FKCE Class Schedule

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San Bernardino Valley College 2017 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

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OFFICE HOURS:  MONDAY - THURSDAY -  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
FRIDAY - 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 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. .
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, JANUARY 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDHOOD TRAUMATIC EVENTS - ACE (ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES) STUDY (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The multitude of traumas dysfunctional biological parents wreak on their children have long term consequences.  Substance abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, homelessness, sexual abuse and severe neglect all create an environment in which a child learns behaviors that have a direct impact on their future behaviors.  The neural pathways that are created by this type of childhood can lead to very serious negative behaviors which may become criminal in nature.  The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study looks at the childhood of children as to where the child will head as he/she grows into adolescence and adulthood.  This class explores how to help these children by reducing trauma and helping these children feel safe.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PARENTING OUR YOUNG ADULTS (RFA Class)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
When it comes to parenting, we typically think little people, mid-size people, and then, ugh, teens. However, parenting young adults who are still dependent upon the “system” (NON-MINOR DEPENDENTS) is a new challenge for all of us, including the system itself. Participants will discuss ways to support non-minor dependents.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE STRUGGLES OF PERSONAL HYGIENE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150
It’s frustrating to deal with a child who refuses to take care of herself/himself.  Some parents feel strongly that their child’s hygiene is a reflection on their parenting.  It’s also normal for children to go through phases during which keeping up with hygiene can be very challenging, especially during the beginning of puberty.  But what’s a parent to do? Participants will learn how to help children under their care improve their hygiene and how to meet needs of hard to place minors.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
MAKE A CONNECTION BEFORE PROVIDING CORRECTION (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Often foster parents begin to discipline and correct children before those children even have an opportunity to become more acquainted with their new family and environment.  This effort actually 'jumps the gun' so to speak since these children have barely begun to properly connect with, or become attached to, their new home.  Relationships with people in the home are in their infancy and parents are already acting like the children have been there for years.  In this class participants discuss the very important issue of allowing an effective attachment to occur based on mutual trust and communication between the new foster parents and family with the new foster child.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
HEALING PROVIDED BY PLAY (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center
Children communicate through play. What better way for them to be assisted in the healing process. Play is crucial for the healthy development of a child. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in play activities and will be provided with tools and techniques to use in developing and supporting how to help a child heal through play. Participants will learn different types of play, their importance for children, and how to help their children heal through play.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WHAT TRAUMA LOOKS LIKE FROM INSIDE OUR BRAIN (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

As painful as healing trauma may be at times, trauma is actually the brain’s way of protecting us during an experience that might otherwise just outright cause harm to us.  So come to class to learn what our brain does when we are looking trauma in the eye.  Once we understand the neurological workings of trauma, we will see clearly the path for healing trauma.  

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING HOW THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM WORKS (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to care for the children successfully.  Participants will learn and understand how the child welfare system works, what happens in court hearing; how workers assess ongoing safety for children and permanency outcomes.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PARENTING HIGH RISK KIDS (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Our work with high risk kids also puts us, as caregivers, at risk.  “You’re driving me crazy” or “you’re going to be the death of me,” are obviously inappropriate “things” to say to our kids, but we say them, and there is a kernel of truth there.  The actual problem is that we have not learned how to hold our high risk children and teens accountable and responsible for their behavior and for their lives.  So come to class to learn just that. Participants will discuss ways to hold youth accountable with less stress.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
FINDING SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM…HELPING CHILDREN HEAL AFTER SEXUAL ABUSE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

Sexual abuse is always a trauma for children. Most parents don’t know where to begin in helping children recover from sexual abuse.  Even though many foster placements have experienced this 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. Participants will learn how to help children heal after sexual abuse.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS YOUR PARENTING STYLE? (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Parents wish to be loved or cared for by their kids just like they want to raise kids they can care for and love.  Sometimes their parenting is overly protective, too strict or lax which can create miscommunication and anger.  Caregivers need a balance in recognizing children for their abilities, but also setting clear expectations for the child's behavior.  These different parenting styles include Authoritarian, Permissive and Authoritative.  Caregivers attending this class learn what these parenting styles are and how they can modify their own individual style to better fit various child and parent interactions.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN:  AWARENESS AND IDENTIFICATION (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Abused children are at a higher risk of exploitation and homelessness, which makes foster youth more vulnerable to human trafficking.  Youth identified with the problem as 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 by increasing awareness of this issue and prepare to identify and connect youth to community-based services.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center

