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FKCE Class Schedule

San Bernardino Valley College
2015 Foster & Kinship Care Education Summer/Fall Class Schedule

*** PLEASE NOTE - CLASSES ARE NO LONGER BEING HELD AT

PRISCILLA'S HELPING HANDS, PROJECT REACH, ECCLESIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP **

For general information regarding workshops, please call (909) 384-4457. All of the classes listed in this schedule meet the criteria for San Bernardino County’s emotional behavioral training and for Los Angeles County’s “D” rate training. All training must be selected based on the individual needs of the foster/kinship child. Please discuss any additional training issues with your Children and Family Services (CFS) worker or the Specialized Care Facilitator as needed. For Specialized Care Rate information for San Bernardino County, contact Michelle Redman at (909) 891-3585.

 PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND ANY OF THE LISTED CLASSES!!!

 Please call (909) 384-4457 or email: rrivera@valleycollege.edu

 OFFICE HOURS

OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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LOCATION: Classes are held in various buildings on the San Bernardino Valley College campus, which is located at 701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410, as well as locations off campus. Please check for classroom location by calling (909) 384-4457.
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TRAINING CERTIFICATE: Some FKCE facilitators issue training certificates for each class, but the State of California no longer requires foster parents to show certificates to their social workers as proof of training hours completed. All class sign-in sheets and participant registration forms are entered into the state’s database after all trainings. If individuals would like to receive a copy of their FKCE class transcripts, please contact the SBVC Foster & Kinship Care Education Program office, (909) 384-4457, and allow one week for processing.

PARKING: Parking permits are provided for participants who are pre-registered. Parking permits are required for all SBVC campus lots and campus streets. Avoid reserved, staff, visitor, and red-zoned spaces. Daily permits can be purchased from yellow dispensers in parking lots 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9 only. Daily permits cost $2.00. Free parking is provided across the street at the Pro Swap Meet (632 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.).

NO CHILDCARE: Per SBVC campus policy, children are not allowed in the classroom under any conditions and are not to be left unattended in any campus facility. Childcare will not be provided for any of the FKCE classes.

DISABILITY SERVICES: For disability-related reasonable accommodations, please contact the FKCE Program office at (909) 384-4457 no later than two weeks prior to the date services are needed.

QUESTIONS:
For further information, contact the SBVC Foster & Kinship Care Education Program office:
(909) 384-4457
San Bernardino Valley College - CC-208
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410 

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DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS?  YES! There is no way for us to contact you regarding class changes or cancellations if you do not pre-register. PLEASE NOTE: Classes that do not have more than one  participants will not be held.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
EARN YOUR KEEP!
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Earning vs. Receiving. The notion of earning is pervasive in human societies. But are we teaching our kids to be demanding, to keep score, and to play the fifty-fifty game? It’s what basically leads to divorce, and it’s what keeps countries fighting for centuries. Participants will have an opportunity to explore earning versus receiving what you need. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
ACTIVE TEEN PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Active parenting of teens is a parenting education program targeting parents of preteens and teens ages 10-17 who want to improve their parenting skills and their preteens/teens behavior. It is based on the application of Adlerian parenting theory, which includes mutual respect among family members, non-violent discipline, problem-solving, communication skills training, family enrichment, and encouragement.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TEACHING SELF-CARE SKILLS TO CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children who come into the system of care from abusive and negligent biological families may not have knowledge of basic self-care skills. Hygiene, food preparation/handling/eating, appropriate dressing, completing simple chores, social skills and playtime activities may all be foreign to them. Children with poor hygiene and torn clothing may become the object of ridicule by their peers and bullying. These basic self-care skills will happen after the child has 'settled in' and the parent consistently discusses and models these skills for them. This class reviews these specific skills which caregivers need to instill in their children.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BIPOLAR DISORDER IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
What is bipolar disorder? What are the signs and symptoms of the disorder? Does bipolar disorder affect children and adolescents differently than adults, and if so, how? Are there treatments methods that are effective? Is medication the only treatment that is needed? Participants will gain a basic understanding of the symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder and will gain an understanding of how this disorder impacts behavior. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the treatment options available.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FINDING SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM…HELPING CHILDREN
HEAL AFTER SEXUAL ABUSE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Sexual abuse is always a trauma for children. Most parents don’t know where to begin in helping children recover from sexual abuse. Many children in foster placement have experienced sexual abuse. These children need new thoughts, ideas, and behaviors that can help them move forward and heal. Participants will discuss the traumatic effects of sexual abuse on a child and ways to help them heal.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DO KIDS SEE AND LEARN WHEN THEY OBSERVE OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR BEHAVIOR?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Will they see how much we love and hate certain people? Will they see us acting out our addiction? Will they learn what it is to love and be loved? What will they see and what will they learn? Participants will have an opportunity to look into the mirror with the support of the other class participants. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
TRAUMA INFORMED PARENTING SESSION #2 (CHILD DEVELOPMENT, ABUSE/NEGLECT, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AND TEAMWORK)
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children who have experienced traumatic experiences like removal from home, separation from their families, and numerous placements may be at risk for developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. This is an anxiety disorder that may cause the child to re-experience symptoms where aspects of the trauma are behaviorally recreated. In other words, they act out their emotions. Participants will learn the symptoms of trauma and understand the causes for their child’s behavior and how to help the child deal with his/her trauma in more appropriate ways.

WEDNEDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CONSIDER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (TO WELCOME A CHILD)!
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
When children first enter foster care, they are confused, angry, and disheartened. And, since they have experienced child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, alcoholism neglect and other forms of severe trauma, they harbor huge trust issues. It is absolutely essential the foster parents provide a nurturing environment where the child can begin to feel accepted and can begin to show trust for the foster family. Foster parents can start a trusting rapport by preparing chocolate chip cookies when the child arrives whose pleasant fragrance offers a calming effect. This class explores the distinct importance of the foster parents showing the child they are welcomed and accepted with cookies being but one facet of that practice.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE BEAUTY OF PROBLEMS…HOLDING YOUR CHILD ACCOUNTABLE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Holding your child accountable is crucial. Children must be taught to accept responsibility for their actions. Responsibility slides off children like water slides off a duck’s back. Think of children as being coated with Teflon and nothing sticks—that’s how they relate to responsibility. Responsibility is not inborn. Responsibility comes with coaching and training children. Participants will learn how to embrace the problems and help children to become responsible for their actions.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WORK WITH A PHYSICALLY-ABUSED CHILD?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Believe it or not, the first step is to heal our own physical abuse wounds both as a child and as an adult. Otherwise, the pain of that past experience may actually trigger a need for distance between you and the child. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own history of abuse and discover how it can interfere if left unhealed. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF ADDICTION IN TEENS
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
This class focuses on identifying behaviors that include substance abuse. This class includes discussion of neurological damage and brain actions involved with substance abuse. Participants learn to identify, discuss, and manage recovery with teens.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
CREATING NORMALCY IN FOSTER CARE – THE REASONABLE AND PRUDENT PARENT
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
AB408 was intended to create normalcy for children in care by allowing them to participate in age-appropriate extra-curricular enrichment and social activities with the permission of their caregivers. Caregivers are allowed to more careful and sensible parental decisions that maintain the child’s health, safety, and best interests to make being in care as “normal” as possible. Caregivers will discuss the guidelines about how to implement the law in their decision making by taking “reasonable steps to determine the appropriateness” of the activity in consideration of the child’s age, maturity, and developmental level.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
COULD THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH US ACTUALLY PREVENT PREGNANCY?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
What are the needs young women and young men are trying to meet by getting pregnant or impregnating someone? Participants will identify these needs and identify those needs that we, as foster parents, can actually meet and consequently prevent unwanted pregnancies. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
SHARED PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
One way foster parents can help children let go and become a child again is by working in partnership with the child’s birth parents. When children see harmony among the adults in their lives, they relax and begin to return to the child role. They worry less and spend less time trying to “fix” the adults around them. This class focuses on shared parenting between foster parents and biological parents. Can this be harmonious? What exactly is shared parenting?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY”…HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND A PARENT’S MENTAL ILLNESS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Mental illness can be frightening—not only to the person who has it, but to the people around them. If you are a child and reliant on the care of an adult who has a mental illness, things can be even more confusing. Children may have a number of questions, such as “Why is my mom/dad this way?” “Will I get this illness?” This class focuses on helping participants to gain insight regarding how to help a child who is dealing with a parent that has a mental illness.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CAN I LEARN TO BOTH LOVE AND LIKE THEM?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center
Do you really think they are going to grasp our clever distinction between love and like? Are we not perhaps just fooling ourselves? Participants will learn that when they genuinely both love and like their foster kids, then they are best able to hold them responsible and accountable for who they are without having to do the gymnastics involved in splitting the kid into pieces: self and behavior.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DIVERSE SEXUALITY IN CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In an April television interview with former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner he 'came out' that he was transgender. And Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Martin, Rosie O'Donnell and MANY other famous people have explained they have diverse sexuality. Our culture is now more aware of LGBTQ people, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning. This diverse sexuality exists in the foster care system where providers see it firsthand. And since foster children have civil rights extending to their sexuality, caregivers need to honor their wishes if they choose to 'come out.' This class explores this cultural shift in the system of care.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WORDS ARE OUR POWER TO CREATE LIFE OR POISON
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz invites us to be impeccable with our word. So I can offer you poison, “Who do you think you are?” or I can offer you life and truth. “You’re obviously very angry with me. I can handle it. Tell me all about it.” Participants will learn the full meaning of being impeccable with our word as it applies to our work with foster children. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MENTAL WELLNESS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Depression, paranoia, PTSD, bi-polar, schizophrenia, anti-social, and obsessive-compulsive - you name it and many children in the foster care system have any of these mental health conditions or disorders. Brought on by years and years of severe abuse, neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, these kids are into full blown personality issues which are very challenging to deal with by caregivers. Most are on some sort of medication and those who are not may need to be. The importance of specific treatments by professionals is imperative as is a nurturing and understanding foster home. This class reviews these conditions, the meds used to effectively treat them, and various forms of treatment in which caregivers play a critical role.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, challenges us not to take ANYTHING personally. Absolutely NOTHING! He informs us that when we take something personally, we are choosing to live in the other person’s hell. Pretty interesting! Participants will learn how to go the distance in our work with foster kids in NOT taking anything personally. Participants will present real-life situations for hands on application of the information presented.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
BULLYING AT SCHOOL
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
Harassment may threaten the student’s physical and emotional security in the school and can have a negative impact their ability to learn. The best way to prevent the harassment is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things that the school and parents can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying. Participants will learn how to identify when their children are being bullied and interventions that can be used to help your child.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
Participants will engage in a discussion regarding helping caregivers understand and explain to children the dangers of trafficking and how to take safeguarding measures. This training takes a look at what happens when children are stolen, kidnapped, or sold. Participants will learn what steps can be taken to avoid this from happening to the youth they work with. Note: Some disturbing material will be viewed and discussed.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LEARN CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS TO CREATE A WIN-WIN HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN PLACED IN YOUR HOME
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Real power is shared not imposed. Conflict resolution in your home is a winning process. It creates an environment of empowerment. Participants will learn the skills for negotiation. Participants will articulate the five conflict management styles, describe various communication skills, and discuss alternatives for dealing with difficult behaviors.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HELPING A CHILD BE A CHILD (PARENTIFICATION)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Many older siblings can bear the brunt of child abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, and other severe traumas that dysfunctional parents perpetrate on children. When these parents lash out, the older child may find him/her self-attempting to block the abuse towards younger siblings. This can go on for a long time, sometimes for years, and, when the children are placed in foster care, that older child may continue to 'block' or protect their younger sibling(s). Called parentification, this behavior is very common among children and foster parents deal with it all the time. This class looks at this behavior and assists the foster parents in better understanding it.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE PROBLEM WITH ASSUMPTIONS IS WE BELIEVE THEM (THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, DON MIGUEL RUIZ)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Foster parents assume that the kids are always trying to get one over on then, so they let them know from the get-go that they will get away with absolutely nothing! And foster kids assume foster parents are just in it for the money, so they give foster parents a constant run for their money! Participants will explore the assumptions of both foster parents and foster kids and note how they lead to a daily war. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA  92401 
Good communication, both verbal and written, is an important skill for caregivers. Recordkeeping can help participants stay on track with crucial information about educational issues, behaviors, visitations, and appointments. While it is true that documenting daily activities, behaviors, and observations is part of being a smart caregiver, it’s false to believe that only negative events, problems, and issues are to be documented. A child’s successes are just as important. Participants will learn the importance of documenting how well a child is performing in different activities. Participants will understand how documentation can show a pattern of child behavior that may help a therapist with a diagnosis and ways to cope as a family. Participants will discuss how documentation may help a child get needed services and supports. Participants will discuss how documentation can help protect a caregiver from false allegations.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE CHALLENGES OF CAREGIVERS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA  92405
This class will discuss issues that will focus on behavior challenges, relationship challenges, reunification, and educational challenges that many caregivers are faced with. Being a caregiver is often very challenging. Being a resource parent to children in the system often means additional challenges. These challenges are very numerous. What is the key? How does the caregiver cope with these challenges and remain healthy?

