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Schedule of Classes
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Foster/Kinship Care Education
Schedule of Classes
February 2014 - June 2014
“The more we know, the more they grow..”
Table of Contents
Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 2
Office Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Overview of Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 4
FAQ‟s (Preguntas mas Frecuentes). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
B, D & F-Rate In-Service (Renewal) English Classes. . . . . . . 7-12
In-Service Bi-Lingual Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - 16
In-Service (English) NEW LOCATIONS .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18
Special In-Service Trainings/FKCE Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . 19 –24
Caregiver & Youth Institutes/Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26
Kinship . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-28
Kinship Orientation/Orientación para Parientes (Spanish). . . . . 29
WFFH-Rate Pre-Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
D-Rate Pre-Service (Pre-Servicio para La Tarifa D). . . . . . . .31-32
F-Rate Pre-Service (Pre-Servicio para La Tarifa F). . . . . . . . 33-34
Spanish Classes (Clases de Renovación). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-39
Spanish FKCE Institutes (Institutos Especiales) . . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Youth Program
(YESS-ILP/TAFY/CONNECT ) . . .
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Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-47
Advisory Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Location Maps .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Office/Department Personnel:
Rebecca Green - Dean
Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Marisela Saenz - FKCE/ILP Program Specialist
Dina Moreno- Program Clerk
Supervisors/Facilitators:
Teri Mushrush - FKCE Supervisor/Facilitator
Ana Vargas - FKCE Facilitator/Lecturer
María Dolores Alvidrez - FKCE Facilitator/Lecturer
Catherine Meurer - FKCE Facilitator/Lecturer
Lori Switanowski - TAFY Coordinator/Lecturer
Office Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 W orkman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A207A
Administration Building 2nd Floor
M a i n o f f i c e p h o n e n u m b e r : ( 562) 908-3435
R e g i s t r a t i o n p h o n e n u m b e r : ( 562) 463-3756
Fax number: (562) 463-4681
You can also visit us on the web @
www.riohondo.edu/socsci/fkc/
College Parking - Permits are REQUIRED for on-campus parking.
Please contact the FKCE/ILP Office for FREE on campus parking.
The information booth is located at the main entrance for tram information,
handicap parking, and for parking information.
*Citations are issued for illegal parking and to vehicles without permits.
Non-Discrimination Policy
Rio Hondo Community College District complies with all Federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry,
sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability in any of its policies, programs, and services. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be
directed to the District’s Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Dr. Dyrell Foster,
Dean, Student Affairs, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor, Room SS-204, (562) 908-3498.
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PROGRAMS OFFERED:
FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION (FKCE)
The FKCE Program provides quality education and support to
caregivers in order to meet the educational, emotional,
behavioral, and developmental needs of children and youth in
out-of-home care.
B, D, F, W-RATE IN-SERVICE (RENEWAL)
English and Spanish classes/trainings for foster and kinship
(relative) caregivers are offered throughout the year.
ALL CLASSES are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
D and F-RATE PRE-SERVICE
The 16-hour Pre-Service Certification trainings for D (emotional/
behavioral difficulties) and F (medically fragile) Rates are
available in English and Spanish throughout the year.
WFFH PRE-SERVICE
The 16-hour Pre-Service Certification training is also available. A
WFFH home provides foster care and support for a minor parent
and his/her independent child.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
(YESS-ILP) CALIFORNIA
This program provides services, mentoring, and life-skills training
to transitioning foster youth. YESS-CA aims to help current and
former foster/probation youth transition successfully into selfsufficiency and adulthood. Classes and services are provided
out in the community and on campus.
STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH (CCC SMHP) -TRANSTION
AGED FOSTER YOUTH (TAFY) PROJECT
This project is designed to provide mental health and wellness
training to current and former transitioning aged foster youth.
ALL CLASSES ARE FREE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Call (562) 908-3435
NOTICE: *CLASS/TRAINING TOPICS, PRESENTERS, AND
DATES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE*
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY
Any individual with a disability, who requires reasonable
accommodation to participate in a class may request assistance by contacting
Marisela Saenz at Rio Hondo College at 562-908-3435.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for an FKCE class/training?
You can register by calling (562) 908-3435 and leaving your
name, address, phone number along with the date, location,
and title of the class you would like to register for.
Como me registro para las clases/entrenamiento?
Se puede inscribir llamando al (562) 908-3435 y dejando su
nombre, dirección, número de teléfono con la fecha, sitio y
título de la clase.
Is there a fee for FKCE classes/trainings?
No. All our classes/trainings are FREE.
¿Hay un costo para tomar las clases/entrenamiento?
No todas las clases/entrenamientos son GRATIS.
Will I receive a certificate for attending the class/training?
A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of each
class/training or at the conclusion of a program that meets
more than once.
¿Recibiré un certificado por asistir a la clase/
entrenamiento?
Un certificado de asistencia será dado al fin de cada clase/
entrenamiento ó en la conclusión de un programa que se
reunío más de una vez.
I am not a foster parent or relative caregiver, but would
still like to attend classes/trainings. Is this possible?
Yes. Even though our target population is foster parents &
relative caregivers, classes/trainings are open to the community including social workers, group home staff, family, and
friends.
No soy un padre de crianza/adoptivo o pariente, pero
todavía me gustaría atender las clases/entrenamientos.
¿Es possible?
Si. Aunque nuestro objetivo son padres de crianza/adoptivos y
parientes, las clases/entrenamientos están abiertas a la
comunidad incluyendo trabajadores sociales, trabajadores de
grupos, familia, y amigos.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide childcare during classes/trainings?
Can I bring children to the class?
No, childcare is not available, *unless noted. Children are not
permitted to attend classes/trainings.
¿Proporcionarán cuidado de niños durante las clases?
¿Puedo traer niños a la clase?
No, cuidado de niños no esta disponible, *al menos que se
indique lo contrario. No se permiten niños en las clases/
entrenamientos.
What is the difference between the Pre-Service and the
In-Service (Renewal) Classes?
Pre-Service Training, is for first time certification ONLY and
can not be used for certification renewal purposes. Renewal
hours must be completed yearly to keep your certification
current and hours vary depending on rate.
¿Qué es la diferencia entre el Pre-Servicio y las Clases/
Entrenamientos de Renovación?
Las clases de pre-servicio son solamente para certificarse por
primera vez. Las horas del pre-servicio no se pueden usar para
propósitos de renovación. Para mantener su certificación actual,
las horas para renovar su certificado deben ser
completadas anualmente y varían dependiendo de la Tarifa.
How many in-service (renewal) hours do I need to take yearly?
Currently the yearly renewal hours for B-Rate and F-Rate are 12
hours. D-Rate requires 18 hours yearly and WFFH-Rate requires
4 hours yearly.
¿Cuántas horas de renovación necesito tomar anualmente?