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 will eventually have more time to teach.”  Children must be taught how to resolve their conflicts in a more positive way. In this class we will discuss effective ways to settle conflicts with children and how to teach them conflict resolution techniques. Participants will learn how to better handle conflicts that may arise with children under their care.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ALWAYS BEING ONE STEP AHEAD OF A CRISIS (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

It does not take much reflection to identify ALL the potential crises that may confront us, and to also begin exploring our beliefs and biases which may be helpful, or not helpful, when the moment of crisis arrives.  Relationship building with the entire foster family is key so when a crisis does occur, the family does not dissolve into “sides,” but instead works together.  Preparing and actually rehearsing for a crisis is key.  Come to class to learn the techniques on how to do that.

SATURDAY, JANUARY, 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ADHD (Part 1 of 2)
Facilitator:  Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (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 classic symptoms that characterize children in this particular group.  Parenting tips on how to parent this otherwise intelligent child, along with awareness of the team approach (teacher/therapist) is vital to help this child’s maturation.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

The purpose of this class is to learn what role caregivers have as a mandated reporter 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY, 21, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
ADHD (Part 2 of 2)
Facilitator:  Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Caregivers of children with ADHD need to be firm and loving.  Proactive parenting is very useful in caring for this high-energy child.  Daily living standards and discipline strategies as needed for this child will be part of the training  There is also a 25% chance that the child with ADHD may also have a bipolar disorder. This training will cover the basics of bipolar disorder and information on available Community Counseling and Mental Health Services will be provided.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS – HOPES AND CHALLENGES
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 will probably require assistance with daily living activities and resource parents must be willing to commit to raising children with complex needs. This commitment should allow the child the best quality of life as well as take into account the child’s restrictions. 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 identify community resources to meet child’s unique medical and developmental needs that allows child to participate in developmentally appropriate activities.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
GOOD MEDICINE FOR HEALING TRAUMA (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

When we experience trauma, we flee into survival mode.  Sometimes, we learn how to send a representative back into the world to take our place; someone who may look like us, but it’s not really us.  It takes a certain kind of “medicine” for us to risk going back into the world ourselves.  That medicine is a powerful relationship, one that involves attachment at its best. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT DO I DO WITH NON MINOR DEPENDENT (NMD AB12) – BEING A SUPPORTIVE ADULT
Facilitator:  Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center

Many foster/kinship youth come into contact with a lot of adults, but being a supportive adult in a young person’s life is a sizable undertaking – a job that causes one to think about all areas of a young person’s life – from housing to financial matters, from health care to learning to drive. Participants will discuss the number of resources they need to help empower the young person to gain the skills they need to be successful; participants will learn how to create an interdependent relationship where they work WITH youth in determining their needs by asking their opinions and LISTENING CAREFULLY to what they have to say.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TEENS AND EMANCIPATION (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Preparing for emancipation or leaving home,  entails successful graduation from high school, going to college or getting a job, obtaining a car, finding a place to live, opening a bank account, maybe gaining a credit card, and saving money to pay bills, PLUS many additional life skills.  Learning and becoming adept at these complex tasks is often close to impossible for someone who has not given any or very little thought to them.  In this class on assisting a teen in emancipation, parents review accessing community resources, teaching the teen life long skills, and being there for them as they make mistakes and hopefully learn from them.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center

This class describes/discusses how traumatized children understand the world and interacts with others differently from other children. We will also discuss the different traumas that children experience and their impact. This is the first of a three-part series. Participants will learn how to better understand trauma and how it impacts the children’s behavior under their care and perceptions of the world.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
MAKING INDEPENDENT LIVING A CELEBRATION, NOT A CURSE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

