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FKCE Class Schedule

San Bernardino Valley College
Foster & Kinship Care Education Summer/Fall 2014 Class Schedule

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

PLEASE NOTE:   SUMMER OFFICE HOURS (JUNE 2 - JULY 31, 2014)

ARE MONDAY - THURSDAY, 7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

CLOSED ON FRIDAY

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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

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. The office will be closed the following dates: 9/1/14, 11/11/14, 12/25 through 1/1/15 

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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 PRE-REGISTERED participants will not be held.

* * * THE NEW CLASS SCHEDULE WILL BE MAILED MID-JULY * * *

SUMMER/FALL 2014 CLASSES

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IF YOU COULDN’T USE CONSEQUENCES? THEN WHAT?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Most of us tie our own hands by imposing consequences that we design to figuratively “hit” them where it really hurts and we usually end up punishing ourselves in the process. So come to class to learn to get beyond consequences to a place where “real” behavior change occurs. Participants learn the difference between natural consequences and consequences we design to “hurt.” Participants learn to decipher and respond to the message behind negative behavior. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Depression and hopelessness affect many of the children in foster care. What can be done? Participants will learn the signs, symptoms, treatment modalities and possible psychotropic medications recommended for depression. Participants will also address the resources that can help those who suffer from depression.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS) - IT’S EFFECTS RECOGNITION, SIGNS, AND SYMPTOMS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Many children in care are both exposed to drugs and alcohol which affects many aspects of their life i.e. behavior, education, development and health. Caregivers will learn about FAS and its effects on the brain. Caregivers will learn how to advocate for services for these children.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROMOTING SELF-CONTROL
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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; will be able to use time-out 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, AUGUST 7, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
“SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY”…HELPING A CHILD UNDERSTAND A PARENT’S MENTAL ILLNESS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Mental illness can be frightening -- not only to the person who has it but also to 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 or dad this way?” "Will I get this illness? Participants will learn how to help a child to understand a parent’s mental illness.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CREATE INSTANT BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
So, for some strange reason, you have tricked yourself into believing that nothing works and, of course, nothing does! That’s how beliefs often work. We each have the ability to envision change both in ourselves and in others. This simple tool is a no brainer, so come to class to learn how it can work for you. Participants learn to envision the precise change they desire. Participants learn how to respond to the change when it shows up. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
ADOLESCENTS AND THE LAW
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Young people need to understand how the law applies to them, due process, school rules, truancy, assault and battery, shoplifting, substance abuse, chat abbreviations and sexting acronyms. Caregivers will review the laws to become more aware of how to keep their youth out of the juvenile system.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN LOSS AND BEHAVIOR
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)

We come up with a zillion different labels and diagnoses for the acting out child, but we never address the most obvious contributor to negative behavior–LOSS? Why is that? Participants will learn to identify the direct connection between loss and behavior. Participants will learn to “touch” and heal loss as the main ingredient in any behavioral intervention. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TRAUMA PROOFING YOUR CHILDREN: A PARENTS GUIDE FOR INSTILLING CONFIDENCE, JOY, AND RESILIENCE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE INVISIBLE STRING – ATTACHMENT PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
THE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that when we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. This heart-warming and reassuring story addresses the issue of "separation anxiety" and attachment parenting. Participants in this class will discuss the book, “The Invisible String”. We will also discuss the importance of healthy bonding relationships and attachment parenting. Participants will also identify healthy steps to building attachment with their foster children. Be prepared to do a take-home activity.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
STOP SETTING THEM UP TO LIE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)

Why do we ask them what we already know? “Did you attend all your classes?” Of course, they don’t tell us what we already know! Why would we expect them to? And worse, now we see them as liars. Ugh! Participants learn to confront truth with truth. Participants learn the metaphors behind lying. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
TRAUMA PUSHES US BACK, WAY BACK
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Both adults and children regress after experiencing trauma. Older children, for example, suddenly begin wetting the bed, soiling their clothes, baby talking, and so on. The regression, if untreated or punished, can last a life time. Participants will learn to identify specific regressive behaviors directly related to trauma. Participants will learn to respond instead of punish regressive behavior using specific scripts. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE CHALLENGES OF CAREGIVERS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class will discuss issues that will focus on behavior challenges, relationship challenges, reunification and educational issues. Being a caregiver is often very challenging! Being a Resource Parent to children who are in the system often means additional challenges. These challenges can be numerous ranging from behavior issues, visitation issues, and educational issues. How does one cope with these challenges and remain healthy and sane? What’s the key? Participants will learn ways to cope with the many challenges of being a resource parent while staying healthy.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 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. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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 make 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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MY ROLE AS PART OF THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE TEAM
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What am I responsible for as a caregiver? What impact do I have on the decisions that are made for the children in my care? What if I cannot provide the children with what they need to thrive? What if I have problems with the social worker that is assigned to my children? Participants will have an opportunity to explore their roles, will receive tools to aid in clearly communicating their children’s needs, and receive tools to empower them when working and communicating with social workers, supervisors, and managers. Participants will gain a clear understanding of their roles as a caregiver, will be able to clearly and concisely describe a child’s progress and challenges in behavioral terms, will be able to clearly communicate services needed for their children, and learn to provide specific details about children’s behavior to aid in placement decisions.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
MEDICALLY FRAGILE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
What is a medically fragile child? What type of care is needed for the medically fragile child? How does a caregiver of a medically fragile child avoid burnout? What type of training do I need to work with a medically fragile child? Working with the medically fragile child is an added challenge. Upon completion of this class participants will be able to define and understand the medically fragile child. Participants will be able to define and understand the medically fragile child.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE ABC’S OF ATTACHMENT
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
In this class, we will study Daniel Siegel’s ABC’s of Attachment. We will learn how to heal attachment wounds of the children we serve and as a wonderful side benefit, our own as well. Participants will learn the neurological components of attachment in simple terms. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of information presented.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
A “GOTYA” DAY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Families celebrate birthdays and holidays, but may not celebrate when their foster child or adopted children entered their home. This day, called “Gotya” Day is significant for focusing specifically on children starting fresh in a new home. Learning how their new home functions and becoming familiar with new parents and family members is crucial for their effective adapting and bonding. This class focuses on strategies for helping children become acquainted in their new home.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
TRANSRACIAL PARENTING – UNDERSTANDING CULTURAL AND ETHNIC ISSUES
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
This class will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their motivation and commitment to raising a multi-racial/cultural family. Participants will identify their strengths and limitations parenting transracially. Participants will learn concrete tools/strategies and recommendations that will help them explore the journey of parenting transracially.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WITHOUT A RELATIONSHIP, BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION IS MEANINGLESS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Almost anything will “work” in motivating children to do their best if we have established a meaningful relationship with them. Obviously, forming this relationship is often challenging because the children we serve seemingly push away. Participants will learn the critical elements of the parent-child relationship. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of information presented.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SUPPORTING HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGING LOSS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino
This workshop will provide information and support in two areas: child growth and development and how children’s life experiences, including separation, grief, loss, and trauma impact growth and development. Participants will understand the effect that separation, loss, and grief may have upon the kinship family system. Participants will understand the effects of separation and loss in feelings and behaviors of children and youth. Participants will know how to help children and youth cope with feelings resulting from separation and loss.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ANGER AND ASSIST YOUR FOSTER CHILDREN TO MANAGE THEIR ANGER
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Anger is a basic human emotion. At one time in our lives we have experienced the emotion of anger. Most children in placement may express and experience angry emotions more than children not in out-of-home care. Participants will learn acceptable expressions of anger and how to reduce and/or eliminate violence and self-destructive behaviors in their lives. Participants will learn how to identify and control their own anger and assist children placed in their home by mentoring and helping them with any anger issues.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
A FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Foster children see chaos, illegal behavior, emotional turmoil, and non-existent communications in their birth families where they are physically and emotionally abused. They do not know what a real family is. Often caregivers do not formalize their understanding of “familyness” and commit to paper what constitutes their family unit. In this class all participants bring their knowledge of what being a real family means. Through true soul searching, they leave class with an actual prepared Mission Statement for their own family.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
GETTING BETTER RESULTS FROM AT-RISK YOUTH
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Many youth in foster care appear to be lazy and unwilling to plan for their futures. Oftentimes, these youth are actually overwhelmed and depressed. Caregivers will discuss ways to motivate these youth and identify resources to help them focus on creating goals. “Teenagers are always bored…they don’t want to do anything…the only thing they exercise are their fingers and their mouth”…have you said these words…have you heard someone else say these words? How do you get more out of youth and teenagers? How do you get them motivated? What actually works? Caregivers will learn ways to motivate youth under their care and help them focus on creating goals.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
MAGIC: A KEY INGREDIENT IN BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
When I say magic, I mean magic. Magic is what makes my clients (kids and adults) leave the session believing that they already are that person they want to become. And, of course, I have a magic wand! Participants will learn to create their own magic with practice and role play. Participants will present real-life situations for application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
HELP CHILDREN WHO HAVE INCARCERATED PARENTS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class will discuss the impact and effects on children with one or more parents that are incarcerated and to help the child to understand that it is not his/her fault. Participants will discuss the emotional impact as well as attachment issues that can impact these children. Participants will also discuss and identify ways to help children to survive this period in their lives. Many children who enter into foster care have parents that are incarcerated. What should we tell a child about this issue, how does this impact a child’s everyday life? Just how much information should we give a child? Should a child stay connected with a parent that is incarcerated?

