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East County Hub: New Placement Packet & Comfort Calls

February 11, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Trainers: Ivon Sanchez & Mirna Pina, Children & Family Services
Facilitator: Liz Thiele, PPE

This month’s East County Hub will feature a two-part presentation from Ventura County Children & Family Services on important policy matters! We will have plenty of time for questions and answers.

Part 1– New Placement Packet presented by Ivon Sanchez, LCSW Administrative Specialist III

Ventura County Children and Family Services has updated the existing Foster Family Home Placement Packet in order to reflect the agency’s current business practices and expectations for caregivers.

The goal is to ensure:

  • Caregiver(s) have the necessary information to best meet the needs of children in out-of-home care
  • Information is in line with the Resource Family Approval Program and the Quality Parenting Initiative

Part 2 Comfort Calls presented by Mirna Pina, LCSW, MSPH Community Services Coordinator

Comfort calls are phone calls between a caregiver and parent after removal or upon arrival of a child to a caregiver’s home to allow parents to share information directly with a caregiver about the day-to-day needs of the child and to support a positive co-parenting relationship. Come, learn more about Comfort Calls, and get your questions answered!

Participants will receive a certificate for 2 hours of training upon completion of the class.

RSVP to leticia_sandoval1@vcccd.edu *Please put East County Hub in the Subject line, let us know your full name, and indicate if you are a foster/resource parent/kinship provider in your RSVP

Limited childcare is available with pre-registration; please contact Miriam with Channel Islands Social Services at (805) 384-0983 ext. 859 as soon as possible, must be no later than 2/7/20.

Sponsors: Channel Islands Social Services, Children & Family Services, Oxnard & Ventura College FKCE



February 11, 2020
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Channel Islands Social Services
Children & Family Services
Ventura & Oxnard Colleges Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program


Lighthouse Church
3353 Old Conejo Rd.
Newbury Park, CA 91320 United States
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