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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. - 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.
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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, JANUARY 11, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW DOES REAL ATTACHMENT BEGIN?
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., San Bernardino (across the street from the college)
When we think about someone who we hold dear (or not), such as a family member, spouse or dear friend, either living or dead, we are experiencing attachment. We ALL go through some form of attachment. Sometimes attachment may be secure and sometimes insecure. Now think about children in the system of care who come from severely abusive, neglectful, alcoholic, meth addicted, and trauma rampant families of origin – what kind of attachment are THEY feeling? This first of two classes on Attachment looks at how children behave, what they go through and the conflicts they experience with attachment and how parents are integral to helping them.

TUESDAY, JANUARY, 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PARENTING OUR YOUNG ADULTS
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, midsize people, and then, ugh, teens. However, parenting young adults who are still dependent upon the “system” is a new challenge for all of us including the system itself. Participants will learn how to form the essential parenting relationship to walk our young adults from dependence to independence.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
“I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA”
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

This class focuses on the role of a mother in a child’s life. We will define what a mother is and her importance. Foster parents embrace children, value their family connections, and provide a home free of abuse and neglect until they return home or live independently. Participants will learn the importance of a mother’s role in the foster child’s life. Participants will understand that they are an important part of the decision-making process regarding a child’s safety, well-being, and permanency.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TIME-IN RATHER THAN TIME-OUT
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

A most common discipline practice used today when children misbehave or act out is called a Time-Out. In this practice, children are sent to their rooms or placed in a chair, sometimes out of the sight of their parents. Sometimes all this does is make children more resentful! Attachment Parenting suggests a more effective and straightforward method referred to as a Time-in. In this approach caregivers keep the child close rather than spend time alone in a time-out. Participants are encouraged to attend this class to not only become more familiar with the Time-In form of discipline but also the overall Attachment Parenting process.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DON’T BITE THAT BAIT
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

Why do my children push my buttons? Why do I have to remind, coax, and threaten before they comply with my instructions or get their chores and homework completed? Would a little bit of cooperation be too much to ask for! Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the challenges they face with parenting their children, receive skills to aid them in avoiding power struggles, and receive methods for creating a cooperative home environment. Participants will be able to identify at least two pitfalls to avoid with their children. Participants will be able to identify their parenting style and determine if it’s working effectively for them. Participants will be able to identify at least one new strategy that they will use in parenting their children.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
GETTING INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

We will examine the importance of getting involved in your child’s education. We will identify barriers to your child’s learning, recognize the steps needed to be effective and learn how to gain early intervention through the school. Participants will learn how to become more involved in their children’s education.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WORKING WITH HIGH RISK CHILDREN AND TEENS
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

Our work 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 to tell our kids, but there is a kernel of truth there. Part of the reason we become at risk is because we are trained to reward and give consequences, but no one teaches us 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
ATTACHMENT DISORDERS
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 151
 
Children in foster care are at a much higher risk of experiencing the types of trauma that affects their ability of attaching. In this class we will look into identifying healing attachment issues of children that have experienced trauma. Discover interventions that support healing and help children learn to trust again. Participants will learn the process and types of attachment, understand the causes and symptoms of compromised attachment, and explore interventions that facilitate healing and repairing children’s ability to form healthy attachments.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR FOSTER YOUTH
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)
We tend to think of academic success as simply putting your nose to the grindstone and studying. When our youth refuse to study or fail academically, we become angry and frustrated. In this class, we will explore the multiple ingredients to academic success including learning style. We will also learn to hold each youth accountable and responsible for his or her own academic success.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
RAISING OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

When parents can no longer care for their children often times grandparents need to step in to ensure their grandchildren are well taken care of. This class will explore with grandparents the many challenges, hardships, and rewards they face while parenting their grandchildren.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
HELPING CAREGIVERS AND THEIR CHILDREN COPE WITH BIPOLAR PARENTS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

This class focuses on helping foster parents and children under their care to cope with bio-parents who have substance abuse issues and bipolar disorder. Participants will learn how to talk with a child about a parents’ addiction and diagnosis.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHAT IS YOUR PARENTING STYLE
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 creates 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 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 21, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
ADOLESCENTS AND THE LAW
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
We will discuss the basic principles of law regarding adolescents. We will discuss due process of law, school rules, truancy, assault and battery, and more. Participants will understand their children’s rights when dealing with law enforcement.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
ARE WE INSTILLING GREATNESS IN THE KIDS WE SERVE?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

