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FKCE Class Schedule

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

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN MONDAY - THURSDAY - 7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

*** CLASSES WILL BEGIN ON JULY 14, 2015 ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS A PLANNING FOR CHILDREN IN CARE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper 
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino, CA 92404
A mental health crisis is just as important to address as any other crisis. It can be difficult to predict when this crisis will happen, and it can occur without warning. The crisis can happen when a family has followed a crisis prevention plan. In this class participants will learn to recognize, prevent and plan for their child's mental health crisis.

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
DRUG ABUSE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper 
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino, CA 92404
Drug abuse by a family member will have a significant and enduring impact on the family dynamics and functioning. Families encounter stress, conflict, and anxiety as a consequence of trying to protect the family member from the dangers and harm associated with drug use. In this class participants will discuss the impact of drug abuse on children, the family and interventions to help the children under their care that have this family experience.

LUNES, 20 DE JULIO, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
¿F2F, TDM, TCS: QUE SIGNIFICAN Y COMO INVOLUCRAN A LOS PADRES DE CRIANZA?
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 151
En esta clase hablaremos sobre las filosofías de familia a familia, decisiones tomadas en equipo (TDM), Conferencias de Transición (TC) y como estas filosofías envuelven a los padres de crianza y como ellos pueden participar en estas juntas efectivamente.

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHY THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR/BOOT CAMP APPROACH DOES NOT WORK?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., Colton, CA 92324 (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Unfortunately, the process of tearing down a child or teenager in order to build them back up leaves that child or teenager dissociated and living in survival mode and ultimately incapable of having healthy relationships with either peers or authority. Yet, this approach appears attractive to many of us. Participants will learn the pathological elements of the drill instructor/boot camp approach. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY JULY 21, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE ENGAGING CHILD...RAISING CHILDREN TO SPEAK, WRITE, AND HAVE RELATIONSHIP SKILLS BEYOND TECHNOLOGY
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper 
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino, CA 92404
Email, texting, social media...these tools are changing the way the entire generations interact. They encourage faceless, fragmented communication and shallow relationships. This class focuses on fostering the critical "connecting skills" that get neglected in the Internet Age. This class is based on the book written by authors Maribeth and Lizzie Kuzmeski.

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE AND CONDUCT DISORDER
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., Colton, CA 92324 (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Why does my child in my care throw tantrums and continually argue with me? He seems to deliberately annoy and upset others. He is always looking for ways to get even with everyone and is constantly blaming others for his mistakes and misbehavior. On top of that my daughter is constantly breaking the rules at home and at school. She can also be very cruel and aggressive with others. What’s a parent to do? Participants will gain a basic understanding of the symptoms associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, participants will gain an understanding of how these two disorders impact behavior, and participants will receive at least two tools for effectively reducing/eliminating the challenging behaviors created by these disorders.

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
RECOGNIZING THE EARLY SIGNS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino, CA 92404
This class focuses on learning the early signs of learning disabilities in children. We will discuss how to get a better understanding of the early developmental signs of these disabilities and how to recognize them. What is a learning disability? 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?

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
STRESS CREATES MEMORY MALFUNCTION
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., Colton, CA 92324 (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
It never makes sense to us that we can tell kids the same thing over and over and over and over and still, they don’t seem to remember. The explanation is actually simple. Participants will learn the way in which stress chemicals cancel out the neurological chemistry needed for memory processing. Participants will have the opportunity to present real-life situations for hands-on application of the information presented.

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
WHAT IS PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC
Facilitator: Ida Tyler 
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino, CA 92404
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 for the 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, JULY 29, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
COMMERCIAL SEX TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., Colton, CA 92324 (across the street from San Bernardino Valley College)
Abused children are at a higher risk of exploitation and homelessness making foster youth more vulnerable to human trafficking. Youth identified with the problem of chronic runaways are at a higher risk of human trafficking. Caregivers will be able to identify the stereotypes about the sex trade and help child victims of trafficking. Caregivers will discuss available resources to assist victims of trafficking to give them access to the specialized support they will need to improve their health and well-being.