Trainers and Volunteers
Mrs. Rebecca Talley Oliver
Mrs. Talley Oliver brings a wide range of training and educational experience as the director of Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE). She has a master's degree in public health from Loma Linda University, and a master's degree in psychology from Northcentral University. In addition to her duties as director of the programs, she teaches in the psychology department at Victor Valley College(VVC) and volunteers to facilitate parenting classes through a First 5 grant at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). Rebecca also works with San Bernardino County Schools to facilitate Positive Prevention (HIV/AIDS education) workshops for public school teachers throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Rebecca is currently a doctoral candidate working on her degree in psychology. Her dissertation is being coordinated through the CUIDAR program at CSUSB (Dr. Laura Kamptner), in partnership with VVC (Dr. Lori Kildal) and the Alliance for Education (Mr. Marcelino Garza). Her topic is identifying barriers to completion of parenting classes. (We want to know why parents drop out of parenting classes and believe the reasons are more complex than transportation issues or scheduling conflicts.)
Rebecca has four children and a too-much-fun grandson and she recently married Claude Oliver, VVC CIDG Department Chair and instructor
FORMS FOR PSYCH COURSES:
Volunteer form Complete and return form to Ms. Talley if interested in volunteering in the FKCE department
Psych 101 Plotnik (7th ed.)
Sigelman, C. K. & Rider, E. A. (2006). Life-span human development. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.
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