FKCE Class Schedule

San Bernardino Valley College 2016 Spring Foster & Kinship Care Education Classes

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 

Elaine Bobadilla at (909) 891-3621.

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

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

 OFFICE HOURS

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

FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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LOCATION: Classes are held in various buildings on the San Bernardino Valley College campus, which is located at 701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410, as well as locations off campus. Please check for classroom location by calling (909) 384-4457.
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TRAINING CERTIFICATE:  FKCE facilitators issue training certificates for each class. 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 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 - LA 131
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410 

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS A “GOTCHA DAY”
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Holidays, birthdays, Boss' Day, Administrative Assistants Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Grandparents Day all have their own 'day' in our society and culture. How about a celebratory day on the day children enter our home through foster, adoption or kinship care? What a very momentous occasion which the family should celebrate with special activities, meals and events. Doing so makes the child feel more accepted into the family. In some ways, it is as equally important, and maybe even more so, than the other 'holidays' we all celebrate. Come join this class where we discuss the merits and 'how to' of celebrating that special day. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
This class describes how traumatized children understand the world and interact with others differently from other children and how adults can respond most effectively. Participants will learn the kinds of trauma, understand the kind of feelings trauma can produce, and how to relate with children and trauma.  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH A “TWEEN” – (KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 AND 12)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Using cell phones until midnight…wanting to dress like they’re 18 instead of 12…texting friends at all hours of the day and night…insisting they be allowed to wear make-up…asking to be dropped off a block from school…..staying at the mall ALL DAY…just some of the behaviors this age group called ‘tweens’ experience. Kids who are pre-adolescent are technically still children but are rapidly approaching adolescence and wish to be treated that way. This class discusses how caregivers need to hold their ground and encourage this age group to enjoy their childhood and begin to prepare for making mature and responsible decisions in adolescence.

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DEALING WITH TEMPER TANTRUMS (AT ANY AGE)
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Every parent who has dealt with a screaming (and scheming) child in a supermarket, church, playground, movie theater, family event, shopping mall or some other public venue, knows there is a loss of patience and embarrassment attached. And who says tantrums are only for children aged two? Tweens and teens are also quite capable of ‘throwing’ tantrums - just in a more sophisticated way. Children in foster care are especially prone to temper tantrums due to their lack of earlier consistent healthy parenting. Using the tenets of Dr. Jane Nelson's Positive Discipline this class shares ways to deal with temper tantrums from any age child.

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
THE THINGS NOBODY EVER TOLD ME – WORKING WITH THE NON-MINOR DEPENDENT
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Too often our youth become young adults without knowing some basic life skills that we assume they received from someone else. Participants will discuss what young adults need to be successful and how to provide the practical experience. Participants will learn how to assist and guide young people who are trying to be independent and don’t always know “what they don’t know.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH ANGRY, ANGRY KIDS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
We wonder sometimes, how anyone child or teen can carry so much anger ALL the time. The intense anger is more likely rage, and the incessant rage lets you know that no one has made it through the front door, so to speak. So come to class to first learn the difference between anger and rage, and then to learn how to get in the front door.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PARENTS HEAR THE FIRE TRUCK WORD?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Children who are used to hearing swearing and profanity learn to accept it as common everyday language. Unless they are taught differently, they may use these words which society deems as unacceptable. 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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HOW CAN I TREAT YOU LIKE AN ADULT IF YOU DON’T ACT LIKE ONE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Well, this is an easy one! It requires just a “little” letting go of those deep needs for respect and appreciation which, in class, we will learn how to assist a non-minor dependent rather than direct them. In the meantime, our adult relationship to the non-minor dependent becomes a steadfast model for the non-minor dependent to begin entering into adult relationships both at home and outside the home.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FATHERS DON’T MOTHER – MOTHERS DON’T FATHER
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Research shows us that fathers can also experience hormonal changes pre and post-delivery of a baby. And that a high risk of postpartum paternal depression can pose major risks for BOTH the mother and child. In other words, if the baby's father does not accept the newborn well, the infant AND its mother may be at risk for the father's acting out in negative ways. On the positive side, a father’s use of language, or vocabulary, is a stronger predictor than the mothers for their baby's learning language by thirty-six months of age. Lastly, this class discusses how there is a great deal of significance for the co-parenting model in both a toddler and a teen. 