We often use the term “transitioning,” and preparation for this transition begins at age three, an opportunity we typically don’t have.  Nevertheless, we sometimes wait till it is almost too late, because we tend to envision our foster kids in the context of their limitations instead of their potential.  Preparing Foster Youth for life after foster care begins the moment they walk through our door. This class discusses things caregivers need to do to build on life skills.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THINKING PARENTING APPROACH: TIME-OUT
Facilitator:  Wandalyn Lane
San Bernardino Valley College - North Hall 153

My child continues to misbehaver no matter what I say or do to stop the misbehavior. I am losing my grip on parenting my child. I find myself going back wanting to spank to stop the behavior. I just want my child to behave in a respectful way when they are at home or in the community. Participants will learn and practice the third corrective method in the Thinking Parent’s Approach using the ‘Time-Out Method’ and realize that they do not have to spank. Participant will explore and understand children’s behavior by finding out the people, places, things and activities to which they are attracted.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SAYING HELLO TO NEW FOSTER CHILDREN: PLACEMENT TRAUMA (RFA Class)Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

When foster children arrive in a new home, they carry with them apprehension and fear.  For some, it is downright terrifying!  Others may show defiance, lying, anger, manipulation and isolation.   Caregivers try to figure out what this is all about, making assumptions about kids which could be incorrect.  Caregivers and children need time to develop a trusting relationship and attachment. This class looks at ways caregivers can grow a healthy bond with children so they can better assimilate into their new family.  Also, kids can then begin to experience a more healthy attachment which allows for better communication between child and caregiver.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WE ARE SEXUAL PEOPLE BY NATURE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Sexuality is like an integral thread that literally shapes the pattern and the fabric of our life.  Yet we have difficulty not only talking about sex, but we are often frightened of our own sexuality.  So come to class to become at home with who we are as sexual beings, so we can then guide our kids into an appreciation of who they are as sexual people.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING WHEN CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

Domestic violence is a devastating problem with children who have been exposed to violence.  It’s important that caregivers with these children understand the resulting trauma and impact of domestic violence on children.  In this class participants will understand the scope of the problem in the Child Welfare System, how children are impacted by the exposure to domestic violence and long term effects.  Participants will also learn various tools and strategies for caring for children exposed to domestic violence.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO RUN AWAY (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

California is experiencing a very serious problem with children who run away from home or placement.  When children leave their own homes, quite often is due to their being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning - L G B T Q- their sexuality.  In addition, they may be sexually abused, either being 'straight' or LGBTQ.  As runaways, they 'hook up' with other teens who may also have runaway, or with total strangers who may exploit them sexually.  Further, they may engage in other risky behaviors such as substance abuse, alcohol abuse or selling their own bodies to survive.  This class explores the dangers these youths face and discusses what caregivers need to be aware of in working with children who run away.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BEING MY CHILD’S EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE (RFA)
Facilitator:  Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

My child’s educational needs aren’t being met. Why? I’ve asked for support for my child, but no one seems to be listening.  Why can’t school staff just do their job! I know that my child is really gifted, but I think he learns in a different way.  How do I ensure that my child gets what he needs to be successful in school? Participants will be able to discuss the challenges they have faced with the school system and securing the support that their children need.  Participants will receive information about their educational rights for their children, how to request an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for their children, and will gain an understanding of the steps in the IEP process.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: AWARENESS AND IDENTIFICATION (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Abused children are at a higher risk of exploitation and homelessness, which makes foster youth more vulnerable to human trafficking.  Youth identified with the problem 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 three unique needs of child victims of human trafficking.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
DISCIPLINE: AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Positive Discipline is an approach that does not include excessive control or permissiveness with children.  Instead, Positive Discipline combines kindness, firmness and respect as the child learns social and life skills that will benefit him now and into adulthood.  Punishment, in contrast, makes children pay for the past. From this training participants will learn a variety of techniques on how to use Positive Discipline as a skill building approach for the child in your care.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN EXHIBITING SEXUALIZED BEHAVIORS (RFA Class)Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

Some children come into foster care having a history of sexual abuse or exposed to some form of inappropriate sexual behavior.  Foster parenting a child who has been sexually abused can be extremely stressful.  In this class you will learn what to do when you encounter children or youth exhibiting sexualized behaviors in your home.  Participants will also learn what behaviors are normal or not and what to do to keep the child and others safe when this behavior occurs.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TAMING THE TONGUE: DEVELOPING ATTACHMENT (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Health & Life Science (HLS) 143