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS “GANG BANGING”
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Crips, Skinheads, Mexican Mafia, Hells Angels, The Aryan Brotherhood, and Nuestra Familia are notorious organizations known for their violent membership. They all identify with “Gang Banging” which includes drug manufacturing and trafficking, extortion, identity fraud, murder, and other crimes. Foster youth may fall prey to gangs since they are dispossessed from their own families. Parents are encouraged to attend this class to obtain a better idea of how these groups lure the young and how to prevent children from joining gangs.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Daily our children are faced with potential threats of violence. Schools and communities and some parks are no longer a safe haven, which often have violent and life threatening issues. Caregivers will be able to help their children become more aware of crime, violence, and self-protection. Caregivers will be able to identify safer activities for children/youth.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COPING WITH CONFLICT - MY CHILDREN VERSUS MY GRANDCHILDREN
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Many children and relatives in relative care experience confusion about their feelings for the birth parents. As a result, children express conflicted feelings through their behaviors and adults have difficulty managing boundaries and their anger toward the “non-parenting” parent. Participants will discuss the issues/challenges that caregivers have experienced in coping and helping children cope with their feelings. Participants will be provided with tools to assist them in being effective with their conflicting roles. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how grief and loss affect behavior, will be able to identify at least three reasons that loyalty conflicts are harmful to children, and will be able to use at least one tool effectively to support their child and themselves.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FAMILY DYNAMICS: THE IMPORANCE OF FAMILY ROLES IN CAREGIVING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
In many families, members, especially children, develop certain roles that help the child to cope with underlying problems. When family dynamics become dysfunctional, these roles seem to become more pronounced. We will discuss the differences between healthy and dysfunctional family systems. We will discuss what determines what the roles are and how they are manifested in youth. We will also discuss how to encourage youth to use their role as a strength.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
STOP BANKRUPTING YOURSELF
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
We take away favorite “toys” and activities till there is nothing left to take away. Every day the kid is restricted or grounded. Does it ever result in anything except bankruptcy for you and them? Participants will take an honest and open look at their “take aways” and restrictions. Participants will learn alternative methods for “take aways” and restrictions. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CAREGIVER FATIGUE
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 151
Being a caregiver can be an exhausting experience at times. Children need supervision and have many emotional and developmental needs. This training provides you with a variety of small adjustments to reduce the daily stressors of caring for children. Participants will learn how to take small daily timeouts so they can relax and be better caregivers.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SELF-INFLICTED VIOLENCE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
S.I.V., or Self-Inflicted Violence, is a very dangerous form of negative self-expression and those who commit S.I.V. are unable to express themselves effectively. S.I.V. includes “cutting”, nail biting which causes bleeding, body carving, hair twisting, and self-burning. “Cutting” that goes wrong can be fatal. Caregivers who have children that engage in these kinds of behaviors have every reason to be very concerned. People are encouraged to attend this class where S.I.V. is discussed and ways of addressing these behaviors are covered.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
DEALING WITH THEIR PARENTS WHO JUST HAPPEN TO BE MY ADULT CHILDREN
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)

We all know the challenges of dealing with birth parents, but the ante goes way up when the birth parents are our own adult children. Oh yes! Participants will identify and learn to dissolve the barriers to effectively working with their own adult children as birth parents. Participants will present real-life situations.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
RECOGNIZING THE EARLY SIGNS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class focuses on learning the early signs of learning disabilities in children. Participants will discuss how to get a better understanding of the early developmental signs of these disabilities and how to recognize them. What are learning disabilities? How early can a parent detect a learning disability? Can a child still learn with a disability? Do children grow out of a learning disability? Are learning disabilities hereditary?

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PUBLIC MISBEHAVING
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Children often act out inappropriately in restaurants, stores, church, or other places. Caregivers then get frustrated, disappointed, and angry. To insure children behave correctly, parents need to understand where they’re coming from and assist them in learning how to act BEFORE going out. In this class, Positive Discipline techniques are outlined. Class participants role play, as family members, the process of forming healthy attitudes necessary for proper public behavior.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
TRANSRACIAL PARENTING IN FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
This class will focus on how to help parents and children in transracial homes learn how to thrive in and celebrate their bicultural family and for children to gain a strong sense of racial identity and cultural connections. All foster children, whether in a transracial placement or not, worry, “Will I be accepted in this home, even if I am from a different biological family? Children in transracial homes also worry, “Will I be accepted even if I’m from a different race?” Are you doing enough to help the child in your home of a different race to feel a sense of belonging? Are you helping them to feel connected with his/her culture and racial roots? How can you prepare them for impending racial discrimination? What can you do to make this happen?