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS – DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT PLANS
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Young adults (non-minor dependents) living in Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) can now receive further financial assistance and mentoring by completing the Partnership Support Plan. Participants will discuss the new updates in working with pregnant/parenting teens and how to work with teens living on their own in SILPs.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
UNARMING THE SO-CALLED OPPOSITIONALLY DEFIANT CHILD OR TEEN
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The very label, ODD, makes these youth appear powerful, scary, incorrigible, and conscienceless kids, when in reality, most of them are angry and wounded. Our job as foster parents is to discover their strengths and to pinpoint their needs, some of which may be developmental needs unmet from the very beginning. Come to class to learn to assess both strengths and needs and then capitalize on them.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
The purpose of this class is to learn what role mandated reporters play in keeping children safe. Participants will complete the class with a thorough knowledge of what child abuse looks like and when and how to report it. Participants will have a better understanding of their role as a mandated reporter and what is expected of them. They will learn to recognize child abuse and neglect, how to report child abuse, and what happens after a report is filed.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WHAT IS PTSD?
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 
This class focuses on what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is, its causes, signs and symptoms, who is at risk, diagnosis and treatment. Participants will learn how to recognize PTSD and how to get help for children under their care. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS PLACEMENT AGE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Each child you care for has a chronological age, a developmental age, and a placement age. Placement age is the time the child or teen has been living in your home. The child’s or teen’s stay in your home very much parallels developmental age. For example, day one in your home is like birth. Recognizing the child’s or teen’s placement age can be very helpful to you in identifying and responding to his or her needs and reducing acting out behavior.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SOFT SKILLS FOR TOUGH PEOPLE
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – Business Building Room 119
Working with different layers of agency personnel and a variety of professional people while caring for problematic children can at times be a very daunting task. In the process, “people skills” may sometimes suffer. This training will cover core interpersonal skills to enhance your role as a caregiver and advocate for children. If you also desire to seek a leadership role in a caregiver organization, this training is especially for you.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
GIRLS WITH ADHD
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the 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/behavioral condition will be covered.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ANGER – A BASIC HUMAN EMOTION
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152

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 our lives. You will learn how to identify and control your own anger and assist children placed in your home by mentoring and helping them with any anger issues.

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ALCOHOLISM IN THE FAMILY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Many families experience major trauma with alcoholism. Foster children may come from families where this common problem promotes physical, verbal and sexual abuse as well as domestic violence. Caregivers themselves may have firsthand experience of the damage this can cause. This class offers a candid look at this disease which ravages families. 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. 

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
I WANT TO BE ME!!! WORKING WITH THE LGBTQ YOUTH
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
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 change 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 be able to identify community resources and understand the needs of these youth to be supported in their developmental tasks and education attainment.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN WITH DISRUPTED ATTACHMENT
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Children with poor attachment with parents lead to all kinds of problems. A secure attachment forms the foundation for a child’s development. This class focuses on understanding children with disrupted attachment. Participants will gain insight regarding disrupted attachment and its effects on a child’s development.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BUILDING A FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Foster children see chaos, illegal behavior, emotional turmoil and non-existent communication in their birth families and they are often physically, sexually and emotionally abused. More importantly, they do not know what a real family is. Often, caregivers do not formalize their understanding of “familyness” and commit it 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, APRIL 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HELP! WHERE’S MY TEAM
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
What makes it difficult for us to get the help 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. 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, APRIL 7, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
CHANGING BEHAVIOR FOR THE BETTER: QUICK TIPS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
It can be frustrating to direct a child to do the right thing. What can we do to help our children make acceptable behavior choices and display appropriate, pro-social actions? This class discusses helping children to make better choices in different situations. Participants will learn strategies for helping children to make good behavior choices.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS AND UPSETTING BEHAVIORS
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
As caregivers, we are responsible for helping our youth to learn to control their actions and aggressive behaviors. This class provides caregivers with a better appreciation and understanding of the behaviors of the children when they show their emotions.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ADOLECENT SELF-INJURY
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 252
The prevalence of self-injury is one out of ten teenagers with a ratio of two to one females to males. Self-injury is not limited to the following: cutting, scratching, carving on body tissue, hair pulling, and hitting oneself. The cause of this maladaptive behavior in teens is covered in this training along with methods to stop this occasional or frequent self-injury behavior. While professional services are highly recommended, self-injury behavior is usually not suicidal intent.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT MAKES CHILDREN RAGEFUL?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ENVISIONING DAY-TO-DAY CHANGE (Behavior Management)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
So what does it take to get some “change” going? First off, we must identify in great detail, specifically what the desired change looks like. My experience is that when I create this detailed “video” of the desired change in my brain, it always shows up within a very short period of time. Come to class to learn how to do this and to learn why it works so well.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN TO COPE WITH TRAGEDY
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Many children experience confusion, fear, and sadness due to foster placement and family separation. Foster parents/caregivers must address this tragedy with children. This class focuses on a positive way this can be done. Participants will gain insight regarding how to help children to cope with tragedy.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a 100% TOTALLY preventable condition - all that needs to happen is that the pregnant female CEASE DRINKING during pregnancy! Yet many children are born with this severely debilitating condition. A part of the umbrella condition under Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), FAS impacts families and society in billions of dollars in health care costs and severe emotional costs to birth families, foster families and overall society. This class explores in depth this condition and discusses specific methods for effectively working with children who have this totally preventable condition.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
DEALING WITH MELTDOWNS AND TANTRUMS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

