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.

Our office will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Schedule

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

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

  • April 10, 2017
  • May 8, 2017
  • June 12, 2017

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

  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 14, 2017

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

  • April 25, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • June 27, 2017

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

  • Part I – May 17, 2017
  • Part II – May 24, 2017
  • Part I – July 19, 2017
  • Part II – July 26, 2017

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training (Formerly PRIDE): 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

  • Day I – April 8, 2017
  • Day II – April 22, 2017
  • Day I – May 13, 2017
  • Day II – May 20, 2017
  • Day I – June 17, 2017
  • Day II – June 24, 2017

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

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

  • April 20, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • June 15, 2017

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

Sierra College
333 Sunrise Ave, Roseville
Training in Room 221
Please RSVP – child care provided in Rm 212

  • April 4, 2017 – Module Four – Creating a Healing Home and Community
  • April 11, 2017 – Module One – It Takes a Team
  • April 18, 2017 – Module Two – Attachment, Grief and Loss
  • April 25, 2017 – Module Three – Trauma Informed Parenting
  • May 2, 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 – April 19, 2017
  • Part II – April 26, 2017
  • Part I – June 21, 2017
  • Part II – June 28, 2017

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

  • April 27, 2017
  • May 25, 2017
  • June 22, 2017

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

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

  • April 5, 2017
  • May 3, 2017
  • June 7, 2017

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

  • April 7, 2017
  • May 5, 2017
  • June 1, 2017

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

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

  • April 24, 2017
  • May 22, 2017
  • June 26, 2017

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

  • April 19, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • June 21, 2017

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

  • April 20, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • June 15, 2017

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • April 6, 2017
  • May 4, 2017
  • June 1, 2017

Learn more about our training and workshop opportunities.