Actualmente las horas anuales para renovación de la Tarifa B y F
son 12 horas. La Tarifa D requiere 18 horas anuales y la
Tarifa WFFH requiere 4 horas anualmente.
ATTENTION!! ¡ATENCION!
*Please arrive on-time to class. Participants arriving 15 minutes after
the class has started will NOT receive credit. No exceptions!
*Por favor llegué a tiempo a la clase. Participantes que lleguen 15
minutos después del comienzo de la clase NO recibirán crédito.
¡No excepciones!
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In-Service (Renewal)
Location:
Los Nietos Community Center
11640 Slauson Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
Time:
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days:
Weekly on Tuesdays
February 4 – The Importance of Documentation & Record
Keeping (B, D, or F-Rate)
This class will review licensing regulations as well as children‟s personal rights and the importance of documentation
and record keeping. This class will emphasize how to prevent allegations as well as the allegation process.
Presenter – Karen Dixon
February 11 – Understanding the Teen Brain (B, D, or F-Rate)
Experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding
explanations for why our teens behave the way they do. This
class will give parents an overview of brain development during adolescence and will recognize signs of problematic conditions/issues and how to address them.
Presenter – Lori Switanowski
February 18 – Take a Breath – Burnout Prevention (B, D, or
F-Rate)
In this class caregivers will learn simple changes that can be
applied in everyday life to reduce parental stress levels and
avoid burnout. This class will focus on the importance of caring for oneself in order to care for others but also on being a
positive role model for children. Presenter – Betsy Cisneros
February 25 – Promoting College & Higher Education
Options (B or D-Rate)
It is never too early to start talking to your child about the importance of education and life after high school. In this class
parents will identify the various higher educational options
from certificate programs to degrees as well as activities/tools
which they can utilize at home to assist their child in exploring
careers by identifying their interests, skills, and talents.
Presenter – Marisela Saenz
Continued on next page 
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Los Nietos Community Center - Continued
In-Service (Renewal)
March 4 – Child Development: Stages Not Ages (B, D, or FRate)
During this class participants will discuss child development
theories and the normal stages/milestones that children experience throughout their growth/development. Unfortunately,
children who have experienced trauma, separation, or other
crises can experience difficulty with various stages of development. Parents will identify tips and techniques for building
their children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual
skills as wells as how to address possible warning signs of
concern. Presenter – Catherine Meurer
March 11 – Encouragement vs. Praise...What’s the
Difference? (B, D, or F-Rate)
In this class parents will identify the differences between these two common practices. Parents will categorize specific
examples/phrases of encouragement and praise. Common
behaviors or outcomes exhibited by children to both of these
will be compared. Presenter – Betsy Cisneros
March 18 – Managing ―Difficult Times‖ in the Home
(B or D-Rate)
When things do not go as planned or go “wrong” we may view
this as dealing with a difficult time. This class will discuss
what a difficult time may be as well as provide parents with
the skills and planning tools to successfully manage and get
through these situations. The importance of relationships,
attitudes, values within the homes will be discussed as well
as utilizing effective problem solving and communication skills
and establishing responsibility will be highlighted.
Presenter – Karen Dixon
March 25 – Every day is a Learning Day for Children Teachable Moments (B or D-Rate)
There are countless daily moments/activities providing excellent opportunities to help kids learn. This class will emphasize how to recognize and make the most of these positive
learning experiences or “teachable moments”. Participants
will identify and practice various examples of how parents can
seize these moments enriching their child‟s lives with various
lifelong skills as well as strengthening child parent relationships. Presenter – Catherine Meurer
Continued on next page 
Los Nietos Community Center - Continued
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In-Service (Renewal)
April 1 – Care, Respect, & Love: Caring for LGBTQ Youth
(B or D-Rate)
This class is designed to bring awareness to caregivers about
the needs of LGTBQ youth and how to address them. Participants will understand how to provide a safe and caring environment for all youth needing the same support and guidance
as they develop. The AB458 law, which prohibits any type of
discrimination based on sexual identity in out-of-home care,
will also be discussed. Presenter – Calvin Wilcher
April 8 – Teamwork: Successfully Working with Social
Services Professionals (B, D, or F-Rate)
Teamwork and developing relationships with social workers
and other professionals is key to ensuring the best outcomes
for the child in your care. This class will provide caregivers
with the tools and knowledge about everyone‟s role/
responsibilities, and how to effectively communicate and work
together as a team for the child.
Presenter – Christina Auer-Arriaga
April 15 – Working Toward the Possibility of Reunification (B, D, or F-Rate)
This class will cover the importance of permanency for children in out-of-home care. The possibility of reunification and
the process will be emphasized. Caregivers will identify how
they can prepare the child/children for successful transitions
while providing them stability.
Presenter – Catherine Meurer
April 22 – Understanding the Most Common Mental
Health Diagnosis in Foster Care (B, D, or F-Rate)
Parents will explore and analyze the various challenges that
arise when caring for children with common mental helath
diagnosis such as OCD, PTSD, Depression, Mood disorders,
as well as adjustment & conduct issues. Parents will also develop effective strategies to deal with these disorders as well
as available services and professional treatment will also be
addressed. Presenter – Lori Switanowski
Continued on next page 
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Los Nietos Community Center - Continued
In-Service (Renewal)
April 29 – Enabling vs. Empowering Our Children
(B, D, or F-Rate)
In this class parents will recognize the definition of enabling
and how this approach can negatively impact a child‟s behavior/growth even though the intent maybe to shield or protect
them. Parents will also identify and practice statements and
actions that will empower their growing children to take
control of their own life, learn from their mistakes, accept consequences, and be held accountable.
Presenter – Karen Dixon
May 6 – Bully or Being Bullied (B, D, or F-Rate)
This class will explore the types, effects, and signs of aggressive behavior and bullying. Participants will learn how to
identify signs/traits that may indicate possibly being bullied or
bullying. Parents will also understand the importance of immediate intervention as well as appropriate resources and
prevention techniques. Presenter – Maribel Romero
May 13 – What Can I Do? Modifying Difficult Behaviors
(B, D, or F-Rate)
In this class parents will identify what behavior, misbehavior,
and positive discipline are and what they can do to modify
difficult behaviors. Parents will identify and apply effective
everyday tips and strategies that can address and transform
their child‟s negative behaviors to positive ones. Parents will
receive a workbook containing examples of these practical
and effective solutions. Presenter – Betsy Cisneros
May 20 – Understanding the Court Process (B,D, or F-Rate)
This class will equip foster parents and relative caregivers
with an overview of the court process as well as their role and
participation in ensuring that the court makes the best possible decisions about the child in care. Also covered will be the
many issues that may arise during the placement process.