I know an extremely gifted musician who was told early on that there was only one Mozart. So this musician settled for being a victim of missed opportunities. There is only ONE of any of us which makes room for anyone of us to reach the level of greatness. Our kids are so engulfed in failure that often we don’t even consider urging them to achieve greatness. What’s with that? Come to class to learn how, with even the most challenging kids, to begin inviting them to greatness.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
POSITIVE TIMEOUTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 221
A timeout can be a positive experience that empowers children to learn self-control, discipline, and appropriate decision-making without the sting of a normal timeout. A normal timeout stops the poor behavior without a teaching component. Also, children, on occasion, know how to push your buttons! The last segment of this training will cover how to handle your parental frustration and anger while preserving your sanity and creating a cohesive family environment.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
MANAGING CONFLICT WITH YOUTH
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 152
Think of a conflict you have had with your child. What did you learn about yourself? What were the toughest situations to face? In this training the participants will learn some things they should avoid saying. Participants will learn what some of the communication barriers are and how they can create a win-win situation.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS SERIES: DEVELOPMENTAL READINESS AND PLAY
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PREPARING FOR INDEPENDENCE (Non-Minor Dependents)
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

Believe it or not, preparation for adulthood 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. Participants will learn to prepare Foster Youth for life after high school from the moment they walk in the door.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS TEEN PREGNANCY IN FOSTER CARE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

Girls in foster care are 2.5 times more likely to get pregnant than girls in general. Almost half of girls in foster care have been pregnant at least once by age 19. As a foster parent, there is a lot you can do to influence your children’s decisions about sexual relationships, and to help them make a wise choice. Services and resources are available that you can offer youth to avoid pregnancy. In this class you will learn what your role is as a resource parent and caregiver in preventing teen pregnancy and how to create opportunities for their thoughts and opinions about teen pregnancy.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave., (across the street from the college)

Children fascinated by objects that spin…who rarely talk, if ever….hand flapping, flailing, or rocking…repetitive behavior…difficulty in communicating…constant or no crying….These are all traits caused by the developmental disorder of autism. Frequently misunderstood, this issue is exceedingly complex for family members to recognize. Autistic children have minimal social skills, even with family members. Early diagnosis is essential as is a willingness to treat this disorder with as much routine as possible. People are encouraged to attend this class where the aspects of this developmental disorder are discussed at length. This class is to review with care givers the ratio of 1/70 children now have ASD and the various aspects of this neurodevelopmental disorder; to discuss specific symptoms of this complicated disorder; and to encourage methods and strategies of working with children who are impacted.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
FOSTER CHILDREN AND SEXUALIZED BEHAVIOR
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

This class focuses on how children may exhibit sexualized behavior. We will discuss how abused children may display behaviors that can raise questions about their sexual behaviors towards others. Participants will be able to recognize these behaviors and gain knowledge on how to better this situation.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WE ARE SEXUAL PEOPLE BY NATURE
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 of the fabric of our life. And yet talking about sex makes us all turn purple. So come to class to become at home with who you are as a sexual being so we can then more adequately guide our children and youth into an appreciation of who they are as sexual people.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
LOVE & AFFECTION: KIDS NEED AFFECTION, LOVE, SUPPORT, AND SECURITY
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 151
Children are beings that change and learn quickly that many envy. They contain an infinite potential. Appropriate discipline is required to take advantage of it. Children, unlike adults, are beings with capabilities to develop that they must be seen as a spiritual, social and material wealth for any society. Parents learn parenting techniques for working with children. They learn how to demonstrate affection, love, and discipline properly.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
SELF-ESTEEM BUILDING
Facilitator: Carlos Cervantes
San Bernardino Valley College, North Hall Room 221

A child with good self-esteem can be defined as feeling capable while feeling loved. Whereas, a child with poor self-esteem feels worthless and demoralized, destined to fail, and unloved. This training will provide caregivers with the knowledge and tools to help that demoralized child in your care to improve his/her self-image. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS SERIES: BALANCING POWER AND PLAY
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Developing parenting skills will promote children’s 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 2, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PREGNANCY PREVENTION FOR BOTH YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

