Bakersfield College

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Training Schedules

To register for a training session, find the training you would like to attend on this page, then fill out the Training Registration form.


Resource Family Approval Orientation

Address: Kern County Department of Human Services: Columbus Center-Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield CA 93306

Child Care? No. Sorry, child care is not provided.

Pre-Register: Call the Registration Line to 661-631-6204

Schedule: Orientation is offered the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm (only the 2nd Thursday in November and December)
Spanish Foster Care orientation is the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

For more information on becoming a Resource Parent please call 661-631-6204 or visit the Kern County Department of Human Services website.

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Pre-Adopt Training Schedule

Pre-Adopt Training is a required training for foster parents going through the adoption process. Pre-Adopt training consists of Sessions 3, 6 and 9 from the PRIDE training series. Usually the adoptions social worker will refer foster parents to this training.

Child Care? Yes, Childcare is available. Please register.

Pre-Register: Call the registration line at 661-319-1836

NO Walk-Ins!

Training Dates

Spanish translation is available for all pre-adopt trainings.

Date/Time Facilitator Location
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Becky Colaw, M.S Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St. Bakersfield CA 93306
Santa Maria Conference Room

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Resource Family Approval (RFA) Training

Resource Family Approval Training is a training series for participants interested in becoming a Resource Family (Foster Parent, Relative Caretaker or Non-Related Extended Family Members). This training fulfills the Kern County Department of Human Services training requirements. The training is a 12-hour series broken into four sessions and will be offered twice a month. For further information, please contact 661-395-4991.

Pre-Register: Visit the Training Registration page to register  or call the registration line at 661-395-4991.

Child Care? Yes, childcare will be available some months. Check availability by calling 661-319-1836.

RFA Pre-Service Training Schedule

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Class #10: October 5-12, 2019

Instructors: Barbara Reifel, LCSW; Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW; Leslie Aguirre (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Sessions 1 and 2 Saturday, October 5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Sessions 3 and 4 Saturday, October 12
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #11: October 8-17, 2019

Instructors: Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (10/8 and 10/15); Angelica Gomez, MSW (10/10 and 10/17); Leslie Aguirre (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Tuesday, October 8
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 2 Thursday, October 10
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Tuesday, October 15
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Thursday, October 17
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #12: October 21-30, 2019

Instructors: Barbara Reifel, LCSW; Patricia Scott (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Monday, October 21
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 2 Wednesday, October 23
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Monday, October 28
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Wednesday, October 30
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #13: November 2-9, 2019

Instructors: Angelica Gomez, MSW (11/2 and 11/9); Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW (11/9); Patricia Scott (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Sessions 1 and 2 Saturday, November 2
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 and 4 Saturday, November 9
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #14: November 5-14, 2019

Instructors: Becky Colaw, MS; Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW; Leslie Aguirre (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Tuesday, November 5
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 2 Thursday, November 7
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Tuesday, November 12
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Thursday, November 14
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #15: November 11-20, 2019

Instructors: Barbara Reifel, LCSW; Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Tuesday, November 12
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Santa Maria Room
Session 2 Wednesday, November 13
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Monday, November 18
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Wednesday, November 20
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #16: December 2-11, 2019

Instructor: Angelica Gomez, MSW

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Monday, December 2
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 2 Wednesday, December 4
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Monday, December 9
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Wednesday, December 11
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #17: December 7-14, 2019

Instructors: Becky Colaw, MS; Patricia Scott (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Sessions 1 and 2 Saturday, December 7
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Sessions 3 and 4 Saturday, December 14
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

Class #18: December 10-19, 2019

Instructors: Barbara Reifel, LCSW; Becky Colaw, MS; Leslie Aguirre (Written Directives Presentation)

Session Date/Time Location
Session 1 Tuesday, December 10
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 2 Thursday, December 12
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 3 Tuesday, December 17
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room
Session 4 Thursday, December 19
6:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Services
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Orientation Room

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Capacitación de aprobación de la familia de apoyo

La capacitación para la aprobación de la familia de recursos es una serie de capacitación para los participantes interesados ​​en convertirse en una familia de recursos (padres de crianza temporal, cuidadores relativos o miembros de la familia extensa no relacionados). Esta capacitación cumple con los requisitos de capacitación del Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Kern. El entrenamiento es una serie de 12 horas y se ofrecerá una vez al mes. Para obtener más información, comuníquese al 661-395-4991.

