Special Populations Collaborative

Foster Care Individuals

Lassen College, Kinship Training for Caregivers to Aid Foster Youth

The purpose of the program is to offer training and support to kinship care providers in the Lassen Community College district. A Kinship Provider is a relative who is caring for a related child that has been removed from the parental home either voluntarily or involuntarily. When it is unsafe for children to live with their parents, or when their parents are unable to care for them, children need an alternate living environment to help them continue to grow and learn. Often the best option for these children is to live with family members, an arrangement called Kinship Care.
Classes are held on campus and are free and open to anyone who would like to attend. The times and dates of classes are listed on the college website. Class topics include:

  •  Parenting skills
  • Effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • How to build healthy relationships
  • Child Development
  • Teen Issues
  • Resolving family conflicts and anger management
  • Working effectively with birth parents
  • Guardianship advantages
  • Juvenile Judicial System

More information is available at mailto:kinship@lassencollege.edu, (530) 257-6181 x8901 or http://www.lassencollege.edu/student_services_kinship.html