We typically think of pregnancy in terms of the young woman. Why do we forget about the young man? Our mindset about pregnancy and pregnancy prevention has become narrow to the point that we literally propagate many myths about both young men and women. For example, guys just can’t keep “it” in their pants. Participants will learn a new and creative model for pregnancy prevention based not upon condoms and pills, but upon the relationship between you and your foster youth.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF HARD TO PLACE MINORS
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The goal of placement is to provide a therapeutic environment that will repair damage done to a minor by abuse and neglect. This class focuses on the difficulties of meeting the needs of hard to place children. Participants will learn placement options, characteristic behaviors, and how to get help for hard to place youth under their care.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO DO NOT EAT PROPERLY – EATING DISORDERS
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Children who experience severe neglect, sexual abuse, beatings, burnings, domestic violence, homelessness and other forms of child abuse from 'clueless' families of origin, suffer from severe trauma. These various traumas contribute significantly to their low self-esteem and perceptions of self. This can lead to a child not eating properly and developing an eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating and EDNOS (eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) are the major eating disorder issues children can develop. In this class, attendees discuss ways to interact with children to countermand their susceptibility to improper eating.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
METHODS TO IMPROVE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Are children’s brains like adult brains? What happens to children’s brains as they develop? What effect does abuse and neglect have on children’s developing brains? Participants will have an opportunity to explore each of these questions. They will also have an opportunity to discuss how they can aid in their child’s brain development by using the strategies created by Dan Siegel in “The Whole-Brain Child.” Participants will be able to identify the five stages of brain development, be able to identify at least two ways that trauma impacts brain development, and be able to identify three tools that they can use at home to aid in their child’s brain development and improve behavior.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
AVOIDING THE HOMEWORK BATTLE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 
Parents feel it is their job to get their children to do well in school. When they feel it’s their responsibility to get children to succeed, they need to get something from them. Parents will learn how to make homework time a success. Participants will discuss homework battles and how to make this successful for everyone.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SUPPORTING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF TRANSITIONING YOUTH
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

We tend to think in terms of mental illness and diagnosis. Today we will shift our focus from mental illness to mental health especially for our transitioning youth. They may still have many losses to grieve and many anxieties about events long ago which all the pills and all the therapy have yet to touch. Participants will learn to create a relationship and a conversation with transitioning youth which will allow them to cross over from being mentally ill to walking on the path of mental health.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
INCREDIBLE YEARS: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, HEALTHY PARENTING STYLES
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 in 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, 9, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
AMIDST THE ANGER AND RESENTMENT, CAN I FIND ANY JOY?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

“What am I doing raising my children’s children?” We may be successful in being stoic and just suck it up. But we pay a price for that. So come to class to learn what to do with all those emotions, and come to class to discover a place of joy in the process.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
THE TRUTH ABOUT BEDWETTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

This class focuses on why bedwetting occurs, how it can be treated, and how to help children deal with bedwetting. Parents will understand why bedwetting occurs and how to help children who are bedwetters.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BUILDING A TEAM
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. Join this class in a frank discussion on the importance of building and sustaining a team.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WHAT IS IED? (INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDER)
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
This class focuses on IED in children, its causes, symptoms, prevalence, treatment and prognosis. Participants will learn how to recognize all of the aforementioned and how to help children under their care with this diagnosis.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
RACIAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITY (Culture)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Racial identity and ethnic identity, although closely akin to each other, are nevertheless different. But both can be key components of how we experience ourselves fitting or not fitting in. It is important for each of us, as caregivers, to take a look at our own racial and ethnic identity, so we can then guide our children to an absolutely marvelous experience of themselves both ethnically and racially. So come to class to accomplish both of those developmental milestones.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ACES STUDY – ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
The multitude of traumas bio 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 this data for parents.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

How do we help our youth turn their dreams into degrees? Most foster youth want a college education, but need support and services to get there and succeed. Participants will discuss ways to encourage and motivate their youth to consider higher education. Caregivers and youth (16 and above) will identify ways to overcome their challenges.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 8:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: AWARENESS AND IDENTIFICATION
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
This is more than a news story about events happening somewhere else. Our Inland Empire is a major hub for the sex trafficking of children, and our foster youth are often prime targets. Foster kids can become involved without us even being aware they are involved. So come to class to get an overview of this social problem, as well as some tips to recognize when your foster kids may be being exploited. (Continental breakfast and lunch served. Must register!)