Registro: 661-395-4991.

Cuidado de Niños esta disponible unas fechas. Puede verificar disponibilidad llamando a 661-319-1836.

Horario de entrenamientos

     
     
     

Clase #5: Noviembre 2019

Instructor: Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW; Angie Valdez (Presentacion de Directivos Escritos)

Sesion Fechas Lugar
Sesion 1 Martes, 12 de Noviembre
6:00-9:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Santa Maria"
Sesion 2 Miercoles, 13 de Noviembre
6:00-9:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Sesion 3 Lunes, 18 de Noviembre
6:00-9:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Sesion 4 Miercoles, 20 de Noviembre
6:00-9:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"

Clase #6: Diciembre 2019

Instructor: Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT; Jessica-Macias-Cervantes, ACSW; Angie Valdez (Presentacion de Directivos Escritos)

Sesion Fechas Lugar
Sesion 1 y 2 Sabado, 7 de Diciembre
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Sesion 3 y 4 Sabado, 14 de Diciembre
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Departamento de Servicios Humanos Condado de Kern:
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus: Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"

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Ongoing Training

Trainings are recommended for Resource Families, Group Home Staff, and other professionals working with children.

Visit the Training Registration page to register for one of the trainings listed below.

Resource Families will fulfill training hours for licensing.

Child Care? No. Sorry, child care is not provided.

Pre-register: Call the registration line (661)-395-4991

Walk-ins? Yes! Walk-ins are also welcome!

Date/Time Location Instructor Topic
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM (Session 1)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Session 2)
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Starting School Strong
Put the FUN back into going to school! A two-part seminar, based on Love and Logic Parenting, full of practical, easy to learn skills that give your kids the social and behavioral advantage transitioning into school. Makes parenting less stressful, fun and effective while giving parents and teachers common language and successful strategies. Teaches your kids success skills that will last a lifetime!
Session 1: Preparing for School - success strategies, setting limits, getting kids to do things the FIRST time, neutralizing arguing, discipline your kids without losing their love, consequences vs. punishment
Session 2: How to Get Your Kids out in the Morning - giving choices within limits, guiding your child to solve their problems, strategies for sharing, interruption strategies, conflict resolution with children.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Perla Davis, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Caring for Children with Moderate Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more significant behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Perla Davis, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Caring for Children with Severe Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more significant behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BC SouthWest
11000 River Run Blvd #200
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW Human Trafficking: Commercial Sexual Exploited Children (CSEC)
This training is specifically designed for foster parents, relative caregivers, and group home staff as a first step in combatting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in California. We are working to raise awareness to the crisis at hand and increasing your ability to identify commercially sexually exploited children.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Gayla Gibson - Relative Caregiver, Caregivers of Kern County (CKC) Member and Resource Parent (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Community Resources for Foster Children
Come learn about resources available for the children in your care. Learn how to navigate the system and how to advocate for the children in your care. This training will include an overview of the resource directory provided by the Kern County Department of Human Services.
Friday, August 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Prevention Skills for Challenging Behaviors
Trauma Informed Parenting giving success strategies to work with a child from trauma reducing: Arguments, fights, tantrum and disrespect. Skills that will reduce parent anxiety and increase healthy relationships.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Self-Care for Caregivers
Stress can make us ineffective at learning and reacting in ways we want to react. As a foster parent, you are asked to deal with difficult situations and make quick decisions. Research has shown that stress can make these sometimes difficult situations feel impossible. This training teaches you the different types of stress and how each type of stress can impact you. We also cover how to take care of yourself to combat each type of stress, and how to give yourself all the tools you need to take on the daily expectations of foster parenting. This workshop style training will help you in creating your own Self Care plan that works for you!
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Barbara Reifel, LCSW

(Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez)

