FOSTER & KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION

FY 2015/16 Class Offerings

The first tab, below, provides a list of the FKCE classes for which registrations are currently being taken.  The tabs for future quarters are provided to assist you in planning your training hours for the year; however, future classes are subject to change. Registration for future quarter classes are not accepted.

Classes described in English are conducted in English; Classes described in Spanish are conducted in Spanish.

Pre-registration is highly recommended as it enables us to notify you of schedule changes, ensure that we have enough handouts, and that we have sufficient participants to offer the class.  All FKCE Classes are FREE, unless otherwise indicated.

To pre-register, or for more information, please call Miriam Sallam, Director, FKCE/YESS, at (559) 737-4842 or email to miriams@cos.edu. To pre-register, simply provide your name, phone number, and the name of the class(es) you wish to attend.
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La primera ficha, a continuación, proporciona una lista de las clases FKCE para los que se están tomando actualmente registros.
Las fichas para los próximos trimestres se proporcionan para ayudarle en la planificación de sus horas de capacitación para el año Sin embargo futuras están sujetas a cambios No se aceptan inscripciones para clases futuras trimestre.
Las
clases que se describen en Inglés se llevan a cabo en Inglés; Las clases que se describen en Español se llevan a cabo en Español.

Pre-registro es muy recomendable ya que nos permite para que le notifique de los cambios de horario, asegúrese de que tenemos suficientes folletos, y que tenemos número suficiente de participantes para ofrecer a la clase. Todas las clases son GRATIS FKCE, a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Para registrarse o para obtener más información, por favor llame a Miriam Sallam, Director de la FKCE / YESS, en (559) 737-4842 o correo electrónico a miriams@cos.edu.   Para registrarse, basta con indicar su nombre, número de teléfono y el nombre de la clase (s) que desea asistir.

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 Jul to Sep 2015

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Notes
The War at HomeTulare Co Professional Development CenterWednesdayJuly 86 to 8 pm2Miriam Sallam, MSW

Esta clase se limita a los proveedores de cuidado crianza debido las limitaciones de espacio.

La Guerra en Casa (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles8 de julio6 al 8 pm2Freddie Reynoso, ASW

Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.

Anxiety in ChildrenCOS, Kern 727B, VisaliaWednesdayJuly 226 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Helping the Socially Challenged ChildKings Co HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayJuly 23 & 306 to 9 pm6Isaac Castro, MFTI
TDMs, Biological Parents & VisitsCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaWednesdayJuly 296 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Impact of Domestic Violence on ChildrenKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayAugust 106 to 9 pm3Miriam Sallam, MSW
From Detention to PermanencyCOS Kern 715A, VisaliaWednesdayAugust 126 to 9 pm3Yadira Lopez
Foster Parent Association Support MeetingTulare Co Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayAugust 126 to 8 pm0None

​This meeting of the FPA is not part of the FKCE Program and will not include a trainer.  Attendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.

Temperamento en los Niños Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles12 de agosto6 a 8 pm2Freddie Reynoso, ASW

Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.

Effects of Meth on ChildrenKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayAugust 176 to 9 pm3Kimberli Smith, MS
The Bully FactorCOS Kern 715A, VisaliaWednesdayAugust 196 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
CANCELED - Temperament in ChildrenCOS Kern 732, VisaliaFridayAugust 21 & 289 am to 12 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT

CANCELED! We have rescheduled this class for December 4 & 11, 2015. 

Down SyndromeKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayAugust 246 to 9 pm3Bev Anderson, MFT
Understanding the Impact of Parenting Traumatized ChildrenCOS Kern 715A, VisaliaWednesdayAugust 266 to 9 pm3JulieAnn Jones, MSW
First Aid & Safety/CPRCOS Tule 509, VisaliaSaturdayAugust 299 am to 3 pm6Dana Jobe, Paramedic

Participants will be required to purchase the Successful Completion Packet from the instructor at $12.50 per participant (Child Care stickers require an additional fee).  Cash, check and money orders accepted.  Space is limited - pre-register early!  Foster Care Providers have priority, but others may be able to attend if slots remain available by the week of the training.