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
REALITIES OF RACISM IN THE SYSTEM
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Most children are placed in foster care due to neglect or for reasons related to poverty. As has been seen in many communities around the country, how race plays a factor in how people are treated, especially children in the system, has a major impact on how these children view themselves, their families, and their communities. All too inherent in the system of care, racism separates families and communities and calls into question equality in the system. Children are children no matter from what culture. In this class the question of race in the justice, education, and foster care systems is explored.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT TEENS NEED TO SUCCEED
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Many of us are challenged by the behavior of our teens. What is normal behavior given their level of development? Are my expectations realistic? How much freedom do I allow them? How much guidance do they still require? How do I help prepare them for life on their own? Participants will be able to identify where teens are or should be according to specific developmental stages and will be able to identify the goals of adolescence. They will be able to identify at least one of differences in teenage brain development versus adult brain development, they will be provided with tools to cope with teen rebellion and be able to identify the specific skills that teens need to succeed on their own.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz invites us to always do our best. If we choose to always do our best, with room for error, we will make it possible for the kids we serve to always do their best with room for error. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how our best looks different from day to day, but it is still our best. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ADHD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the child’s brain. This chemical imbalance results in children being inattentive, highly impulsive, with a major degree of hyperactivity.
This training will cover how a child is diagnosed along with classic symptoms that characterize children in this particular group. Parenting tips on how to parent this otherwise intelligent child, along with awareness of the team approach (teacher/therapist), is vital to help this child’s maturation.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 1:00 PM – 4:00 P.M.
CAREGIVER FATIGUE
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
Being a caregiver can be an exhausting experience at times. Children need supervision and guidance and have many emotional and developmental needs. This training provides you with a variety of simple adjustment options to reduce daily stressors in your life that result in a happier and healthier family environment.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BASIC PARENTING TOOLS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In the tenets of Positive Discipline parenting, some basic methods are used to avoid rescuing children, controlling them, and engaging in power struggles with them. These include giving strong messages of caring, holding children responsible and accountable, being kind and firm at the same time, providing limited choices and offering routines, among others. This class, the first in a four-part Positive Discipline series, explores ways to interact with kids that encourage strong relationships, cooperation, decision-making, building self-esteem and better understanding between parents and their children.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR THE TACTILE LEARNER
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Tactile learners are typically labeled as hyperactive and troublemakers. They are neither. They simply process information with their fingertips the same way other people process information with their eyes or ears. Participants will learn to identify tactile learners and provide well-researched learning intervention for both the foster child and the teacher. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MANDATED REPORTER
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
Mandated reporters play a crucial role in keeping children safe and helping families access important resources. Mandated reporters often come into frequent contact with children at risk, and families in crisis, and have an early opportunity to help them get the intervention support and services they need to stay safe. Participants will learn how to recognize potential dangerous situations that might put a child at risk. They will discuss when they are presented with “reasonable cause” to suspect abuse or maltreatment based on their observations, personal experience and feelings that a child is in imminent danger or harm. They will learn what the procedure is for reporting their concerns.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: MONEY IS POSITIVE POWER FOR KIDS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Caregivers can use financial remuneration (money) as a valuable medium to give children the opportunity to grow, build self-esteem, and become independent. When parents teach setting aside an allowance to buy a bike or saving money to purchase a special video game, they are teaching the value of money. Their kids also understand goal setting, delayed gratification, and the need to plan and work for what they want. This second class in the four- part Positive Discipline series discusses the value of money.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
MERRY-GO-ROUND AND ROUND (THE OPPOSITIONAL CHILD)
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Many parents report being surprised, hurt and stressed by the defiant and angry behaviors of the children. These parents often relate, "If I ever treated my parents as he/she treats us, I would have been severely disciplined. I would have never treated them as he/she treats us." Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most common emotional and behavioral disorders seen in children. Epidemiological data have indicated that by the age of sixteen 23% of children will meet the criteria for a behavior disorder, most frequently oppositional defiant disorder, 11.3% (Costello EJ, et al., 2003.) In this class participants will discuss Oppositional Defiant Disorder, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and how to help children who have this disorder.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BUILDING A SAFE PLACE – REDUCING TRAUMA
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children who have been through trauma may have fears about their own safety have difficulty trusting adults to protect them, or have problems controlling their reactions to perceived threats. Participants will discuss how to help the child feel safe and view their world through his/her “trauma lens” understanding that physical safety is NOT the same as psychological safety; and help them maintain a sense of connection and continuity with the past.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
AVOID DOUBLE JEOPARDY: LEAVE SCHOOL ISSUES AT SCHOOL
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In our attempt to appear cooperative with and supportive of the school, we often punish kids over and above whatever consequences were provided by the school for unacceptable performance and behavior. When we do that, we set ourselves up for very long days and very long weekends. Participants will learn how to maximize school consequences without adding consequences at home. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the information presented.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH BIOLOGICAL PARENTS
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
In this class we will discuss the meaning of the reunification and permanency for children. There will be further information discussed that will help caretakers identify ways to mentor birth families so that their children can be reunited, and if not, provide the children with an adoptive home. Caregivers will be able to describe the reunification and permanency planning and the role they play in making it happen.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: HOW LABELS IMPACT CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
When parents use terms such as "smart," "dumb," "cute, "ugly," "clumsy," athletic," and others for children, both positive and negative, they are inadvertently blocking both the parent's and the child's ability to experience, express and acknowledge the whole person. This class, the third in a four-part Positive Discipline series, encourages caregivers to understand the importance of avoiding labeling children. Through class discussion and exercises, participants learn better ways to address children.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WE HAVE THREE BRAINS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Our brain(s), yes we have three of them, are so fascinating, so intricate and complex, and yet so simple in the way they function. Participants will learn a simple, but scientifically accurate description of how our three brains function as one brain. Participants will learn to observe brain changes on each other’s face.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
PARENTING SIBLINGS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
The bond between brothers and sisters is unique. It is the longest lasting relationship most people have, longer than the parent/child or husband/wife relationship. While the bonds may wax and wane, a person’s lifetime quest for personal identity is undeniably interwoven with his or her siblings. In this class participants will learn age-appropriate behaviors for sibling interactions. They will also learn how to develop sibling resolution skills and how to acknowledge children’s feelings to help appropriately express their feelings.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: FAMILY MEETINGS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In the first three classes in this four-part series on Positive Discipline, attendees discussed the basic tenets of Positive Discipline, labeling children and money. This last class, on Family Meetings, shows that completing chores, appropriate dress, and curfew are just a few of the applicable topics family members can post on the agenda for Family Meetings. This class introduces a very powerful tool families can initiate in teaching decision-making, accountability, effective communication skills, and healthy family interaction. In the Positive Discipline 'tool kit', Family Meetings are considered the best strategy in bringing families closer.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PARENTING STYLES
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Parenting is a subject that most people can discuss for hours, especially women. Parents and professionals alike have many different opinions on how children should be parented and who’s at fault when a child goes awry. What exactly is parenting? What is your parenting style? In this class participants will look at what parenting is, its importance, and the different types of parenting styles. Participants will also look at how they were parented and how that impacts their style of parenting.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS TRAUMA?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Trauma is an over-the-top event that might otherwise scare us to death except that our brain so brilliantly rescues us during a trauma. The brain also has the built-in mechanisms to stop protecting us when we let the brain know that the trauma is over. Participants will learn what the brain does to protect us from trauma. Participants will learn how to let the brain know when the trauma is over. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In a couple of recent episodes of the television show Criminal Minds, children are kidnapped for nefarious purposes by individual and criminal 'rings.' Although this is Hollywood, the threat is very real to all our children and especially children in the system of care. With low self-esteem, a need to please others, and sometimes outright naiveté, foster kids can easily become victims of sexual exploitation. This class looks at this phenomenon which is now even more pronounced due to ease of access to the Internet and social media sites by our kids. Join attendees in discussing how dangerous the issues of sexually exploited children can become.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HOW OLD IS MY FOSTER CHILD?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Chronological age can be misleading because every time a foster child starts a new placement, that is very much day one or infancy. So when we look at developmental issues, we want to take into consideration both chronological age and placement age. Participants will learn a simple developmental model that applies to both chronological age and placement age. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
PREPARING FOSTER PARENTS’ OWN CHILDREN FOR THE FOSTER PARENT EXPERIENCE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
Along with all of the countless hours of training and seemingly endless paperwork, foster parents must also face the challenge of preparing their biological children for the added challenges of foster care. Children need to be included in the initial discussions within the family. This class will focus on how to prepare your biological children for accepting foster children and being included in this new task.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SELF-INFLICTED VIOLENCE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children, who come from extremely dysfunctional family environments where severe neglect and abuse consistently occur, experience extreme anger towards others. This anger, for many, is often extended inward in many varied efforts of self-harm. Called Self-Inflicted Violence, children attempt to harm themselves through bloody nail biting, head banging, pulling hair out by the roots, embedding (placing sharp items under the skin), and the most common form of S.I.V., cutting. All of these attempts at self-harm can result in real damage to the child's body, and with cutting, can possibly result in bleeding to death. This class reviews all these different types of self-injury and explores the motivations behind a child's behavior to hurt themselves.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WHAT IS SARB? ATTENDANCE ISSUES AND SCHOOL
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
This course will describe the various techniques caregivers need to be aware of in order to navigate the educational system which will help with the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). This class will teach caregivers how to advocate for foster youth once the SARB process has begun.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PREPARING FOSTER KIDS FOR INDEPENDENCE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In the “normal” course of things, preparing for adulthood begins at age three. Yes, at age three. So it is never too late to begin the preparation with foster kids. Participants will learn the critical developmental milestones for obtaining independent status as an adult. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