Children who are used to being yelled at, ridiculed, and sworn at and experiencing other forms of verbal animosity from birth parents seem to become 'immune' from this verbal assault.  Actually far from true, they have low self-esteem, demonstrate angry outbursts and may 'act out' in other negative ways.  Often foster parents react to these behaviors rather than taking them in stride.  Participants will discuss the need to 'tame the tongue' and learn better ways of interacting with these kids is paramount to developing a healthy bond and attachment which assists the child with their own issues.  In this class, strategies to help the foster parent learn to watch what they say are discussed by participants. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS SERIES:  DEVELOPMENTAL READINESS AND PLAY (RFA Class)Facilitator:  Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Children learn through their interactions with their parents and play.  Having developmentally appropriate expectations for the child depends on the child’s age, temperament and developmental age.  Parents will learn to increase positive effects by respecting and understanding children and their developmental abilities by modelling social skills, child-directed play and having fun.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
THE OIL SPILL APPROACH TO A CRISIS (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The fundamental approach to an oil spill is containment!  Likewise, the basic approach to a crisis is to provide containment in contrast to escalation.  It requires an incredible dose of self-awareness on our part.  It also requires that we become very present-focused and if possible, strategically “driven” to bringing the crisis to a close today and not dragging it on for days and weeks. Participants will discuss being “present” and focused on minimizing/eliminating crisis.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PLANNING FOR CHILDREN IN CARE (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College

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 be controlled from happening when a family has followed a crisis prevention plan. In this class participants will learn how to understand, recognize, prevent, and plan for their child’s mental health crisis.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BUILDING A TEAM (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Foster families often feel they are islands unto themselves and see minimal hope in dealing with negative behavior from their children.  Repeated infractions and major acting out from a "difficult" child can then lead to their making that fateful call - "Come take this child from my home!  I can't take him/her anymore!"  There is a much better way to deal with the child.  The foster parent, social worker, school, and the "system" are all an integral part of a TEAM which surrounds the child with healthy attention.  Learning to work together as a TEAM is best for the child. Join this class in a frank discussion on the importance of building and sustaining a team.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
PARENTING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center

This is part two of a three-part series on the traumatized child.  We will discuss issues encountered by caregivers who are taking care of a child after an experience of trauma or neglect. Parents will also gain insight on ways to de-escalate, how to build a trusting relationship with a traumatized child, and how to take care of themselves. Participants will learn how to parent a child that has gone through trauma. They will also learn different methods to use to help comfort a traumatized child.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE AND GROW (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

What is loss? Loss is being without someone or something that was loved, familiar, important or desired.  Our children in foster care suffer from numerous losses.  Participants will learn how to lessen those losses.  Participants will be able to identify and understand grief and loss and learn what they can do and say to help children.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE - BASIC PARENTING TOOLS
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College - Health & Life Science (HLS) 143 (RFA Class)

In the tenets of Positive Discipline parenting, some basic methods are used to avoid rescuing children, controlling them and engaging in power struggles with them.  These include giving strong messages of caring, holding children responsible and accountable, being kind and firm at the same time, providing limited choices and offering routines, among others.  Children learn from their parents long term decision making skills.  This class explores ways to interact with kids that encourage strong relationships, cooperation, educational importance, building self-esteem and better understanding between parents and their children.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS SERIES: BALANCING POWER AND PLAY (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Developing parenting skills will promote social competence and reduce behavior problems such as how to play with children, social, emotional, effective praise and use of incentives, effective limit settings and strategies to manage misbehavior.  Parents will learn how to promote responsibility, how to teach children to problem solve and the importance of establishing predictable routines and rules.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
MAKING SURE THAT I AM HEARD (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Are you a mouse at meetings?  Do the other professionals seem to talk down to you?  Do they talk in psychobabble as if they know more about the kids than you do?  Perhaps you just think you’re “two cents” isn’t going to carry any weight.  Well, it is time to see yourself quite differently and to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what you have to say is very important and needs to be heard. Participants will discuss how to become effective team members. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
NO MORE VICTIMS! OVERCOMING VICTIMIZATION! (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