Shaken Baby/SIDSCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaTuesdaySeptember 16 to 9 pm3Bev Anderson, MFT
Reactive Attachment DisorderKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdaySeptember 3, 10, 17 & 246 to 9 pm12Brittany Storle, MFT
Fire SettingCOS Kern 732, VisaliaFridaySeptember 49 am to 12 pm3Darcy Massey, LCSW
Eating DisordersCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaTuesdaySeptember 86 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Helping Your Anxious ChildTulare Co Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdaySeptember 96 to 8 pm2Isaac Castro, MFTI

Attendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.

Fortalecimiento Adjuntos (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles9 de septiembre6 a 8 pm2Yadira Lopez

Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.

Drive: Intrinsic MotivationCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaMondaySeptember 146 to 9 pm3Isaac Castro, MFTI
El Factor del Matón (En Español)Condado de Kings HSA Cuarto de Cedar, Hanfordlunes14 de septiembre6 a 9 pm3Freddie Reynoso, ASW
Helping Kids with Grief & LossCOS Tule 509, VisaliaSaturdaySeptember 199:30 am to 3:30 pm6Evan Maw, LCSW
Redirecting Rebellious BehaviorCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaMondaySeptember 21 & 286 to 9 pm6Isaac Castro, MFTI
Ser Padres del Curación y Trauma-Competente - En Español COS Kern 732, Visaliaviernes y sábado25 de septiembre y 26 de septiembreViernes: 6 a 9 pm; Saturday: 9 am a 3 pm9Anna Ruelas

Por favor haga planes para asistir a las dos sesiones.

Behind Closed DoorsKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordWednesdaySeptember 306 to 9 pm3Kimberli Smith, MA
 

 Oct to Dec 2015

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
LGBTQ Youth in CareKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayOctober 16 to 9 pm3Luann Baldwin, MSW
1-2-3 Magic & MoreCOS Kern 735, VisaliaTuesdayOctober 6 & 136 to 9 pm6Jose Lopez, MSW
Eating DisordersKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayOctober 86 to 9 pm3Patricia Oliver, RN, PHN, MPA
AttachmentCOS Kern 732, VisaliaFridayOctober 99 am to 12 pm3JulieAnn Jones, MSW
Tulare County Foster Parent Association Support MeetingTulare County Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayOctober 146 to 8 pm0NoneThis meeting of the FPA is not part of the FKCE Program and will not include a trainer.  Attendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.
Learning Disabilities & IEPsKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordWednesdayOctober 14, 21 & 286 to 9 pm9Bernadette Martinho, MS
Las 10 Mejores Mitos sobre Drogas y Alcohol (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiercoles14 de octubre6 a 8 pm2Jose Lopez, MSWEsta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.
Helping the Socially Challenged ChildCOS Kern 732, VisaliaSaturdayOctober 179 am to 3 pm6Isaac Castro, MFTI
The Secret Life of the BrainCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaMondayOctober 19 & 266 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
Parenting Children with Special NeedsCOS Kern 732, VisaliaFridayOctober 239 am to 12 pm3Shelly Kong
First Aid & Safety / CPRCOS Vocation Education Building, Room 112, HanfordSaturdayOctober 249 am to 3 pm6Dana Jobe, ParamedicFoster Care Providers have priority.  A $12.50 fee is payable to the instructor.
Sexually Abused & Exploited ChildrenCOS Kern 735, VisaliaTuesdayNovember 3 & 106 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
Placement IssuesCOS Kern 715A, VisaliaWednesdayNovember 46 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisorderKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayNovember 5 & 126 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderCOS Tule 512, VisaliaSaturdayNovember 79:30 am to 3:30 pm6Evan Maw, LCSW
Post Traumatic Stress DisorderCOS Kern 732, VisaliaFridayNovember 139 am to 12 pm3Darcy Massey, LCSW
Becoming a Trauma-Competent Healing ParentCOS Hospital Rock 134, VisaliaFriday & SaturdayNovember 13 & November 14Friday: 6 to 9 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 3 pm9JulieAnn Jones, MSWPlease plan to attend both sessions.
Fostering Connections to Success & EmancipationCOS Kern 735, VisaliaTuesdayNovember 176 to 9 pm3Yadira Lopez
Teach Baby to ReadTulare County Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayNovember 186 to 8 pm2Yadira LopezAttendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.
Desarrollo Capaz y Confidentes Niños (en Español) Tulare County Professional Development Center, Visaliamiercoles18 de noviembre6 a 8 pm2Freddie Reynoso, ASWEsta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.
Shaken Baby/SIDSKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayNovember 306 to 9 pm3Pat Oliver, RN, PHN, MPA
Sensory Processing DisorderCOS Kern 715A, VisaliaWednesdayDecember 2 & 96 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
Bi-Polar DisorderKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayDecember 36 a 9 pm3Darcy Massey, LCSW
Temperament in ChildrenCOS Kern 732 (upstairs), VisaliaFridayDecember 4 & 119 am to 12 pm6Bev Anderson, MFTThis class was rescheduled from August 21 & 28.
The Adoption ProcessCOS Kern 727B, VisaliaMondayDecember 76 to 9 pm3Becky Elms, MSW
Helping Children with Grief & LossKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayDecember 7 & 146 to 9 pm3Darcy Massey, LCSW
 

