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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 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

January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Education and Awareness

ADP Time Management System Training

Mrs. Ronic Tatum, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Elias Ferede, IT Support Assistant

February 23, 2021

RevComm Volunteer IT Training

ADP Time Management System Training

Crystal Gonzalez, Founder of RevComm Consulting, and Daniel Gonzalez, Co-Founder and Marketing/IT Consulting for RevComm Consulting

Elias Ferede, IT Support Assistant

March 23, 2021

Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Mandated Reporting

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

FGP Staff

FGP Staff

April 27, 2021

Even Me Screening 

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Byron Johns, Project Director at the Girls Club of Los Angeles

FGP Staff

May 25, 2021

Depression and Loss: Common, Disabling, Unrecognized, Treatable

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

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

FGP Staff

June 22, 2021

P.S. Arts Movement Class

FGP Administrative and Program Updates

Charlotte Perebinossoff, Teaching Artist for P.S. Arts

FGP Staff

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

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