Participants will address several situations that cause youth to fall prey to negative victimization. See and examine how you can help children become empowered to verbalize their feelings and take action to break the cycle of their abusers. Participants will learn how to help children under their care to become empowered and break the cycle of victimization.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DOES THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM TRULY FOSTER YOUTH? (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Physical, emotional, sexual and substance abuses are all too commonly seen by the child in foster care.  Severe neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, domestic violence and school failure are all also on that same child's agenda.  The system of care is designed to empower that child to become a responsible, well-adjusted member of society by helping him to overcome these huge obstacles he has been given in life.  Sometimes, unfortunately, the system has unforeseen consequences for both children AND caregivers.  In this class, attendees discuss and explore the travails and triumphs inherent in the system of care.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AND ATTACHMENT
Facilitator:  Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – Health and Life Science (HLS) 143

Trauma informed care and attachment: How can a parent facilitate attachment with a child who has suffered trauma, assist children in reducing overwhelming emotions and help children make a new meaning of their trauma history and current experiences.  Foster parents will be able to define trauma, informed care, understand child traumatic stress and recognize, prevent, and cope with compassion fatigue.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
UNTYING OUR HANDS AND BEING POWERFUL (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Over the years, a common phrase I have heard from foster parents when it comes to managing behavior is “our hands are tied, and they know it.”  There is a common thread here with the previous class, “Making Sure That I Am Heard.”  We are each and all POWERFUL people and it is sad when we do not either experience that or know that.  Come to class to “fix” that.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EFFECTIVE PARENTING
Facilitator:  Wandalyn Lane
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153

Just when you thought you had it right. You may have a child that is testing limits, misbehaving and not motivated to change behavior. Participants will learn tools and techniques such as communication and to provide supportive guidance.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SHIFTING THE WAY WE LOOK AT SEXUAL ORIENTATION (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Those of us who are straight, tend to see people of a gay or lesbian orientation as different from us and maybe even perverse.  The reality is we are all people and we are all sexual beings.  Participants will come to class and learn to do a little cognitive shifting and begin to see their LGBTQ kids as precious and as lovable as themselves.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
DISCIPLINE VS. PUNISHMENT (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Wanda Cooper
San Bernardino Valley College – Business 121

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 case we will discuss the difference between discipline and punishment. Participants will look at what the laws are regarding disciplining our children and will also look at creative ways to discipline and how to demonstrate love while disciplining.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 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 they are 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.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
BE INFORMED ABOUT PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

There is more than sufficient knowledge available to all of us about each of the psychotropic medications most often prescribed to our foster kids and we will review that information in class.  We need to become good advocates for our foster kids.  Yes, we can question the doctor!  And at the same time, we need to be willing to deal with their behavior and moods with alternative and safer treatments. Participants will discuss effective ways to manage behaviors without reliance on drugs as the only prescriptive treatment.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE TIMEOUTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS! (RFA Class)
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

A timeout can be a positive experience that empowers children to learn self-control, discipline and appropriate decision-making without the sting of the normal timeout. A normal timeout stops the poor behavior without a teaching component.  This training will provide you with the knowledge on how to make a positive timeout a learning experience.  Also, children, on occasion, know how to push your buttons! Parents will discuss in the last segment of this training how to handle parental frustration and anger while preserving your sanity and creating a cohesive family environment.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
SPECIAL CARE RATES FOR CFS CHILDREN (RFA Class)
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

The Department of Children and Family Services has a basic monthly care rate for children under their jurisdiction.  Caregivers may have children in their care that qualify for additional monies due to the child’s chronic behavioral problems or medical condition.  The training will familiarize you with how the child may qualify along with paperwork and related mandates.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
RECOMMENDED RECORDKEEPING (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Dan Crain
San Bernardino Valley College – Health and Life Science (HLS) 143