Presenter – Christina Auer-Arriaga
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Los Nietos Community Center - Continued
In-Service (Renewal)
May 27 – Building a Successful Team: Working with
Birthparents and Visitation Issues (B,D or W-Rate)
Caregivers are instrumental in helping children in care maintain connections with their biological families. As a caregiver, teamwork, and effective communication skills are essential while working with birthparents. This class will equip
caregivers with the knowledge and tools required to improve
the safety, permanency and well-being of the child in care.
The responsibilities of caregiver‟s as well as how to identify
and address the various emotions or behaviors that a child
may feel or have before, during and after the visits will also
be addressed. Presenter – Lori Switanowski
June 3 – Sibling Rivalry (B, D, or W-Rate)
How does sibling rivalry affect children? This class will give
caregivers tips on how to redirect siblings who do not get
along. Parents will also learn techniques on how to assist
children in resolving conflicts and how to manage their feelings. Presenter – Mary Hibbard
June 10 – Say What? How to Communicate with Youth
(B or D- Rate)
This class will equip caregivers with tips on how to have better communication with teens. Bridging the communication
gap between teens and parents can be difficult but this class
will discuss how good listening, respect and patience can
build healthy communication skills . Presenter – TBA
June 17 – A Sense of Belonging - Gangs 101 (B or D- Rate)
Why does belonging to a gang have such an appeal on foster youth? This class will discuss the need for belonging and
why some youth may turn to gangs. Myths associated with
gang affiliations will also be revealed. Parents will also learn
ways of engaging youth in positive and productive activities.
Presenter – Joseph Walker
June 24 – Great Summer Resources (B or D-Rate)
This class will provide participants with available educational
resources as well as recreational and fun activities for children and families to enjoy during the summer. A multitude
of bargain hunting resources that will help you stretch your
dollars will also be covered. Handouts on ideas and resources will be given. Presenter – Catherine Meurer
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In-Service (Renewal)
Location:
Olive Crest
17800 Woodruff Ave.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Time:
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Days:
Once a month on Thursday
February 13 – My New Family/Home (B, D or F-Rate)
In this class caregivers will explore the feelings, thoughts, and
emotions that children going into the system may feel. During
this class caregivers will gain an understanding of what they
can do to help their child cope with their feelings and discuss
the importance of welcoming and introducing a child into their
new home/family. Presenter - Maria Dolores Alvidrez
March 13 - Understanding Anxiety Disorders (B or D-Rate)
This class will cover what Anxiety Disorders are as well as the
causes, signs/symptoms, diagnosis as well as treatment.
Generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, panic, and posttraumatic stress disorders will be discussed. Caregivers will
also identify ways to assist children/youth with day to day anxiety. Presenter – Christina Auer-Arriaga
April 10 – About Foster Youth Substance Abuse & Risky
Behaviors (B, D, or F-Rate)
This class will explore the issue of substance abuse and risky
behavior among teens including drugs, alcohol, sex, and other
new trends. Caregivers will also identify possible warning
signs and behaviors that may be related to those activities as
well as ways to prevent teen drug use. Parents will receive
resources as well as a parent‟s guide for reference.
Presenter – Karen Dixon
May 8 – Healing Parents: Building Trust & Love (B,D, or F-Rate)
This class will emphasize on the value of loving & supportive
relationships when it comes to helping children learn to trust.
In this class caregivers will develop practical ways of developing a child‟s positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing on respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and positive role modeling.
Presenter – Catherine Meurer
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In-Service (Bi-Lingual)
Location:
Community Resource Center
10750 Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
Time:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Days:
Once a month on Wednesday
February 19 – Understanding the Teen Brain (B, D, F-Rate)
Experts continue to explore the development of the brain and
are finding explanations for why our teens behave the way
they do. This class will give parents an overview of brain development during adolescence and will recognize signs of
problematic conditions/issues and how to address them.
Presenter – Catherine Meurer
March 19 – Bullying: What Every Parent Must Know
(B or D-Rate)
What are the signs and symptoms of bullying? How can you
tell if your child is being bullied, or is a bully? We will take a
look at these issues plus the various forms/types of bullying.
Parents will be able to identify the symptoms of being bullied,
articulate the importance of intervention and what they can
do. Presenter – Lori Switanowski
April 16 – How Family Violence Affects Children (B, D or FRate)
This class will explore the emotional and behavioral problems
that children with a history of domestic violence face . Participants will gain awareness of children‟s emotions and identify
how domestic violence impacts their lives.
Presenter – Hector de Paz
May 21 – ADHD and the Young Child (B, D, F-Rate)
This class will help parents understand what ADHD is, the
symptoms, and the daily challenges children face. Participants will have the ability to identify the symptoms of ADHD
as well as appropriate management techniques for children
at home and at school. Presenter – Maribel Romero
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Clases de Renovación (Bi-Lingual)
Sitio:
Community Resource Center
10750 Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
Horario:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Días:
Miércoles
19 de Febrero - Sobre el Cerebro Adolescente (Tarifa B,
D, o F)
Los expertos siguen explorando el desarrollo del cerebro
con explicaciones de por qué nuestros adolescentes se
comportan como lo hacen. Esta clase explorara el desarrollo del cerebro durante la adolescencia y reconocer los signos de condiciones / cuestiones problemáticas y la forma de
enfrentarlos.
19 de Marzo - El Acoso/Intimidación: Lo que Todo Padre
debe Saber (Tarifa B o D)
¿Cuáles son los signos y síntomas de la intimidación? Cómo puede saber si su hijo está siendo intimidado, o si el/ella
esta intimidando a otros? Vamos a explorar estas preguntas
y las varias formas / tipos de acoso/intimidación. Los padres
identificaran los síntomas de la intimidación, articular la importancia de la intervención y lo que pueden hacer.
16 de Abril - ¿Cómo la Violencia Familiar Afecta los Niños? (Tarifa B o D)
Esta clase explorara las problemas emocionales y de comportamiento que enfrentan los niños con un historia de violencia doméstica. Los participantes serán conscientes sobre
las emociones de los niños y identificaran cómo la violencia
doméstica impacta la vida de los niños.
21 de Mayo - TDAH en Niños (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase ayudará a los padres a entender lo que el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) es ,
los síntomas, y los desafíos que enfrentan los niños diarios.
Los participantes identificaran los síntomas del TDAH , así
como técnicas de gestión apropiadas para los niños en el
hogar y en la escuela.
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In-Service (Bi-Lingual)
Nutrition Classes
Location:
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Time:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Days:
Once a month on Wednesday
Presenter:
Catherine Meurer
*A healthy recipe is provided, prepared, and sampled at each class
February 12 – Culture and Food: How Does the World
Eat? (B, D, F-Rate)
Our children come to us from a melting pot of cultures and
countries of origin. Join us as we explore the diversity of
healthy „world‟ food. Class discussion will explore how you,
the caregiver, use food culture to explore diversity issues .