GIRLS WITH ADHD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
Girls that have ADHD often slip by without notice since their symptoms can be different than most boys with ADHD. Girls are usually diagnosed at age 12, five years later than the boys, resulting in years of lost help. This training will provide you with the unique symptoms girls with ADHD display. Some adolescent girls with ADHD may retreat into themselves as a way to fight the feelings they are experiencing, where other girls with ADHD may annoy their peers because they never stop talking. This training will sensitize you to the fact that girls with ADHD are often overlooked and under-diagnosed. Techniques on how to help an adolescent girl manage her ADHD is taught in this training. Girls with ADHD could also be dealing with a bipolar disorder. These two combined conditions will also be discussed.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING WHEN CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Domestic violence is a devastating problem with children who have been exposed to violence. It’s important that resource parents or kinship parents with these children to understand the impact of domestic violence on children. In this class participants will understand the scope of the problem in the Child Welfare system, how children are impacted by exposure to domestic violence and long term effects. Participants will also learn various tools and strategies for caring for children exposed to domestic violence.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
ADOLESCENT SELF-INJURY
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
The prevalence of self-injury is one out of ten teenagers with a ratio of two to one females to males. Self-injury is not limited to the following: cutting, scratching, carving on body tissue, hair pulling, and hitting oneself. The cause of this maladaptive behavior in teens is covered in this training along with methods to stop this occasional or frequent self-injury behavior. While professional services are highly recommended, self-injury behavior is usually not suicidal intent.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
A NEW DESIGNER DRUG - WHAT IN THE FIG IS 'FLAKKA'?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Similar to 'bath salts', this new designer drug can cause the user to experience psychosis and severe dehydration. Extremely dangerous, 'flakka' (flaca means 'skinny' in Spanish) is a cathinone type of drug. An uptick in emergency room visits have occurred in recent years based on users' taking this drug. And, since foster children have seen substance abuse by their bio families, have low opinions of themselves, are very susceptible to peer pressure and may wish to experience a 'high' to escape from their backgrounds, using this drug may fit into their plan. This class looks at this new illegal substance and the serious dangers it exposes to foster children.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT ARE WE TEACHING TEENS ABOUT MEETING THEIR NEEDS FOR LOVE, CLOSENESS, AND INTIMACY? AND IS THERE SUCH A “THING” AS A NEED FOR SEX?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
We teach our teens plenty about pregnancy prevention, and we try our best to plant prohibitions against sex in their brains. But what are we teaching them about meeting their needs for closeness and intimacy and for love? Participants will learn to have informative conversations about meeting important human needs while not risking pregnancy and disease. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH MANAGE THE IMPACT OF PLACEMENT
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
This class will provide caregivers with information and issues regarding the impact of children in various placements, how placements can affect a child’s emotional well-being, how caregivers can impact a child’s placement and create a positive environment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ALCOHOLISM IN SOCIETY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Alcohol use by humanity goes back eons. There is substantial proof that early Cro-Magnon man learned how to ferment yeast into an alcoholic beverage. And wine, beer and distilled spirits (the 'HARD STUFF') no doubt can bring much pleasure and contentment to our modern culture. The serious 'rub' here is addiction. That's where foster children become victims when bio families, with their substance abuse and alcoholism, create environments where children suffer greatly. This class looks at alcohol and its major impact on our families and society.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PREPARING YOUTH FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
The transition to adulthood and financial independence can be challenging for most adolescents, but more so for foster youth who don’t have the support of family and/or friends. What should caregivers do to encourage and assist these youth to go to college or get vocational skills? Our messages need to be encouraged and supportive to our youth who are struggling with growing up. Caregivers will discuss the challenges of working with “non-minor dependents” (NMD) and what they need in services, resources, support, and opportunities to be successful.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHY DO WE CONTINUE WITH “TRICK OR TREAT” BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Obsessed with getting kids to mind and finding “treats” that will keep the positive behavior going? Terrified of their “tricks” if they don’t get their way? Ever think of telling kids that they don’t have to wear their survival “costume” and “mask” anymore? Participants will identify the “trick or treat” kinds of discipline that they unwittingly use. Participants will learn ways to invite kids to safely let go of their survival “costumes” and “masks.” Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DOES A PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP LOOK AND FEEL LIKE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
No, you are not a friend to your child. You are not their buddy. So we often know what the relationship is not, but we don’t have much information about what it IS. Many of us think it has something to do with respect and a healthy fear, but it doesn’t. Participants will identify specific characteristics of a healthy parent child relationship. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ANXIETY DISORDERS
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
We all experience anxiety from time to time, right? Yes, however, when someone has an anxiety disorder is causes such distress that if interferes with his/her ability to lead a normal life. Are there different types of anxiety disorders? What are the symptoms? What kind of treatment is available? Does it ever go away completely? Participants will gain a basic understanding of the symptoms associated with Anxiety Disorders, participants will gain an understanding of what causes anxiety, and participants will receive at least two tools for assisting children in reducing/managing the symptoms and challenges associated with these disorders.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IF I DISCOVER THAT I EXPERIENCED BROKEN ATTACHMENTS?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
There’s an old saying that you can’t give what you don’t have. Being the imperfect world that it is, all of us have experienced broken attachments somewhere along the way. These wounds can keep us from creating a healthy attachment with our foster children and teens. Participants will identify their own example of broken attachments and identify how these experiences have become stumbling blocks. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9: 00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
I’M NOT BAD, I’M JUST MAD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
Dealing with a very angry child can be alarming for a caregiver. The anger can build up over time to a point that a minor annoyance can easily trigger your child to “blow their top.” This training will help you identify triggers, patterns of events that cause such a wave of negative and sudden emotion. The attendee will learn how to redirect the anger and help the child feel better.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
UNPLUGGING AND UNSCHEDULING
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
In our technologically advanced culture, we are most of the time 'plugged in' to our computers and cell phones. Our children text their friends, more than they talk with them. And when we take into account our television watching and gaming, we are rarely without some form of technology in our faces or our heads. In addition, we seem to feel to always have something 'scheduled' for fear of looking lazy or not in tune with life. This class looks at the importance of unplugging and un-scheduling so our children can benefit from our interactions with them and we can create a family environment that encourages more positive verbal communication.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE CRITICAL STAGE OF EIGHTEEN TO THIRTY SIX MONTHS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
The terrible two’s has critical events, often overlooked by ALL of us. Learn these critical components so you can avoid and intervene, when necessary, to prevent unnecessary traumas which impact a child’s entire life. Participants will learn the critical developmental milestones which occur between eighteen to thirty six months. Participants will learn essential guidelines for walking the child through this developmental stage. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
SENSIBLE DISCIPLINE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
The issue of discipline in foster care continues as a cause of concern for placing agencies and an issue of consternation for foster families. That children in care may not be physically disciplined has more often become the issue than has establishing effective techniques and strategies for the non-physical discipline of children in general, and of children in care, specifically. This class focuses on the similarities and differences between parenting foster parent's birth children and children placed in their foster care, building a "bridge" of understanding between the foster family and the child-in-care, and developing and strengthening the bond of trust between the foster parents and the placing agency staff.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE STRONG WILLED CHILD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Do you have children who are wild and wonderful? How do you know if your child is strong willed or defiant? Is there a difference? In this class participants will learn the characteristics of a “strong willed” child. Participants will also explore the difference between a strong willed child and a child who is temporarily exhibiting defiant behavior.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
DID I GO WRONG SOMEWHERE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
It’s the obvious question for us grandparents. Whether we are raising our grandkids or not self-evaluation, especially minus the judgement and the sentencing, is always insightful. Participants will learn to assess their parenting of their adult children. Participants will learn to shift from guilt to holding themselves accountable and responsible as the first step in holding both their adult children and their grandchildren accountable and responsible. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
IS THE SYSTEM OF CARE REALLY CARING (OR CALLOUS)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Physical, emotional, sexual and substance abuses are all too commonly seen by the child in foster care. Severe neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, domestic violence and school failure are all also on that same child's agenda. The system of care is designed to empower that child to become a responsible, well-adjusted member of society by helping him to overcome these huge obstacles he has been given in life. Sometimes, unfortunately, the system has unforeseen consequences for both children AND caregivers. In this class, attendees discuss and explore the travails and triumphs inherent in the system of care.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WORK WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY-ABUSED?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
We tend to be nervous in talking and working with children who have been sexually abused. We mistakenly think this matter is for a therapist. Participants will learn simple but powerful tools for healing children and teens who have been sexually abused. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TRAUMA PROOFING YOUR CHILDREN: A PARENT’S GUIDE FOR INSTILLING CONFIDENCE, JOY, AND RESILIENCE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life’s circumstances.- Dr. Peter Levine In this class we will discuss Dr. Levine’s book. Participants will learn “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit as suggested by Dr. Levine.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
With the holidays, children in the foster care system experience a combination of awe and confusion. Since their holiday knowledge may have bordered on fits of rage or alcoholic stupor by their parents, they are non-knowledgeable about traditional and positive family holiday traditions. From Thanksgiving through New Year's, there are a multitude of healthy family practices which foster parents can share with new foster children. This class demonstrates how foster families can draw on healthy interactions among family members to create memorable holiday traditions and experiences for the new children in their homes.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
YOU AND ME TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Social skills are critical for long term success. Both children with disabilities and children from low socio-economic groups may not have extensive understanding of social skills. In this class participants will discuss the importance of social skills and how to teach them to the children in their care.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: FAD, CHOICE, OR GENETICS?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
We deserve accurate information about teens who are straight as well as teens who are gay, lesbian, transgendered and questioning. And we deserve training to provide our best to teens which includes our heart. Participants will learn the latest scientific and sociological data regarding sexual orientation. Participants will learn to integrate their beliefs and values into their service to teens. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss their questions, concerns, and biases.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
MANAGING CONFLICT WITH YOUTH
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Think of a conflict you have had with your child. What did you learn about yourself? What were the toughest situations to face? In this training the participants will learn some things they should avoid saying. What are some communication barriers and how they can create a win-win situation?