The frequency of meltdowns varies from child to child. There are things a parent can do to deal with meltdowns more effectively. We will discuss and explore different strategies to help parents deal with meltdowns and tantrums.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CAN I LOVE MY FOSTER KIDS THE WAY I LOVE MYSELF?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Or would that be counterproductive? If so, we have a double problem. What often keeps us from loving other people is our own inability to accept and love ourselves just the way we are. But when we do love ourselves and then we take that self-love into loving our foster kids, miracles happen. Come to class to explore the importance of self-love in learning to love the kids we serve.

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FAMILY MEALS MEAN TOGETHERNESS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Many foster children may only know how to eat fast food, noodles or just cereal. Some may have never truly sat down with family members to 'break bread' and discuss topics of the day. They are most likely unaware of healthy food options, food shopping, food preparation, or socializing with other family members over a meal. We all know how important eating together as a family is for children. This class addresses these issues so caregivers can teach their children effective ways to eat together to increase the healthy bonding between child and parent.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THOSE “WHOOPINS” KEPT ME OUT OF PRISON (Behavior Management)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
As foster parents, we have come a long way in learning ways to parent without using corporal punishment. But sometimes, we still hold on to the notion that all some of these kids need is a good whooping. We firmly believe they were good for us. As long as we still believe this, we will always have the sense that our hands are tied. So come to class to learn once and for all to let go the whooping!

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TIPS FOR RAISING TEENS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Helping an adolescent become a caring, independent, and responsible adults is a huge task. This class will help you to understand the parenting skills that are needed to help guide a teen.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN CAN BECOME VICTIMIZED BY VISITS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
'Where's my mom! She said she'd be here 2 hours ago! '...I thought my dad was coming! Where is he?'...'Didn't you say my mom told you she'd be here at noon?'...'I thought you said my parents were going to be here quite a while ago? As caregivers can attest, hearing these comments from their foster children creates VERY tough situations. These kids have already been victimized by their birth families and when visitations go wrong, they are VICTIMIZED all over AGAIN! This class discusses how this traumatizes the child and what caregivers can do to deal with this experience.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A CASEWORKER AND A FOSTER PARENT
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
Foster parents and caseworkers can have an effective partnership. Working together does not have to be a battlefield. This class discusses and explores ways to make this happen. Primary caregivers/foster parents will learn strategies on how to have an effective partnership with caseworkers/social workers.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AT ITS BEST
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
I’m not sure how we arrived at the place of always having to reward kids for good behavior, but it does little to help them internalize a desire to be the best they can be. So come to class to learn what behavior modification is and what it is not. Come to class to learn to move beyond rewards and consequences.

