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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

January 22, 2019

Background Check and Companion Care Program Procedures Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Director

February 26, 2019

Fire Smart - My Safe LA Chris Nevil and Bill Whitney

March 26, 2019

Children's Book Authors G. Brown; L.T. Robinson; C. Perkins

April 23, 2019

Art: Benefits to Troubled and/or Traumatized Children

Ms. LaNiqua H, Creative Canvases, Los Angeles

May 24, 2019

Trauma-Informed Culturally-Responsive (TICR) Training

Dr. Isaiah Pickens

May 28, 2019

Eat Smart Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, Health Promotion Representative of SCAN 

June 25, 2019

Mandatory Reporting and Confidentiality; 

Communication and Stress Management as a Volunteer

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Director 

July 23, 2019

End of the Year Reports, 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Updates

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Director, and FGP Staff

August 27, 2019

Yoga, Stretching, and Meditation Sessions

Distribution and Recognition T-Shirts

Pretty Woman Pray Not Prey

FGP Staff

September 24, 2019 

Knowing the 10 Signs

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Anne White, Member of the Alzheimer's Association

October 22, 2019

Take Care of Business - Men's Health

Jenny Alcalá-Alonzo, Health Promotion Representative of SCAN

November 19, 2019

Child Abuse and Elder Abuse 

Service Anniversary Recognition

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Director

FGP Staff

December 2019


No Meeting; Happy Holidays!

No Meeting

January 28, 2020 Trauma: How to Incorporate Resilience Into a School-Based Program

Kimberly Faulkner-Camacho, Interim Coordinator II for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

February 25, 2020

Programs and Resources of the UMMA Community Clinic 

Activity with Pepperdine University

Shallen Price and Nicole Ybarra, Operations Coordinators for the UMMA Community Clinic

Dr. Renee Dorn, Director of Alumni Relations at Pepperdine University

March 24, 2020

No Meeting due to COVID-19!

No Meeting

April 28, 2020

No Meeting due to COVID-19!

No Meeting
May 26, 2020

Need-To-Know: COVID-19


Ronic Tatum, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
June 23, 2020

Coping During COVID-19


Positive Results Center 

Facilitated by: Chevonna Gaylor, LMFT, Rev. Alfreda Lanoix, Jennifer Smith, Kandee Lewis

July 28, 2020

Staying Active Every Day and Managing Stress

Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, a Health Promotion Representative from Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN Community Service

August 25, 2020

FGP Program Updates 

Preparing for 2020-2021 Academic/Program Year

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Executive Director

FGP Staff

September 22, 2020

Food for Thought and Eat Smart

Jenny Alcala-Alonzo, a Health Promotion Representative from Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN Community Service

October 27, 2020

P.S. Arts Movement and Art Class

Joella Still, a Volunteer Coordinator from P.S. Arts 

November 17, 2020

FGP Program Updates 

Service Anniversary Recognition

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Executive Director 

FGP Staff

December 2020 No Meeting; Happy Holidays! 

No Meeting

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