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS ATTACHMENT ALL ABOUT?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children in the system of care, who have lived in family environments where they were belittled, manipulated, abused and exploited, have learned negative attachment from their birth parents. This DIS-Attachment, or reactive attachment can make life miserable for both parent AND child. And when they join a foster family, they experience problems in becoming properly attached to their caregivers and their families. The purpose of this first class in a three part series is to assist caregivers in understanding the nature of attachment and how it benefits caregivers, and children, in developing real bonding.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CAN I STILL BE THE GRANDPARENT I ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING? YES!
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Why would being the grandparent you always dreamed of being be any less effective or life-giving now than before? You don’t have to become their parent(s). You are their grandparent(s). Participants will learn to parent as grandparents in the same mode they would have if the kids were still with mom and dad. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THE INVISIBLE STRING - ATTACHMENT PARENTING
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children develop an attachment, negative in nature, to their birth parents, which can prevent their ability to develop a strong, trusting relationship with their caregivers. Attachment is defined as a close interpersonal connection that children form with others that is strong enough to last through space and time. This enduring emotional relationship brings safety, comfort and pleasure and can be seen as an "Invisible String." Caregivers need to spend a great deal of emotional energy in creating this bond with their kids since these children have such great needs. This second class in a three-part series on Attachment Parenting brings this home.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
AVOIDING ARGUING - ATTACHMENT PARENTING
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children from dysfunctional families learn early on that disagreeing with their parents over everything works to their advantage. Especially since bio families may have homeless, substance abusive and chaotic families devoid of routine. This arguing permeates their interactions with their foster families and gets in the way of healthy attachment. Avoiding arguing with children is the key to better understanding and more sane communication. Using terms like 'Nevertheless', 'Regardless' and 'Instead of'' assist the caregiver. This last class in a three part series on Attachment Parenting stresses ways to not argue with children.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HOW DO I STOP THE HOLES IN THE WALLS, THE LYING, AND THE STEALING?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
If I told you the answer, you might think I was lying! My answer might make you so frustrated you might put a hole in the wall yourself. You might even steal me away and have me locked up! Participants will learn to decrease the frequency of these annoying behaviors and learn the metaphorical meaning behind these behaviors. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented. A preview - Work alongside to repair the holes and talk about the holes in each of your souls.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
BURNOUT PROTECTION: A SURVIVAL TOOL FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
This class will help caregivers learn to "ride the waves" and protect yourself from the more debilitating outcomes of burnout. Participants will learn what burnout is, what causes burnout, assess their own susceptibility to burnout, and learn about the actions and attitudes that prevent or reverse the burnout process.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
'PHARMING' - PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ABUSE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
'Pharming' is the illicit exchange of prescription medications. They are crushed and snorted to create a “high.” Many young people experiment with this dangerous fad. They also use over the counter cough syrup, containing Dextromethorphan (Dexing), which, when combined with alcohol, can cause permanent brain, liver or other damage, including death. Caregivers who have concerns a child in their household is experimenting with ANY drugs are encouraged to attend this class where participants receive information on substance abuse. Strategies for identifying the potential user and preventing use are discussed.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROMOTING SELF-CONTROL
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
My two-year-old has horrible tantrums, my four-year-old keeps biting and hitting his peers, my 12-year-old has “melt downs” all the time. What’s a parent to do? How do I teach my children how to manage their negative behaviors when I’m not around to control them? And can I really control them? Participants will learn skills to assist them in teaching their children self-control. Participants will be able to learn to effectively use natural and logical consequences and clearly understand the difference between the two. Participants will be able to use time-in more appropriately and effectively, will be able to understand the need to consider age and stages of development when supporting their children and modeling coping strategies.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
“LOVING ME”...THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
Parenting is hard word and often very stressful. How do you take care of yourself? Do you feel guilty when you relax? Parents will discuss the importance of self-care. Participants will discover ways in which they can take better care of themselves. They will explore what it truly means to relax without feeling guilt.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS SUCCESS? AND HOW DO WE GET KIDS DREAMING AGAIN?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
We often view success as limited to a few, and we often equate success with materialistic wealth. Worse, many of us have, ourselves stopped dreaming, maybe even a long time ago, so there is little or no fertile “soil” in our foster home for kids to grow dreams. Participants identify their dreams, past and present. Participants make a commitment to the group to begin dreaming again. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHEN ABUSE OCCURS MOST OFTEN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Child abuse raises its ugly head at specific times in a child's life. And when a child is traumatized by abuse and neglect they can grow up with many severe behavior manifestations. These times often are associated with major developmental milestones in childhood such as baby's crying for food and attention, at 6 weeks of life, when children begin to walk and during toilet training. Because of the new mother's attention being focused on a newborn, lack of sleep and non-knowledge of how to cope with the new child, both parents can become easily frustrated and can take out their frustration on the child. This class explores these time frames and discusses how foster parents can better approach the foster children in their care.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THEIR LOSSES EQUAL BROKEN HEARTS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
What about our own broken hearts? Have we done the work of healing our hearts? Sort of? Not at all? So, yes, we can identify with the kids and their broken hearts! And we forget that every move to a new foster home is a loss, a death. And the catalyst for all their crazy behavior, their anger and their depression are their losses, their broken hearts. Participants will learn the stages of grief for both ourselves and the kids we serve. Participants will learn to grieve from the heart rather than from the head. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND TRAUMAS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
The human mind is very complex and often difficult to understand. When thoughts or incidents are too panful or upsetting, these painful memories or feelings are put in a place where they won’t disturb daily functioning the “unconscious”. Hidden memory can send out subliminal signals that can cause nightmares, panic attacks, depression and anxiety. In this class we will look at what memory is, how suppressed trauma resurfaces and impact children.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TAMING THE TONGUE (WATCHING OUR ANGER)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Children who are used to being yelled at, ridiculed, sworn at and experiencing other forms of verbal animosity from bio parents seem to become 'immune' from this verbal assault. Actually far from true, they have low self-esteem, demonstrate angry outbursts and may 'act out' in other negative ways. Often foster parents react to these behaviors rather than taking them in stride. The need to 'tame the tongue' by foster parents and learn better ways of interacting with these kids is paramount to developing a healthy bond which assists the child with their own issues. In this class, strategies to help the foster parent learn to watch what they say are discussed by participants.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
GETTING YOUR MESSAGE UNDERSTOOD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Support Services, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401
This class focuses on the importance of effective communication. Participants will identify and practice skills that will enhance their ability to impart ideas of thought, feelings, and information. Participants will be able to examine ways to better express themselves and manage miscommunication more effectively. Participants will discuss the different communication personalities and styles. Participants will determine what their style of communication is.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DID YOU GET ME FOR CHRISTMAS?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
What you want to say and what you don’t say! And what do you do if the kid is so over-the-top challenging that you don’t want to put anything under the tree for him? Can we find a way to just have an awesome time over the holidays without focusing on presents? Participants will identify the critical holiday issues and needs for foster kids and foster teens. Participants will learn through brainstorming to respond to those issues and needs. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
THE IMPACT OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT PLACEMENT
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
This class will help resource parents and caregivers better understand why children are placed in foster care and how you can prepare the child for stability in your home. This class will also help the caregiver welcome a child into their home, questions to ask the social worker, how children are matched with a foster family, things to have on hand in the home prior to placement, tips for dealing with separation and loss issues of foster children.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CREATING A RELATIONSHIP WITH BIRTH PARENTS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (right across the street from the college)
Birth parents may be nowhere to be found, but their ghosts are always present! Or they may be more present than you can stand! Ultimately, the foster child must come to terms with these folks whether they are available or not. It is part of our job to walk them through that “coming to terms with.” Holidays sometimes propose additional drama and emotion around this topic. Participants will learn to find that ultimate goodness in each and every birth parent. Participants will learn the words for a conversation about birth parents. Participants will have an opportunity to present real-life situations for hands on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
PSYCHPLUS, 410 W. 17th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405
Second time parenting can be difficult, especially when caring for a grandchild or relative. This class focuses on how to effectively navigate through various systems that have now become a part of their daily lives. 