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MUSIC HAS MUCH MEANING TO CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Music plays an important role for everyone, from the child who listens to Barney, to the 'tween' who hears Miley Cyrus, to the teen who likes The Black Eyed Peas. Many other artists are in our children’s ears and minds daily from their cell phones play lists. Do you know what messages they convey to your children and do you listen to the songs? Does their taste in music contribute to their lives positively or fuel the “beast within”? Class participants gain a better understanding of the types of music their children listen to and how that music can frame and shape their lives. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
LYING AND STEALING
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Why are lying and stealing so popular? Popular for the kids and popular for us as foster parents to complain about. Lying and stealing are not behaviors per se. They are metaphors which point to important elements of the child or teen’s “story.” Come to class to pull out the child or teen’s story when they lie and steal, and learn also how NOT to punish these “valuable” clues.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
All children need love, encouragement, and support and for kids with learning disabilities this positive reinforcement can help ensure that they emerge with a strong sense of determination to keep going even when things are tough. Understanding special education laws and the school guidelines for services with help, you get the best support for your child at school. Your child might be eligible for many accommodations and support services, but the school might not provide services unless you ask for them. Participants will discuss how to take charge of their child’s education and will be able to identify how their child learns best. Participants will discuss how to think life success, rather than school success.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
SUPPORTING YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
It is important for youth in foster care to know that the adults in their lives care about them and are working with them to act in their best interest. Participants will learn how to empower youth and give them a voice. Learn about trauma and its effects, to honor youth’s ethnic, racial, cultural, and sexual identities and have realistic expectations for yourself and the young person.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE WITH TECHNOLOGY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Technology has advanced a thousand fold. And with this amazing advance comes special responsibility, especially for the children in the system of care who have cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, computers and other tech devices. They are exposed to all manner of threats because of their using this technology. Cyberbullying is a HUGE threat as are “sexting” issues. This class discusses what caregivers can do to keep children safe and secure in this tech age.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN: SPECIAL PEOPLE FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Children who are medically fragile have at least one chronic physical condition that results in prolonged dependency on medical care. They can have any number of acute or chronic medical problems and because of the medical conditions may require assistance with activities of daily living. Foster parents must be willing to commit to raising children with complex needs. This commitment will change the foster parent’s lifestyle, responsibilities, and sometimes the home itself. Participants will learn to be flexible in their thinking and willing to work and communicate with team members in order to achieve the best outcomes for the child. Participants will understand their foster child’s unique medical and developmental needs and be willing and able to provide direct interventions related to medical care.

FRIDAY APRIL 29, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
YOU ARE POWERFUL
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Why don’t we FEEL powerful? Why do we feel so disrespected when a child or teen calls us out or challenges our authority? Whatever the answer is, it’s going on INSIDE of us. That powerless feeling has almost nothing to do with the child or teen. So come to class to first of all FIND our power and then learn how to hold on to it and to know we always have our power. The child or teen cannot take it away, but we often just outright give it away.

MONDAY, MAY 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CANNABIS CAN CHANGE CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Cannabis Sativa, also known as Marijuana and NUMEROUS other slang or colloquial names, has been around for thousands of years. Known as hemp, it was used in the making of ropes when many ancient seafaring peoples used to ply the world in trading their salts, perfumes and many other goods. Sailors used to 'smoke the rope' to obtain a 'high.' Fast forward to today where cannabis has been legalized for both medicinal and recreational purposes. This class explores the traits of modern day marijuana and how it can have a negative impact on young people. An extensive discussion about cannabis, specifically THC, its active ingredient, will occur.

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DO WE SEE FOR OUR GRANDKIDS FUTURE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
It’s a good question for any of us whether we are raising grandkids or fostering. We can become so focused on all their present problems that we spend no energy looking into their future and providing for them a window to begin dreaming something other than the nightmare they live. Come to class to learn how to get the dreaming started and the nightmares into their past.

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE STRUGGLES OF PERSONAL HYGIENE…
RUBBA DUB DUB…HOW DO I GET THEM IN THE TUB?
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
It is frustrating to deal with a child who refuses to take care of herself/himself. Some children in foster placement struggle with hygiene issues. Participants will learn how to help children to improve their hygiene issues.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO WET (OR SOIL) THE BED
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Michael Landon, star of Bonanza and Little House on The Prairie, made a television film in the '80s about bedwetting, or Enuresis. In the film he plays an Olympic athlete who explains he used to run home daily to remove the wet sheets his mother publicly displayed on the railing outside his bedroom. A common condition among many children, bedwetting can be frustrating to deal with for both parent and child. In addition, some children soil their beds, a condition known as encopresis. This class engages participants in looking at their own childhood perceptions of these condition and how to best assist foster children who experience them.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF BEHAVIOR
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Many of our children have been subjected to abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Does this cause them to act out? Does this explain why children hoard food, lie, are physically and verbally aggressive, have difficulty managing their daily hygiene needs, are defiant, and tend to cause embarrassment in public places? What are children trying to communicate? These issues will be addressed and participants will receive tools to help them to understand the above behaviors and help children express their needs in a positive manner. Participants will be able to identify the four goals of a child’s behavior. Participants will gain an understanding of the “Attachment Cycle” and the “Hierarchy of Needs” and the impact they have on a child’s behavior. Participants will be able to effectively use at least two tools to aid in managing challenging behaviors.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
GETTING YOUR MESSAGE UNDERSTOOD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

This class focuses on the importance of effective communication. Participants will identify and practice skills that will enhance their ability to impart ideas of thoughts, feelings, and information.