 Jan to Mar 2016

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Note
Talking to Children about AdoptionKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayJanuary 116 to 9 pm3Toni Brown, MS
Focus GroupTulare County Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayJanuary 136 to 8 pm0No Trainer

​This is not an FKCE Class.  The Foster Parent Association invites members to participate in a Focus Group to provide feedback to Child Welfare Services for their upcoming Peer Quality Case Review process. .

Supervivencia de Familias de Crianza (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles13 de enero6 a 8 pm2Yadira Lopez

Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.

The Explosive ChildCOS Kern 732 (upstairs), Visalia FridayJanuary 15 & 229 am to 12 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
The Nurtured Heart ApproachKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordWednesdayJanuary 20 & 276 to 9 pm6Shelly Kong

 

 
LGBTQ Youth in CareCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaThursdayJanuary 216 to 9 pm3Luann Baldwin, MSW
Affective Mood DisorderCOS John Muir 223 (upstairs), VisaliaMondayJanuary 256 to 9 pm3Bev Anderson, MFT

Autism Spectrum DisorderCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaTuesdayFebruary 2 & 96 to 9 pm6Bernadette Martinho, MS

 

 
7 Core Issues in AdoptionKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordThursdayFebruary 46 to 9 pm3Toni Brown, MSW
Social & Emotional Development of ChildrenCOS Tule 512 (first floor), VisaliaSaturdayFebruary 610:00 am to 4:00 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT

 

 
Fostering Connections to Success & EmancipationKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayFebruary 86 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Advocacy para Niños (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles10 de febrero6 a 8 pm2Jose Lopez, MSW
Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.
Helping Kids with Grief & LossTulare County Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayFebruary 106:00 to 8:00 pm2Darcy Massey, LCSW
Attendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.
Building Self-EsteemCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaTuesdayFebruary 16 & 236 to 9 pm6Kendra Price, ASW
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordWednesdayFebruary 17 & 246 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT

 

 
Let's Read: A Pathway to Bonding & TrustCOS Kern 732 (upstairs), VisaliaFridayFebruary 199 am to 12 pm3Shelly Kong
1-2-3 Magic & MoreKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayFebruary 22 & 296 to 9 pm6Kendra Price, ASW
Cancelled First Aid & Safety/CPRCOS Tule 509 (first floor), VisaliaSaturdayFebruary 279 am to 3 pm6Dana Jobe, Paramedic

Cancelled: We have re-scheduled this class for March 5, 2016

Due to seating limitations, Foster Care Providers have priority for this class, but others may be able to attend if slots remain available by the week of the training.  Participants are responsible for paying the $12.50 fee (additional $10 fee is charged for child care stickers) for the Successful Completion Packet directly to the instructor by cash, check or money order on the day of the class.