March 12 - Understanding the Differences Between Food
Allergies and Intolerances (B, D, F-Rate)
Do your children have to avoid certain foods because they
get an allergic reaction? Do they have problems digesting
certain foods? Join us as we explore the differences between food allergies and food intolerances. Parents will identify the symptoms to look out for and how to prepare meals
that will not interfere with their allergies or intolerances.
April 9 – Nutritional Connections Between the Food We
Eat & Building Healthy Bodies (B, D, F-Rate)
As parents we know that usually good food = happy kids. In
this class we will explore how our children‟s food can taste
good and be good for them. Parents will learn about food
presentation; how to sneak nutritious food elements into
meal preparation; and how to engage our children in expanding their food likes and dislikes.
May 14 – Winning Ways with Children at the Table, Eating Out, or Just on the Go (B, D, F-Rate)
Sometimes eating away from home can be stressful for you
and your children. Join us to learn parenting tips that will
help relieve some of the stressors and help you become
more prepared for each situation.
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Clases de Renovación (Bi-Lingual)
Clases de Nutrición
Sitio:
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Horario:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Días:
Miércoles
Presentadora:
Catherine Meurer/Ana Vargas
*Una receta saludable esta preparada y mostrada en cada clase
12 de Febrero - La cultura y la Alimentación: ¿Cómo
Come el Mundo? (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Nuestros hijos nos llegan de un crisol de culturas y países de
origen. Venga y explore la diversidad de alimentos sanos
del mundo. En la clase se explorará cómo usted, puede utilizar la cultura alimentaria para explorar temas de diversidad.
12 de Marzo - La Comprensión de las Diferencias entre
Alergias e Intolerancias Alimentarias (Tarifa B, D, o F)
¿Tiene que evitar ciertos alimentos con sus hijos ya que tuvieron una reacción alérgica? ¿Tienen problemas para digerir ciertos alimentos? Venga y explore las diferencias entre
las alergias a y las intolerancias alimentarias . Los padres
identificaran los síntomas tal cómo preparar comidas que no
interfieran con sus alergias o intolerancias.
9 de Abril - Conexiones Nutricionales entre los Alimentos que Comemos y la Construcción de Cuerpos Sanos
(Tarifa B, D, o F)
Como padres sabemos que por lo general buena comida=
niños felices. En esta clase vamos a explorar cómo la comida de nuestros hijos puede tener buen sabor y ser bueno
para ellos. Los padres aprenderán sobre presentación de la
comida y la forma de agregar elementos nutritivos en la preparación de alimentos.
14 de Mayo - El Triunfo con Niños en la Mesa, Salir a comer , o Simplemente Sobre la marcha (Tarifa B, D, o F)
A veces, comer fuera de casa puede ser estresante para usted y sus hijos. Venga y explore consejos para padres que le
ayudara aliviar algunos de los factores de estrés y ayudarle a
ser más preparados para cada situación.
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In-Service (Renewal)
NEW Location
FREE recreational activities available for school
age children during FKCE classes
(this service will be provided by the Gus Velasco
Neighborhood Center Staff )
Space is limited, call for more information.
Location:
Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
9255 Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Time:
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Days:
Once a month on Monday evenings
tentatively scheduled to start on
March 10th.
Please call the office to register and
for specific details.
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In-Service (Renewal)
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A208
Time:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. &
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Day:
Once a month on Saturday
Instructor:
Lory Moran
April 5 - Prudent Parenting Standard 101 (B, D, F-Rate)
In this class caregivers will identify what Prudent Parenting
is and how to make reasonable decisions and sensible parental decisions that maintain a child‟s health, safety and
best interests. Participation in activities such as ageappropriate extra-curricular, enrichment, and social outings
will be discussed.
April 5 - Foster Parent’s Role & Foster Youth Rights
(B, D, F-Rate)
This class will review the roles and responsibilities of caregivers as well as the rights of youth in care that ensure their
physical, social, emotional, and educational well-being.
Caregivers will also discuss how to ensure that their youth‟s
rights are being acknowledged, respected and not discriminated against or harassed because of sexual orientation,
religion, race, disability, etc.
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Special In-Service Trainings
Attachment Parenting
Unfortunately many children in foster care have experienced
disruptions in attachment formation due to child abuse,
neglect and/or multiple placements. Come and experience
the perspective of a child and gain the essential parenting
techniques to accommodate their unique life experiences
and current needs.
Date:
Time:
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*Lunch will be provided
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A208
Trainer:
Lori Switanowski & Betsy Cisneros
This is a 3 day training
(a total of 18 hours of B, D, or F Rate will be available)
* Participants will also receive a manual and various
children’s books to utilize at home.
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.
CALL (562) 463-3756 TO REGISTER
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Special In-Service Trainings
Caring for Children Who Have
Experienced Trauma
Unfortunately many children in foster care have lived
through traumatic experiences.
Come discover how you can help children through
these traumatic experiences.
*How trauma affects children's development,
feelings, and behaviors
*How to redirect negative or destructive behaviors
*How/when to get professional help and effective
team working strategies for helping the child
*And MUCH MORE!!
Date:
2 Thursdays & 1 Friday
April 3, 4, 10, 2014
Time:
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
*Lunch will be provided
Location:
The Whole Child
10155 Colima Rd.
Whittier, CA 90603
Trainer:
Lori Switanowski, MFT/FKCE Trainer
This is a 3 day training totaling 15 hours of B, D, or F Rate
*Participants will also receive the complete workbook to take home.
CALL (562) 908-3435 FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Caregiver Institute (Bi-Lingual)
Taking Care of the Caregiver
As parents and caregivers self care is essential when
providing the best care for our children. This workshop will
equip parents with techniques on reducing and managing
stress as well as how to balance their own needs while
meeting the needs their children.
Topics covered will include:
-Burnout Prevention
- Healthy Diet for Healthy Living
-Stress management and relaxation techniques
such as mindful practices, Yoga, and much more...
When: Friday, March 21, 2014
from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*A healthy continental breakfast & lunch will be
provided
Where: Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Rooms/Areas TBA
*Participants will also be provided with a take home tool kit
Registration is REQUIRED
CALL (562) 463-3756 TO REGISTER.
*A collaborative effort brought to you by Rio Hondo FKCE Program
and Los Angeles County DCFS-Kinship Division
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Caregiver Institute (Bi-Lingual)
Autism Awareness Institute
The ABC’s of Autism Spectrum Disorder & Resources
Sobre El Trastorno del Espectro Autista
When: Friday, April 11, 2014
from 9 a.m. - 1:45p.m. (4 hours of in-service)
9 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Registration/continental breakfast
*continental breakfast & lunch will be provided
Where: Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
(Room EM101 & 103)
Registration is REQUIRED
CALL (562) 463-3756 TO REGISTER.
Summer/Water Safety: Keeping our
Kids Safe during the Summer
The American Red Cross ABC‟s of summer/water safety
plus great summer ideas/resources will be covered.
