos de los jóvenes y los dependientes no menores en hogares de crianza. ¿Cuáles son sus derechos a la confidencialidad y los estándares razonables y prudentes de los padres? Se abordará la discusión sobre cómo brindar orientación e involucrar a los jóvenes en conversaciones sobre el desarrollo sexual saludable / salud reproductiva y sexual. Aprenderá acerca de los métodos anticonceptivos actuales y cómo proporcionar recursos / material de referencia adecuados a los jóvenes. Esta clase también cubrirá el cuidado de los jóvenes que han sido explotados sexualmente y las formas de ayudar a los jóvenes a recuperarse. Aunque el tema puede ser difícil de escuchar, es esencial comprender y apoyar a nuestros jóvenes de crianza en torno al desarrollo sexual saludable. Esta clase es un curso obligatorio para todas las familias de RFA.
Instructora: Nicolas Huerta, Nayeli Rojas, Estudiante de SW y apoyo de cuidado adoptive experimentado Fecha: Lunas, Junio 7 & 14, 2021
Tiempo: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Por favor llame a Nayeli Rojas con cualquier pregunta al 916-709-5667 Lugar: Estás invitado a una reunión de Zoom. When: Junio 7 & 14, 2021 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModeqsrD0pE9PHTHU4bIHHZym4q2KzFyRn

Passcode: FosterCare
Nota: el mismo enlace de Zoom que las clases de abril y mayo

Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.


New Nurtured Heart Series: (Series Total: 6 Hours) Wednesdays, June 9, 16 & 23, 2021

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 9, 16 & 23, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
When: June 9, 16 & 23, 2021 06:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdeygqzIuGNGAWh5RNWMoiGfGG3Fgi03r

Passcode: FosterCare

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


Surviving, Thriving Teens (2 hours) Saturday, June 12, 2021 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Trauma occurring during childhood or adolescence can have a substantial impact on adolescent development and permanently alter the way their brain functions. This course will review “normal’ adolescent development, examine how trauma can derail “Normalcy”, and explore some supportive interventions to assist teens on their journey to “Greatness”.
Instructor: Karen Gregg, Expert Trainer/Supervisor CRH
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location:
When: June 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOyorTMjGN0lr70-bhcNKwpJxsvbfRNH

Passcode: FosterCare

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


I Got NEEDS ( 2 hours) Saturday, June 12, 2021 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Behavior and Needs go together. Whatever behavior youth exhibit, it’s always closely related to a need of some sort. The need should be our primary concern, rather than simply focusing on the youth’s behavior. Youth who grow up in stressful environments may have learned to go to extremes to have their needs met. It is our responsibility, as caring adults, to help youth develop new comping skills and find ways to meet their needs.
Instructor: Karen Gregg, Expert Trainer/Supervisor CRH
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:
When: June 12, 2021 1:00to 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-qvrTgiGdzHO3gZJf_DJLVlb2pJERdf

Passcode: FosterCare

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