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SABADO, 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ACOSO ESCOLAR
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
El acoso puede amenazar los estudiantes seguridad física y emocional en la escuela y puede tener efectos negativos sobre su capacidad de aprender. La mejor manera de prevenir el acoso es detenerlo antes de que empiece. Hay una serie de cosas que la escuela y los padres pueden hacer para que las escuelas sean más seguras y evitar la intimidación. Los participantes aprenderán como identificar cuando su hijo(a) está siendo acosado/a, y las intervenciones que pueden usar para ayudar a su hijo/a.

MIERCOLES, 23 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
10 MANERAS DE RESOLVER CONFLICTOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocará en la resolución de conflictos y se examinaran 10 maneras de resolver conflictos. Además de cómo crear una situación en que los dos ganan. Los participantes aprenderán estas técnicas para resolver conflictos con sus hijos.

VIERNES, 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
TRABAJAR CON LA IDENTIDAD SEXUAL (AB458)
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Este taller se discutirán los problemas a los que se enfrentan los jóvenes que necesitan de nuestra protección debido a su orientación sexual. Muchas personas tienen fuertes sentimientos en lo que respeta a orientación sexual, sino como cuidadores debemos ayudar a nuestros niños que se sientan seguros y siga la ley (AB 458) que dice que los jóvenes no deberían soportar abusos y acoso en hogares de guarda. Los participantes entenderán como ofrecer el mismo ambiente seguro que es necesario para todos los jóvenes y las formas para ser más tolerantes de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, y transexuales, los jóvenes como una persona joven que necesita el mismo apoyo y orientación se desarrollan como cualquier niño.

SABADO, 26 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL Y LA EDUCACION
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán cuales son los requisitos A-G para graduarse de la secundaria: que es un Plan Individualizado de Educación o IEP; como requerirlos y que recursos adicionales están disponibles para los que los jóvenes continúen a una educación más avanzada.

MIERCOLES, 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
¡LA VIOLENCIA EN EL HOGAR: CAUSAS, DINAMICAS, Y LAS LEYES!
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
La violencia en el hogar es un serio problema en California y los Estados Unidos. Esta clase se enfocará en las causas, naturaleza, consecuencias, y las leyes con relación a la violencia en el hogar. Los padres podrán desarrollar conocimiento con relación a la naturaleza y la dinámica de la violencia en el hogar con el propósito de aconsejar y ayudar a otros.

SABADO, 3 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPRENDER LA ORIENTACION SEXUAL LGBTQ
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
¿Qué significa exactamente LGBTQ? Como los niños tienen alguna idea sobre su orientación sexual: son solo niños, verdad? Los participantes tendrán una oportunidad para explorar temas, preguntas y preocupaciones sobre lo que significa ser gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, o transgénero, y como esto afecta a jóvenes en cuidado. Los participantes también discutirán sobre cómo esta afecta sus modelos como padres adoptivos.

MIERCOLES, 7 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LAS CINCO NECESIDADES FUNDAMENTALES DE LOS NIÑOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocara en el desarrollo de estrategias basadas en las cinco necesidades vitales de los niños con la meta que puedan alcanzar estabilidad emocional y seguridad en la vida. Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para mejorar la conducta y salud mental de sus hijos.

SABADO, 10 DE OCTUBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAFICO HUMANO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Los participantes participaran en una discusión sobre los peligros que los niños son expuestos. Entenderán lo que sucede cuando los niños son robados, secuestrados o vendidos. Los padres de crianza aprenderán que pasos se pueden tomar para evitar que esto suceda.

SABADO, 10 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LAS NECESIDADES ESPECIALES EN EL CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán el significado de las necesidades especiales que afectan a los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal tales como necesidades especiales debido a problemas médicos o de conducta: como comunicar y documentar las necesidades especiales, así como información sobre los incrementos de reembolso especiales para esta población.

MIERCOLES, 14 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLECENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS) – PARTE I
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
El adolescente tiene muchas desafíos y cambios físicos, sociales, sexuales, químicos, y psicológicos. Es importante entender la conducta de nuestros jóvenes durante esta etapa y jugar un mejor rol como padres. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de considerar los cambios fundamentales durante esta etapa y desarrollar paciencia, conocimiento, y buenas técnicas al resolver los problemas.

SABADO, 17 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS QUEJAS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Los padres de crianza están expuestos a enfrentar quejas sobre sus hogares. En esta clase hablaremos sobre diferentes técnicas para prevenir y manejar las quejas. También hablaremos sobre el proceso de investigación.

MIERCOLES, 21 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLECENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS) – PARTE II
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
La clase continuara examinando los muchos cambios sociales, psicológicos, químicos, y sexuales que ocurren durante esta importante etapa de desarrollo. El propósito es que los padres tengan la oportunidad de considerar los cambios fundamentales durante esta etapa y desarrollar paciencia, conocimiento, y buenas técnicas al resolver los problemas.

SABADO, 24 DE OCTUBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRABAJANDO CON LOS PADRES BIOLOGICOS
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
En esta clase discutiremos el significado de la reunificación y permanencia de los niños. Se presentara información para identificar maneras para ayudar familias de nacimiento para que puedan regresarles a sus hijos y si no, proporcionar una familia a los niños en un hogar adoptivo. Los cuidadores serán capaces de describir la reunificación y planificación de permanecía y sus papel en hacer que suceda.