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
TEACHING THEM TO LOVE MINUS THE LOYALTY CONFLICT
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
How do we provide the children we serve the experience of both receiving love from us and loving us as well, without pitting them against their birth parents? It’s almost like going through a divorce. Participants will learn all the subtle ways they unintentionally place foster kids in loyalty conflicts. Participants will learn very specific behaviors for expressing their love and teaching foster kids to express their love. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DEALING WITH SWEARING
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Children who are used to hearing swearing and profanity learn to accept it as common everyday language. Foster children especially are unaware of how much weight adults attach to profanity. As they get older, though, they may learn to inappropriately use these negative words to “get the goat” of adults. Because caregivers tend to overreact, they invite children to use this language as misbehavior. This class, using Positive Discipline strategies, teaches the difference between effective and ineffective ways of dealing with swearing.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BUILDING A STRONG SCHOOL CONNECTION
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
When parents are involved in their child’s educational growth, they show by example the importance of education. Being actively involved builds trusting relationships with the school and keeps the parents informed of the child’s progress or lack of progress. Participants will have an understanding of what is needed to build a strong working relationship with their child’s school.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
“ROBBING” OUR KIDS OF THEIR IMPULSE TO STEAL
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Ever ask yourself why you are so shocked when the kids steal from you? There is an absolutely wonderful metaphor to their stealing and once we get it, the stealing will begin to fade away. Participants will examine why they respond so personally to stealing. Participants will assess if there are any ways they are setting kids up to steal. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class focuses on how to talk to your children about sex, healthy relationships, and teen pregnancies. Participants will learn about what is happening in the world of young children and teens concerning sex. What does your child really know about sex? Does he/she use the proper terms for their sexual organs? At what age should you begin this discussion? Why are our children obsessed with sex? Are they? Why are teen pregnancies on the rise? Participants will learn how to have effective discussions with children about sex.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
MONEY MATTERS: TEACHING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Money is an emotional issue. We all learned our money habits in different ways, but how do we teach young people how to establish and maintain positive credit. How we feel about money often reflects experiences we had as children, when we watched the adults in our lives spend, save, and talk (or argue) about their money. Caregivers will learn that some foster youth may confuse their “self-worth” with “net worth” (ultimate status symbol). Money is important, but it cannot buy everything, including happiness or close personal relationships. Caregivers will discuss that practice and mistakes are part of the process. Youth need opportunities to earn their own money, save, and spend it.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW LABELS CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE TO CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
You’re really stupid…what a brat you are…boy, you sure are smart! These statements use both positive and negative labels. And there are MANY other negative labels! Labels block parents’ and children’s ability to acknowledge who they are and can have a negative impact on self-worth. This class, through Positive Discipline approaches, discussion, and some role playing practices, places caregivers into realizing how they interact with their children and the need for avoiding using labels.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EXTENDED FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
How does “Extended Foster Care” affect children in care? I’ve been told that the teens in my care can remain in my home after they turn 18 and still receive funding and services. How is that possible? Is everyone eligible? Does it change the level of care that I provide? Do the rules change for the young adult in my home? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these questions and receive an overview of the changes created by the new law and policies. Participants will be able to identify at least three changes in how extended foster care impacts their role as a foster parent, gain a basic understanding about how young adults become eligible for extended foster care, be able to identify at least five skills that they will need to teach the young adults that they are mentoring, and how to prepare a shared living agreement and the importance of having this agreement.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FINDING SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM…HELPING CHILDREN HEAL AFTER SEXUAL ABUSE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
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 to move forward and heal. Participants will discuss the traumatic effects of sexual abuse on a child and ways to help them heal.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SELF-CARE: ADDRESSING ADDICTION IN OUR OWN LIFE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Fear not, come to class. We ALL struggle with addictive behaviors including myself. But we want to learn to heal those addictions so we can model walking the walk and not just the talk. Participants will learn a simple tool for assessing what is addictive in their lives. Participants will learn simple tools for stopping addictive behaviors. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW THE SYSTEM OF CARE FUNCTIONS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Many agencies and organizations deal with assisting foster care youth and their families. Various agencies such as Children’s Services, Public Health, Probation, District Attorney, Public Defender, school districts and Community Care Licensing all play a role. Foster parents are encouraged to attend this class since specific communication tools are introduced to use with the myriad groups in the system. Class attendees come away with a better feel for how the system of care functions.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEX TRAFFICKING: COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Abused children are at higher risk of exploitation and homelessness, which makes foster youth more vulnerable to human trafficking. Youth identified with problems of chronic runners from care are at a higher risk of human trafficking. Caregivers will be able to identify the preconceived stereotypes about the sex trade and help child victims of trafficking. Caregivers will discuss available resources in place to assist victims of trafficking to provide access to the support they need to foster health and well-being. Caregivers will understand the unique needs of child victims of human trafficking.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CREATING A CLIMATE IN YOUR HOME WHERE SELF-WORTH CAN BLOSSOM
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Just as all things alive require certain climatic conditions to grow, so too does the emotional climate within our home need to be created that will make it possible for everyone’s (including ourselves as caregivers) self-worth to blossom. Participants will learn to distinguish between self-esteem and self-worth. Participants will learn three critical elements to creating a life-giving emotional climate within the home. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MANAGING CONFLICT WITH YOUTH
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
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 you will learn something you should avoid saying, what are some communication barriers, and how you can create a win-win situation.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PARENTING STYLES
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Parents wish to be loved or cared for by their children just like they want to raise children they can care for and love. Caregivers need to achieve balance in parenting by not just recognizing a child’s abilities, but also setting clear expectations about behavior. These different styles include Authoritarian, Permissive, and Authoritative. Caregivers attending this class will learn what these parenting styles are and how they can modify their own individual style to better fit various child and parent interactions.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M
DISCIPLINE VS. PUNISHMENT
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
As caregivers, parents, and teachers we discipline in different ways. Many of us use the same methods that our parents used. These methods may or may not be effective. So what is the best method? What is discipline? What is punishment? What is legal? In this class we will discuss the difference between discipline and punishment. Participants will look at what the laws are regarding disciplining our children. Participants will also look at creative ways to discipline and how to demonstrate love while disciplining.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
VICTIMS, BULLIES, RESCUERS, AND HEROES
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Without a great deal of awareness, we all tend to move in and out of the bully, rescuer, or victim role. In turn we model these roles for the children and teens in our care. So come to class to learn how everyone can be a hero instead. Participants will learn to identify the roles of victim, bully, and rescuer within themselves and within their foster home. Participants will learn to walk beyond victim, bully, and rescuer, to being a hero.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
