Foster Parent Training Schedule

Fall 2021 Schedule

Infant Stimulation
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/2; 9am-12pm; (RSVP by 9/27) RSVP LINK

Supportive techniques and child development strategies will be examined to help parents understand the importance of infant stimulation. Baby massage, color and face and touch exploration along with music and sound enhancements will be included. ONLINE


Expectations & Milestones
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/2; 1-4pm (RSVP by 9/27) RSVP LINK

Developmental nurturance, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth areas will be examined. Students will learn about the impact of trauma and infant-child development. Constructive play and child development theory will be discussed. ONLINE


Special Medical Needs
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Wednesday, 10/6; 6-9pm (RSVP by 10/1) RSVP LINK

Exploration of the medical/ developmental/ emotional problems of children affected by drugs and alcohol will be examined.
Students will discuss common medical problems of children affected by drugs and alcohol. Additionally, the complex role of care providers for children who are affected by drugs and alcohol and the access to support services for care providers will be investigated. ONLINE


Turning Dreams into Degrees
(Course 1 focusing on grades 6-10)

Wednesday, 10/13; 5-8pm; RSVP LINK

“Turning Dreams into Degrees” includes two age-specific courses that can be used give resource families and staff at Short Term Residential Treatment Programs (STRTPs) the tools they need to prepare youth for college. The first course provides information about how to best support youth in grades 6-10 and the second focuses on youth in grades 11-12. ONLINE


Nutrition
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/16; (RSVP by 10/11) 9am-12pm RSVP LINK

The history of farm food and nutrition will be studied to understand healthy eating and planning. Discussion includes measurement chart review, simple healthy snacks and drinks, seasonal guide to fruit and vegetables, and smart balanced meals to grab and go. Calorie choices and child eating preferences included. ONLINE


Understanding Learning Disabilities
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/16; 1-4pm (RSVP by 10/11) RSVP LINK

Medically Fragile factors that impede or delay growth and development will be explored and discussed as students examine how certain factors shape the adults who exposed children may become. In-vitro and specific cognitive development will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on maximizing a child’s well-being and positive development. ONLINE


Mixed Kids with Mixed Feelings: Talking about Race in Times of Injustice with Amy Saucier

Wednesday, 10/20; 6-8pm; RSVP LINK

Learn strategies to support healthy development of children of mixed cultural backgrounds. ONLINE


HIV/AIDS Awareness
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/23; 9am-12pm; (RSVP by 10/18) RSVP LINK

The trends and health experiences of children and adults will be analyzed using Center for Disease Control and Alameda County Public Health data. Students will learn the difference between AIDS, HIV, and STDs which impact healthy child development. ONLINE


Co-Dependency
(counts for CARI Series Credit)

Saturday, 10/23; 1-4pm; RSVP LINK

Students will explore the meaning of co- dependency. Identify symptoms of co- dependent behaviors and will use self- reflection to examine how co-dependent people behave. Compassion fatigue theory will be reviewed to support student learning. Pre/Post test included. ONLINE


Trauma Series, Part 1

Monday, 10/25; 6:00 – 8:30pm; RSVP LINK

This 3-part series is based on the Love and Logic Series. In this series, parents will learn about how trauma affects the brain and how disruptive behaviors can be children's attempts at self-preservation and personal protection. While you are not required to attend the full series, doing so will impact your understanding of trauma and how parent your child from a place of understanding and love. ONLINE


Personal Rights of Youth in Your Care

Tuesday, 10/26; 6-9pm; RSVP LINK

Did you know that the children in your care have the right to communicate with their families and to use their cell phones whenever they want? If they are no allowed to do so, they may file a complaint against you. In this session, you will learn about personal rights that you may not have even considered, and how to keep from violating these rights. ONLINE


Turning Dreams into Degrees (Course 2 focusing on grades 11-12)

Wednesday, 11/3; 5-8pm; RSVP LINK

“Turning Dreams into Degrees” includes two age-specific courses that can be used give resource families and staff at Short Term Residential Treatment Programs (STRTPs) the tools they need to prepare youth for college. The first course provides information about how to best support youth in grades 6-10 and the second focuses on youth in grades 11-12. ONLINE


Avoiding Holiday Stress

Thursday, 11/4; 6-8pm; RSVP LINK

Between holiday gifts, family interaction, and interruptions to our daily routines, the holiday season can be stressful. Children who have experienced trauma or have strained relationships with their family can become overwhelmed. This season can be equally overwhelming for parents and caregivers. This training will teach practical tools to prevent and minimize holiday stress, both for you and for your children. ONLINE


Trauma Series, Part 2

Monday, 11/8; 6:00 – 8:30pm; RSVP LINK

This 3-part series is based on the Love and Logic Series. In this series, parents will learn about how trauma affects the brain and how disruptive behaviors can be children's attempts at self-preservation and personal protection. While you are not required to attend the full series, doing so will impact your understanding of trauma and how parent your child from a place of understanding and love. ONLINE


The Complaints Process

Tuesday, 11/9; 6-9pm; RSVP LINK

Complaints against caregivers happen often, and the process of investigation can be confusing and scary. This session will help you prevent complaints, explain the investigation process, and offer recommendations to prevent a future complaint. ONLINE


Trauma Series, Part 3

Monday, 11/15; 6:00 – 8:30pm; RSVP LINK

This 3-part series is based on the Love and Logic Series. In this series, parents will learn about how trauma affects the brain and how disruptive behaviors can be children's attempts at self-preservation and personal protection. While you are not required to attend the full series, doing so will impact your understanding of trauma and how parent your child from a place of understanding and love. ONLINE


ESPAÑOL SB89 - Desarrollo Sexual Saludable

Martes, 16 de Noviembre de 2021; 6:00- 9:00pm; ENLACE RSVP

En 2017, California adoptó la Ley de Educación de Salud Sexual para Jóvenes de Crianza de California (Proyecto de Ley 89 del Senado) para aumentar el acceso a la educación sobre salud sexual y reproductiva para los jóvenes en hogares de crianza. Esta capacitación enseñará a los cuidadores a hablar con los jóvenes sobre el sexo, sus cuerpos y relaciones, y ayudará a los jóvenes a comprender el consentimiento. EN LÍNEA


SB89 – Healthy Sexual Development

Tuesday, 11/17; 6-9pm; RSVP LINK

In 2017, California adopted the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89) to increase access to sexual and reproductive health education for youth in foster care. This training will teach caregivers to talk to youth about sex, their bodies and relationships, and to help youth understand consent. ONLINE


Strengthening Families

Saturday, 12/11; 9am-4pm; RSVP LINK

This training explores how to strengthen family relationships through understanding the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions that influence behaviors in children and adults. This workshop was designed to support healthy family relationships. ONLINE


We want to hear from you!

We look forward to having you join us! If you have any training requests, please email us at ccfkce@chabotcollege.edu