MIERCOLES, 28 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TECNICAS PARA EL CONTROL PROPIO
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
El enojo es una emoción humana. Sin embargo necesita controlarse y expresarla apropiadamente. Esta clase se enfocara en las técnicas para lograr control propio y promover buenas comunicación. Los participantes aprenderán formas aceptables de expresar el enojo y eliminar conductas violentas y destructivas.

SABADO, 31 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA PERDIDAD: QUE ES Y COMO AFECTA A LOS NIÑOS EN CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Los niños que entran a nuestro hogar en cuidado de crianza temporal han sufrido pérdidas que marcan sus vidas. En esta clase hablaremos sobre las pérdidas que ellos sufren, como entender el proceso del duelo y ayudarlos a superar esas pérdidas.

MIERCOLES, 4 DE NOVEIMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
“COMO PRODUCIR UN DELINCUENTE” Y LA VERDADURA DISCIPLINA EN EL HOGAR
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocara en como disciplinar constructivamente mediante el respeto, la empatía, y la intimidad emocional. Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para disciplinar adecuadamente a sus hijos con amor, respeto, y empatía.

VIERNES, 6 DE NOVIEMBRE, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS ALEGACIONES/ACUSACIONES
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
En esta clase se presentara un enfoque amplio sobre la prevención de la negligencia, acoso y abuso en el marco de los programas para los niños y la juventud. También incluye la concienciación del abuso y maltrato físico y emocional. Los participantes podrán identificar los derechos personales de los jóvenes que cuidan. También podrán identificar los requisitos de cumplimiento de DCFS y CCl.

SABADO, 7 DE NOVIEMBRE 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CRIANZA POSITIVA
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
¿Se ha preguntado que funciona mejor que los premios y castigos? ¿Desearía obtener herramientas efectivas que le ayuden en la crianza de sus hijos sin caer en el autoritarismo o la sobreprotección? Este taller está diseñado para ayudar a padres y madres a desarrollar habilidades para ejercer su rol parental de manera eficiente.

SABADO, 14 DE NOVIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MEJORAMIENTO SOBRE EL MANEJO DE NUESTRAS FINANZAS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase tendremos la oportunidad de aprender algunas técnicas de cómo podemos mejorar el manejo de nuestras finanzas, como planear mejo nuestro futuro financiero, como eliminar gastos innecesarios y como crear un plan de gastos y podrán transmitir esta información a los jóvenes bajo su cuidado.

MIERCOLES, 18 DE NOVEIMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO ESTIMULAR EL CEREBRO INFANTIL
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Como padres podemos hacer una gran diferencia e impacto en el cerebro infantil y en el desarrollo de la personalidad. Esta clase se enfocará en actividades tales como el juego, la música, el hablar y escuchar, y los libros afectan el cerebro. Los padres se darán cuenta de la importancia de estimular a sus hijos mediante la música, los buenos libros, el juego, la matemática, y la comunicación.

SABADO, 21 DE NOVIEMBRE 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPORTAMIENTO AGRESIVO Y ENOJADO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Como cuidadores somos responsables de ayudar a nuestros jóvenes aprender a controlar sus acciones y comportamientos agresivos. Esta clase proporcionara a los cuidadores con un mejor entendimiento y comprensión de los comportamientos de los niños cuando muestran sus emociones.

MIERCOLES, 2 DE DICIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA OBESIDAD EN LOS NIÑOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Los profesionales de la salud están alarmados por el aumento de la obesidad en los niños. En esta clase se discutirá el efecto de la obesidad en la niñez, como prevenir esta condición, y que clases de tratamiento hay disponibles. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de repasar las técnicas para prevenir o enfrentar la obesidad. Técnicas como un buen régimen alimenticio, ejercicio, modificación de conducta y refuerzo positivo.

SABADO, 5 DE DICIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL FUNCIONAMIENTO COMO UN EQUIPO
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga -San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Durante esta sección los padres de crianza aprenderán quienes son los diferentes miembros del equipo de trabajo del sistema de Protección al Menor; los diferentes papeles y tareas de los miembros del equipo y como comunicarse y trabajar con estos miembros como parte del equipo profesional de trabajo del sistema de protección al menor.

MIERCOLES, 9 DE DICIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ANSIEDAD Y LOS ATAQUES DE PANICO
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocará en los síntomas de la ansiedad y cómo afecta la mente y la conducta también se consideran otras condiciones provocadas por la ansiedad. Se discutirán algunas técnicas para reducir la ansiedad. Los padres podrán identificar los síntomas de ansiedad y otras condiciones derivadas. Se analizaran las técnicas para reducir la ansiedad.

SABADO, 12 DE DICIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROGRAMA DE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
El trabajo más importante de los padres es ayudar y guiar a sus jóvenes a pasar a una vida adulta productiva. En esta clase daremos un vistazo al Programa de Vida Independiente a los padres de crianza, hablaremos sobre las diferentes actividades para los jóvenes, los recursos disponibles para ellos y los padres de crianza, y cómo hacer para que los jóvenes participantes para facilitar su transición a una vida adulta productiva. 

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SABADO, 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ACOSO ESCOLAR
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
El acoso puede amenazar los estudiantes seguridad física y emocional en la escuela y puede tener efectos negativos sobre su capacidad de aprender. La mejor manera de prevenir el acoso es detenerlo antes de que empiece. Hay una serie de cosas que la escuela y los padres pueden hacer para que las escuelas sean más seguras y evitar la intimidación. Los participantes aprenderán como identificar cuando su hijo(a) está siendo acosado/a, y las intervenciones que pueden usar para ayudar a su hijo/a.

MIERCOLES, 23 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
10 MANERAS DE RESOLVER CONFLICTOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocará en la resolución de conflictos y se examinaran 10 maneras de resolver conflictos. Además de cómo crear una situación en que los dos ganan. Los participantes aprenderán estas técnicas para resolver conflictos con sus hijos.

VIERNES, 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
TRABAJAR CON LA IDENTIDAD SEXUAL (AB458)
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Este taller se discutirán los problemas a los que se enfrentan los jóvenes que necesitan de nuestra protección debido a su orientación sexual. Muchas personas tienen fuertes sentimientos en lo que respeta a orientación sexual, sino como cuidadores debemos ayudar a nuestros niños que se sientan seguros y siga la ley (AB 458) que dice que los jóvenes no deberían soportar abusos y acoso en hogares de guarda. Los participantes entenderán como ofrecer el mismo ambiente seguro que es necesario para todos los jóvenes y las formas para ser más tolerantes de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, y transexuales, los jóvenes como una persona joven que necesita el mismo apoyo y orientación se desarrollan como cualquier niño.

SABADO, 26 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL Y LA EDUCACION
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán cuales son los requisitos A-G para graduarse de la secundaria: que es un Plan Individualizado de Educación o IEP; como requerirlos y que recursos adicionales están disponibles para los que los jóvenes continúen a una educación más avanzada.

MIERCOLES, 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
¡LA VIOLENCIA EN EL HOGAR: CAUSAS, DINAMICAS, Y LAS LEYES!
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
La violencia en el hogar es un serio problema en California y los Estados Unidos. Esta clase se enfocará en las causas, naturaleza, consecuencias, y las leyes con relación a la violencia en el hogar. Los padres podrán desarrollar conocimiento con relación a la naturaleza y la dinámica de la violencia en el hogar con el propósito de aconsejar y ayudar a otros.

SABADO, 3 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPRENDER LA ORIENTACION SEXUAL LGBTQ
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
¿Qué significa exactamente LGBTQ? Como los niños tienen alguna idea sobre su orientación sexual: son solo niños, verdad? Los participantes tendrán una oportunidad para explorar temas, preguntas y preocupaciones sobre lo que significa ser gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, o transgénero, y como esto afecta a jóvenes en cuidado. Los participantes también discutirán sobre cómo esta afecta sus modelos como padres adoptivos.

