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 the contact information below.

Our offices will be CLOSED in observance of holidays on:

  • December 24, 2018
  • December 25, 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 14, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019

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

  • January 22, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 26, 2019

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

  • Part I – Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Part II – Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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

  • Day I – January 26, 2019
  • Day II – February 2, 2019
  • Day I – March 2, 2019
  • Day II – March 9, 2019

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

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

  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 21, 2019

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

  • Part I – February 20, 2019
  • Part II – February 27, 2019

Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month. 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • January 24, 2019
  • February 28, 2019
  • March 3, 2019

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
ADDRESS UPDATE:
The RFA classes in Placer County will meet at the Placer County office:
1000 Sunset, Suite 140, Rocklin, Ca.

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

*PLEASE NOTE: No RFA training class on December 25, 2018

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 CA 95603

When:
Sunday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
March 3, 2019

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

To register contact:
Anna Morgado

amorgado@sierraff.org
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 1, 2019
  • February 6, 2019
  • March 3, 2019

Adoptive Parent Support Group: First Friday of each month. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • January 4, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019

Adoptive Parent Support Group: Third Monday of each month. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • January 1, 2019
  • February 18, 2019
  • March 18, 2019

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