RFA (Resource Family Approval) Training
This 12-hour training provides basic training required for those who wish to become foster/ adoptive parents. This program
is a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered approval process. It
will replace the existing processes for the procedures listed below by
combining elements of all of them into a single approval standard:
- Licensing of foster family homes;
- Approval of relatives and non-relative extended family members as foster care providers or legal guardians; and
- Approval of adoptive families.
will provide greater support to relative and non-related extended
family member caregivers, reduce placement moves and improve permanency
processes for children and youth.
These classes meet on either Tuesdays and Thursdays or all day Saturday. Please check class calendars for specific dates.
Adoption Support and Resources
This class is designed for families that are thinking about becoming adoptive parents, in the process of becoming adoptive parents, or already are an adoptive family. The facilitator has many years of experience as an adoptive liaison, working with pre and post adoptive families, birth families, and Kinship providers. If this subject applies to you, please come and check out this amazing class and meet other adoptive parents. This class is offered quarterly.
CPR & First Aid
Learn how to take care of your loved ones or any others in need should an emergency, accident or injury occur. Learn how to save a life. The trainers show you how to do dressings, help stop bleeding, basic arm slings, help save a drowning victim, and other simple emergency tips. Trainers is certified by the American Red Cross. The FKCE Program will now be handing out certificates as instructed by the county for the CPR/First Aid classes. The CPR/First Aid class will continue to be free to all participants. The certification is good for 2 years. This class is offered once a month on Saturday.
Dad's Support and Resources
Monthly meetings will be hosted by Jim Nielsen, usually the first Tuesdays of the month from 6:00-9:00pm. The meeting will provide Foster and Adoptive dads a safe place to ask questions and share techniques that other dads use to raise children.
Kinship Support and Resources
This regular class focuses on the issues relative caregivers are faced with as they raise their family's children. Family dynamics, school advocacy, working with the system, and obtaining necessary resources are some of the topics covered. Located in Del Norte, these classes offer support and resources to family members who are caregivers, or who may be concerned about the children, and wondering what is possible.
Love and Logic
Love and Logic parenting is a cornerstone for any parent wanting a practical, no-nonsense approach to parenting. Come learn how to talk to your kids so they will listen, learn and change behavior. Learn the mot effective style and logical formulas you can use to teach your child personal success. Four steps to teaching responsibility; the COOL formula; guiding your child to solve the problem; four parenting types; their problem your way; enforceable statements; one-liners; letting empathy and consequences teach. This curriculum is comprehensive, fast-paced, fun and it makes sense! In-class problem solving will help you apply the model to your situation. This 3 week course is offered quarterly on Wednesday nights.