FREE Empowered to Connnect Conference
Apr
25
to Apr 26

FREE Empowered to Connnect Conference

SIMULCAST / April 25-26, 2019

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive

community as we work to equip families and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods, developed by

Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families.

Time: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; training is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: First 5 Shasta - 393 Park Marina Circle, Redding, CA

RSVP: Lilliput Families at 530-722-9092 no later than April 19, 2019

Light lunch will be provided

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Spring Book Club
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Book Club

Join us for Book Club!  We will run for 6 weeks, meeting 2x/month beginning March 22nd.  All dates are listed below. Purchase "The Connected Child", come and meet and discuss the assigned chapters, fellowship and learn together.  Training hours will be given for time spent reading the book as well as each discussion group you attend.  We look forward to seeing you! 


Meeting Dates:
March 22 & 29
April 12
May 3
May 17

Childcare provided.


Link to purchase the book: https://www.amazon.com/Connected-Child-healing-adoptive-family/dp/0071475001/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=177173768871&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9032624&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=7490937745430590725&hvtargid=kwd-2715693832&keywords=the+connected+child&qid=1551309336&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-20

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FREE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training

Presenter: Kathryn Page, Ph.D. 

What is FASD? 

FASD affects at least 5% of us, and around 10 times that many kids in foster care. Rarely recognized outside of a few savvy states and Canada, this condition can cause unmanageable behavior and great family disruption if it isn't identified and treated properly. This training will help participants recognize the patterns of FSAD, understand what is really going on with the child, and will teach how to adapt your approach to support healthy, happy development. Parents, Teachers, Social Workers and Mental health providers will learn best practices--NOT traditional therapy! 

May 10th, 9AM – 4PM 

(Lunch on Your Own) 

Shasta College Main Campus 

11155 Old Oregon Trail, Redding 

Room 806 

*Free parking in the east parking lot ONLY* 

To register email or call Sheri Wiggins at swiggins@shastacollege.edu, 530-339-3611. 

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NOT FORGOTTEN: A Foster Care Awareness Event
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

NOT FORGOTTEN: A Foster Care Awareness Event

  • Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us and other local foster family agencies and foster care providers at the Sundial Bridge Sunday, May 19th from 5-8pm.

Learn more about the need for foster homes, ask questions, and meet those working with foster children in Shasta County and surrounding areas.

For more information, call 222-1826

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Adoption Through Foster Care | Shasta County | FREE
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Adoption Through Foster Care | Shasta County | FREE

  • Shasta College Campus Downtown Mall, Room 8109 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each person interested in adopting a child through Shasta County Adoptions is required to attend all 18 hours of this training. This training examines the adoption process through the foster care system and through the eyes of the child.

June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 16 MUST ATTEND ALL DATES

6-9pm

To register contact Sheri Wiggins at 339-3611 or swiggins@shastacollege.edu

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Free Mandated Reporter Training

  • Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

By Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

Attend a FREE training to better understand your responsibilities and protections as a mandated reporter while learning how to make an effective report of suspected child abuse/neglect.

Trainings are designed to assist educators, health care practitioners, law enforcement officers, child care providers, social workers, religious and youth group workers, probation officers, all other individuals that are mandated to report as part of their job and all the general public in understanding their representative 

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/free-mandated-reporter-training-tickets-55087970603

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Foster Community: A Resource Family Event
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Foster Community: A Resource Family Event

SAVE THE DATE!

We are working on creating a resource/foster family event designed to build community, promote self-care, and earn 6 training hours! We have reserved a Saturday at Lema Ranch (June 15th). Event is FREE!

Is this something you would be interested in attending? Please let us know either way!

6 RFL Training Hours | NO childcare | Lunch is provided

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FREE Smart Lunch! The Five Protective Factors - Concrete Supports in a Time of...
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

FREE Smart Lunch! The Five Protective Factors - Concrete Supports in a Time of...

Concrete supports in a time of need is one of the protective factors in the Strengthening Families Protecitve Factors Framework. At some point every family needs help. Each family is different: some will ask for help, some won't; some already know the services they need and are able to get them independently or with just a little help. If we can help families access these essential sources of help, we will be building protective factors against stress and in turn, against possible child maltreatment. Join Susan Morris-Wilson, Youth Options and Right Roads Recovery Executive Director, as she shines a spotllight on this protective factor. 

Professionals and Providers serving young children and their families – feed your belly & feed your brain! The 0-to-5 Smart Lunch features experts and speakers, some local, some from afar, addressing a variety of early childhood topics and concerns. Lunch is provided – come learn, have lunch and network! 30 spots are available for each 0-to-5 Smart Lunch. Register early to hold a spot.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-lunch-the-five-protective-factors-concrete-supports-in-a-time-of-need-registration-60494689244?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR0NIRTcCxXfmInUUp7PqYBXRcRKGylN6duXKfj5kRYqSWBQ1HndH9SaPaY

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Jun
23
6:15 PM18:15

RFL Family Day @ Colt 45's Game

Come join us on Sunday, June 23rd, at Tiger Field to watch a Colt 45’s Game. Tickets are available for sale for $6 at Ready for Life.
(Tickets for 5 and under can be purchased at the game. All children who can walk need to have a ticket).

Tickets can be used at this game or any game this season.

50% of the proceeds go to support Ready for Life Foster Family Agency.

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Talking with Children about Trauma
Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Talking with Children about Trauma

Child trauma occurs more than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), more than two-thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by age 16. Millions of children in the U.S. experience abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence and catastropic events. SAMHSA statistics show that more than half (54%) of U.S. families have been exposed to some type of disaster. Early life adversity doesn't just affect an individual child - families, neighborhoods, and communities also absorb the impact of child trauma. Trauma can challenge a child's sense of stability and safety and, unaddressed or unsupported, can set the stage for lifelong health and behavioral issues. While not all children experience traumatic stress after trauma, for those that do, caring adults play an important part in supporting a child's recovery and helping them thrive. Adult support is essential, but what to do to support the child and what to say to a child can be confusing and difficult for the most caring and capable adult. 

This workshop will assist with helping participants begin to think about child trauma and learn more about what to do and say when talking to children about traumatic events. The workshop includes:

  • Short- and long-term impacts of child trauma

  • Understanding how children react to trauma and how they show anxiety

  • The body's alarm system

  • Helping children respond to the alarm system

  • How parents and providers can help

  • Creating supporting relationships

  • Teaching resilience skills 

Who Should Attend

  • Parents and providers of services to children 0-to-5 and their families, including teachers, child care and early learning staff, and other professionals interacting with traumatized children

Includes

  • Breakfast and snacks

Time

Sign-in: 8:30-9:00 am

Workshop: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 



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Car Seat Training
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Car Seat Training

  • Ready for Life Foster Family Agency (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CHP Officer Morton will be presenting a car seat training to show the proper installation and use of various car seats and boosters. If you are serving, or planning to serve children under the age of 10, please join us for this educational event where you will also gain 1.5 training hours! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00-7:30 PM

1.5 RFL Training Hours | Childcare Provided

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