Foster & Kin Care
College Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) program offers
training, information and resources to foster and kinship caregivers
in Mendocino and Lake Counties. The FKCE program plays a vital
role in providing licensed foster parents and relative caregivers
with the training and education that will help them in meeting
the multifaceted and often complex needs of the foster children
in their care.
free of charge and open to foster parents, prospective foster
parents, adoptive parents, kinship providers, social workers,
and other interested persons.
The mission of the Foster and Kinship Care Education program is
to provide quality education and support opportunities to caregivers
of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers
may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental
needs of children and youth in the foster care system.
The development of foster and Kinship Care Education is guided
by the belief that children and youth will achieve their fullest
feel they belong to families that are strong, safe and nurturing.
is consistency in care.
are qualified, caring, and knowledgeable.
are linked to and collaborate with community support services.
permanency that is in the best interests of the child.The Independent
Living Program (ILP) provides educational training to help youth
in foster care and emancipated foster youth ages 16 to 21, develop
the skills and competence needed to become self sufficient. The
competency-based educational training includes:
College and Career Planning
Living Program Mission
The mission of the Community College Foundation Statewide Independent
Living Program (ILP) is to assist foster youth in out-of-home
placement and emancipated youth between the ages of 16 and 21,
to become self-sufficient as they transition from foster care.
helps instill resilience, and competency-based educational training
helps each youth attain her/his maximum level of functioning and
thrive. ILP provides adult care providers with skills to promote
successful emancipation among youth in their care.