Internet & Texting SafetyCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaTuesdayMarch 16 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW

 

 
Becoming a Trauma-Competent Healing ParentKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordWednesdayMarch 2, 9 & 166 to 9 pm9Toni Brown, MS

 

 
First Aid & Safety/CPRCOS Tule 500 (first floor), VisaliaSaturdayMarch 59am to 3 pm 6Dana Jobe, Paramedic

​Due to seating limitations, Foster Care Providers have priority for this class, but others may be able to attend if slots remain available by the week of the training.  Participants are responsible for paying the $12.50 fee (additional $10 fee is charged for child care stickers) for the Successful Completion Packet directly to the instructor by cash, check or money order on the day of the class.

The Adolescent BrainKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayMarch 76 to 9 pm6Beverly Anderson, MFT

Foster Family SurvivalTulare County Professional Development Center, VisaliaWednesdayMarch 96 to 8 pm2Yadira Lopez

Attendance is restricted to Tulare County Licensed Foster Parents.

LGBTQ Jóvenes en Cuidado (En Español)Condado de Tulare Centro de Desarrollo Profesional, Visaliamiércoles9 de marzo6 to 8 pm2Freddie Reynoso, ASW
Esta clase se limita a Condado de Tulare Licenciados Padres de Crianza.

 

Understanding the Impact of Parenting Traumatized ChildrenCOS Kern 732 (upstairs), VisaliaFridayMarch 119 am to 12 pm3JulieAnn Jones, MSW

Social Coping SkillsCOS Vocation Education Building Room 112, HanfordSaturdayMarch 129:00 am to 3:00 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT

Down SyndromeCOS John Muir 223 (upstairs), VisaliaMondayMarch 146 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW

Social Media & KidsKings County HSA Cedar Room, HanfordMondayMarch 286 to 9 pm3Shelly Kong
 

 Apr to Jun 2016

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Notes
How to Talk to Your Kids so They Will ListenCOS John Muir 223 (upstairs), VisaliaMondayApril 46 to 9 pm3Robert Force
Understanding the Impact of Parenting Traumatized ChildrenCOS Vocational Building 104, Hanford CampusWednesdayApril 66 to 9 pm3Toni Brown, MS
Reactive Attachment DisorderCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaThursdayApril 7, 14, 21 & 286 to 9 pm12Brittany Storle, MFT
Sexually Abused & Exploited ChildrenCOS Education Building Room 63, Hanford Campus MondayApril 11 & 186 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
It Takes a TeamCOS Kern 735 (first floor), VisaliaTuesdayApril 126 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Trastorno del Espectro Alcohólico Fetal (En Español)COS Hospital Roca 128, Visalia miércoles13 de abril6 a 8 pm2Yadira Lopez
 
 
 
Internet & Texting SafetyCOS Hospital Rock 129, VisaliaWednesdayApril 136 to 8 pm2Kendra Price, ASW

 

 
 
Depression & SuicideCOS Kern 732 (upstairs), VisaliaFridayApril 159 am to 12 pm3Darcy Massey, LCSW
The Nurtured Heart ApproachCOS Kern 715B (first floor), VisaliaWednesdayApril 20 & 276 to 9 pm6Shelly Kong

 

 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness and IdentificationCOS Hospital Rock 134 (first floor), Visalia FridayApril 226 to 9 pm3Deena Graves, MA
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness and IdentificationCOS Hospital Rock 134 (first floor), VisaliaSaturdayApril 239 am to 12 pm3Deena Graves, MA
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness and IdentificationCOS Vocational Building 104, Hanford CampusSaturdayApril 23Tentatively 2 pm to 5 pm3Deena Graves, MA
Advocacy for KidsCOS Education Building 72CD, Hanford CampusMondayApril 256 to 9 pm3Bev Anderson, MFT
Psychotropic MedicationsCOS John Muir 223 (upstairs), VisaliaMondayMay 26 to 9 pm3Natalie Bolin, LCSW
Talking to Children about AdoptionCOS Kern 735 (upstairs), VisaliaTuesdayMay 36 to 9 pm3JulieAnn Jones, MSW

The Adoption ProcessCOS Vocational Building 104, Hanford CampusWednesdayMay 46 to 9 pm3Toni Brown, MS
Autism Spectrum DisorderCOS Vocational Building 104, Hanford CampusThursdday May 5 & 126 to 9 pm6Bernadette Martinho, MS
Developing Capable & Confident ChildrenCOS Kern 712B (first floor), VisaliaWednesdayMay 116 to 8 pm2Kendra Price, ASW

