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FSA’s continual commitment to strengthening communities one family at a time is what drives our passion and service. And, that passion and commitment is ever so evident in the dedicated team members across all of our programs. On June 13th, 2019 we wanted to shine that spotlight on our Child Development Center team members that have been with our family throughout our years of providing quality care and service. Because, it’s our valuable team members that make Family Service Association a family, and a leader in our communities. It’s about family and for us this is community.
Photo: Judith Wood (FSA COO) awarding Shelley Amatulli her award for 15 years of dedication. Thank You Shelley for your care and commitment to FSA’s Child Development Center!
Photo: (From left to right) Anadeicy Gonzalez, Iris Lozano, Mirian Mora, and Jacqueline Hinojosa. Thank you for being part of our family!
Photo: (from left to right) Mirian Mora, Anadeicy Gonzalez, Jacqueline Hinojosa, Iris Lozano, Samantha Dillingham, Amber Bates.
Photo: Represented our FSA Child Development Center Team Members celebrating 15 Year Anniversaries; Jacqueline Hinojosa, Anadeicy Gonzalez, Leslie Cox, Araceli Martinez, Silvia Kepke, Isabel Beltran , May Eslava, Shelley Amatulli, Antolina Inojosa, Mary Hampton.
Photo: Represented our FSA Child Development Center Team Members celebrating 5 Year Anniversaries; Janelle Lawrence, Amber Bates, Laurie Ziem, Janice Ferguson, Kristy Cross, Iris Lozano, Samantha Dillingham, Rebecca Rodriguez, Kenna Chandler-Coleman, Courtney Garcia, Graciela Castro.
Top Photo: (from left to right) Cynthia Lauchang, Amelia Ibarra, Shelley Amatulli
Photo: May Eslava partaking of the recognition celebration
Also recognized were FSA’s Child Development Center’s 10 Year Anniversary Team Members: Ariana Lopez, Lorena Andrade, Demarie Verges, Noemi Aguilar, Mirian Mora, Lydia Young.
Longevity awards for Child Development Team Members that have been with FSA for five, ten, fifteen, and twenty years demonstrates their passion for the work they do and their commitment to our community. These accolades are held annually and this is the first year that team members are celebrated individually by department. Recognizing their greatness sets a standard of excellence that should be consistently emulated. Thank you for all you do team!
On July 1, a team of 28 Riverside County Sheriff’s Academy recruits and their instructors helped clean and organize the Family Service Association Central Kitchen/Distribution Center. This enthusiastic group volunteered for a 3-hour shift helping:
Sweep, mop and wash walls throughout the warehouse
Wash wire shelving racks, refrigerator doors, windows and sills
Wash down exterior of building and clean building perimeter
Help pack and bag food for lunches
Wash pots and pans
The group will finish their 6-month Basic Peace Officer Training course in August. This Community Project was a benefit to Family Service Association and a team-building project.
The recruit in charge was “Patty” Myriam Guerra. Additional Sheriff’s Academy Recruits in this senior class helping at the FSA site included Guerra, Ruelas, Garcia, Bowdry, Carter, Shinn, Becerrill, Crux. Ruano, Buenrostro, Harlow, Kimsy, Craine, Labaco, Erwin, Dohanyos, Camacho, Limen, Baxter, Vazquez, Munoz and Salazar. Instructors participating included lead Sgt. Stolte, Inv. Cleary, Inv. Munoz, Cpt. McAuliffe, and Dpty. Brito-Gonzalez. Another group of 28 helped with demolition and prep work for painting and a facade rebuild for the City of Calimesa City Hall buildings.
We sincerely appreciate their support of FSA and their endeavors to keep the community safe.
-- Kathy Knox
Volunteer Program Manager
If, you or someone you know is interested in our volunteer opportunities please feel free to reach us at:
Tele: (951) 275-5055 or visit our volunteer landing page at: https://www.fsaca.org/volunteer
Riverside County Day Care, Family Day Care, and Preschool Teachers are invited to take advantage of this great opportunity for a FREE training for Teacher Child Interaction Training provided by Family Service Association's Behavioral Health Department! Come and Join us for an amazing day set to enhance your current skillsets and build on new ones. For more information and to reserve your seat click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-child-interaction-training-tickets-62026732627
Family Service Association’s 19th Annual Child Development Conference
April 13, 2019, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
At Riverside Convention Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Judith Wood, Chief Operating Officer
Ph: 951-779-9623 Email: email@example.com
Family Service Association has been providing early care and education services in Riverside county for over 25 years. We currently operate 10 child development centers throughout the county serving more than 1500 children each day. Our commitment to children and families led us to recognize the need for on-going professional development of those who work directly with children as well as support for those who are a child’s first teacher, their parents.
