Trainings & Schedule

Trainings

Orientation

Our orientation presents an overview of the foster care to adoption process. Also covered are the comprehensive services provided by Sierra, the foster children in need of families, and the steps to becoming a forever family.

Support Groups

Sierra offers a variety of monthly support groups as one of our beneficial services. The groups give parents the forum to share ideas and resources with other pre- and post-adoptive families. Groups also explore parenting issues and deepen the understanding of the dynamics of foster, kin and adoption experiences while also earning resource family education credits.

Adoption Module

Adoption Module is a six-hour parent education training covering adoption specific issues, legal and financial information, and parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss. This interactive course also discusses the challenges that may be faced by adoptive families, develops a support network between participants, and shares community resources.

Note:  This course is required for all parents prior to an adoption finalization and is taken after children are placed in the home.

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training

Resource Family Pre-Approval training (formerly PRIDE) is a 10-hour interactive training course developed to educate resource and adoptive families about the child welfare system and trauma-informed parenting of children. Prospective foster/adoptive families learn about working as a team, attachment, grief and loss, trauma-informed parenting and creating a healing home and community.

For more information and to RSVP (as space is limited) for a training session please see the schedule with contact information below.

Our Nevada City office is MOVING! Details coming soon.

Our offices will be CLOSED  September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

Schedule

Sacramento – Must RSVP for attendance as space is limited – (916) 368-5114

Orientation: Second Monday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017

LGBTQ Support Group (RSVP for child care): Second Wednesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • August 9, 2017
  • September 13, 2017

Adoptive Family Support Group (RSVP for child care): Fourth Tuesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • July 25, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • September 26, 2017

Adoption Module (space is limited, call to RSVP): 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Part I – July 19, 2017
  • Part II – July 26, 2017
  • Part I – September 20, 2017
  • Part II – September 27, 2017
  • Part I – November 15, 2017
  • Part II – November 29, 2017

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training (Formerly PRIDE) – Space is limited, please call to RSVP: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

  • Day I – August 12, 2017
  • Day II – August 19, 2017
  • Day I – September 23, 2017
  • Day II – September 30, 2017
  • Day I – October 21, 2017
  • Day II – October 28, 2017
  • Day I – November 4, 2017
  • Day II – November 18, 2017

Auburn – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 887-9982

Orientation: Third Thursday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • July 20, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • September 21, 2017

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:

Address: 316 Vernon Street, Roseville
Classroom: 259
Childcare room: 229
Both rooms are upstairs.
Street parking is ample behind the building. There is also a parking structure 1 block down on Oak street.
A light dinner is served for adults and children.

  • July 11, 2017 – Module One – It Takes a Team
  • July 18, 2017 – Module Two – Attachment, Grief, and Loss
  • July 25, 2017 – Module Three – Trauma Informed Parenting
  • August 1, 2017 – Module Four – Creating a Healing Home and Community

Classes repeat every four weeks. New participants are welcome to join a series anytime but must RSVP. No need to wait for Module One to get started. All four modules are required.

Adoption Module (Space is limited, please RSVP): 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Part I – August 23, 2017
  • Part II – August 30, 2017
  • Part I – October 18, 2017
  • Part II – October 25, 2017

Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • July 27, 2017
  • August 24, 2017
  • September 28, 2017

Nevada City – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 478-0900

Orientation: First Wednesday of each month. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • August 9, 2017
  • September 6, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • August 4, 2017
  • September 1, 2017

Chico and Other Counties – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 879-3861

Adoptive Parent Support Group –  Orland: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • July 24, 2017
  • August 28, 2017
  • September 25, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yreka: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • July 19, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • September 20, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Mt. Shasta: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

  • July 20, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • September 21, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • August 3, 2017
  • September 7, 2017

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