 

 
 
Trabajando con CWS - En EspañolCOS Kern 732 (arriba), Visaliamiércoles11 de mayo6 a 8 pm2Yadira Lopez

 

 Cancelado y reprogramado para el 22 de junio de 2016
 
Social Coping SkillsCOS 715B (upstairs), VisaliaWednesdayMay 18 & 256 to 9 pm6Bev Anderson, MFT
Medically Fragile Infants & ChildrenCOS Vocational Building 112, Hanford Campus ThursdayMay 19 & 266 to 9 pm6Pat Oliver, RN, PHN, MPA
First Aid & Safety/CPRCOS Vocation Education Building Room 112, HanfordSaturdayMay 219 am to 3 pm6Dana Jobe, Paramedic

Participants will be required to purchase the Successful Completion Packet from the instructor at $12.50 per participant (Child Care stickers require an additional $10 fee).  Cash, check and money orders accepted.  Space is limited - pre-register early!  Foster Care Providers have priority, but others may be able to attend if slots remain available by the week of the training. Lunch is on your own.

Behind Closed Doors: Child Abuse & NeglectCOS 715B, VisaliaWednesdayJune 16 to 9 pm3Kimberli Smith, MA
Self-Care for CaregiversCOS Vocational Building 104, Hanford CampusThursdayJune 26 to 9 pm3Pat Oliver, RN, PHN, MPA

Substance Abusing TeensCOS Education Building 72CD, Hanford Campus MondayJune 6 & 136 to 9 pm6Yadira Lopez
Behavior Management StrategiesCOS Kern Building, Room 727B (Upstairs), VisaliaTuesdayJune 7 & 146 to 9 pm3Kendra Price, ASW
Sustancias Abusar Adolescentes - En EspañolCOS Kern 715B (primer piso), Visalia miércoles8 de junio6 a 8 pm2Freddie Reynoso, ASW

 

 
 
Cutting & Self-Destructive BehaviorCOS Kern 712B (first floor), VisaliaWednesdayJune 86 to 8 pm2Bev Anderson, MFT

 

 
 
Becoming a Trauma-Competent Healing ParentCOS Kern 715B, VisaliaThursdayJune 9, 16 & 236 to 9 pm9JulieAnn Jones, MSW

 

 
 

 Kinship Orientations

 
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KINSHIP (Relative) and

 Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM) ORIENTATIONS

  

A child you care about has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect and you are considering taking placement of the child.   There are many things that you need to know in order to make an informed decision, and to ensure that if you take the child into your home, you are able and willing to meet all of the child’s needs.  

We will cover:

  • An overview of the Child Welfare Services and Juvenile Court Systems
  • Care Provider’s Rights & Responsibilities; Children’s & Parent’s Rights
  • Steps to complete a Relative or NREFM placement
  • Concurrent Planning (Reunification and Permanency)
  • Permanency Options (Adoption, Guardianship, and Permanent Planned Living Arrangement)
  • Grievance Rights & 7-Day Notices for removal of child
  • Financial Resources and other available supports & resources
 

FY 2015/16 Session Dates

 

ENGLISH DATES:
July 16, 2015
August 20, 2015
September 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015
January 21, 2016
February 18, 2016
March 17, 2016
April 21, 2016
May 19, 2016
June 16, 2016
 
SPANISH DATES:
9 e Julio de 2015
13 de agosto de 2015
10 de septiembre de 2015
8 de octubre de 2015
12 de noviembre de 2015
10 de diciembre de 2015
14 de enero de 2016
11 de febrero de 2016
10 de marzo de 2016
14 de abril de 2016
12 de mayo de 2016
9 de junio de 2016
 
 
 All Kinship/NREFM Orientations are from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the above dates.
Please be on time—doors are locked after 6:15 pm!
 
LOCATION:
Tulare County HHSA CWS South Mooney Office
26500 S Mooney
Visalia, CA  93277
 
Last Updated: 4/7/2016 4:56 PM