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HOW OUR BRAIN WORKS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
As complex as our brain is, it does not require rocket science to grasp how it works and to learn to literally see a person’s brain working by watching their face. Come to class to get a simple, but scientifically accurate understanding of the how our brain works and then use that understanding as a powerful tool in your interventions.

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152

Participants will engage in a discussion regarding helping caregivers understand and explain to children the dangers of being trafficked, and how to take safeguarding measures. This training takes a look at what happens when children are stolen, kidnapped or sold. Caregivers will learn what steps can be taken to avoid this from happening to the youth they work with. Note: Some disturbing material will be viewed and discussed.

MONDAY, MAY 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ASSISTING CHILDREN WITH THEIR ANGER
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Foster children harbor anger over how they’ve been treated and don’t know what to do with that anger. With few social skills and no trust for adults, they still want structure and discipline in their lives. Foster parents find out quickly how much these children need effective conflict management skills to promote a trusting foster parent/child relationship. This class explores ways to de-escalate conflict and offer a caring based and healthy family environment for children. Participants learn ways to assist foster children in effectively handling their anger but also how to trust and bond with adults in warm and caring relationships.

MONDAY, MAY 9, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
I’M 18! I’M GROWN! I’M OUTTA HERE! (AB12)
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
As youth turn 18 and are considered young adults or Non-Minor Dependents, they need our support, encouragement, and guidance. Bring your teen (16 and above) to the workshop to participate in this workshop designed to teach them the things they need to know to be successful adults. Foster youth will be able to list goals and how to reach them before transitioning as well as how to access services.

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THEIR STORIES (Trauma Healing, Part 1)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The simplest but most effective way for a child or teen to heal trauma is to tell their story in ALL its gory details. Telling the story and perhaps even writing the story on the computer so pictures and music can be added, is one of the simplest ways for the child or teen to integrate the emotions and the storyline of their traumatic past, which unfortunately is not past as far as the brain is concerned. So come to class to learn how to walk your child or teen through this marvelously healing process.

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LOVING ME…THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Parenting is hard work and very stressful. How do you take care of yourself? Do you feel guilty when you relax? We will discuss the importance of self-care. Participants will discover ways in which they can take better care of themselves.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO SELF-HARM THEMSELVES
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Children who come from extremely dysfunctional family environments where severe neglect and abuse consistently occur, experience extreme anger towards others. This anger, for many, is often extended inward in many varied efforts of self-harm. Called Self Inflicted Violence, children attempt to harm themselves through bloody nail biting, head banging, pulling hair out by the roots, embedding (placing sharp items under the skin), and, the most common form of S.I.V., cutting. All of these attempts at self-harm can result in real damage to the child's body, and with cutting, can possibly result in bleeding to death. This class reviews all these different types of self-injury and explores the motivations behind a child's behavior to hurt themselves.

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FAMILY DYNAMICS: THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY ROLES IN CAREGIVING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
Children develop certain roles that help them to cope with underlying problems. We will discuss the differences between healthy and dysfunctional family systems. Participants will discuss family dynamics and identify how they impact children under their care.

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT KEEPS US FROM LISTENING TO THEIR STORIES? (Trauma Healing Pt. 2)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Perhaps the stories are just too gory or there is a lot of sexual content that we just don’t want to hear. Maybe we cannot believe that their own parents or family members would treat them so abusively, so we end up protecting these folks by keeping the stories off the record. Maybe we haven’t told our own story yet, so listening to theirs triggers too much emotion for us. Whatever the reason, come to class to learn how to leap over these hurdles and get their stories to press, so to speak.

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LEARN CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS TO CREATE A WIN-WIN
HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN PLACED IN YOUR HOME
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Real power is shared not imposed. Conflict resolution in your home is a winning process. It creates an environment of empowerment. Participants will learn the skills for negotiation, to articulate the five conflict management styles, to describe various communication skills, and discuss alternatives for dealing with difficult behaviors.

