Foster Care Education
Our college provides the following:
Specialized Care Increment (SCI) initial training - 12 hrs.
SCI Specialized classes - 4 hrs. each
RFA, SCI, W renewal classes
When a child is placed in your home, you will begin receiving a monthly stipend to cover the cost of care for that child. Learn more about resource family funding and other financial assistance at:https://dcfs.lacounty.gov/caregivers/resource-family-financial-assistan…
How many hours of RFA are required for renewal? 8 hrs every year
What type of training is required for the SCI? Will D- and F-Rate certifications be grandfathered in?
- Initial SCI approvals require 16 hours of Resource Parent training (12 hours of a foundational curriculum - SCI Certification, plus four additional hours of a specialized course: Importance of Documentation or Caring for A Child/Youth with Healthcare & Other Special Needs.
- Six hours of specialized training, chosen by the Resource Parent, are required for annual recertification each year thereafter.
- For existing D- and F-Rate caregivers who have already participated in the basic D- or F-Rate foundational training, six hours of additional courses will be required when their annual assessments come due.
The classes are currently offered via Zoom and in order to receive credit hours, participants must adhere to the following:
Participants’ identity will be verified
Participants must attend the entire training
Participants’ video must be on with your presence in view during the entire training
Participants will be dismissed from the training without credit for the following behaviors:
Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct
Habitual profanity or vulgarity
Obstruction or disruption of teaching
Defiance or refusal to adhere to directions
Important Information: Please allow 3-5 workdays to receive a certificate. Our trainers do not issue certificates. The roster goes back to the FKCE office and after necessary verification, the class attendance will be input into the FKCE database and you will be issued a certificate and/or a transcript.
All classes are eligible for RFA, W, and SCI renewals.
SCI Specialized Training: Turning Dreams into Degrees Education Course 1. 6-10 student grade.
Saturday, November 4, 2023; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cultural Identity/Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, November 8, 2023; 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Emotional Behavior Disorders
Thursday, November 9, 2023; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SCI (Specialized Care Increment) Must attend all of the following sessions: (12hrs)
Thursday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Importance of Documentation (4hrs)
Friday, November 17, 2023; 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
What Trauma Does to a Child’s Development
Thursday, November 30, 2023; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Attachment & Separation Anxiety (3hrs)
Friday, December 1, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Understanding the Requirements & Best Practices Regarding Psychotropic Medications (3hrs)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm.
Child Abuse, Neglect and Trauma(3hrs)
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Working with Trauma and Children with Special Needs (3hrs)
Thursday, December 14, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
January 2024 Schedule Coming Soon!
FKCE Wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!