This page includes information and links to workshops, community events and resources related to health, social and basic needs services that may be of interest to clients, staff, partner agencies and community members. Resources included are for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement of events, services nor agencies.
Upcoming Trainings & Events
Ventura County Farm Worker Housing Workshop
Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo
Agricultural landowners, labor contractors and employers are invited to a workshop to learn more about the opportunities for such projects in Ventura County.
Hosted by Farm Bureau of Ventura County and House Farm Workers!, the session will include presentations on topics including:
A “how to” guide to the process of building housing on your land.
Introduction to the regulations allowing construct accessory dwelling units.
How the state’s employee housing act and other laws facilitate farm worker housing.
Project financing options.
Update on plans for a 300-unit farm worker housing complex near Somis.
Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks
Speaker: Dr. James Sutton
RSVP by March 25 to (805) 497-0189.
Respite care is available with an advance reservation.
TIPS: Trauma Informed Practices for Advocates
Wednesday, March 27, 12 – 2:00 p.m. OR
Wednesday, April 3, 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Ventura County Community Foundation,
West Wing Conference Room
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo
Becoming “trauma‐informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them.
Often, trauma survivors can be re‐traumatized by well‐meaning caregivers and community service providers.
~ Learn about the physiological impacts of trauma on the brain and possible emotional, behavioral, social and intellectual/academic impacts on youth in foster care (e.g., attachment issues, externalized behaviors, disabilities, etc.)
~ Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) studies and how they relate to life-long impacts for students impacted by trauma
~ How to help & support impacted by trauma in your role as an advocate/mentor to youth
Participants will receive credit for 2 hours of training upon completion the class. Meets Foster VC Kids criteria for “Trauma.”
Please RSVP to Rhonda Carlson at email@example.com
Sponsors: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) & Ventura College FKCE
Walking the Path Together: Tools for Building the Path
A conference for families of young children with special needs (0-5 years old) and the professionals who support them!
Apr 13, 2019, 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ventura County Office of Education
Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo
Keynote Presenters: Keira Battles, Fiona Battles, Elizabeth Lopez and Juana Quintal
All breakout sessions will be offered separately in both English and Spanish and most will be co-presented by a parent and a professional.
More information: Barbara Rush: firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 437-1560
Saturday April 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m in Thousand Oaks
Featured Community Resources
Free English Classes for Adults /
Clases Gratuitos de inglés para Adultos
Avenue Library, 606 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura
Mondays/lunes – 10:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays/martes – 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays/miércoles – 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays/jueves – 10:00 a.m.
Make an appointment today, call (805) 643-6393
Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Ave, Ventura
Mondays & Wednesdays/lunes y miércoles – 3 p.m.
ESL Conversation Groups hosted by Laubach Literacy of Ventura County.
Call for an appointment (805) 671-5748