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 foster care 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.

Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (PRIDE)

PRIDE is a 10-hour interactive training course developed to educate foster and adoptive families about the child welfare system and trauma-informed parenting of children. Prospective foster/adoptive families learn about protecting and nurturing children, meeting children’s developmental needs, supporting relationships with birth families, and nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime.

For more information and to RSVP for a training session please see the schedule with contact information below.

Schedule

Sacramento – Must RSVP for attendance – (916) 368-5114

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

  • January 9, 2017
  • February 13, 2017
  • March 13, 2017

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

  • January 11, 2017
  • February 8, 2017
  • March 8, 2017

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

  • January 24, 2017
  • February 28, 2017
  • March 28, 2017

Adoption Module (RSVP for child care): 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Part I – January 18, 2017
  • Part II – January 25, 2017
  • Part I – March 22, 2017
  • Part II – March 29, 2017

PRIDE Training: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

  • Part I – January 7, 2017
  • Part II – January 21, 2017
  • Part I – March 11, 2017
  • Part II – March 18, 2017

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

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

  • January 19, 2017
  • February 16, 2017
  • March 16, 2017

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

Sierra College
333 Sunrise Ave, Roseville
Training in Room 219
Please RSVP – child care provided in Rm 212

  • January 17, 2017 – Module One – It Takes a Team
  • January 24, 2017 – Module Two – Attachment, Grief and Loss
  • January 31, 2017 – Module Three – Trauma Informed Parenting
  • February 7, 2017 – Module Four – Creating a Healing Home and Community

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

Adoption Module: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Part I – February 1, 2017
  • Part II – February 8, 2017

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

  • January 26, 2017
  • February 23, 2017
  • March 23, 2017

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

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

  • January 4, 2017
  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017

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

  • January 6, 2017
  • February 3, 2017
  • March 3, 2017

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

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

  • January 23, 2017
  • February 27, 2017
  • March 27, 2017

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

  • January 18, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017

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

  • January 19, 2017
  • February 16, 2017
  • March 16, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • January 5, 2017
  • February 2, 2017
  • March 2, 2017

Additional Family Training Class:

Day 1: How Attachment Styles Impact Attachment

What is Trauma Informed Care? We will examine what makes an experience a “trauma” and how such experiences create styles of relationship interactions, core beliefs about the self and others and impairment in typical child development.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Government Center Board Chambers
915 8th Street
Marysville, CA 95901

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Learning Objectives

What is Trauma-informed care? Learn what makes an experience a “trauma” and how such experiences create styles of relationship interactions, core beliefs about the self and others, and impairment in typical child development.

  • Identify your parenting and attachment styles
  • Identify your child’s attachment style
  • Develop a coherent narrative
  • Understand trauma’s impact on the brain and how corrective parenting heals Complex Developmental Trauma

Day 2: Attachment in Trauma-sensitive Parenting

Thursday, March 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Government Center Board Chambers
915 8th Street
Marysville, CA 95901

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What is Trauma-informed care? Learn what makes an experience a “trauma” and how such experiences create styles of relationship interactions, core beliefs about the self and others, and impairment in typical child development.

  • Learn 7 areas of impairment in children
  • Learn 4 styles of attachment
  • Recognize signs of disrupted attachment in children and in the family
  • Learn core beliefs of securely attached and insecurely attached children

Ce Eshelman, LMFT, is a champion of adoptive parents, the founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships in Sacramento and author of a support book for adoptive parents- Drowning with My Hair on Fire: Insanity Relief for Adoptive Parents. She is an attachment therapist specializing in treating families with children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Complex Developmental Trauma, and attachment/abuse recovery challenges.

Light Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Childcare reimbursement available for adoptive parents.

Please call Leslie at 530-879-3861.

 


 

Sensory Processing, Disorders, and Behaviors by Diana Willow Dejesus, OT

Wed, February 8, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST

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Understanding your child’s sensory signals
Do you know a child who has unexplainable behaviors? How the brain takes in, processes and remembers information is entirely dependent upon our senses. Many times a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) may be at the root of a child’s learning delays or behaviors.

In this training, you will learn an in-depth definition of SPD, its effects, and about sensory challenges that many children experience. Strategies for coping at home, school and play will be explored with opportunities to experiment with some tools that can help your child manage sensory needs and feel calmer, happier, and in control – now and in the future!

This FREE training is presented by
Diana Willow Dejesus is a pediatric and specially sensory integration trained Occupational Therapist with experience working in California Children’s Services (CCS), medical therapy units, early intervention, and school settings. She also has an Early Childhood Educator degree and founded “Integrative Therapy“, a sensory motor pediatric clinic for children with sensory processing and developmental impairments.

~ Lunch is provided! ~
Questions? Please call Leslie Damschroder (530) 826-6016

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