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Foster & Kinship Care Education


The Allan Hancock College Foster and Kinship Care Education program extends a warm welcome to you! 

In response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, and until further notice, we are currently offering workshops and trainings in an remote format through Zoom. We have temporarily suspended all in-person workshops. For more information on AHC's response to COVID-19, you may visit the AHC COVID-19 webpage.

What is FKCE?

The Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program is a statewide program that provides a variety of workshops/training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers, including D-Rate (Severely Emotionally Disturbed), F-Rate (Medically Fragile), Basic, and In-service training.

FKCE/DCFS orientations are offered to support relative care providers with their involvement with child protective services.

Why is FKCE Important?

The number of children in California's foster care system has grown by more than 50% from 68,000 to 105,000. The dramatic increase in the state's foster care population has been attributed to many factors. However, the AHC-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.

Video Link: What is Foster Care?


For the AHC FKCE training program, please view Fall 2021 Training Program here.


The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to resource parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. 

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