Parenting the Unattached Child
Through the lens of mindful and trauma sensitive care, we will explore the attachment challenged child’s view of the world, life, love, family and relationships. We will find answers to the questions; ‘why does my child do what she does?’, ‘how can I more effectively engage with my child?’, and ‘how do I maintain my sanity while doing so?’ We will explore what it means when a child has attachment challenges and interventions that can work in your home, such as brain based restoration of emotional regulation and sensory based interactions that bring healing.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Caring for Children with Moderate Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more significant behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Sibling Rivalry
Do you feel like your kids are CONSTANTLY fighting? You are not alone, but you don't have to live this way. You can minimize the sibling rivalry and bring more CALM to your home.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
BC Weill Institute Room 103
2100 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Sydney Matlock-Pettus Court Process: What to know as a caregiver
This training will cover the juvenile dependency process, including the different types of hearings and what they mean and how these hearings affect you as a caregiver. We will cover investigative timeframes, filing of petitions, Detentional, Jurisdictional, Dispositional Hearings as well as the various Review Hearings.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
BC Southwest
11000 River Run Blvd #200
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Understanding Children’s Mental Health Challenges
Frequently, foster children are diagnosed with a variety of mental health diagnosis, from depression and anxiety to Bipolar disorder. These diagnoses can be stigmatizing for the child and confusing for the resource family. This training will focus on increasing understanding about mental health diagnoses and what you, as the resource family, should expect and how to have effective conversations about mental health.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
BC Weill Institute Room 103
2100 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Therapeutic Parenting
Children in child welfare often struggle with challenges around attachment and trauma. The experience of childhood for these children is significantly different than the experience of childhood for the non-traumatized child that has had the opportunity to attach to a primary caretaker. Learning how to parent therapeutically is the single most important thing you can do to help support a traumatized child struggling with attachment issues. This training will discuss the different approaches in therapeutic parenting, help you identifying your therapeutic parenting style, and provide you with therapeutic parenting tools to add to your toolbox!
Saturday, September 7, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM (Session 1)
12:00-2:00 PM (Session 2)
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Becky Colaw, MS (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Connecting and Correcting
This will be a two part training. These two topics work so closely together. Children are not willing to listen to our correction if we have not first connected to them. This is challenging for children in the foster care system who come into your home with already established behaviors that need to be corrected before you have a chance to connect with them The first two hours will cover strategies and techniques for connecting to children through play and other types of interactions, including one-on-one time, conversation starters, and other activities that appeal to older and younger children. This training will cover what building a connections looks like and the difference it will make in parenting a child who has come from a challenging background.
In part two of the training, we will discuss challenging behaviors and ways to correct those. Why do children have the behaviors they have, and how can we correct them when the child is new in our home? These are questions we will try to answer. We will discuss some traditional methods, such as time out, removal of privileges, or counting (1-2-3- Magic), as well as some more creative ideas. Correction is not always about a consequence, so we will look at how we correct sometimes without a specific consequence. Sometimes a conversation or one-on-one time is the best form of correction.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Gayla Gibson - Relative Caregiver, Caregivers of Kern County (CKC) member and Resource Parent (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Striking a Balance: Parenting Biological Children and Foster Children
Fostering and adopting effects the entire family system. Many biological already in the home are impacted when a foster child comes into the home. Several studies have found that the experience of biological children in the family play a significant role in the success of the family overall in the foster care process. This training focuses on sharing stories of how resource families have successful struck this balance in the past, so you can find ways to support a successful balance in your own family. This training also includes an adult biological child sharing their experience growing up in a family that does foster care so that we can see things from the perspective of the biological child as well as the foster child.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM (Session 1)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Session 2)
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Session 1: Putting an end to arguing back talk and begging
Session 2: Teaching responsibility without losing their love
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 BC Southwest
11000 River Run Blvd #200 Room 213
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Rolando Hernandez, Foster Youth Services & Chase Amos, Bakersfield College NextUp Program

Educational Rights/Supporting Youth for Higher Education

 
This workshop will cover foster youth education rights and how you as a caregiver can help your child succeed in school. Learn about resources available. Chase Amos from Bakersfield College will cover a special presentation about the services available through the NextUp program.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM

BC Southwest
11000 River Run Blvd #200 Room 214
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Patti Kasper - MA, MTh, TBRI Practitioner Becoming a Trauma Competent Healing Parent, Part 1
When a child enters a foster/adoptive home with a history of drug exposure, abuse, neglect and/or trauma, that child will greatly impact the family. Often times the experience is nothing like what parents expect. This causes confusing emotions and parents may feel ill-equipped for the journey ahead. This workshop will support parents and caregivers of children who come from hard places with a practical how-to approach, specific tasks and skills. Participants who complete this training will receive a free copy of the book “Wounded Children Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families” by Jayne Schooler
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Caring for Children with Severe Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more significant behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Session 1)
12:00-3:00 PM (Session 2)
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Using current research about trauma and how to move to resilience, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potential traumatic childhood experiences. ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. We cannot change the trauma experienced, but we can change the outcomes. Learn relational parent success strategies to build resistance
Session 1: How do ACEs start in pregnancy? How do these ACEs compromise brain development and affect behaviors?
Session 2: How ACEs affect brain development and behaviors; trauma-informed parents relational success strategies
Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Perla Davis, MFT Child and Family Team Meetings
This training will cover the importance of Child and Family Team Meetings and how you, as a caregiver can participate in supporting the child, being the voice of the child and also having a voice in the decision making process.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM
TBA Patti Kasper - MA, MTh, TBRI Practitioner Becoming a Trauma Competent Healing Parent, Part 2
When a child enters a foster/adoptive home with a history of drug exposure, abuse, neglect and/or trauma, that child will greatly impact the family. Often times the experience is nothing like what parents expect. This causes confusing emotions and parents may feel ill-equipped for the journey ahead. This workshop will support parents and caregivers of children who come from hard places with a practical how-to approach, specific tasks and skills. Participants who complete this training will receive a free copy of the book “Wounded Children Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families” by Jayne Schooler
Friday, October 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Lying, Cheating, and Stealing
Although lying, stealing, and cheating are all inappropriate behaviors, they are also common, especially at an early age, as children try to test their limits but are still learning right from wrong. As they grow up these behaviors are challenging, disrespectful and frustrating. Discover new ways to deal with these challenging behaviors.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Patti Kasper - MA, MTh, TBRI Practitioner Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Caregiver Training Introduction & Overview
Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses empowering principles to address physical needs, connecting principles to attachment needs, and correcting principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.
Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
BC Weill Institute Room 103
2100 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) In the Trenches: Managing your Secondary Traumatic Stress
The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. The symptoms are similar in some ways to post-traumatic stress disorder: withdrawing from friends and family, feeling unexplainably irritable, having difficulty focusing, always feeling pressured to get things completed, and feeling hopeless and isolated. Many foster parents recognize the cumulative stressors that they faced in raising traumatized children, but often do not realize that the symptoms they may experience are a common reaction to working with traumatized children — and that these symptoms have a name. This training will focus on recognizing how STS affects you and your family, ways to mitigate the effects of STS, and developing a plan to deal with burnout.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Gayla Gibson - Relative Caregiver, Caregivers of Kern County (CKC) member and Resource Parent Parenting Relatives
When the parents are no longer able to care for their children, grandparents and other relatives or close friends often step in, but without much knowledge or the Child Welfare Services (CWS) system, the resources available to help them, and the issues the children are dealing with as a result of their loss and trauma. This workshop discusses resources for meeting the children's needs and how to work with (CWS). Relative caretakers who have taken placement of minor children informally) are also welcome to attend.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Water Safety
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Becky Colaw, MS (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) "Damaged" by Cathy Glass and Parenting the Abused Child
For this training, we will look at the memoir, Damaged, by Cathy Glass. She is a foster parent in England who has compiled many books on the children who she has fostered. This book looks at the life of a sexually abused child who has severe behaviors as a result of the abuse she suffered. Cathy shares her insight on how she made it through some very difficult times and maintained a constant relationship with this child she loved. After looking at this case, we will talk about the challenges of parenting a sexually abused child and what you can do to help the child, protect other children in your home, and to take care of yourself so you can take care of the child.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Cultural Competency