The real life importance of recordkeeping cannot be understated for caregivers.  Notes and records on immunizations, weight and height, interactions with schools and teachers are critical to the child's treatment plan.  Social workers and parental visits reports and notes also keep the caregiver comfortably within necessary guidelines. Participants will discuss how keeping detailed tabs on children's behaviors are essential for future court hearings and information sharing with social workers.  Caregivers past experiences lead them to this important conclusion - keeping informed records ensure the child's safety as well as the caregivers.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS SERIES:  PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, HEALTHY PARENTING STYLES (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Parents that have a better understanding of children’s needs have increased ability to nurture more effectively, decrease harsh discipline, have more parent/school involvement and decreased behavior problems with their children.  Parents will learn ways to support their child’s education by emphasizing parenting approaches designed to promote children’s academic skills and building collaborative relationships with teachers.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Obviously, we cannot give what we don’t have.  So first, we need to learn to manage our stress. Then we can incorporate those tools into our family life, to the point of making a LARGE stress reduction chart to post in the family room and perhaps smaller charts to post in every room of the house.  Come to class to learn simple but effective tools in reducing and managing stress.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
A PARENT’S GUIDE TO CANNABIS USE AND YOUTH (RFA Class)
Facilitator:  Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 151

What kids say about marijuana; “But it’s just weed!” “It isn’t addictive?” “Marijuana doesn’t hurt anyone!” It’s what you don’t know about marijuana that can hurt your kids.  In this class you will learn what you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana.  Participants will discuss the facts such as the “Why marijuana is risky for teens.”  They will also discuss how to talk to your teen about marijuana and words to avoid when talking about marijuana (or any issue with your teen.)

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SABADO, 28 DE ENERO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
AB-12: VISION GENERAL DE LO QUE SE TRATA TODO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 217
La clase AB-12 va a proporciona 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. Esta clase beneficiara cuidadores con adolecentes de 15 años y más, también a ellos mismos, para preparar Foster Care (Acogida) extendida. Los cuidadores definir las habilidades de vida necesarias, proporcionar oportunidades para la práctica e identificar los recursos y beneficios/normas relativas a la emancipación.

SABADO, 28 DE ENERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TENDENCIAS ENTRE LOS JOVENES
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

Las nuevas tendencias entre los jóvenes pueden tener consecuencias peligrosas, incluso la Perdida de la vida.  Con el l uso de los medios sociales han surgido nuevos peligros han surgido que ponen en riesgo la salud física y emocional de nuestros niños. El ‘cyberbullying’, ‘sexting’, y otras tendencias pueden tener graves consecuencias entre los niños y jóvenes. En esta clase los padres de crianza aprendieron sobre algunas de las tendencias a las que muchos de nuestros niños están expuestos. Recibirán una orientación de como el ‘cyberbullying’, ‘sexting’ y otras tendencias ponen en riesgo la salud física y emocional.                                                                                                                                           

SABADO, 4 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TALLER DE AUTOCUIDADO
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150
Uno de los papeles primordiales de los padres de crianza es proveer cuidado a los niños y jóvenes que se encuentran bajo su cuidado, olvidándose de cuidar de ellos mismos. En este taller hablaremos de la importancia del autocuidado para los padres/proveedores de cuidado y sobre algunas técnicas que pueden implementar en su diario vivir para manejar el estrés de la vida diaria.  Los padres de crianza aprenderán sobre la importancia del autocuidado, sobre algunas técnicas de relajación, conversación, y recreación que les pueden ayudar a manejar el estrés de la vida diaria y mantener y preservar la salud

SABADO, 25 DE FEBRERO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
INFORMÓ DE CUIDADO DE TRAUMA Y APEGO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 217
Cómo puede un padre facilitar la conexión con un niño que ha sufrido trauma, ayudar a los niños en la reducción de emociones abrumadoras y ayudar a los niños hacer un nuevo significado de su historia de traumas y experiencias actuales. Los padres de crianza definirá trauma - informó cuidado, comprender el estrés  traumático infantil. También podrán reconocer, prevenir y hacer frente a la fatiga de la compasión.