I’M NOT BAD; I’M ONLY MAD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 151
Children placed outside the home can be angry for a number of reasons. The caregiver may feel a great deal of frustration as to how to parent this child. This training will show you how to communicate and channel the child’s anger to a more constructive conclusion. Caregivers will learn how to defuse the child’s anger by using a number of parental strategies and techniques.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WAYS TO AVOID CAREGIVER FATIGUE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Caregivers take on the tough task of raising children who have been in multiple placements, have emotional scars, cannot communicate well, and are very angry. Dealing with these kids can take a large toll. Frustration, irritation, lack of respect, and not being listened to are all issues with which caregivers must contend. Their concern, trusting nature, and compassion are all put to the test by these difficult to raise children. In this class, caregivers discuss their own experiences and learn from others how to best deal with caregiver fatigue.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PREVENTING ALLEGATIONS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Caregivers will discuss how to stay in compliance with Community Care Licensing and DCS regulations. Participants will be able to identify personal rights of youth and how to prevent personal rights violations as well as the changes in the regulations as they affect Non-Minor Dependents who are 18 – 21 years old.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HEALING TRAUMA THROUGH STORYTELLING
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
The most effective way to heal trauma is to “weave” the traumatic event simultaneously into both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Sounds a little technical, but come to class anyway. It is simple to grasp and absolutely healing. And telling the story of the trauma does just that. It weaves both the facts and the emotions connected to the trauma back and forth between the right and left hemispheres. Now the story can be laid to rest as a story and not something the child wakes up to every morning. Participants learn simple tools for supporting children and teens in telling their story. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Everyone faces conflict in their lives on a daily basis. It is an accepted and expected part of life. William Kriedler said, “If you take time to teach conflict resolution, you'll eventually have more time to teach." Children must be taught how to resolve their conflicts in a more positive way. Participants will learn creative ways to teach their children how to resolve conflict.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA ON A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
The effects of trauma may reveal themselves during a child’s acting-out behaviors, withdrawal, difficulties in school, or even physical complaints such as headaches or stomachaches. When people who should be protecting, loving, and guiding exposes children to trauma instead of care, children’s development can be derailed causing children to not meet their developmental tasks. Participants will be able to describe the ways in which trauma can interfere with children’s development and functioning. Be patient and self-aware to convey messages that they are responsible and will protect the child from danger and will listen and understand. Caregivers will help children to feel safe, connected, and cared about in order to be better able to “bounce back” from traumatic events.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Are children’s brains like adult brains? What happens to children’s brains as they develop? What effect does abuse and neglect have on children’s developing brains? Participants will have an opportunity to explore each of these questions. They will also have an opportunity to discuss how they can aid in their child’s brain development. Participants will be able to identify the five stages of brain development, be able to identify at least two ways that trauma impacts brain development, and be able to identify two tools that they can use at home to aid in their child’s development and improve behavior.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PARENTING SIBLINGS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
The bond between siblings is unique. It is the longest lasting relationship most people have. A person’s lifetime quest for personal identity is interwoven with his/her sibling. Participants will learn how to develop resolution skills.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PUT A STOP TO LYING AND STEALING THE EASY WAY
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Sometimes we do what we do because we can! No rocket science there. But the kids we serve, they lie to survive. How to stop it? Listen, yes LISTEN over and over to their stories of survival. Participants will learn to read the metaphors embedded in human behavior. Participants will learn to be active learners of children and teen’s survival stories. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TIME IN RATHER THAN TIME OUT
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
A common practice used by parents with misbehaving kids is called a Time Out. Kids are sent to their rooms or put somewhere, often out of sight of their parents. This can make children more resentful! Attachment Parenting suggests a more effective method called a Time In. In this approach, caregivers keep the child close rather than spend time alone in a time out. Participants are encouraged to attend this class to not only become more familiar with the Time In form of discipline, but also the overall Attachment Parenting process.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
HOW ATTACHMENT HELPS THE CHILD
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
This class will examine the importance of healthy bonding relationships and attachment as it relates to foster children. Children who are insecurely attached or have been abused or neglected often have internalized a negative view of themselves and their caregivers. These children need emotional re-tutoring to correct/change their belief system. Participants will learn how to convey “unconditional positive regard” by their words and body language as well as actions. Participants will understand that the attachment relationship teaches the child that his needs will be met regardless of his/her behavior.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE: WHAT DO THEY SEE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
We are always saying that we do not understand why kids do what they do, especially when we have told them over and over why they should behave otherwise. So now comes the big question: Why do we continue to behave the way we do even though WE know better? Participants will have an opportunity to ask some difficult questions about self-care. Participants will assess the power of modeling. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CO-PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Co-parenting is not an easy task. Co-parenting refers to how parents work together when they are raising a child. Do they agree on parenting strategies? Do they support each other's effort on raising a child? Co-parenting also refers to foster parents, people who have chosen to temporarily raise a child. Every family system is different, but co-parenting refers to how the people parenting a child work together. This class focuses on how to make co-parenting harmonious. Participants will learn how to work effectively with bio parents or relatives who are working together in raising a child.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ATTACHMENT PARENTING: ARE YOU “FISHING WITHOUT A LINE”?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Caregivers are asked to immediately discipline children even when they know nothing of their background. This is a daunting challenge for the caregiver since the child comes from a birth family with no knowledge of effective parenting and discipline. Caregivers often are asked to miraculously “straighten out” a child’s behavior which can make a caregiver feel as though they are “fishing without a line.” Join us for a class on Attachment Parenting that offers effective discipline techniques and strengthens relationships with children.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE BEAUTY OF PROBLEMS…HOLDING CHILDREN ACCOUNTABLE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
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. Participants will learn the importance of accountability.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
TEENS WHO ARE STILL STUCK IN EARLIER STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Chronological age means almost nothing with our foster kids and teens. Some are still missing the very foundation of their personhood. As challenging as it may be, there is a way to “jump start” these kids, to support them catching up. In this class participants learn to identify and read the telltale signs that their kid or teen is stuck in an earlier stage of development. Participants learn simple tools to heal the regression. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
RAISING MEN AND WOMEN WITHOUT A FATHER OR FATHER FIGURE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
The majority of foster parents who come to class are women. Many of you are raising foster children single-handedly without a father of father figure. How does that work? What can you offer your foster kids about men? Who are these creatures and where are they? Participants will assess their personal beliefs and values regarding men. Participants, as a class, will brainstorm and assess healthy ways to fill in the missing piece. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Teenage pregnancy is a socially, economically, physically and emotionally complex issue. StayTeen.org reports that 3 out of 10 teen girls in the U.S. find themselves pregnant at least once before age 20. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy found that approximately 47.8 percent of all high school students report having sexual intercourse. Advocacy to prevent teen pregnancy must be a priority. Participants will learn about teen pregnancies in the U.S. and the most effective ways to prevent them.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 218