SABADO, 20 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA PERDIDA QUE ES Y COMO AFECTA A LOS NIÑOS
EN CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153

Los niños que entran a nuestro hogar en cuidado de crianza temporal han sufrido pérdidas que marcan sus vidas. En esta clase hablaremos sobre las pérdidas que ellos sufren, como entender el proceso del duelo y ayudarlos a superar esas pérdidas. Los padres de crianza tendrán conocimiento sobre algunas de las pérdidas que los niños que entran en su hogar han sufrido, como entender el proceso del duelo, y como ayudar a los niños a superar esas pérdidas.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH MANAGE THE IMPACT OF PLACEMENT
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152

This class will provide caregivers with information and issues regarding the impact of children in various placements. How placements can affect a child’s emotional well-being, how caregivers can impact a child’s placement and create a positive environment.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW DO I EMANCIPATE THIS TEEN?
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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SHIFTING THE WAY YOU LOOK AT SEXUAL ORIENTATION
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. Come to class and learn to do a little cognitive shifting and begin to see your LGBTQ kids as precious and as lovable as you yourself.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER - “LIVING AND LEARNING WITH THE HURT CHILD”
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Love is not enough for children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Normal parenting techniques do not work. In this class you will learn what RAD is and what you can do as a caregiver in caring for these children. Participants will be able to identify how to respond to a child with attachment disorder and various strategies for disciplining children with RAD. Participants will also learn the basic needs for these children.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
ESTABLISHING ROUTINES
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Most kids will go out of their way to try to stay up late and skip their bath or shower. They want to be a part of the "action" they think they're missing or have not had much exposure to bedtime routines. Frequently, children in the system of care are quite unaware of the importance of sleep or hygiene. The key here is establishing routines which are simple, fun and easy to 'invest in' by kids. Lecturing them about hygiene and going to bed is counterproductive since kids 'tune out.' In this class using Jane Nelson's Positive Discipline methods, parents look at ways to establish bath and bedtime routines for children which INCLUDES their involvement.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
HELPING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN FAMILIES AFFECTED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 
One in four children in the United States is exposed to family alcohol or alcohol dependence. These children are at risk. This class will present tools to help parents/caregivers learn how to intervene with children and their families. Participants will learn how to help children who are affected by substance abuse.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
PRESENTING THE FACTS ABOUT PREGNANCY TO YOUNG PEOPLE
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Ironically, when we warn our young women about getting pregnant and describe it as something really awful, we may, in fact, be driving them into getting pregnant. And when we don’t talk to our young men about ways to manage their sexual urges, we are leaving them in a heap of confusion and the belief that they cannot control themselves. Participants will learn the many, many threads that are woven or not woven together in our, at times, futile attempts to prevent pregnancy.

SABADO, 27 DE FEBRERO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DESORDENES DE APEGO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
En esta clase examinaremos la identificación de cuestiones de apego que se curan de niños que han experimentado el trauma. Los niños en el cuidado de crianza están en un riesgo mucho más alto de experimentar los tipos de trauma que afecta su capacidad de la atadura. Descubra intervenciones que apoyan la curación y ayudan a niños a aprender a confiar otra vez. Los participantes aprenderán el proceso y tipos del apego, entenderán las causas y síntomas del apego comprometido, y explorarán intervenciones que facilitan curar y reparar la capacidad de niños de formar apego sano.

SABADO, 27 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
NECESIDADES ESPECIALES
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 153
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán el significado de las necesidades especiales que afectan a los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal tales como necesidades especiales debido a problemas médicos o de conducta; como comunicar y documentar las necesidades especiales, así como información sobre los incrementos de rembolsos especiales para esta población.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CHILDREN WHO RUN AWAY
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 - LGBTQ- 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. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
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, and 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, MARCH 1, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
CARING FOR ANOTHER PERSON’S CHILD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
To Be Determined
This class focuses on how to access practical information on how to care for another person’s child. Participants will learn how to access services and information from various agencies and resources.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
CAREGIVERS AND COMPASSION FATIGUE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Caregivers take on the tough task of raising children who have been in many placements, have emotional scars, can't communicate, display all kinds of inappropriate behaviors and are very angry sometimes bordering on ‘rageful.’ And they come from other parents. Dealing with these kids can take a large toll. Frustration, irritation, lack of respect and not being listened to are all issues with which caregivers must contend. Their understanding, genuine concern, and compassion are all put to the test by these difficult to raise children. In this class, caregivers discuss their own experiences and learn from others how to best deal with compassion fatigue.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD SELF-CARE
Facilitator: Gwen Washington
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Am I suffering from burnout? How did I let my life get away from me? Caregivers can many times feel overwhelmed by all of the responsibilities placed on them. What are the steps involved in taking control of my life again? How can I get my “to do” list completed and still have time for myself. Participants will have an opportunity to explore these issues and receive useful tools for managing their lives. Participants will be able to identify and learn methods for eliminating the “time wasters” in their lives, and they will be able to identify and effectively use at least two “self-care” techniques.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
CULTURE AND TRAUMA
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA

Children and adolescents can differ dramatically in their level of sexual knowledge according to the family and culture into which they were born and raised. These factors must be considered when providing services to these families. This class focuses on learning those differences and the many aspects that may occur cross-culturally. Participants will learn how trauma and culture differs in children’s sexual education and knowledge.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
NO ONE IS LISTENING (Behavior Management)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

When kids are acting out, it means only one thing. No one is listening to them! Ugh! We get caught up in their behavior and attitude, but miss what they are trying to tell us. And of course, if we don’t listen, they’re not going to listen. Participants will learn simple tools for listening and eliciting rich dialogue between themselves and the children and teens under their care.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
UNDERSTANDING WHEN CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Facilitator: Ida Tyler
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
Domestic violence is a devastating problem with children who have been exposed to violence. It’s important that resource parents or kinship parents meet with these children to understand the impact of domestic violence on children. In this class participants will understand the scope of the problem in the Child Welfare system, how children are impacted by exposure to domestic violence and long term effects. Participants will also learn various tools and strategies for caring for children exposed to domestic violence.

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Foster children clearly come from families where multiple major traumatic events have unfolded in their lives. Severe neglect, homelessness, domestic violence, and serious physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are all intrinsic to their dysfunctional biological families. All of these traumas leave children with major behavioral and emotional issues. Fortunately, children experience significant resiliency where they learn coping mechanisms to protect them from these traumas. In this class caregivers learn the factors that assist children in overcoming the major emotional deficits caused by severe trauma.

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
PROMOTING HEALTHY SEXUALITY AND PREGNANCY PREVENTION
Facilitator: Karen Dixon
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Foster care youth are at significant risk for pregnancy at higher rates than other teens. Youth identified several factors that put them at risk such as low self-esteem, lack of guidance, and peer pressure, lack of consistent relationships with trusting adults, wanting someone to love, and history of abuse and neglect. Participants will discuss how they need to think of themselves as key people in the role of keeping youth safe when it comes to promoting healthy sexual development. They will learn developmental information on sexual health and demonstrate effective communication techniques for discussing sex with youth.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
OUR CHILDREN ARE EACH DIFFERENT (Parenting)
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
One size fits all may be very helpful when it comes to I’m not sure what, but definitely not when it comes to parenting. To parent effectively, we have to take into account the differences amongst our children. Our children will actually admire us for doing so, and, in turn, learn how to incorporate such a gift into their own relationships in both their young and adult lives.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
TEACHING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
To Be Determined
We will discuss issues affecting traumatized children and education. Participants will learn the difficult behaviors of traumatized children, ways to help de-escalate disruptive behaviors, and how to work with the educators.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW THE SYSTEM OF CARE OPERATES FOR CHILDREN
Facilitator: Dan Crain
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)
Many agencies and organizations deal with assisting foster care youth and their families. This class helps participants understand the complexities that make up the system. Various agencies such as Children’s Services, Public Health, Probation, District Attorney, Public Defender, school districts and Community Care Licensing all play a role. Foster parents are encouraged to attend this class since specific communication tools are introduced to use with the myriad groups in the system. Class attendees come away with a better feel for “How the system works” rather than not working.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
TRANSRACIAL PARENTING
Facilitator: Wanda Cooper
Westside Kinship Center, 785 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA
This class focuses on helping parents and children in transracial homes learn how to thrive in and celebrate their bicultural family and how to help children to gain a strong sense of racial identity and cultural connections. Participants will gain insight regarding the importance of race and culture.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
CAN RAISING OUR GRANDKIDS BE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO US?
Facilitator: Vern Bradley
Parent Education Center, 1010 Grant Ave. (across the street from the college)

Just when you thought you might or could retire, comes the knock on the door at 3 a. m. The task is in fact daunting and can be a source of twenty-four hour stress. BUT, this could be an opportunity to abandon your status as an old person and begin again to enjoy the activities that you enjoyed when you were their age. You can also make a decision to be their grandparent and not their parent. Come to class to learn how to do that.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
HOW TO UTILIZE EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE
Facilitator: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall Room 152
In this class the participants will make a list of the different ways in which parents can make discipline fun and interesting for children. The participants will also discuss consequences that are reasonable and will share ideas and techniques of successful discipline with the group. The participants will be able to define what discipline works in each age level.