SABADO, 25 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRASTORNO DEL ESPECTRO ALCOHOLICO FETAL (FASD)
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

Muchos de los niños y jóvenes en el cuidado de crianza temporal sufren del “desorden invisible” o trastorno del espectro alcohólico fetal el cual afecta diferentes áreas de su desarrollo y funcionamiento. En esta clase hablaremos sobre que el FASD, que factores contribuyen a este trastorno, el impacto en el feto y cuales son algunos efectos secundarios del FASD. Los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación sobre el FASD. Los efectos del FASD en el desarrollo y funcionamiento. Factores que contribuyen a este trastorno. El impacto en el feto y efectos secundarios del FASD.

SABADO, 4 DE MARZO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.EL FUNCIONAMIENTO COMO UN EQUIPOFacilitadora: Elisa Arteaga - San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150
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, 22 DE MARZO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.10
FORMAS/TECNICAS DE RESOLVER LOS CONFLICTOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Esta clase se enfocará en cómo resolver los conflictos y producir una situación de ganancia para la familia. Los padres aprenderán 10 formas o técnicas de resolver los conflictos con niños y adolescentes.

SABADO, 25 DE MARZO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DISCIPLINA
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 217

El disciplinar a los niños es un reto que los padres tienen, especialmente cuando estos niños están bajo nuestro cuidado y las reglas que seguir. En esta clase hablaremos de técnicas de disciplina para todas las edades, especialmente para adolescentes. Los padres serán capaces de identificar y aplicar técnicas de disciplina edad/apropiadas.              

SABADO, 25 DE MARZO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
FOSTER CARE Y LA EDUCACION
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

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.

MIERCOLES, 29 DE MARZO, 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 152

Es necesario tener una buena 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, 5 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CRIANDO Y EDUCANDO NIÑOS Y ADOLESCENTES DENOMINADOS LGBTQ
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Esta clase discutirá temas como la identidad y orientación sexual y la autoestima.  También se enfocara en cómo estos temas afectan a niños y adolescentes. Se discutirá como ayudarlos y protegerlos. Los padres discutirán como entender y proteger los niños y adolescentes denominados LGBTQ y cómo protegerlos de abuso físico, emocional y sexual.

SABADO, 8 DE ABRIL, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PROGRAMA DE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE/INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

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, 12 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO PRODUCIR UN DELINCUENTE” Y LA VERDADERADISCIPLINA EN EL HOGAR
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Esta clase se enfocara en como disciplinar constructivamente mediante el respeto, la empatía, y la intimidad emocional.  Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para disciplinar adecuadamente a sus hijos con amor, respeto, y empatía.

MIERCOLES, 19 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LOS TRES INGREDIENTES BÁSICOS PARA LOGRAR LA INTIMIDAD EMOCIONAL CON SUS NIÑOS: RESPETO – BUENA COMUNICACIÓN - EMPATÍA
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

La clase se enfocara en la importancia de lograr una intimidad emocional y amistad con los niños. Su poderoso impacto en la conducta y actitudes. Los padres podrán lograr una más profunda comunicación y empatía con sus hijos basado en el respeto y amistad.                                         

SABADO, 22 DE ABRIL, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA APROBACION PARA LA  FAMILIA DE RECURSO” (RFA) CÓMO TRABAJAR EN EQUIPO EN EL NUEVO SISTEMA DE CRIANZA DE NIÑOS
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 217

Los padres de crianza, las madres adoptivas y trabajadores sociales juegan un papel muy importante en la vida de los niños con los que trabajan. Por eso es muy importante que todos estén de acuerdo.  Esta clase se discutirán los diferentes estilos de trabajo y la forma de aprender a trabajar con ellos. El acercamiento de las relaciones de trabajo en equipo es lo que permitirá un resultado exitoso. Los padres de crianza van a ser capaces de identificar, aclarar y discutir el papel de los Servicios de Protección Infantil. Ellos serán capaces de trabajar en equipo con un resultado común y el interés mayor del niño” 