Foster children clearly come from families where multiple major traumatic events have unfolded in their lives. Severe neglect, homelessness, domestic violence, and serious physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are all intrinsic to their dysfunctional biological families. Fortunately, children experience significant resiliency where they learn coping mechanisms to protect them from these traumas. In this class caregivers learn the factors that assist children in overcoming the major emotional deficits caused by severe trauma.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What was he thinking? Well probably it wasn’t what parents think their children should think. Growing up is stressful enough, but in foster care it takes on a different meaning and can affect the brain in critical ways. Participants will learn about the different parts of the brain and how they function. Participants will develop a better understanding of the activities needed to improve brain function.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SAVING TIME FOR ME
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Am I suffering from burnout? How did I let my life get away from me? Caregivers can many times feel overwhelmed by all of the responsibilities placed on them. What are the steps involved in taking control of my life again? How can I get my “to do” list completed and still have time for myself. Participants will have an opportunity to explore these issues and receive useful tools for managing their lives. Participants will be able to identify and learn methods for eliminating the “time wasters” in their lives, and they will be able to identify and effectively use at least two “self-care” techniques.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
AVOIDING THE HOMEWORK BATTLE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Parents often feel that it’s their job to get children to do well in school. Fighting with a child regarding homework is a powerless position. Homework does not have to be a battle. Participants will learn how to avoid homework battles and how to make this successful for everyone.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SELF-CARE: HOW TO GROW CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
It is possible, you know, to become quite competent and very confident in what you offer the children in your care, and I encourage you to do whatever it takes to arrive there, so the feeling, “they got one over on me one more time” will become a “thing” of the past. Participants will assess their personal competence and confidence. Participants will receive feedback from the class how to increase and or tweak both. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
DEVELOPING THE TEEN PARENT SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PLAN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Parenting a teen who is also a parent can be a complicated matter. It can be difficult to provide the nurturing and support the teen continues to need as a child while also allowing the independence and freedom which comes with parenting their own child. It is important to develop expectations and guidelines regarding the role as the teen caregivers and mentor as well as the caregiver’s role with the baby. Caregivers will discuss their role in providing foster care for a minor parent and their child in developing the skills necessary to provide a safe, stable, and permanent home for their child. Caregivers will mentor the teen parent to develop and maintain parenting skills to become a successful parent by assisting and guiding, NOT taking over!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HEALING SEXUAL ABUSE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Children who have been sexually abused act out in a wide variety of ways, not just sexually. Working with sexually abused children can be “tricky,” but there are some simple interventions that will make the healing process rewarding for both you and them. Participants will assess their levels of comfort and discomfort in working with children who have been sexually abused. Participants will design a “personal tool box” for their on-going healing work with this population. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
IDENTIFYING SPECIAL NEEDS PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino
This workshop will discuss areas of special interest for kinship caregivers as related to developmental issues of children who have been separated from their parents and might have experienced significant trauma and loss. Participants will understand the impact of trauma on child development and effects of maltreatment on children. Participants will understand elements of special caring parenting designed to help meet special needs of children.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
YOU AND ME…TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Why is it important to teach social skills to youth? Social skills are critical for long term success. Many children do not have extensive understanding of social skills. Caregivers must have a clear conception of what constitutes social behavior and social skills. Caregivers will identify why a youth engages in a particular behavior or activity in a given situation in order to have some effect on his or her surroundings. It is important to teach and discuss with the youth how to integrate their behavior with others in a positive environment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
The diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was initially developed for and is most relevant to adults and not to children. It most often captures symptoms of single and acute traumatic events and not complex and chronic traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, homelessness, and domestic violence. Recent research suggests, however, that this diagnosis can be relevant for children based on the stressor, the child’s recollection of the trauma event, avoidance the child may use, and the duration lasting more than one month.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
The Cycle of Addiction is created by changes produced in brain chemistry from substance abuse. It is kept going by physiological, psychological, and emotional dependency. This cycle continues until some type of intervention occurs. Learning about this cycle helps to understand addiction. Participants will learn the cycle of addiction and how to help break the cycle.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHY IS IT THAT SO LITTLE WORKS?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
It is partly because our criterion for “it works” is way off kilter. It is also partly because you have chosen to believe that almost nothing works. Beliefs are powerful. Yes, simply shift your belief. Come to class to learn how to do that in ONE easy step. Participants will develop a realistic set of criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention. Participants will learn to monitor their beliefs by paying attention to their words and language. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
INTRODUCTION TO ADHD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 151
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 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 the 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. Caregivers will understand the child’s challenges in daily living and adjust how to parent the child.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
GIRLS WITH ADHD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Girls are usually diagnosed at age 12, five years later than boys, due to the unique symptoms that they display. Some girls may retreat into themselves as a way to fight off the ADHD feelings. A girl with ADHD may also annoy her peers because she never stops talking. Techniques on how to help an adolescent girl manage her medical and behavioral condition will be covered. Caregivers with proper techniques can help the girl with ADHD deal with her behavior and moods.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THE ILLEGAL USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
“Pharming” is the illicit exchange of prescription drugs that are crushed and snorted to become “high.” Many youths experiment with this dangerous fad and also use over the counter cough syrup (called “Dexing”), which, when combined with alcohol, can permanently damage the body and may even cause death. Parents who want information about medication abuse are encouraged to attend this class to receive information for their children. Discussion helps to identify the user and prevent use.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
RECREATING THE ATTACHMENT EXPERIENCE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Potential neural pathways for attachment are pruned if not used like a muscle that atrophies from lack of use. BUT the brain has “plasticity.” Other parts of the brain can pick up and do the job. Participants will learn how to recreate that ever important attachment experience. Participants learn the ABC’s of attachment. Participants learn how to apply these ABC’s to ALL age groups. Participants present real-life experiences for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
WHAT IS PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
