Foster Kids & Kinship Care Events

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 28, 2018 / comments

[Juline Aguila, Foster & Kinship Care Education]
Foster & Kinship Care Education This Week and In November.

Santa's Open House Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair 

Benefiting Foster Kids of El Dorado County November 2 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 3 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Placerville Elks Lodge No 0700 3800 Quest Court Shingle Springs 
Now accepting gently used furniture, household items, tools and jewelry Call Angela at (916)804-3013

Skills For Healthy Boundaries…Rebuilding A Child’s Self-Identity

Thursday, November 1st6:30pm-8:30pm…(doors open at 6pm for meet and greet)

Location: El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville, Building B-1

Boundaries are largely formed in childhood. How a child is treated by others shapes how their boundaries are defined. Any type of abuse - physical, emotional, or sexual, is a boundary invasion. Victims of abuse experience a loss of control over their own bodies and lives. Our presenter, Judy Knapp, will share the Circles Program and other skill building techniques so we can learn how to help kids of all abilities gain power over their bodies and have healthy relationships. This class counts towards annual training hours (as do all our classes!).

Supporting A Loved One With a Mental Health Condition

A NAMI Family and Friends Seminar

Thursday, November 8th, 6:30-8:00pm (doors open at 6pm for meet and greet)

 Please RSVP to Jan from NAMI El Dorado: (530) 306-7710

Location: El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville, Building B-2

Presented by NAMI El Dorado certified trainers, join us to gain information and support in caring for a loved one with a mental health condition. We will discuss common symptoms, treatment, recovery and much more. Come find out about local resources and ongoing support. You are not alone!

LGBTQ Foster Youth Awareness… this satisfies one RFA Required Annual Training topic

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville, Room 304, use lower level parking, classrooms are in wing to the left.  Continued on the next page…

Calling all Resource Families! Our speakers from the Foster Youth Collaborative will help us gain knowledge and understanding of our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning youth in foster care. Learn about the population and how we can better support these youth while in care and reduce barriers to their permanency.