MONDAY, MAY 16, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PARENTS ACTING LIKE CHILDREN/CHILDREN ACTING LIKE PARENTS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Many older siblings bear the brunt of child/sexual abuse/alcohol abuse and other severe traumas that dysfunctional parents perpetrate on children. When these parents lash out like children, the older child may find him/herself attempting to block the abuse towards younger siblings. When children are placed in foster care, that older child may continue to 'block' or protect their younger sibling(s). This behavior is very common among children and foster parents deal with it all the time. This class looks at this behavior and assists the foster parents in better understanding it.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
HEALING THE WOUNDS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
As much as we do not want to believe it, sexual abuse and intra-familial sexual abuse toward children is more common than any of us want to acknowledge. Not to minimize sexual abuse, but it’s not such a “big deal” that only a therapist can assist the child to heal. In fact, you have a better chance of supporting the child’s healing from sexual abuse than the therapist. You just have to be willing to be vulnerable enough to go into the child or teen’s story. Participants will discuss how to be supportive of their youth and not be critical or judgmental.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
EATING DISORDERS: DYING TO BE THIN
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Discover how leading eating disorders are impacting children. We will discuss what drives children into body obsessions. Participants will define the terms of anorexia and bulimia as well as the signs and symptoms.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
OUR CULTURE IS BECOMING MORE DIVERSE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Our society comprises a multitude of ethnicities, religions, races and sexual orientations. This diversity extends into the system of care for foster children and the many varied foster homes in which these children reside. Caregivers need to be ever vigilant and aware of how their children fit into their family, school and community. Church going, food interests, dress/attire and music all play a part in how children interact with their foster families. This class looks at the importance of caregivers’ awareness to an always evolving foster child culture and how caregivers need to become more competent and sensitive to that culture.

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
BEYOND TV AND VIDEO GAMES
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
This class focuses on learning the effects that TV and video games have on children. We will discuss safety tips regarding the Internet and video games. Participants will learn how much television and video games impact children.

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE MANY FACES OF TRAUMA
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
There are many ways we can be exposed to trauma before we are born, during delivery, and then, of course, after we are born. A child or teen may be too young to have explicit memory of a trauma, but they will always have implicit memory of the trauma. Come to class to learn how the brain deals with trauma at each developmental stage, and how you can literally pull out of implicit memory a good enough story about the trauma for the child or teen to heal.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FATHERHOOD IS A FABULOUS ROLE!
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Although foster boys and girls may come from dysfunctional birth families, and fathers, they can still greatly benefit from a positive father role model. Sons and daughters learn about being men and women and how to relate to men and women from their fathers. The family is the setting in which children observe, practice and learn important social skills and roles and fathers are responsible for relating in ways that are not hurtful or exploitive. How children use these skills have an impact on who they become as adults. Men/women parents, come join this class on how fathers can be 'fabulous' in their roles.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WE ARE SO OBSESSED WITH DISCIPLINE THAT
WE FORGET THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE.
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
We seem obsessed with finding the most powerful and effective consequences. Have you noticed just how unhelpful those consequences are? How do we forget the most important piece: holding our children and teens accountable and responsible for their behavior? You don’t need consequences to do this. Make your life easier and come to class to learn how to hold your child or teen accountable and responsible.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
IT TAKES TWO TO CREATE A POWER STRUGGLE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College - Health Life Science Building Room 139
Power struggles create distance and hostility instead of closeness and trust. Closeness and trust creates a safe learning environment. Adults need to remove themselves from the power struggle without winning or giving in. Participants will learn how to get children involved in resolving problems as a team effort. Using reflective listening and by teaching children self-discipline, cooperation, and problem solving skills.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DO NOT LET CHILDREN’S MINDS WASTE AWAY
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Pediatricians tell us that young minds are quite malleable. We hear “Young minds are like sponges” which we know intuitively and by observation is true. They absorb as much as they can from what they experience around them. This class explores how caregivers can fill young minds with meaningful concepts and ideas in order to help them grow in a manner in which they were intended. Topics for this class include exposing them to reading, which allows young minds to reach their potential. Participants in this class learn ways to put young minds to good use.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
WHAT IS THE REASONABLE AND PRUDENT PARENTING STANDARD
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

This class will review the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard and its requirements, making sensible decisions, and keeping a child’s health and safety are a priority at all times. Participants will discuss various decision making scenarios (i.e. extracurricular activities, using short term babysitters, and much more.)

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
TEACHING OUR CHILDREN AND TEENS SELF-REGULATION
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
We have so many different kinds of gimmicks: charts, contracts, allowances, rewards, consequences, restrictions, endless lectures or conversations. But none of these gimmicks provide the internalized self-regulation that each of us require at each stage of our development. So come to class to learn how to instill self-regulation at each stage of development both for yourself as well as for the children and teens we serve.

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ARE WE HAVING FUN YET? (Parenting)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Granted, what we do is serious business. But there’s a saying that if you don’t feel like you’re on vacation when you go to work, then perhaps you’re in the wrong business! I know that sounds sort of far out. But if we do not find a way to have fun fostering, we are literally doomed. So come to class to explore all the many ways for laughter and humor to be an integral part of the emotional climate you create within your home.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SUPPORTING OUR TEENS FINDING EMPLOYMENT
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
I am always amazed at how many opportunities we, as foster parents, miss to support our teens finding work. Having a job literally changes one’s view of the world and more importantly, one’s view of oneself. So come to class to look at what we are doing and what we are not doing to support our teens finding employment.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME MANAGEMENT
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
We will discuss issues which caregivers encounter that can cause stress. Participants will examine and identify techniques to help them balance their daily life and avoid conflict.

