Foster Care

Foster & Kinship Care Education

The Foster and Kinship Care Education program provides a variety of training programs for Foster/Resource parents and relative caregivers, providing both pre-service classes for prospective Resource Foster and Adoptive parents and continuing education for existing Resource Foster and Kinship caregivers.  A wide range of class topics are offered in order to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs of children and youth in out-of-home care. The following provides an overview of our course offerings.

All classes are FREE and open to the public:

  • Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE)
  • Relative Caregiver (Kinship) and non-related family caregivers — Enhanced Orientation and other classes designed for those caregivers.
  • D-Rate (emotional/behavioral difficulties) Pre-Service and Continuing Education Classes
  • F-Rate (medically fragile) Foster Care Pre-Services and Continuing Education Classes
  • W-Rate (caring for pregnant or parenting youth) Whole Family Foster Care for families
  • Renewal Classes for Basic, D, F, and W Rate re-certifications
  • Resource Family Approval (RFA) for prospective resource foster and adoptive parents

Schedule of workshops: Fall 2018 Class Schedule


OFFICE HOURS:  Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, closed weekends and holidays: November 12, 2018 (Veteran's Day), November 22 & 23 (Thanksgiving), December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2018 (Winter Holiday Closure).

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:  Saturdays--see current schedule. 


Call: Clemestine or Diane at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3585




Program Director                

Betty L. Sedor