SABADO, 22 DE ABRIL, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EL EMBARAZO ENTRE LOS ADOLESCENTES
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150
Recientes estadísticas indican que las tazas de embarazo entre los adolescentes esta aumentado, sobre todo entre los adolescentes en el cuidado de crianza temporal. En esta clase los padres de crianza recibían una orientación sobre las recientes estadísticas de embarazo entre los adolescentes en cuidado de crianza, así como información sobre cómo ayudar a prevenir el embarazo entre los adolescentes. Los padres de crianza aprenderán sobre la taza de incremento de embarazo entre los adolescentes en el cuidado de crianza temporal. Recibirán información sobre cómo se puede prevenir este incremento de embarazo entre los adolescentes así como algunos recursos que pueden compartir con los adolescentes.                                                                       

MIERCOLES, 26 DE ABRIL, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA ADOLESCENCIA (EL ADOLESCENTE Y SUS CAMBIOS)
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

El adolescente tiene muchas desafíos y cambios físicos, sociales, sexuales, químicos, y psicológicos. Es importante entender la conducta de nuestros jóvenes durante esta etapa y jugar un mejor rol como padres. Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de considerar los cambios fundamentales durante esta etapa y desarrollar paciencia, conocimiento, y buenas técnicas al resolver los problemas.

MIERCOLES, 3 DE MAYO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA IMPORTANCIA DE APOYO SOCIAL
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152
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.

MIERCOLES, 10 DE MAYO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
COMO ENTENDER EL TRAUMA EN LOS NINOS
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152

Esta clase tratara los causas del trauma en los niños y como defiere del estrés normal. Además se enfocara en como el trauma afecta el cerebro y el funcionamiento psicológico y social de los niños. Los padres aprenderán como el trauma causa cambios físicos, ansiedad, depresión y otros síntomas relacionados.

SABADO, 13 DE MAYO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
REFORMA DE CONTINUACION DE CUIDADO (CCR)
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

La Reforma de “continuación de Cuidado (CCR) es una nueva ley que está cambiando la manera en que el cuidado de crianza temporal funciona. En esta clase los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación sobre el CCR y como los involucre. Hablaremos sobre la ley Katie A. la aprobación de familias de recurso (RFA), CFTS y los cambios de estructura en las colocaciones de niños en cuidado de crianza temporal y probación juvenil. Los padres de crianza recibirán una orientación sobre el CCR, Katie A., RFA, CFTS y estructura de colocaciones.                                                                                                                                                                           

MIERCOLES, 17 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 152

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 cómo expresar sus emociones apropiadamente al enfrentarse a situaciones difíciles en sus vidas.

SABADO, 20 DE MAYO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ÚLTIMAS TENDENCIAS ENTRE LOS JÓVENES: “ENSEÑÁNDOLESHABILIDADES SOCIALES”
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 150

¿Por qué es importante enseñar habilidades sociales a la juventud? Los cuidadores deben tener un concepto claro de lo que constituye comportamiento social y habilidades sociales. Los cuidadores podrán determinar por qué la juventud participa en una determinada conducta o actividad en una situación dada con el fin de tener algún efecto en su entorno. Es importante enseñar y discutir con los jóvenes cómo integrar su comportamiento con otros en un el ambiente positivo. Los padres de crianza serán capaces de identificar qué comportamiento social y las habilidades sociales son las adecuadas. Ellos serán capaces de aclarar y orientar a los jóvenes sobre el comportamiento aceptable en la sociedad.

SABADO, 20 DE MAYO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
EXPLOTACION SEXUAL Y COMERCIAL DE NIÑOS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College –Parent Education Center

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 lo influencian así como factores de riesgo.  También podrán identificar indicadores físicos y de conducta e identificar recursos y servicios para víctimas de la explotación sexual y comercial de niños.

MIERCOLES, 24 DE MAYO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
¡LA VIOLENCIA EN EL HOGAR: CAUSAS, DINÁMICAS, Y LAS LEYES!
Facilitador: Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152
La violencia en el hogar es un serio problema en California y los Estados Unidos.  Esta clase se enfocará en las causas, naturaleza, consecuencias, y las leyes con relación a la violencia en el hogar.  Los padres podrán desarrollar conocimiento con relación a la naturaleza y la dinámica de la violencia en el hogar con el propósito de aconsejar y ayudar a otros. Los padres podrán desarrollar conocimiento con relación a la naturaleza y la dinámica de la violencia en el hogar con el propósito de aconsejar y ayudar a otros.