MIERCOLES, 7 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LAS CINCO NECESIDADES FUNDAMENTALES DE LOS NIÑOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocara en el desarrollo de estrategias basadas en las cinco necesidades vitales de los niños con la meta que puedan alcanzar estabilidad emocional y seguridad en la vida. Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para mejorar la conducta y salud mental de sus hijos.

SABADO, 10 DE OCTUBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAFICO HUMANO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Los participantes participaran en una discusión sobre los peligros que los niños son expuestos. Entenderán lo que sucede cuando los niños son robados, secuestrados o vendidos. Los padres de crianza aprenderán que pasos se pueden tomar para evitar que esto suceda.

SABADO, 10 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LAS NECESIDADES ESPECIALES EN EL CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán el significado de las necesidades especiales que afectan a los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal tales como necesidades especiales debido a problemas médicos o de conducta: como comunicar y documentar las necesidades especiales, así como información sobre los incrementos de reembolso especiales para esta población.

MIERCOLES, 14 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLECENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS) – PARTE I
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
El adolescente tiene muchas desafíos y cambios físicos, sociales, sexuales, químicos, y psicológicos. Es importante entender la conducta de nuestros jóvenes durante esta etapa y jugar un mejor rol como padres. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de considerar los cambios fundamentales durante esta etapa y desarrollar paciencia, conocimiento, y buenas técnicas al resolver los problemas.

SABADO, 17 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS QUEJAS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Los padres de crianza están expuestos a enfrentar quejas sobre sus hogares. En esta clase hablaremos sobre diferentes técnicas para prevenir y manejar las quejas. También hablaremos sobre el proceso de investigación.

MIERCOLES, 21 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLECENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS) – PARTE II
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
La clase continuara examinando los muchos cambios sociales, psicológicos, químicos, y sexuales que ocurren durante esta importante etapa de desarrollo. El propósito es que los padres tengan la oportunidad de considerar los cambios fundamentales durante esta etapa y desarrollar paciencia, conocimiento, y buenas técnicas al resolver los problemas.

SABADO, 24 DE OCTUBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRABAJANDO CON LOS PADRES BIOLOGICOS
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
En esta clase discutiremos el significado de la reunificación y permanencia de los niños. Se presentara información para identificar maneras para ayudar familias de nacimiento para que puedan regresarles a sus hijos y si no, proporcionar una familia a los niños en un hogar adoptivo. Los cuidadores serán capaces de describir la reunificación y planificación de permanecía y sus papel en hacer que suceda.

MIERCOLES, 28 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TECNICAS PARA EL CONTROL PROPIO
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
El enojo es una emoción humana. Sin embargo necesita controlarse y expresarla apropiadamente. Esta clase se enfocara en las técnicas para lograr control propio y promover buenas comunicación. Los participantes aprenderán formas aceptables de expresar el enojo y eliminar conductas violentas y destructivas.

SABADO, 31 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA PERDIDAD: QUE ES Y COMO AFECTA A LOS NIÑOS EN CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Los niños que entran a nuestro hogar en cuidado de crianza temporal han sufrido pérdidas que marcan sus vidas. En esta clase hablaremos sobre las pérdidas que ellos sufren, como entender el proceso del duelo y ayudarlos a superar esas pérdidas.

MIERCOLES, 4 DE NOVEIMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
“COMO PRODUCIR UN DELINCUENTE” Y LA VERDADURA DISCIPLINA EN EL HOGAR
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocara en como disciplinar constructivamente mediante el respeto, la empatía, y la intimidad emocional. Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para disciplinar adecuadamente a sus hijos con amor, respeto, y empatía.

VIERNES, 6 DE NOVIEMBRE, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS ALEGACIONES/ACUSACIONES
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
En esta clase se presentara un enfoque amplio sobre la prevención de la negligencia, acoso y abuso en el marco de los programas para los niños y la juventud. También incluye la concienciación del abuso y maltrato físico y emocional. Los participantes podrán identificar los derechos personales de los jóvenes que cuidan. También podrán identificar los requisitos de cumplimiento de DCFS y CCl.

SABADO, 7 DE NOVIEMBRE 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CRIANZA POSITIVA
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
¿Se ha preguntado que funciona mejor que los premios y castigos? ¿Desearía obtener herramientas efectivas que le ayuden en la crianza de sus hijos sin caer en el autoritarismo o la sobreprotección? Este taller está diseñado para ayudar a padres y madres a desarrollar habilidades para ejercer su rol parental de manera eficiente.

SABADO, 14 DE NOVIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MEJORAMIENTO SOBRE EL MANEJO DE NUESTRAS FINANZAS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
En esta clase tendremos la oportunidad de aprender algunas técnicas de cómo podemos mejorar el manejo de nuestras finanzas, como planear mejo nuestro futuro financiero, como eliminar gastos innecesarios y como crear un plan de gastos y podrán transmitir esta información a los jóvenes bajo su cuidado.

MIERCOLES, 18 DE NOVEIMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO ESTIMULAR EL CEREBRO INFANTIL
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Como padres podemos hacer una gran diferencia e impacto en el cerebro infantil y en el desarrollo de la personalidad. Esta clase se enfocará en actividades tales como el juego, la música, el hablar y escuchar, y los libros afectan el cerebro. Los padres se darán cuenta de la importancia de estimular a sus hijos mediante la música, los buenos libros, el juego, la matemática, y la comunicación.

SABADO, 21 DE NOVIEMBRE 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPORTAMIENTO AGRESIVO Y ENOJADO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 153
Como cuidadores somos responsables de ayudar a nuestros jóvenes aprender a controlar sus acciones y comportamientos agresivos. Esta clase proporcionara a los cuidadores con un mejor entendimiento y comprensión de los comportamientos de los niños cuando muestran sus emociones.

MIERCOLES, 2 DE DICIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA OBESIDAD EN LOS NIÑOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Los profesionales de la salud están alarmados por el aumento de la obesidad en los niños. En esta clase se discutirá el efecto de la obesidad en la niñez, como prevenir esta condición, y que clases de tratamiento hay disponibles. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de repasar las técnicas para prevenir o enfrentar la obesidad. Técnicas como un buen régimen alimenticio, ejercicio, modificación de conducta y refuerzo positivo.

SABADO, 5 DE DICIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL FUNCIONAMIENTO COMO UN EQUIPO
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga -San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
Durante esta sección los padres de crianza aprenderán quienes son los diferentes miembros del equipo de trabajo del sistema de Protección al Menor; los diferentes papeles y tareas de los miembros del equipo y como comunicarse y trabajar con estos miembros como parte del equipo profesional de trabajo del sistema de protección al menor.

MIERCOLES, 9 DE DICIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ANSIEDAD Y LOS ATAQUES DE PANICO
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Salón 343
Esta clase se enfocará en los síntomas de la ansiedad y cómo afecta la mente y la conducta también se consideran otras condiciones provocadas por la ansiedad. Se discutirán algunas técnicas para reducir la ansiedad. Los padres podrán identificar los síntomas de ansiedad y otras condiciones derivadas. Se analizaran las técnicas para reducir la ansiedad.

SABADO, 12 DE DICIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROGRAMA DE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Salón 120
El trabajo más importante de los padres es ayudar y guiar a sus jóvenes a pasar a una vida adulta productiva. En esta clase daremos un vistazo al Programa de Vida Independiente a los padres de crianza, hablaremos sobre las diferentes actividades para los jóvenes, los recursos disponibles para ellos y los padres de crianza, y cómo hacer para que los jóvenes participantes para facilitar su transición a una vida adulta productiva.