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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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
To Be Determined
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 – North Hall Room 253
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
To Be Determined
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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JUEVES, 28 DE ENERO, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LAZOS AFECTUOSOS Y UNIÓN: NUESTROS NIÑOS NECESITAN,
AFECCIÓN, CARIÑO, AMOR, APOYÓ Y SEGURIDAD
Facilitador: Jorge Razo - Parent Education Center
Los niños son seres que cambian y aprenden con una rapidez que muchos envidiamos. En ellos se encierra un potencial infinito. Para lograr sacar provecho de él se requiere de condiciones adecuadas de crianza. Los niños, a diferencia de los adultos, son seres con capacidades por desarrollar que deben ser vistos como una riqueza espiritual, social y material para cualquier sociedad. Los padres de crianza aprenderán técnicas para trabajar con los niños. Ellos aprenderán como demostrar cariño, amor y disciplina apropiadamente.

SABADO, 30 DE ENERO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMO UTILIZAR EFECTIVAMENTE DISCIPLINA
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152
Los participantes harán una lista de las diferentes maneras en que los padres pueden hacer diversión disciplina e interesante para sus hijos. Los participantes discutirán también que consecuencias son razonables así como compartir ideas de las técnicas de disciplina exitosa con el grupo. Los participantes serán capaces de definir que disciplina trabaja en cada nivel de edad.

SABADO, 30 DE ENERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMO PREVENIR Y MANEJAR LAS QUEJAS
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
Los padres de crianza expuestos a enfrentar quejas sobre sus hogares. En esta clase hablaremos sobre diferentes técnicas para prevenir y manejar las quejas. También hablaremos sobre el proceso de investigación. Los padres de crianza aprenderán técnicas para prevenir y manejar las quejas, así como el proceso de investigación de una queja y sus derechos.

SABADO, 20 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LA PERDIDA QUE ES Y COMO AFECTA A LOS NIÑOS
EN CUIDADO DE CRIANZA TEMPORAL
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
Los niños que entran a nuestro hogar en cuidado de crianza temporal han sufrido pérdidas que marcan sus vidas. En esta clase hablaremos sobre las pérdidas que ellos sufren, como entender el proceso del duelo y ayudarlos a superar esas pérdidas. Los padres de crianza tendrán conocimiento sobre algunas de las pérdidas que los niños que entran en su hogar han sufrido, como entender el proceso del duelo, y como ayudar a los niños a superar esas pérdidas.

SABADO, 27 DE FEBRERO, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
DESORDENES DE APEGO
Facilitador: Jorge Razo
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 152
En esta clase examinaremos la identificación de cuestiones de apego que se curan de niños que han experimentado el trauma. Los niños en el cuidado de crianza están en un riesgo mucho más alto de experimentar los tipos de trauma que afecta su capacidad de la atadura. Descubra intervenciones que apoyan la curación y ayudan a niños a aprender a confiar otra vez. Los participantes aprenderán el proceso y tipos del apego, entenderán las causas y síntomas del apego comprometido, y explorarán intervenciones que facilitan curar y reparar la capacidad de niños de formar apego sano.

SABADO, 27 DE FEBRERO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
NECESIDADES ESPECIALES
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
En esta clase los padres de crianza aprenderán el significado de las necesidades especiales que afectan a los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal tales como necesidades especiales debido a problemas médicos o de conducta; como comunicar y documentar las necesidades especiales, así como información sobre los incrementos de rembolsos especiales para esta población.

MIERCOLES, 2 DE MARZO, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LA REBELDIA DE LOS NIÑOS EN EL HOGAR – QUE PODEMOS HACER
Facilitador – Fernando Bolívar
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 252
Esta clase se enfocará en el desarrollo de estrategias para mejorar la actitud y conducta de niños con voluntad férrea, agresiva, y rebelde. Los padres ganaran conocimiento y habilidad para bregar con niños que desafían las normas y principios del hogar.

MIERCOLES, 9 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 252
Esta clase se enfocara 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, 12 DE MARZO, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
COMPRENDER LA ORIENTACION SEXUAL (LGBTQ)
Facilitadora: Elisa Arteaga
San Bernardino Valley College – North Hall 153
¿Qué significa exactamente LGBTQ? ¿Cómo los niños tienen alguna idea sobre su orientación sexual: son solo niños, verdad? Los participantes tendrán una oportunidad para explorar temas, preguntas y preocupaciones sobre lo que significa ser gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, o transgénero, y como esto afecta a jóvenes en cuidado. Los participantes también discutirán sobre como esto afecta su modelo como padres adoptivos.

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.