General Membership Meeting and
Continuing Education Training
– Family Engagement –
The Ventura County Foster Parent Association
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
– 2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT –
FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED
“The Next Steps – Family Engagement”
The Juvenile Court Judge has decided that it’s best to give the parents the opportunity to reunify with their children. We will explore how the first 180 days in foster care are probably the most important in stabilizing the placement and avoiding multiple moves. As foster and kinship parents it’s sometimes like herding cats, keeping it all together for the kids to thrive and grow while they are in our homes.
Who is making decisions now? How does it all work together for the kids? It can be compared to fitting a triangle into a circle. Foster Families have to pull all the pieces together for the kids while keeping everyone happy! Reunification can be easy if all the pieces of the puzzle fall in place. This training we will explore what to do when:
- Visitation starts
- School starts
- Service plans are developed and started
- Unique resources for children are needed
The foster care conundrum: Reunification. It’s complicated. It’s complex.
Child Care: Will be provided for free for those attending who RSVP by contacting Channel Islands Social Services at 805.384.0983 no later than Monday, January 13, 2014
When: January 16, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Living Oaks Church, Kids and Students Center, 1077 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park, CA
Have a Question?: Contact Dr. Kim Lockwood – 805.657.5655
Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/8RgI
Exiting 101 Freeway South
Exit Wendy Drive – Turn right at end of off-ramp which will bring you back over the freeway. Make left at next traffic signal. Make immediate left onto Grande Vista Drive. Make right on Business Center Circle and the Kids and Students Center will be on your left at 1077 Business Center Circle.
Exiting 101 Freeway North
Exit Wendy Drive – Continue straight through intersection at the end of off-ramp. Once through the intersection, make immediate left onto Grande Vista Drive. Make right on Business Center Circle and Kids and Students Center will be on your left at 1077 Business Center Circle.