Foster parenting often means parenting children from a different cultural background than your own. Learn ways to be sensitive to these differences, how to help the child feel at ease in your culture, and how to help the child celebrate and maintain their own culture!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM
TBA Patti Kasper - MA, MTh, TBRI Practitioner Becoming a Trauma Competent Healing Parent, Part 3
When a child enters a foster/adoptive home with a history of drug exposure, abuse, neglect and/or trauma, that child will greatly impact the family. Often times the experience is nothing like what parents expect. This causes confusing emotions and parents may feel ill-equipped for the journey ahead. This workshop will support parents and caregivers of children who come from hard places with a practical how-to approach, specific tasks and skills. Participants who complete this training will receive a free copy of the book “Wounded Children Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families” by Jayne Schooler
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM (Session 3)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Session 4)
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Session 3: Setting Limits without Waging War
Session 4 - Avoiding Power Struggles
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Human Trafficking: Commercial Sexual Exploited Children (CSEC)
This training is specifically designed for foster parents, relative caregivers, and group home staff as a first step in combatting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in California. We are working to raise awareness to the crisis at hand and increasing your ability to identify commercially sexually exploited children.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Avoiding Holiday Stress
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Recognize the holiday triggers that heighten emotions. Learn how to manage stress levels so you can thoroughly enjoy the holiday season.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
BC Weill Institute Room 103
2100 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Perla Davis, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Caring for Children with Moderate Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more common behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
BC Weill Institute Room 103
2100 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Perla Davis, MFT (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) Caring for Children with Severe Behavioral & Emotional Needs
Behavioral and emotional challenges often affect children who live in long term foster care. Research has shown that the adverse effects of early childhood trauma directly impact the neurobiology of a child's brain. There is a correlation between this trauma and a variety of behavioral difficulties, such as aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, as well as insecure attachment. This training will focus on identifying some of the more common behavioral and emotional challenges seen in foster care. This training will also focus on offering trauma informed solutions for resource families trying to manage these behaviors.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW (Spanish Translator: Mireya Rodriguez) The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel
Dr. Dan Siegel's inspiring work gives parents tools to help kids move from surviving to thriving! This is especially important for foster kids, whose traumatic experiences can rewire their brain to focus on survival. The main point of The Whole-Brain Child is that families are not stuck in their current circumstances. Parents have the ability to change these circumstances by changing the way they respond and relate to the child, and as they do they can help alter their child’s brain, and how the child responds to their environment, in the process. Adoptive and foster parents have found The Whole-Brain Child to be helpful and relevant as they parent children that have had difficult and traumatic experiences.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Cherilyn Haworth-Price, MSW, LCSW Movie Screening: Instant Family
We will discuss the challenges and successes foster and adoptive parents experience following a screening of the warm-hearted movie, "Instant Family." When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Perla Davis, MFT Visitations
This training will be focused on visitations and how to prepare a child for visitation with family and how to deal with the behaviors that might arise.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Barbara Reifel, LCSW Self-Care for Caregivers
Stress can make us ineffective at learning and reacting in ways we want to react. As a foster parent, you are asked to deal with difficult situations and make quick decisions. Research has shown that stress can make these sometimes difficult situations feel impossible. This training teaches you the different types of stress and how each type of stress can impact you. We also cover how to take care of yourself to combat each type of stress, and how to give yourself all the tools you need to take on the daily expectations of foster parenting. This workshop style training will help you in creating your own Self Care plan that works for you!
Thursday, December 19, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Kern County Department of Human Sevices - Family Team Conference Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Dr. Judy Sullivan Osterhage Tantrums and Disruptive Behaviors
Discover how our interactions can often increase the tantrums. Specialty success skills to work with the brain for calm instead of fueling the fire of anger.