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014
from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Registration is REQUIRED
CALL (562) 463-3756 TO REGISTER.
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Special In-Service Trainings
Teaching Children to Breathe with
Compassion & Calm
Caregivers and parents come and learn simple and effective
techniques that can positively contribute to the health and happiness
of your family. Parents will learn ways to reinforce compassion and
calming techniques which can benefit not only body systems but for
focus and secure bonding with children. Practice techniques that
increase calm and focus in the family!
*School Age children welcomed (limited space available) call
to pre-register & for more information. Registration is REQUIRED!
*HiYoga Parents & Kids DVD’s will also be raffled
Date:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (light lunch is included)
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
True Parenting (True Colors) Workshop
Come and discover you and your child‟s true colors. Learn what
your parenting style is based on these colors and ways to foster
deeper family ties and a harmonious home. *Participants will get to
take home the TRUE Parenting Book.
Date:
Date to be Determined
Time:
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Location to be Determined
(call for more information)
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FKCE Institute
“Children are Our Future”
A collaborative effort, sponsored by the FKCE Programs at
Rio Hondo College, East Los Angeles, Cerritos College, & the LA County
Department of Children & Family Services-Kinship Support Division
English and Spanish Workshops
Talleres en Ingles y Español
Date:
Fecha:
Time:
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jueves, 22 de Mayo del 2014
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Horario
Location:
Sitio:
Radisson Hotel
7320 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
*Light Continental breakfast & lunch provided
*Incluye desayuno ligero y almuerzo
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. CALL (562) 463-3756
*Childcare will not be available. Adults ONLY.
*Cuidado de los niños no estará disponible. Adultos solamente.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month
Mayo es el Mes de Cuidado de Crianza
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FKCE/ILP Workshop
Independence City 2014
A day full of fun, activities, and knowledge for
young adults. Where youth can learn and
experience what it is to be independent!
Topics covered will include:
-Options and resources regarding college,
careers, housing, and employment
-Interviewing and resume tips
-Budgeting and money management
-Personal and relationship skills
-How to cook, do laundry, and other daily living skills
——————————————————————A separate caregiver workshop will also be offered
on “Empowering and Caring for Young Adults”
5 hours of FKCE in-service training will be available.
When: TBA in Spring 2014 Call for details
from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Lunch and raffle gifts will be provided
Where: Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Space is LIMITED. Registration in required. Call (562)
908-3435 for details and to register for the event.
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AB12 Institute
Building Connections to Success
Attention Caregivers & Youth!!
Extended Foster Care until Age 21!!!
Caregivers come and explore what AB12 is, the options
and benefits youth have, as well as the important role caregivers have in preparing youth to be independent. Available
higher education options and resources available to youth
will also be emphasized.
Youth come enjoy a day full of knowledge and fun with
other youth! Learn what AB12 is and what choices/benefits
you have after 18! Plus also have the chance to explore the
various higher education choices you have.
*Materials, lunch, gifts are included.
When:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
(Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided)
Where:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Rooms TBA
Registration is REQUIRED.
CALL (562) 463-3756 FOR MORE INFORMATION
AND TO REGISTER.
*A collaborative effort brought to you by Rio Hondo FKCE Program
and California Law Center of Los Angeles &
The Alliance for Children’s Rights
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Kinship
Location:
Rio Hondo College
South Whittier Educational Center
Annex (Room SW107)
14307 E. Telegraph Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604
Time:
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.*
Day:
1st Thursday of the Month
March 6 - Caregivers Guide to Children's Play (B, W, or DRate)
This class will focus on play and the benefits of play in a child‟s
developmental stages. Parents will identify how creative play
and activities can help enhance children‟s self-esteem and development. Presenter – Catherine Meurer
April 3 - Raising Someone Else’s Child
In this class foster and adoptive parent‟s will identify why parenting/caring for someone else‟s child is different and techniques
that will help parents deal with their child‟s, emotions and needs.
The importance of a support system as well as resources and
tips will be shared. Presenter – Calvin Wilcher
May 1 - Understanding the Effects of Prenatal Drug/
Alcohol Exposure (B, D, F - Rate)
The effect of alcohol and drugs during pregnancy has lifelong
consequences. This class will discuss the physical, mental and
behavioral effects of alcohol/drugs during pregnancy. The class
will also prepare caregivers to care for children exposed to
alcohol/drugs and equip them with resources available to assist
the child through their growth and development.
Presenter – Lori Switanowski
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Kinship
NEW Location
Location:
Whittier Senior Center
13225 Walnut St.
Whittier, CA
Days:
Once a month on Wednesday
Time:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
February 26 - Families Change (B or D - Rate)
This class will discuss how families might change from either a birth family to a foster family or an adoptive family. It
is critical that the caregiver work together both within your
family, the birth family and with outside resources, and will
offer strategies for transitions.
Presenter – Maria Dolores Alvidrez
March 26 - Raising Our Children’s Children (B or D - Rate)
This class will explore with grandparents/relatives the feelings, challenges, hardships, as well as the rewards they
may face while parenting their grandchildren.
Presenter – Catherine Meurer
April 23 - What is Permanency and the Available Options (B, D, F - Rate)
This class will cover the importance of maintaining permanency and how to do what's best for the child in out of home
care. Parents will be able to identify and differentiate between the benefits and resources of Long-term Placement,
Kinship, Legal Guardianship, and Adoption.
Presenter-Ana Vargas
May 28 - Supporting Family Visits/Family Ties (B or D Rate)
Birth family visits can be difficult for everyone involved especially the child. This class will cover the importance of mutual understanding and empathy on behalf of both the kinship/
resource parent and biological families in regards to the
child‟s family visits. Caregivers will develop innovative ways
to deal with potential problems, emotions.
Presenter-Ana Vargas
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Orientación para Parientes
Esta clase cubrirá los aspectos del sistema de DCFS en lo
que respecta a los cuidadores familiares. Participantes identificaran el proceso de proceso judicial / regulaciones / documentación; los derechos de educación / recursos; opciones
de permanencia, los beneficios financieros, y otra información y los recursos disponibles para los niños en el cuidado
familiar.
Fecha:
Viernes, 2 de Mayo del 2014
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Horario:
(Room EM101)
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. *Almuerzo incluido
Presenters: Maria Dolores Alvidrez
CALL (562) 908-3435 FOR MORE INFORMATION
AND TO REGISTER
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WFFH-Rate Pre-Service
This class is a total of 16 hours and must be completed by
the foster parent or caregiver to become a Whole Foster
Family Home which provides foster care for a minor parent
and his/her independent child. This training will help the
caregiver assist the teen parent in developing the skills necessary to provide a safe,
stable and permanent home.
The Shared Responsibility Plan will be covered.
Dates:
Saturday, February 22 & March 1, 2014
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A208
(2nd floor of the Administration Building)
Pre-Registration is required.
