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:

  • November 10, 2017
  • November 23 and 24, 2017
  • December 25 and 26, 2017

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

  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

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

  • October 11, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • December 13, 2017

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

  • September 26, 2017
  • October 24, 2017
  • November 28, 2017
  • December 13, 2017

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

  • 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 – 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

 

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017   5:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017   5:30pm – 8:30pm

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

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

  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 28, 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.

  • October 3, 2017 – Module One – It Takes a Team
  • October 10, 2017 – Module Two – Attachment, Grief, and Loss
  • October 17, 2017 – Module Three – Trauma Informed Parenting
  • October 24, 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 – October 18, 2017
  • Part II – October 25, 2017

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

  • September 28, 2017
  • October 26, 2017

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

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

  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017

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

  • October 6, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • December 1, 2017

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

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

  • September 25, 2017
  • October 23, 2017
  • November 27, 2017

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

  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017

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

  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • October 5, 2017
  • November 2, 2017

Learn more about our training and workshop opportunities.