In winter of 2000 Family Service Association held their first Child Development Conference. The Conference is dedicated to supporting early childhood professionals, parents, early childhood students, administrators, and others who work with young children in educational, medical and home settings. Each year we bring in recognized leaders in Child Development to speak to our participants about best practices as well as other topics of interest to those who work with and parent children.
This year is our 19th annual conference and we are excited to present our keynote speaker: Rae Pica, education consultant, author and host of her own radio show on the BAM Radio Network. For more information about our keynote speaker or to view her newsletters and blog please log onto her website: www.raepica.com Rae is the author of “What if Everybody Understood Child Development?” and “Active Learning Across the Curriculum.”
Workshops at this year’s conference include: Nurturing Children through Literacy, Intentionality in Action for Preschool Children, The Impact of Trauma in Early Childhood Development, Preventing Challenging Behaviors and more.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $45.00. For more information about the conference or FSA CDC, please contact – Jessica Carrasco: Jessica.Carrasco-Salcedo@fsaca.org or 951-779-9623.
HOPE Collaborative Annual Children’s Conference:
A Community Conversation about Child Abuse
April 4, 2019 At Riverside Convention Center
8:30 am to 3 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dariana Ortiz, Community Centered Services Director
The HOPE (Healing. Outreach. Prevention. Education) Collaborative, the Child Abuse Prevention Council for Riverside County since 2013 is hosting its 46th Conference on April 4th at the Riverside Convention Center from 8:30 am to 3 pm. This year’s theme is “A Community Conversation About Child Abuse.”
This year we are excited to present two noteworthy keynote speakers: Theresa Covington, MPH, and Jennifer Jones, MSW. Theresa (Teri) Covington is the Director of Within Our Reach at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and has over 40 years’ experience in child health and safety. She is working to advance policy and practice recommendations at the federal and state levels from the National Commission to eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Jennifer Jones currently serves as the Director of the Change in Mind (CiM) Institute at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. The change in Mind Institute, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation serves as a hub for disseminating knowledge on the latest advances in neurosciences, providing training and technical assistance, and expanding opportunities for the transformation of organizations and systems as they adapt to the new application of the science.
Other presentations at this year’s conference include a panel of professionals who work within different areas in child welfare (e.g., medical, education, social work, etc.), a cultural factors presentation, two lived experience presentations presented by a former foster youth and father now parent partner who had an experience within the child protection system.
Every year, the Children’s Conference is dedicated to supporting professionals, parents, social work students, administrators, and others who work with children and adolescents in educational, medical and home settings. Each year we bring in recognized leaders in child welfare and related professions, to speak to our participants about best practices as well as other topics of interest related to the well-being and safety of children.
Continental breakfast, lunch, child care, Spanish translation services and parking fee are included in the registration fee of $30.00.
The mission of the HOPE Collaborative is to promote the safety of children and to prevent abuse and neglect in Riverside County. This mission is accomplished through the coordination and facilitation of interagency collaboration; efforts to raise community awareness; education and training of professionals, parents, and the community; services to child abuse victims and families impacted by abuse and neglect; and advocacy efforts influencing public policy.
For more information about the conference or the HOPE Collaborative, please contact – Adrienne Rubio at (951) 686-3750 or at Adrienne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Higher Education, Lower Cost
Family Service Association and Ashford University, an accredited online university, now offer all eligible employees savings on tuition and other educational costs. Ashford’s Tuition Benefit combines with Family Service Association’s tuition assistance program to provide employees and immediate family members with financial assistance to earn a college degree while working full-time.
The Tuition Benefit includes:
20% Tuition Savings - Take advantage of reduced tuition to earn your degree
Technology Fee Waiver - This per course charge will be waived
Required Online Course Materials Waiver - Digital course materials and textbooks
Visit success.ashford.edu/familyserviceassociation or call 855.805.6911 for more information.
Child Development Conference
Schedule · Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome (Family Service Association)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker: Rae Pica
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Session (AM)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session (PM)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Raffle Prize Drawings and Closing
Select the link to sign up for the conference.
HOPE for the Holidays is an annual toy drive for Riverside County foster youth. We coordinate with Regional Managers and Social Workers from Riverside County Department of Social Services (DPSS) to identify foster youth who could benefit from these gifts and fulfill them by various methods.
From community donations at multiple donation sites throughout Riverside County to funds from district and city agencies, we aim to make sure all foster youth in Riverside County have a gift to open.
Last year, the generosity from the Community Designation (CID) funds from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5, My Stuff Bags Foundation, Blythe Energy, and the community who donated toys and other items, the toy drive was a success. HOPE staff coordinated with DPSS regional managers and social workers to identify foster youth who could benefit from the gifts. HOPE was able to gift a total of 805 foster youth throughout Riverside County.