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Entrenamiento Continuo

Fecha/Horario Lugar Instructor Tema
Miercoles, 24 de Julio, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Desarrollo y comportamiento del Niño
Esta capicatcion discutirá el desarrollo físico emocional y cognitivo de los niños. Se incluirá una discusión sobre el vínculo entre padres e hijos, el desarrollo cerebral, los efectos del trauma crónico y el estrés, y las técnicas para superar esos efectos y mejorar el vínculo.
Jueves, 15 de Agosto, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Cuidado de niños con necesidades emocionales y de comportamiento moderadas
Los desafíos de comportamiento y emocionales a menudo afectan a los niños que viven en hogares de crianza a largo plazo. La investigación ha demostrado que los efectos adversos del trauma en la primera infancia afectan directamente la neurobiología del cerebro de un niño. Existe una correlación entre este trauma y una variedad de dificultades de comportamiento, como la agresión, la hiperactividad, la impulsividad, así como el apego inseguro. Esta capacitación se enfocará en la identificación de algunos de los desafíos conductuales y emocionales más comunes que se observan en el cuidado de crianza. Esta capacitación también se enfocará en ofrecer soluciones informadas sobre el trauma para las familias de recursos que intentan manejar estos comportamientos.
Jueves, 29 de Agosto, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Weill Institute de Bakersfield College, Sala 103
2100 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Jessica Macias-Cervantes, ACSW Lo que debe saber del proceso de judicial como cuidador
Esta capacitación cubrirá el proceso de dependencia juvenil, incluidos los diferentes tipos de audiencias y lo que significan y cómo estas audiencias lo afectan a usted como cuidador. Cubriremos los plazos de investigación, la presentación de peticiones, las audiencias de detención, jurisdiccional, de disposición, así como las diversas audiencias de revisión.
Miercoles, 25 de Septiembre, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT El cuidado de niños con necesidades emocionales y de comportamiento severas
Los desafíos emocionales y de comportamiento a menudo afectan a los niños que viven fuera del hogar a plazo largo. La investigación ha demostrado que los efectos adversos del trauma en la primera infancia afectan directamente a la neurobiología del cerebro de un niño. Existe una correlación entre este trauma y una variedad de dificultades de comportamiento, como la agresión, la hiperactividad, la impulsividad, así como el apego inseguro. Este entrenamiento se enfocará en identificar algunos de los desafíos conductuales y emocionales más importantes que se observan en el cuidado de crianza. Este entrenamiento también se enfocará en ofrecer soluciones informadas sobre el trauma para las familias de recursos que intentan manejar estos comportamientos.
Lunes, 30 de Septiembre, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Perla Davis, MFT Reuniones de niños y familias
Esta capacitación cubrirá la importancia de las reuniones del equipo infantil y familiar y cómo usted, como cuidador, puede participar en el apoyo al niño, ser la voz del niño y también tener una voz en el proceso de toma de decisiones.
Lunes, 21 de Octubre, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Weill Institute de Bakersfield College, Sala 103
2100 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Prevencion de Suicidio
Suicidio es una palabra que la sociedad trata de ocultar o rehuir, especialmente alrededor de nuestros jóvenes. En esta capacitación, discutiremos los tabúes del suicidio, analizaremos las diversas razones por las cuales los adolescentes intentan suicidarse y / o tienen éxito en suicidarse. Discutiremos varios temas relacionados con este tema delicado y aterrador, así como analizaremos las diferentes organizaciones disponibles para ayudar a prevenir el suicidio o ayudarnos a superar el proceso de duelo.
Miercoles, 30 de Octubre, 2019
4:00-6:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Angelica M. Gonzalez, MFT Seguridad con Agua
La seguridad del agua debe ser una prioridad en todo momento si usted es propietario de una casa con piscina. Discutiremos las diversas regulaciones concernientes a mantener a nuestros niños seguros alrededor de varios cuerpos de agua y también aumentar nuestro conocimiento para enseñar a los niños las reglas básicas de seguridad con respecto a la seguridad del agua.

 

Martes, 10 de Diciembre, 2019
5:00-7:00 PM
Condado de Kern Departamento de Servicios Humanos
3711 Columbus Center
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Centro Columbus Sala de Conferencia "Family Team"
Perla Davis, MFT Visitaciones
Esta capacitación se centrará en las visitas y en cómo preparar a un niño para las visitas con la familia y cómo lidiar con los comportamientos que puedan surgir.

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