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PREVENTING SUMMER FROM BEING A BUMMER
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
'I'm bored! What can I do?'...'There's nothing going on around here!'...After the final school bell rings and kids are dismissed for summer, a whole new experience occurs for foster families. The routine of the school year is a thing of the past and families need to prepare for what the summer brings, especially since down time from school can be a negative educationally. Planning summer vacations, daily summer routines and managing children's expectations are paramount for caregivers. In this class, parents compare notes and discuss how to make summer vacation into an education friendly, memorable and meaningful experience for children.

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH BIOLOGICAL PARENTS
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – LIB-149 (in the library) 
In this class we will discuss the meaning of the reunification and permanency for children. There will be further information discussed that will help caretakers identify ways to mentor birth families so that their children can be reunited, and if not, provide the children with an adoptive home. Caregivers will be able to describe the reunification and permanency planning and the role they play to make it happen.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU REFLECTED ON YOUR OWN GROWING UP YEARS? (Parenting Styles)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
It’s very easy for many of us to gloss over our growing up years and believe it was all good. But none of us get into this “work” by accident, and so our greatest resource may be reflecting back on those years and discerning honestly what worked for us and what did not work.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS CHILDREN IN CHILD WELFARE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler 
San Bernardino Valley College - LIB-149 (in the library) 
Trauma can impact the development and behavior of children. Traumatic events overwhelm a child’s capacity to cope and elicits feelings of terror, powerlessness and out of control behaviors. Participants will learn how trauma influences the safety, permanency, and the well-being of children and how to help children make new meaning of their trauma history and current experiences and maximizing the child’s sense of safety.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
IS THERE EVER A TIME TO THROW IN THE TOWEL? (Parenting)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
It may be simple to think in terms of seven day notices, but let’s go beyond that. First of all, is there a time to say “I can’t work with this child anymore”? It’s easy to look at some pretty crazy and destructive behavior on the part of the foster kids, but is there ever a piece that we bring to the table that if given support, we wouldn’t have to give the seven day notice? Come to class to explore this question.

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MIERCOLES, 23 DE MARZO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
EL SINDROME FETAL DE ALCOHOL
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
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, 26 DE MARZO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPORTAMIENTOS AGRESIVOS Y ENOJADO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 253
Como cuidadores, somos responsables de ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a aprender a controlar sus acciones y comportamientos agresivos. Esta clase proporciona a los cuidadores con un mejor entendimiento y comprensión de los comportamientos de los niños cuando muestran sus emociones.

SABADO, 26 DE MARZO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EXPLOTACION SEXUAL Y COMERCIAL DE NIÑOS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
En esta clase los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación para identificar la explotación sexual y comercial de niños, los componentes básicos del tráfico de humanos, vocabulario usado en el tráfico de humanos, factores sociales que los influencian así como factores de riesgo. También podrá identificar indicadores físicos y de conducta, e identificar recursos y servicios para víctimas de la explotación sexual y comercial de niños.

MIERCOLES, 30 DE MARZO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA TIMIDEZ: CAUSA Y SU IMPACTO
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
Esta clase se enfocará en la importancia de entender la timidez en los niños desde el punto de vista biológico, psicológico, y social. Se enfatizara el role y la relación entre padres e hijos y el impacto de la timidez. Los padres aprenderán como la timidez afecta a los niños y los limita en su vida. También se considerará las técnicas y enfoques para ayudar al niño tímido.

MIERCOLES, 6 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA IMPORTANCIA DEL APOYO SOCIAL
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
El apoyo social es la evidencia que alguien “allá” se interesa por nosotros aun en momentos difíciles. Esta clase se enfocará en los beneficios positivos de la amistad y el apoyo social en momentos difíciles como la enfermedad, divorcio o crisis personales. Los padres aprenderán como reforzar su grupo de apoyo, fortalecer la amistad y buscar ayuda en momentos de crisis personales o de sus niños.