Call (562) 908-3435 to register.
*Photo Identification is REQUIRED
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D-Rate Pre-Service
This class is a total of 16 hours and must be completed
by the foster parent or caregiver before caring for children and youth that have emotional and behavioral difficulties. This class will help prepare the foster parent/
relative caregiver to cope and help the children as well
as themselves with the challenges that the foster child
may have.
Dates:
Saturdays
March 15 & 22, 2014
or
May 31 & June 7, 2014
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A207 (3/15 & 3/22)
Room A208 (5/31 & 6/7)
(2nd floor of the Administration Building)
Pre-Registration is required.
Call (562) 908-3435 to register.
*Photo Identification is REQUIRED
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Pre-Servicio Tarifa D
Esta clase dura un total de 16 horas y es obligatorio
completarlas antes de que el padre de crianza cuide a
niños y jóvenes con problemas emocionales y de
comportamiento. Esta clase ayuda y prepara al padre
de crianza/familiar a como afrontar la situación y
ayudar a los niños y a sí mismos con los problemas que
el niño pueda tener.
Fechas:
Sábados
1 y 8 de Febrero del 2014
O
3 y 17 de Mayo del 2014
(no clase el 10 de Mayo)
Horario:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Cuarto A205
(Segundo piso del edificio de Administración )
Es requerido registrarse. Para inscribirse
por favor llame al (562) 908-3435.
*Se REQUIERE identificación con foto.
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F-Rate Pre-Service
This class is a total of 16 hours and must be completed
by the foster parent or caregiver before caring for children and youth who are medically fragile This class
will help prepare the foster parent /relative caregiver to
understand and help medically fragile children in their
care.
Dates:
Saturdays
January 25 & February 1, 2014
or
April 26 & May 3, 2014
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A207 (1/25 & 2/1)
Room A208 (4/26 & 5/3)
(2nd floor of the Administration Building)
Pre-Registration is required.
Call (562) 908-3435 to register.
*Photo Identification is REQUIRED
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Pre-Servicio Tarifa F
Esta clase dura un total de 16 horas y es obligatorio
completarlas antes de que el padre de crianza cuide a
niños y jóvenes que están médicamente frágiles. Esta
clase ayuda y prepara al padre de crianza/familiar a
como entender y ayudar al niño que está médicamente
frágil.
Fechas:
Sábados
1 y 8 de Marzo del 2014
o
31 de Mayo y 7 de Junio del 2014
Horario:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Cuarto A205
(Segundo piso del edificio de Administración )
Es requerido registrarse. Para inscribirse
por favor llame al (562) 908-3435.
*Se REQUIERE identificación con foto.
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Clases de Renovación
Sitio:
Dept. of Children & Family Services
(MacLaren Children’s Center)
Horario:
Días:
4024 N. Durfee Ave.
El Monte, CA 91732
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Martes
25 de Febrero - Manteniendo Conexiones entre Familia
Durante esta clase los cuidadores aprenderán técnicas de desarrollar
y mantener una relación familiar positiva con el niño y su familia de
origen. También se discutirá la conexión sobre la dinámica familiar
pasada del niño y sobre su visión del mundo. La clase también discutirá cómo ayudar a los niños a adaptarse a su nuevo ambiente en el
cuidado fuera del hogar. Presentado por – María Dolores Alvidrez
25 de Marzo – Formando un Equipo con Éxito (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase enfocara en la importancia del esfuerzo de equipo al criar
a los niños en el sistema. Los padres del recurso aprenderán las habilidades para trabajar con asistentes sociales y padres biológicos y
cómo utilizar los recursos disponibles. Esta colaboración en equipo
tendrá resultados exitosos para el niño. Presentado por - Ana Vargas
22 de Abril - Criando Conexiones Seguras y el Proceso del
Apego (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase informará a los padres adoptivos sobre cómo algunos niños no establecen relaciones saludables durante la infancia que pueden dañar su capacidad para establecer relaciones futuras. Los padres aprenderán habilidades de apego y formas para ayudar a los
niños en el desarrollo de relaciones más estables y saludables.
Presentado por - Betsy Cisneros
27 de Mayo – Sobre la Autoestima y La Presión de las Amistadas (Tarifa B o D)
Los niños/adolescentes pueden ser influenciados fácilmente por los
amigos, ropa, música y apariencia física. En esta clase padres aprenderán formas de fortalecer la autoestima y la comunicación con sus
niños. Los padres también aprenderán cómo pueden ayudar a preparar niños a manejar situaciones difíciles y hacer decisiones responsables. Presentado por – Maria Dolores Alvidrez
3 de Junio - Mi Nuevo Hogar/Mi Nueva Familia (Tarifa B, D, o F)
En esta clase los padres de crianza explorarán los sentimientos, pensamientos y emociones que los niños que entran en el sistema pueden sentir. Durante esta clase padres obtendrán una comprensión de
lo que pueden hacer para ayudar a los niños a aceptar/superar sus
sentimientos y sobre la bienvenida del niño a su nuevo hogar / familia.
Presentado por – Sera Determinado
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Clases de Renovación
Es requerido inscribirse para todas las clases, llame al (562) 908-3435.
Sitio:
Horario:
Días:
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Viernes
7 de Febrero -Los Estilos de Crianza: ¿Cual es el Mío? (Tarifa B o D)
Esta clase explorara los diferentes estilos de crianza que pueden ayudar a educar a los hijos ser responsables y seguros. Los padres aprenderán maneras de incorporar estos estilos en una forma que se adapta
a las necesidades y personalidad únicas de su hijo.
Presentado por – Betsy Cisneros
7 de Marzo – Sobre el Manejo de La Ira (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Niños a menudo tienen dificultades en expresar sus sentimientos con
palabras y pueden actuar en maneras violentas. En está clase padres
identificaran maneras y técnicas sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a controlar sus emociones en maneras saludables. También los participantes aplicarán técnicas útiles que puedan utilizar cuando las situaciones
se salgan de control. Presentado por -Maribel Romero
4 de Abril – Sobre La Educación Especial y IEP (Tarifa B, D, o F)
En esta clase se acentuara el logro de éxito académico y la utilización
de los servicios de apoyo educativo especiales disponibles. Los participantes aprenderán la importancia de abogar al respecto a las necesidades educativas individuales de su hijo. Los padres identificaran qué
es un IEP, el proceso y los derechos educativos de sus hijos con el fin
de promover el éxito académico.
