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.

Resource Family Website Resources

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

Our offices will be CLOSED in observance of holidays on:

  • February 19, 2018

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

  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018

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

  • January 10, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018

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

  • January 23, 2018
  • February 27, 2018
  • March 27, 2018

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

  • Part I – February 21, 2018
  • Part II – February 28, 2018
  • Part I – March 21, 2018
  • Part II – March 28, 2018
  • Part I – May 23, 3018
  • Part II – May 30, 2018

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

  • Day I – January 20, 2018
  • Day II – January 27, 2018
  • Day I – February 3, 2018
  • Day II – February 10, 2018
  • Day I – March 10, 2018
  • Day II – March 17, 2018
  • Day I – April 14, 2018
  • Day II – April 21, 2018
  • Day I – May 5, 2018
  • Day II – May 12, 2018

 

Special Training

RISE Training
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Nurtured Heart Approach®
This 3-hour training will help parents increase connection to their children while decreasing family stress by creating attachment and managing behaviors. Parents will get to experience the joy of being a highly effective agent of change in the lives of their children.

Presented byAnna Morgado, LMFT
Nurtured Heart Approach® Certified Trainer

Where: Sierra Forever Families
8928 Volunteer Lane #100, Sacramento, CA 95826

When:
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information on Nurtured Heart Approach®, visit their website: www.Childrenssuccessfoundation.com

To register contact:
Erin Somers

(916) 368-5114
Please, RSVP – childcare is provided and space is limited!

(A light meal will be provided)

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

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

  • January 18, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018

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

  • Part I – January 24, 2018
  • Part II – January 31, 2018
  • Part I – April 18, 2018
  • Part II – April 25, 2018

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

  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 22, 2018

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.

Classes repeat TUESDAY NIGHTS 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. 

  • Module One – It Takes a Team
  • Module Two – Attachment, Grief, and Loss
  • Module Three – Trauma Informed Parenting
  • Module Four – Creating a Healing Home and Community

 

Special Training

Nurtured Heart Approach®

This 3-hour training will help parents increase connection to their children while decreasing family stress by creating attachment and managing behaviors. Parents will get to experience the joy of being a highly effective agent of change in the lives of their children.

Presented byAnna Morgado, LMFT
Nurtured Heart Approach® Certified Trainer

Where: Sierra Forever Families
275 Nevada Street, Auburn 95603

When:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information on Nurtured Heart Approach®, visit their website: www.Childrenssuccessfoundation.com

To register contact:
Lisa Elliott
(530) 887-9982
Please, RSVP – childcare is provided and space is limited!

(A light meal will be provided)

Grass Valley – Must RSVP for attendance – (530) 478-0900

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

  • January 3, 2018
  • February 7, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 4, 2018

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

  • January 5, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • March 2, 2018

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

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

  • January 22, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • March 26, 2018

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

  • January 17, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018

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

  • January 18, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • January 4, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2018

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