SABADO, 9 DE ABRIL, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DECISION FAMILIAR EN EQUIPO (CFT)
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
En esta clase los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación sobre cómo funcionan las juntas de decisión familiar en equipo (CFT), su filosofía, como envuelve a los padres de crianza, y como participar en estas juntas efectivamente. Los padres de crianza tendrán una información generalizada sobre las juntas de Decisión Familiar en Equipo, como funcionan, como los involucre, y como participar eficazmente.

MIERCOLES, 13 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO MEJORAR LA AUTO ESTIMA DE SUS HIJOS
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
Es necesario tener un buen auto estima para triunfar en la vida. En esta clase los padres tendrán la oportunidad de aprender nuevas técnicas tales como el refuerzo positivo, el encomio buen expresado, respeto, aceptación y empatía. Los padres aprenderán el lenguaje especial del estímulo y podrán identificar las técnicas para mejorar el auto estima de sus hijos.

MIERCOLES, 20 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO SABER ESCUCHAR Y HABLAR CON SUS HIJOS
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
La verdadera comunicación es la llave para tener una buena relación interpersonal. Esta clase se enfocará en los ingredientes de la buena comunicación tales como el saber escuchar, la empatía, el respecto, la confianza, y el entendimiento. Los padres podrán desarrollar una buena comunicación con sus hijos basado en saber escuchar sin criticar, demonstrar respeto y empatía.

SABADO, 23 DE ABRIL, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL FUNCIONAMIENTO COMO UN EQUIPO
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
Durante esta sesión los padres de crianza aprenderán quienes son los diferentes miembros del equipo de trabajo del sistema de Protección al Menor; los diferentes papeles y tareas de los miembros del equipo, y como comunicarse y trabajar con estos miembros como parte del equipo profesional de trabajo del sistema de protección al menor.

MIERCOLES, 27 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA DISCIPLINA QUE HACE SENTIDO
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
La meta de la verdadera disciplina es enseñar a sus hijos a controlarse, ejercer buen juicio, y hacer buenas elecciones en la vida. En esta clase los padres tendrán la oportunidad de revisar las técnicas de cómo establecer límites, usar las consecuencias, ser firme y bondadoso, dar alternativas y ser paciente y consistente.

MIERCOLES, 4 DE MAYO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
ESTRÉS – ANSIEDAD, ENOJO Y MIEDO
SON ESTAS BUENAS O MALAS EMOCIONES
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
Esta clase se enfocará en el impacto de estas emociones en la actitud y conducta del ser humano. Ayudará a desarrollar un sentido apropiado en la expresión de estas emociones y producir respuestas asertivas. Los padres ganaran un mejor entendimiento de como expresar sus emociones apropiadamente al enfrentarse a situaciones difíciles en sus vidas.

MIERCOLES, 11 DE MAYO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO ENTEDER LA SALUD MENTAL DE LOS NIÑOS
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
Es muy importante entender la salud mental de los niños. Esta clase se enfocara en los factores de riesgo durante el crecimiento y desarrollo de los niños. También se le dará importancia a la intervención temprana y exitosa. Los padres ganaran conocimiento sobre la importancia de la intervención temprana y exitosa en el tratamiento psicológico y mental de los niños.

SABADO, 14 DE MAYO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROGRAMA DE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE (ILP)
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
El papel más importante de un padre es ayudar a guiar a los hijos a una transición adulta productiva. En esta clase los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación general sobre el programa de vida independiente; hablaremos de las diferentes actividades que los jóvenes en cuidado de crianza tienen en este programa; y los recursos disponibles para ellos y los padres de crianza para ayudarlos en la transición a una vida adulta productiva.

SABADO, 21 DE MAYO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRABAJAR CON LA IDENTIDAD SEXUAL (AB 458)
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152
Este taller se discutirán los problemas a los que se enfrentan los jóvenes que necesitan de nuestra protección debido a su orientación sexual. Muchas personas tienen fuertes sentimientos en lo que respecta a orientación sexual, sino como cuidadores debemos ayudar a nuestros niños que se sientan seguros y siga la ley (AB 458) que dice que los jóvenes no deberían soportar abusos y acoso en hogares de guarda. Los cuidadores entenderán cómo ofrecer el mismo ambiente seguro es necesario que todos los jóvenes necesitan y las formas para ser más tolerantes de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales, los jóvenes como una persona joven que necesita el mismo apoyo y orientación se desarrollan como cualquier niño.

SABADO, 21 DE MAYO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FOSTER CARE Y LA EDUCACION
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán cuales son los requisitos A-G para graduarse de la escuela secundaria; que es un Plan Individualizado de Educación o IEP, como requerirlos y que recursos adicionales están disponibles para los que los jóvenes continúen a una educación más avanzada.