The techniques our parents used so effectively just may not work with kids today. A lot of caregivers are wondering what to do with their children and are frustrated because the old techniques just don’t seem to get the job done. In this class you will learn how to enjoy your children and foster kids with less stress. There is an approach to raising kids that provides loving support from caregivers while at the same time expecting them to be respectful and responsible.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ALCOHOLISM’S IMPACT ON THE FAMILY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Alcoholism brings major trauma to many families and foster children all too often see this in theirs since it promotes physical abuse and domestic violence. Caregivers themselves may have seen the damage alcohol can cause. This class offers a candid look at this disease which ravages families and communities. Causes and effects are explored so that participants gain a better grasp of how to deal with this major societal problem. People are encouraged to attend this class to obtain more knowledge of how to handle this common family crisis.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
ASSISTING TEEN PARENTS WITH DEVELOPMENT OF PARENTING AND LIFE SKILLS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Teen parents will need a lot of assistance as they take on the new roll of parenting. Caregivers will need to assist and encourage them in learning appropriate parenting skills, at the same time guide them during their crucial teenage years. Caregivers will learn how to assist and guide teens in parenting their babies, resisting the urge to take over. Caregivers will understand that teen parents are still developing themselves and still need to complete their education, socialize, and be allowed to learn from their choices in life. Caregivers will discuss ways to teach life skills such as budgeting, cooking, leisure time, and cleaning which teen parents will need for themselves and their babies.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
PREPARING YOUTH FOR COLLEGE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
My how time flies…it’s time to send them off to college. What should I do first? When do I start? This class focuses on how to prepare youth for college. Participants will learn successful ways for preparing youth for college.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 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. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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? And if you do, “trick or treat” will be reserved for Halloween only. 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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ADOLESCENT SELF-INJURY
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
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. This class will reduce the caregiver’s fear if and when they discover that an adolescent in their care is cutting. How to change the adolescent maladaptive behavior is the focus in this training.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
JUVENILE COURT PROCESS IN ACTION
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
A Juvenile Court hearing is a civil action that is not open to the public. This training will show and describe how the court along with Children and Family Services work together on behalf of the child and the parents. The last segment of the training is how to testify in court in requested by the Juvenile Court judge. Caregivers will learn how each court session helps to determine the final deposition of the case.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
RAISING A “TWEEN”
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Children in the “tween” years, from 8 to 12, struggle with self-expression and independence issues. In an almost constant state of conflict with parents, coupled with abuse and neglect by bio parents creates a formula for consistent parent/child heated exchanges. How to navigate these uncharted waters in a caring yet firm manner is a caregiver’s major dilemma. In this class, techniques for approaching this age group are explored so that parents maintain their own authority, but also allow their “tween” their own level of independent living.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
DEPRESSION AND OTHER MOOD DISORDERS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
This workshop will examine various mood disorders including depression. Sometimes caregivers can mistake lack of interest as laziness, not understanding the underlying causes of the behavior, the sadness, and lack of motivation. Participants will be able to understand the difference between sadness and clinical depression, list at least three symptoms of depression, identify the benefits as well as risks of prescription medication, and discuss treatment options.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO” IS A GOOD STARTING POINT
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Do you have such a situation but are afraid to say out loud, “I don’t know what to do”? Well, it is the best place to be and the best place to learn just what to do next. Come to class to share your story and learn a way to get started on a new path. Participants will assess their own inner critic who tells them it is not okay to plead ignorance. Participants will present their own “I don’t know what to do” story. Participants will use feedback from the group and the facilitator to develop a new plan of action.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EMPHASIZING EDUCATION
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Low grades, homework, suspensions, school fights, back to school nights, school phobia, and dropping out. Coming from families where school was a low priority, foster children see education in a whole different light. With society emphasizing education, caregivers need to demonstrate to children how truly important school is for later success in life. Ways to interact with school staff, assisting with homework, and encouraging children to become lifelong learners are topics covered in this class.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SEEKING SUPPORT
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What makes it difficult for us to seek the support we need when we experience difficulties and especially when we are in crisis? It seems to be even more difficult for the children in foster care. Is asking for help a learned skill, or does it just come naturally? Is it easy for individuals to recognize when they need to seek help? Do you have your own support network in place? Let’s examine each of these questions. Participants will be able to identify at least two reasons why our children and birth parents have difficulty asking for help, participants will learn tools to assist them in addressing this issue with their children, and participants will be provided with specific steps for identifying when help is needed and for developing a plan for seeking support before there is a need.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING GRIEF AND LOSS IN CHILDREN
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Children in placement have experienced an incredible amount of grief and loss. Working through grief and adapting to loss is important for children. Participants will learn ways to help children work through grief and loss.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HEALING YOUR WOUNDS RELATED TO MEN (FOSTER MOTHERS)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Many of you are single foster Moms and many of you have had painful experiences with men, and many of those wounds are still raw. So how do we begin that healing process so that those wounds do not get in the way of our raising healthy foster sons and daughters? Participants will have an opportunity to share and talk about the most common wounds women experience in relationships with men. Participants will assess how those wounds may or may not be impacting their relationships with foster sons and foster daughters. Participants will present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHORE WARS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
I don’t want to take out the trash…How come I have to pick up the dog poop?...Isn’t it my brother’s turn to do the dishes?...Can’t I clean up my room tomorrow? Children are KNOWN for not wanting to do their chores around the house. And this can especially be challenging for foster kids since they may NEVER have been given an appropriate work ethic. Doing chores in the family setting encourages cooperation, builds relationships, increases self-esteem, and creates a sense of belonging. In this class, parents learn how to teach their children ways to complete their in-home and in-family chores in an effective manner.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
New to the substance abuse scene, synthetic marijuana, known as “spice” has burst onto the national consciousness with an increase in emergency room visits. Difficult for national drug control policy experts to pin down, this substance is legally manufactured and has not yet been declared illegal. Efforts to combat synthetic marijuana are in the formative stages. This class explores this fairly new phenomenon in the substance abuse arena and participants are encouraged to attend to gain more information and understanding about this drug.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE – THE IMPACT ON CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This workshop will discuss how substance abuse is often the underlying cause of family dysfunction and inconsistencies on how children are treated. Maltreated children of substance abusers are more likely to have poorer physical, intellectual, social, and emotional outcomes. Participants will identify signs of addiction such as denial, minimizing, and compulsive behaviors that impact a child’s development. Participant will discuss intervention and how to keep kids safe.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
WHEN A CHILD COMES INTO FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class will help resource parents and caregivers better understand why children are placed in foster care and how they can prepare the child for stability in their home. This class will also help the caregiver welcome a child into their home. Some questions to ask the social worker are: How are children matched with a foster family? What are the things to have on hand in the home prior to placement? Can you give me some tips for dealing with separation and loss issues of foster children?