Presentado por – Teri Mushrush/Hector de Paz
2 de Mayo – Preparando para el Verano (Tarifa B o D)
Esta clase preparara a los padres con recursos educativos así como
actividades recreativas y divertidas para los niños y para todas las familias. Una multitud de recursos para disfrutar y compartir durante el
verano serán proporcionados. Presentado por - Ana Vargas
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Clases de Renovación
Sitio:
Horario:
Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center (Room EM104)
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Días:
Martes
4 de Febrero - Sobre Los Trastornos de La Alimentación
(Tarifa B o D)
Esta clase explorará maneras en que los padres pueden ayudar
a los niños / jóvenes a desarrollar la imagen positiva de sí mismo
y de los hábitos de alimentación saludables. Identificar los diferentes tipos de trastornos de la alimentación, el reconocimiento
de síntomas, recursos y ayuda profesional serán cubiertos.
Presentado por – Christina Auer-Arriaga
18 de Febrero—Maneras de Ayudar a Su Hijo Con Las Tareas Escolares (Tarifa B o D)
Durante esta clase los padres y proveedores de cuidado de
crianza explorarán maneras de ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea.
Los participantes también se les proporcionará consejos sobre
cómo hacer que la tarea sea más fácil, así como recursos para
ayudar con problemas de aprendizaje.
Presentado por – Maria Dolores Alvidrez
4 de Marzo- Prevención del Embarazo en la Adolescencia
(Tarifa B o D)
Desafortunadamente, la juventud en fuera de cuidado de casa
están en alto riesgo de embarazo temprano. Esta clase equipara
a padres con maneras de ayudar a evitar el embarazo en los
adolescentes y favorecer decisiones responsables. La importancia de mantener comunicación y esperanzas positivas también
será discutida. Presentado por – Maria Dolores Alvidrez
18 de Marzo - Trabajando con el Trabajador Social y el
Sistema de Crianza (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase identificará las responsabilidades necesarias cuando
se trabaja con el sistema. Los participantes aprenderán la importancia de trabajar y formar una colaboración exitosa con los trabajadores sociales para mantener resultados positivos para el niño.
Habilidades y técnicas de comunicación efectivas y cómo utilizar
los recursos disponibles serán discutidas. Presentado por Sera Determinado
Continuado el la pagina siguiente 
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Rio Hondo EMEC
Clases de Renovación
1 de Abril - Sobre la Adicción )y el Proceso de Recuperación
(Tarifa B, D, o F)
Muchos cuidadores luchan con sus interacciones con padres biológicos que usan drogas y el alcohol, debido a las visitas perdidas,
las falsas promesas hechas a los niños y las conductas inapropiadas. Esta clase le dará a los padres de crianza un profunda conciencia sobre la adicción y el proceso de recuperación.
Presentado por– Maria Dolores Alvidrez
15 de Abril - La Habilitación vs La Fortaleza en Nuestros
Niños (Tarifa B, D, o F)
En esta clase los padres reconocerán lo que es habilitación y cómo
este enfoque puede influir negativamente en el comportamiento /
crecimiento de un niño a pesar de que la intención tal vez es protegerlos. Los padres también podrán identificar y practicar técnicas y
ética que les permitan que sus niños tomen el control de su propia
vida, aprender de sus errores, aceptar las consecuencias, y rendir
cuentas. Presentado por—Maribel Romero
6 de Mayo - La Comprensión, Prevención y Recuperación
del Abuso (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase se centrará en la importancia de comprender las diferentes formas de abuso y cómo hablar con los niños acerca de él.
Los cuidadores van a reconocer los signos y síntomas de abuso,
así como los efectos de los abusos, y cómo mantener a sus hijos
seguros. Los participantes recibirán un libro para llevar a casa el
título "Cuídate a Ti Mismo" que se puede utilizar como guía al hablar con los niños. Presentado por - Betsy Cisneros
20 de Mayo - Explorando las Diferencias y la Diversidad:
Sobre el Cuidado, el Respeto, y el Amor (Tarifa B, D, o F)
En esta clase se cobrera las necesidades de los jóvenes LGTBJ.
Los participantes comprenderán cómo proporcionar un ambiente
seguro y comprensivo para todos los jóvenes que necesitan el mismo apoyo y orientación a medida que desarrollan. Los padres
aprenderán los diferentes aspectos de la diversidad tal como hablar con los niños/adolescentes acerca de estas diferencias, el respeto, las opiniones, los prejuicios. La ley AB458, que prohíbe cualquier tipo de discriminación basada en la identidad sexual en la
atención fuera de la casa. Presentado por - Sera Determinado
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Clases de Renovación
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
Room A206
Horario:
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dia:
Sabados
Instructora: Lory Moran
1 de Marzo - Titulo 22: Resumen Sobre los Reglamentos
y de ser un Padre Razonable y Prudente (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase proveerá un resumen sobre los Reglamentos y el
estándar razonable de paternidad prudente. Los requisitos
tal como decisiones razonables y maneras de asegurar el
interés y seguridad del niño se revisaran. Varios escenarios
de hacer decisiones como la participación en actividades
extra curriculares, uso de niñeras de corto plazo, y mucho
más también serán discutidos.
3 de Mayo - Entendiendo las Opciones de Permanencia
y Planificación Concurrente y Trabajando con la Posibilidad de la Reunificación (Tarifa B, D, o F)
Esta clase cubriera la importancia de mantener permanencia y sobre el mejor interés del niños en cuidado fuera de
casa. Los participantes identificaran las diferente opciones
y diferencias entre largo plazo de Cuidado, Cuidado Familiar, Guardián Legal y Adopción. La posibilidad de la reunificación con los padres biológicos también será discutida junto con las formas en que los cuidadores pueden preparar al
niño para esta posibilidad.
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Institutos Especiales
Entendiendo Intervención Temprana y
La Educación Especial
Presentado por la Alianza para los Derechos del Niño
Fecha:
Viernes, 25 de Abril de 2014
Horario:
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Registración y Desayuno
Taller de 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*Incluye Almuerzo a las 12 p.m.
(4 horas de Tarifa B, D, of F estarán disponible)
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center (EM101)
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Taller de Libros de Vida
Robbin Hatten, el autor del libro Mi
vida, proporcionará una taller sobre lo
que es un libro de la vida es, cómo
crear uno, y la importancia que tiene
para los niños bajo cuidado.
Facilitadora: Maria Dolores Alvidrez.
Fecha:
Viernes, 9 de Mayo del 2014
Horario:
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(*Lunch will be provided)
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center (Room EM101)
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
* Este taller es gratis y los participantes se llevarán
a casa un completo “ Libro de la Vida"
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Institutos Especiales
Ayudando a Los Niños con la Pérdida y
la Pena...Cuando los Niños Sufren
Hay muchos mitos sobre cómo tratar
con emociones tristes, las penas, y perdidas
que pueden confundir a los niños:
El tiempo cura todas las heridas ... Vuelve a colocar la pérdida de
lorar a solas ... Sé fuerte para los demás ... denunciar sus
sentimientos ... No te sientas mal…
Al asistir esta serie de 3 clases aprenderá a
reemplazar mitos con una orientación práctica y una
comprensión más profunda del proceso de la perdida.
