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Foster Grandparent Program In-Service Training

In-Service Trainings are every fourth Tuesday of each month, except December. Meetings are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Pepperdine University's West Los Angeles Campus, located at 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Date Topic Facilitator
July 27, 2021

The Continuing Saga of COVID-19 and It's Impact On Our Mental Health

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Positive Results Center

 

FGP Staff

August 24, 2021

Healthy Grieving - How to Live After Loss

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Alejandro Bulnes, a Health Promotion Representative from Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN Community Service

FGP Staff

September 28, 2021

Alzheimer's Disease: Signs, Prevention Methods and MORE

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

FGP Staff

 

FGP Staff

October 26, 2021

Serving a Child of the LGBTQ+ Community

LA Times B2B Publishing Inspiration Women Forum & Awards

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Rainbow Labs – Luis Vasquez and Maria Garcia

 

Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing Team

 

FGP Staff

November 16, 2021

FGP Program Updates

Service Anniversary Recognition

COVID-19 Updates

FGP Staff

FGP Staff

Ronic Tatum, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

December 2021

No Meeting; Happy Holidays!

No Meeting

January 25, 2022

RepairSmith Partnership

The Art of Montessori Education

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Jessica Chou and Jasmine Hopkins, Talent Acquisition Partners for RepairSmith

Alexis Moser, Ed.M CEO & Educator, CLIC Montessori School

FGP Staff

February 22, 2022

A Look at the Most Common Cancers

ABC Shuffle

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Barbara Llamas, Health Promotion Representative for Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service

LaShana D. Tyler, Music Artist and Founder of ABC Shuffle

FGP Staff

March 22, 2022

Goals to Reach for a Healthier You

Movement Class

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, Health Promotion Representative for Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service

P.S. Arts

FGP Staff

April 26, 2022

Volunteer Child Abuse Prevention and Mandated Reporting Continual Education Session 

COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Education and Awareness 

The Art of Montessori Education

Volunteer Code of Conduct Review 

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Executive Director of the FGP 

Mrs. Ronic Tatum, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 

Alexis Moser, Ed.M CEO & Educator, CLIC Montessori School 

FGP Staff

May 24, 2022

Communities of Color for Stimulant Use Prevention

Understanding Eldership

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Mignon Bell, Outreach Director, CLARE|MATRIX

Dr. Byron Johns, Founder, A Place To Be

FGP Staff

June 28, 2022

The Beauty of Inclusion: An overview of our LGBTQ communities & issues

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish Language & Latinx Media and Representation, GLAAD

FGP Staff

July 26, 2022

P.S. Arts Movement Class for FGP Volunteers

Compliance: Appropriate & Inappropriate Service Activity Overview

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

P.S. Arts

FGP Staff

FGP Staff

August 23, 2022

Volunteer Team Building Exercise

Social Emotional Learning

Child Abuse, Elder Abuse & Mandated Reporter Training

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

FGP Staff

Cheryl Joy, M.S. CCC/SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)

FGP Staff

FGP Staff

September 26, 2022

P.S. Arts Movement Class for FGP Volunteers

Maintain Your Brain: World Alzheimer’s Month

IT Support and Training Updates

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Jasmine "Jazzy" Burgos, Teaching Artist, P.S. Arts

Maira (Martin) Mesa, Health Promotion-Care Planner, Independence at Home

Daniel Mendoza, IT Support Assistant, FGP

FGP Staff

October 25, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

P.S. Arts: Art Lesson

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Nicole Cherry, LCSW Clinical Services Manager, YWCA

Darryl King, Sr. Program Manager, Educator Development & Community Arts, P.S. Arts

FGP Staff

November 15, 2022

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Annual Volunteer Recognitions

P.S. Arts: Movement Class

FGP Staff

FGP Staff

Sarah Peters, Teaching Artist, P.S. Arts

December 2022

No Meeting; Happy Holidays!

No Meeting

January 24, 2023

DSC Study

General Human Trafficking 101 Training

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Amber Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science, California State University Long Beach

Arielle Curry, Territorial Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator, The Salvation Army

FGP Staff

February 28, 2023

Black History Month Reflection Activity

Reflections of a Radical Servant Leader: Courage to Let Your Light Speak

ADP Time & Attendance Training Session

FGP Budget Update

Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser: Pop-Up Store Training

Administrative & Program Updates

FGP Staff

Sister Minister Loretta Randle

Samuel Walker, IT Support Assistant

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Executive Director

Samuel Walker, IT Support Assistant

FGP Staff

March 28, 2023

Women’s History Month Reflection Activity

Google Suite & DocuSign IT Training

Women’s History Month: Racial and Gender Equity

Administrative & Program Updates

FGP Staff

Samuel Walker, IT Support Assistant

Fabiola Montiel-Tellez, Director of Racial and Gender Equity, YWCA Glendale and Pasadena

FGP Staff

April 25, 2023

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Mandated Reporter Review

Eat Smart & Active Every Day

Identifying Trauma In Ourselves and In Our Communities & Stress Management

Administrative & Program Updates

FGP Staff

Jenny Alcalá-Alonzo, Health Promotion Representative, Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service

Claudia Gonzalez, LCSW, United Mental Health Promoter, Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion Division, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

FGP Staff

May 23, 2023

Older Americans Month: Aging Unbound

Volunteer Recognitions

Mental Health Awareness Month: Depression: Common, Disabling, Unrecognized, Treatable

Administrative & Program Updates

Miyue Chen, M.A. and Christina Krespis, M.A., Doctoral Students, Pepperdine

FGP Staff

Jenny Alcalá-Alonzo, Health Promotion Representative, Independence at Home, SCAN

FGP Staff

June 27, 2023

Pride Month - TBD

TBD

Feel free to contact our office with any questions at (310) 568-5596.

Foster Grandparent Testimonials

"Each day of volunteering goes by quickly and I keep coming back!" – Juanita Wilson

"My most recent experience has been at DeMille School where the students are teens and are classified as slow learners. In three years at this school I have had many rewarding experiences, helping them in their reading, writing, and arithmetic"Edna Puckett

"Both my husband and I were Foster Grandparents and it was a wonderful experience. The team at Pepperdine became my family."Barbara McDonald