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
ACTIVE TEEN PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Active Parenting of Teens is 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. Participants will learn what “Active Teen Parenting” is, how to improve their parenting skills, and stay actively involved with their teens.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PLACEMENT AGE PARALLELS DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
In a very real sense, a foster child’s first day in your home is birth, and his or her growth and development in your home will follow a path identical to the milestones of early childhood development, even if the child is a teenager. Participants will learn a unique but helpful way of describing the stages of childhood development. Participants will learn the application of these stages to a child’s time in placement. Participants will present real-life situations for hands on application of the information presented.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: THE BEGINNING OR THE END?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Building Room 104
Foster children are often ill-prepared after graduating high school and when they reach 18, they can be released from the system and still find no shelter and have few job skills. Yet our society wants them to get a job and find a place to live. Caregivers stress obtaining a diploma, but are we shortchanging these kids by asking them to just stop there? Should our society not encourage FURTHER education after high school? Come join this class for a strong look at the importance of education 12+.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Mental illness includes depression, manic disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, hyperactive attention deficits, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorder. This class will discuss the definitions, symptoms, and behaviors associated with the disorders. Participants will discuss the stigmas plaguing mental health illness; the myths/taboos surrounding mental illness; identify early symptoms, and available treatment options and medications.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 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. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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 18, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MAINTAINING FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino
This workshop will look at the challenges faced as caregivers regarding contact between children and their parents and extended family members on both sides of the family. Participants will understand the need to redefine and maintain connections with birthparents, siblings, and extended family members. Participants will understand how the kinship experience can impact and change the kinship caregiver’s family relationships. Participants will understand challenges that maintaining these connections can present.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE STRONG-WILLED CHILD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, San Bernardino
Do you have children who are wild and wonderful? Do you know if your child is strong willed or defiant? Is there a difference? Participants will learn the difference between a strong-willed child and a defiant child. We will learn creative ways to work with the strong willed child.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
NEGOTIATION SKILLS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
I want to spend the night at my friend’s house…I want to date that really good-looking guy (or girl)…I want to take the car to the football game…I want to stay out beyond my curfew…I want to wear these pants (or skirt)… ALL these statements place caregivers directly in the position of either saying yes or no. But isn’t there really another way? This is where negotiating skills enter the picture. This class explores methods caregivers can use with their adolescent children in negotiating situations and creating a win-win outcome between parent/teen.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ATTACHMENT PARENTING PART I
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What is meant by the term, “attachment?” How does having healthy attachment affect a child’s development? How do I aid a child in developing healthy attachment? Does a child with a traumatic history have difficulty with forming attachment? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these questions and will receive specific tools and techniques to aid in parenting children with attachment challenges. Participants will have a basic understanding of attachment theory and the impact that attachment has on development and behavior, participants will gain an understanding of why attachment parenting techniques are more effective with children who have trauma histories, participants will receive at least two tools to aid them in building healthy attachment with their children and at least two tools to aid them in effectively managing challenging behaviors.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WORKING WITH THE SYSTEM
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper 
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino 
The Child Welfare System is a group of services designated to promote the well-being of children. How does this work once children enter into placement? Participants will learn the history of the Child Welfare System, the role of federal and state, and its role in the delivery of services through funding.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
TEACHING INDEPENDENCE BEGINS AT AGE THREE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Waiting until a child becomes a teenager is way too late. Independence and emancipation training begins at age three. And from that point on, we talk positively and confidently about the child’s success at being an independent and responsible adult fifteen years down the road. Participants learn to nurture the elements of independence during the three to six year old stage of development. Participants learn all the “things” not to say. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Children who come from families of severe abuse and neglect do not understand the holiday traditions. And, as research indicates, these holiday traditions create the “warmth” that is so important in families. Caregivers look at their own family traditions as kids and as parents now to explore how holiday routines can assist the children in their care who had none. In this way participants come to better grasp how these holiday traditions can have the best impact on their children.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BECOMING MEDIA SAVVY – COMPUTER CLASS FOR CAREGIVERS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Room 118
The new world order requests that parents need to understand what their kids are doing on the computer and how to keep them safe. Caregivers also need to know how to stay in touch with schools by computer and access important information. Caregivers will actually go on computers and practice accessing information and safety parental controls.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHY DO WE SEE OURSELVES AS INEFFECTIVE WHEN WE ARE NOT?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
There is a very simple answer to this question. We think we are ineffective because we focus the “camera” on the child or teen’s behavior rather than assessing our behavior. It is our behavior that makes the difference and declares whether or not we are effective. Participants identify those real-life situations where they see themselves as ineffective. Participants learn a simple assessment tool for evaluating their behavior, not the child or teen’s behavior.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO RUN AWAY (OR GO AWOL)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Room 104
Kids who go through daily beatings, maybe broken bones, are treated like they do not matter, and are sexually exploited often find themselves unwilling to stay with their family of origin and may run away. And this pattern of avoidance may continue in foster placement. They may find themselves becoming too close to their new family or their problems may just feel too overwhelming. Children who seek to deal with their problems by leaving are way too common. Attendees in this class review this negative pattern called running away.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
HOLIDAY BLUES: GRIEF AND LOSS FOR CHILDREN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Many youth have experienced abuse and broken promises during holiday seasons in the past. The possibility of seeing family members brings a wide variety of feelings including anxiety, joy, anger, and sadness. Caregivers will discuss how to help their foster child survive the holidays and be patient with their emotions.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE SELF-ESTEEM TRAP
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What makes me a worthwhile human being? My success? My earning power? My looks? My report card? What are we reflecting back to the kids we serve about their intrinsic value? Their value to us and to society? Come to class to begin shifting gears and escape the self-esteem trap. Participants learn the important difference between self-esteem and self-worth. Participants learn to nurture the innate self-worth that exists in all of us. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
WHAT ARE YOUR TRUE COLORS?
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Are you smart with books, in art, with your body, with people? Are you a gold, green, blue or orange learning style? Are you a visual learner? Learning the different styles will help with understanding and supporting at risk learners and to address their needs. This class focuses on learning these different learning styles, learning strategies to increase your foster child’s or children’s performance. It will also improve their understanding of self and others and enhance the appreciation of these differences.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO ARE FOOD INSECURE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Children who come from family circumstances where there was insufficient food available carry this trauma with them into foster care. If they were homeless and living on the streets, they may gorge themselves when they eat, get sick as a result, and may possibly hoard food. This trauma is very difficult for them to overcome since it deals with a basic human need. Their hindered memories impact how they interact with any eating process. This class explores this complex problem for children.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, San Bernardino
This workshop describes special needs issues that prevent youth from succeeding in school. Participants will identify these issues and examine techniques to help navigate the school system, including resources available to help them through the process of intervention.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ATTACHMENT PARENTING PART II
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What is meant by the term, “attachment?” How does having healthy attachment affect a child’s development? How do I aid a child in developing healthy attachment? Does a child with a traumatic history have difficulty with forming attachment? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these questions and will receive specific tools and techniques to aid in parenting children with attachment challenges. Participants will have a basic understanding of attachment theory and the impact that attachment has on development and behavior. Participants will gain an understanding of why attachment parenting techniques are more effective with children who have trauma histories. Participants will receive at least two tools to aid them in building healthy attachment with their children and at least two tools to aid them in effectively managing challenging behaviors.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PARENTING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD I
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
Many children who are in the foster care system have experienced trauma. These children have prolonged problems after a traumatic event. Participants will define trauma, discuss different types of trauma, and look at the impact trauma has on the brain. We will also look at the range of symptoms and the kinds of feelings trauma and neglect produce as well as why traumatized children have difficulty relating to caregivers.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHY DO HOLIDAYS AND ANGER HAVE TO GO TOGETHER?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Well, anger at any time is difficult to deal with, whether we’re talking about our own anger or the kids’ anger. Punishing anger does little for what triggers and drives anger. And yes, holidays can be a trigger. Come to class to learn so-called anger management. Participants learn the difference between anger and rage and how to respond to each. Participants learn the triggers to both anger and rage. Participants present real-life situations for hands-on application of the material presented.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO ARE RAGEFUL
Facilitator: Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Liberal Arts Room 104
Enduring severe physical punishment – living in closets and unable to use a toilet – being sexually abused – experiencing domestic violence – being food deprived day after day – just a few examples of how some children in foster care are maltreated. This level of maltreatment must come at a serious cost for these children. And parents need to consider what this must do to these fragile kids. In this class, we explore the intense feelings these kids must experience and how their rage comes out in many forms of mistrust and misbehavior.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PREPARING YOUTH FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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 parents. What should caregivers do to encourage and assist these youth to go to college or get vocational skills? Our messages need to be encouraging 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HEALING HEARTS AFTER LOSS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
What we will learn today applies to both kids and caregivers alike. Loss results in critical heartache. Our ability to live life to our fullest is diminished. The holidays can be a perfect time to begin healing for both ourselves and the foster kids we serve. Participants learn to identify all the events in one’s life that are in reality LOSSES. Participants learn the stages of grieving.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Priscilla’s Helping Hands, Project REACH @ Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino
This class provides an overview of autism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a child with this disorder. Participants will be able to define autism, distinguish from Asperger’s, describe three symptoms, recall criteria to be diagnosed, and describe supportive services.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BLAME IT ON THE BRAIN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
When a baby “soaks up” what they see, hear, and touch, it is said they are “sponges”. This process of learning goes even further in that children, as they grow, constantly learn from their environment. In addition, as children become young adults their brain IS STILL LEARNING. This means that sometimes they make rash decisions, which can land them in precarious situations. In this class participants see how a young person’s brain is constantly maturing and needs adult direction.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WORKING WITH THE LGBTQ YOUTH
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
San Bernardino Valley College – Classroom to be determined
Many youth struggle with identity issues during adolescence, but some more so with issues of gender, sexual identity, and self-esteem. This workshop will provide caregivers a chance to examine pre-conceived ideas of sexuality and sexual orientation. Participants will be able to define LGBTQ terms and understand the difference between sexual orientation and sexual behavior. Participants will identify community resources and understand the needs of these youth to be supported in their developmental tasks and educational attainment.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PARENTING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD II
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
In this class participants will look at the behaviors that parents can encounter in traumatized children. Participants will learn ways that can help de-escalate disruptive behaviors, how to build a trusting relationship with a traumatized child, and how therapy can help. We will also explore why routine is important to a traumatized child.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DID YOU GET ME FOR CHRISTMAS?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from San Bernardino Valley 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? Could we 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.