Fechas:
Viernes, 28 de Febrero &
7 y 14 de Marzo de 2014
Sitio:
Rio Hondo College
El Monte Education Center (Room EM101)
3017 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Horario:
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. *Incluye almuerzo
(12 horas de Tarifa B, D, o, F estarán disponible)
Presentadora: Betsy Cisneros y
Maria Dolores Alvidrez
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Updates
Former foster youth are now eligible
for free health care until age 26 under the
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
What’s covered?
• Medical care
• Vision exams
• Substance abuse treatment
• Mental health services and counseling
• Dental care starting in May 2014
Having trouble signing up? Not sure you
were in foster care on your 18th birthday?
Call the Foster Care Ombudsman at 1-877-846-1602
or email: [email protected]
When and where can you sign up?
At your county social service office starting January 1,
2014. You may also be able to sign up online, by
phone, or with the help of an enrollment counselor.
For questions? Visit www.coveredtil26.com.
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Youth Programs
Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success
(Independent Living Program) YESS-ILP
This program provides services, mentoring, and life-skills
training to transitioning foster youth ages 16-21.
YESS-California aims to help current and former foster
youth transition successfully into self-sufficiency and
adulthood. Workshops and services are provided to
youth on campus attending Rio Hondo as well as youth
out in the community.
Call (562) 908-3435 for further information and for
upcoming special events and workshop dates.
*see page 27 for coming soon AB12 Institute
“Building Connections to Success”
On Saturday, April 12, 2014
*see page 26 for more details regarding upcoming
Independence City 2014 !
Student Mental Health (SMHP) Transition
Age Foster Youth (TAFY) Project
This project is designed to provide mental health
and wellness training to current and
former transitioning aged youth in
foster care with a focus on
current Rio Hondo College students.
For more information call
(562) 908-3435.
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On Campus Support Programs
The California Community Colleges established the
Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to assist foster
youth in accessing and successfully completing
college.
FYSI Liaisons @ Rio Hondo College
Marisela Saenz @ (562) 908-3435 FKCE/ILP Program
Room A207A & Deborah Lopez in the Financial Aid Office
Room SS130
You can find more information and a list of all FYSI’s at :
http://extranet.cccco.edu/Divisions/StudentServices/
FosterYouthSuccessInitiatives.aspx
CONnections Necessary to Experience
College Transition
A collaborative support program for current & former
foster youth attending Rio Hondo College.
-Support and assistance
-Priority Registration (if eligible)
-Independent Living Workshops
-Access to computer and snack pantry
-Access to available on and off campus resources/
programs.
For more information contact Marisela Saenz @
(562) 908-3435 FKCE/ILP Program Room A207A
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Resources
California Ombudsman For Foster Care
Help Line 1-877-846-1602
www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman ensures that the
voice of foster children and youth is heard and act on their
behalf.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights
3333 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-6010
www.kids-alliance.org
A law firm providing advocacy and representation for children and youth.
Children's Law Center of Los Angeles
201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 7
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2175
Tel: (323) 980-7700 http://www.clcla.org/
Public Counsel
601 S. Ardmore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 385-2977
Tel: (800) 870-8090 http://www.publiccounsel.org/
California Youth Crisis Center 1-800-843-5200
A project of the California Child, Youth and Family Coalition.
Crisis counseling is available 24 hours with information and
referrals for youth and families.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
TASK serves families of children aged birth to 22 years of
age under IDEA and other systems mandated to provide
services to individuals with disabilities. TASK provides advocacy information, workshops and information in English,
Spanish and Vietnamese. (714) 533-8275
www.taskca.org
G.A.P. ―Grandparents as Parents‖
Support Group and Resources for Relative Caregivers.
www.grandparentsasparents.org
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Resources
The Transitional Resource Center (TRC)
The Community Resource Center
10750 S. Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-2785
The TRC offers:Independent living resources information and referral,
Employment Resources, Transportation funds, Educational Assistance,
Emergency, transitional and permanent housing referrals, and much
more.
Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority-SASSFA
Santa Fe Springs Main Office
10400 Pioneer Blvd. Suite 9
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 946-2237 x254 or x231
Through the Youth Program SASSFA provides free use of computers,
copies and fax. Workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, job
search, job placement, for youth ages 17-21.
Independent Living Program www.ilponline.org
This site is for current or former foster youth/probation youth which provides important information and resources regarding ILP/Transitional
Coordinators, housing, education, living skills, employment, legal assistance and much more.
California College Pathways
Helping California‟s foster youth access higher education and reach
their educational goals www.cacollegepathways.org
Financial Aid (FASFA) www.fafsa.ed.gov
FREE money, federal student aid for college.
California Chafee Grant Program www.csac.ca.gov
Additional FREE money for college available to current or former foster
youth.
VMentor www.vmentor.com
Online mentors for LA County youth in foster care.
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Resources
The California Department of Social Services
http://www.cdss.ca.gov
For CA state updates and laws pertaining to Foster Care
Caregiver Advocacy Network (CAN)
www.fosterfamilyhelp.ca.gov/
Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family
Services (DCFS)
www.dcfs.co.la.ca.us
Foster Care Hotline & Adoptions Assistance Hotline
(800) 697-4444
Foster Care Recruitment Hotline/Adoptions
(888) 811-1121
Foster Care Support Services
(213) 639-4035
Child Protection Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(800) 540-4000
Santa Fe Springs Office
10355 Slusher Dr.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 903-5000
Kinship Resource Center
421 S. Glendora Ave., Suite 100
West Covina, CA 91790
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Advisory Meeting
FKCE/ILP Advisory Curriculum Meeting
Advisory meetings are open to those interested in
foster care, relative care and other out-of-home care
issues and education. Come help plan for our expansion in curriculum, programming and creative endeavors
to meet the constant challenges of caring for children in
this ever-changing world.
Date:
Friday, March 14 & June 13, 2014
Time:
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Call (562) 908-3435 for further information.
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Maps
NEW LOCATION
NEW LOCATION
Whittier Senior Center
13225 Walnut Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Gus Velasco Neighborhood
Center
9255 Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
Rio Hondo College - South Whittier
Educational Center
14307 E, Telegraph Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604
Los Nietos Community Center
11640 Slauson Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606
Dept. of Children & Family
Services (MacLaren Center)
4024 N. Durfee Ave.
El Monte, CA 91732
Rio Hondo College - El Monte Center
3017 Tyler Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731
Olive Crest
17800 Woodruff Ave.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Community Resource Center
10750 Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
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G A R Y · M E N D E Z
V I C K Y ·
N O R M A ·E D I T H ·G A R C I A
MARY · ANN· PACHECO
BOARD·OF·TRUSTEES
SUPERINTENDENT/
P R E S I D E N T
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Change Service Requested
Rio Hondo College
Foster/Kinship Care Education &
Independent Living Programs
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601-1699
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