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LACC Foster & Kinship Care Program
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Welcome to the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program
at Los Angeles City College

Our Mission:

The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program provides quality education and support opportunities for caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth.

Program Description:

We offer continuous support for our Resource Parents (Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive) through several workshops and classes in areas such as:

-      Parenting Skills (Child Development, Behavior Management, Grief & Loss, Cultural
       Diversity, Self-Esteem, Safety Issues, CPR & First Aid)

-          Permanency Planning (Reunification, Emancipation, Guardianship, Adoption, Working with
       Birth Parents, Visitations)

-          Working with the System (Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights of Resource Parents; Accessing
        Community Resources)

-          Specialized Areas (Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, Prenatal Drug & Alcohol Exposure, Child
       Abuse, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Substance Abuse Issues, Attachment
       Issues, etc).

In addition we offer the following Pre-Service Certification Trainings:

-          D Rate: This training is offered for caregivers that take care of children with severe and
        persistent emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

-          F Rate: This training is offered for parents that take care of medically fragile children.

-          W Rate: Training for parents that take care of a teen parent and their non-dependent
        children.

The PS-MAPP (Permanence & Safety: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) is a 36 hour training offered to individuals that want to become Foster or Adoptive Parents with Los Angeles County.
If you want to become a Resource Parent (Foster / Adoptive) you must register and attend an orientation where you will receive information on how to register for the PS-MAPP training. To register for an orientation please call 1-888-811-1121

 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

1.      Caregivers who attend FKCE classes will enhance their parenting skills and increase their understanding of foster youth.

 2.      Students who attend the Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in parenting (PS_MAPP) class will gain the knowledge and skills that enables them to select whether or not to foster or adopt at this time obtained each of the course’s learning objectives.

 3.      FKCE program will deliver classes/workshop/trainings on topics that meet the needs and interests of its local population.

Renewal Hours for Los Angeles County Resource Parents:

Every year, as a Resource Parent you need to comply with a minimum amount of hours based on the rate that you have:
B Rate (Basic Rate)          12 Hours
D Rate                           18 Hours

F Rate                           12 Hours
W Rate                            4 Hours

You can receive renewal hours by attending any of our classes except the Pre-Service Certification Trainings. These particular trainings are offered to people that have not taken the D, F, or W Rate before and need to receive certification for the first time.

Contact Us:

Juan F Alvarez, Program Director
Office on campus: Student Services Village – Room 127C
Phone: 323.953.4000 Ext. 2335
E-mail: alvarejf@lacitycollege.edu

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FKCE Schedules:
  Pre-Service D & F Rate Summer 2015  (PDF)

Summer 2015 Workshops for Parents & Youth  (PDF)