CLASES EN ESPAÑOL

SABADO, 23 DE AGOSTO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL FUNCIONAMIENTO COMO UN EQUIPO
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
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.

SABADO, 6 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA PERDIDA: QUE ES Y COMO AFECTA A LOS NIÑOS EN CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
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.

SABADO, 13 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
AB-12: VISION GENERAL DE LO QUE SE TRATA TODO
Instructor: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
La clase de AB-12 va a proporcionar los requisitos clave para Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) (dependientes que no son menores de edad). El cuidador va poder preparar y discutir opciones bajo la nueva ley con el adolecente en su cuidado.

SABADO, 13 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS QUEJAS
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
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. Los padres de crianza aprenderán técnicas para prevenir y manejar las quejas, así como el proceso de investigación de una queja y sus derechos.

SABADO, 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPRENDER LA ORIENTACION SEXUAL LGBTQ
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
¿Qué significa exactamente LBGTQ? ¿Cómo 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 como esto afecta su modelo/papel como padre de crianza o adoptivo.

SABADO, 27 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAFICO HUMANO
Instructor: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 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. El cuidador aprenderá que pasos se pueden tomar para evitar que esto suceda.

SABADO, 11 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROGRAMA DE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
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.

MIERCOLES, 15 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO ENTENDER LA CONDUCTA INAPROPRIADA DE LOS NIÑOS Y LAS METAS DE LA CONDUCTA POSITIVA
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de explorar las técnicas con relación al comportamiento de los niños. Se pondrá énfasis en las metas del bien comportamiento versus el mal comportamiento.

MIERCOLES, 22 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CONSEQUENCIAS LOGICAS DE LA CONDUCTA INAPROPIADA: EL METODO DE DISCIPLINA QUE CREA RESPONSABILIDAD EN LOS NIÑOS
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
El método de consecuencias lógicas desarrolla responsabilidad en los niños y los permite hacer mejores decisiones sin forzarlos a obedecer.

SABADO, 25 DE OCTUBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRABAJANDO CON LOS PADRES BIOLOGICOS
Instructor: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
En esta clase discutiremos el significado de la reunificación y permanencia de los niños. Más información identificara maneras para mentor familias de nacimiento para que puedan regresarles a sus hijos y si no, proporcionar una familia a los niños en un hogar adoptivo.

SABADO, 25 DE OCTUBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EXTENSION AL CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL (AB12)
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Durante esta clase hablaremos sobre los nuevos cambios al sistema de cuidado de crianza, la extensión del cuidado de crianza (aka AB12). Los padres de crianza aprenderán quien es elegible, los requisitos que los jóvenes necesitan para participar, los diferentes tipos de casa, lo que se espera de los padres de crianza, y las normas de la extensión de cuidado de crianza con referencia a los hogares de crianza.

MIERCOLES, 29 DE OCTUBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLECENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS)
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
El adolecente tiene muchos 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.

MIERCOLES, 5 DE NOVIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LAS CINCO NECESIDADES VITALES DE LOS NIÑOS
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
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, 8 DE NOVIEMBRE, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MANTENER A LOS NIÑOS A SALVO
Instructor: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
Diariamente, nuestros hijos se enfrentan a amenazas de violencia. Las escuelas ya no son un refugio seguro para los niños, pero en cambio se han convertido en un escenario de violencia y amenaza. Esta sesión asistirá a los participantes a ayudar a los niños a aprender acerca de violencia y amenaza.

SABADO, 8 DE NOVIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
¿F2F, TDM Y TCS: QUE SIGNIFICAN Y COMO INVOLUCRAN A LOS PADRES DE CRIANZA?
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
En esta clase hablaremos sobre las filosofías de familia a familia, decisiones tomadas en equipo (TDM) y Conferencias de Transición (TC) como estas filosofías envuelven a los padres de crianza y como ellos pueden participar en estas juntas efectivamente.

MIERCOLES, 12 DE NOVIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ANSIEDAD Y EL MIEDO EN LOS NIÑOS
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
El mundo de los niños está lleno de miedos y ansiedad. Esta clase se enfocara en las condiciones más comunes que están relacionados con la ansiedad: ansiedad social, ansiedad generalizada, conducta obsesiva-compulsiva, fobias, ansiedad de separaciones. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de entender más sobre la diagnosis, los síntomas y tratamiento de estas condiciones de ansiedad.

MIERCOLES, 19 DE NOVIEMBRE, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
EL SINDROME FETAL DE ALCOHOL
Instructor: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 336
Uno de los efectos más severos de tomar alcohol durante la etapa prenatal es el síndrome fetal de alcohol que produce problemas al sistema nervioso, causa anormalidades faciales, de crecimiento, y problemas intelectuales entre otros. Esta clase facilitara el entendimiento de las graves consecuencias físicas e intelectuales de tomar alcohol durante la etapa prenatal.

SABADO, 6 DE DICIEMBRE, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MEJORAMIENTO SOBRE EL MANEJO DE NUESTRAS FINANZAS
Instructora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
En esta clase tendremos la oportunidad de aprender algunas técnicas de cómo podemos mejorar el manejo de nuestras finanzas, como planear mejor 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.