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:

  • May 28, 2018
  • July 4, 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

  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 11, 2018
  • July 9, 2018
  • August 13, 2018

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

  • April 11, 2018
  • May 9, 2018
  • June 13, 2018

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

  • April 24, 2018
  • May 28, 2018
  • June 26, 2018

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

  • Part I – May 23, 3018
  • Part II – May 30, 2018
  • Part I – June 20, 2018
  • Part II – June 27, 2018

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

  • Day I – April 14, 2018
  • Day II – April 21, 2018
  • Day I – May 5, 2018
  • Day II – May 12, 2018
  • Day I – June 2, 2018
  • Day II – June 9, 2018
  • Day I – July 14, 2018
  • Day II – July 21, 2018

 

Special Training

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


 

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, July 12, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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)


 

Empowered to Connect

Based on the book The Connected Child, Trust-Based Parenting equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to meet those needs. Parents will also learn how to manage the difficult behaviors that are a result of those needs.

Presented by: Eric Osborn (Empowered to Connect Trainer)

Location and Date/Time:
8928 Volunteer Lane #100, Sacramento, CA 95826
Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:00-8:00pm

To register contact:
Anna Morgado LMFT, Training Coordinator
Sierra Forever Families
(916) 368-5114
amorgado@sierraff.org

Must RSVP – Space is limited! Childcare and 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

  • April 19, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • June 21, 2018

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

  • Part I – April 18, 2018
  • Part II – April 25, 2018
  • Part I – July 18, 2018
  • Part II – July 25, 2018
  • Part I – August 22, 2018
  • August 29, 2018

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

  • April 26, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • June 28, 2018

Resource Family Pre-Approval Training. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
ADDRESS UPDATE:
The RFA classes in Placer County From May 15 – July 31, will meet at the Placer County office:
1000 Sunset, Suite 140, Rocklin, Ca.
Vernon Street is closed all summer on Tues nights due to events so we are moving class from Sierra College on Vernon to Placer office in Rocklin just for those 2 months.

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

NO RFA CLASS ON JULY 3rd

Special Training – Check back soon

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

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

  • April 4, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • June 6, 2018

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

  • April 6, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • June 1, 2018

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

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

  • April 23, 2018
  • June 25, 2018

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

  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018

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

  • April 19, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • June 21, 2018

Adoptive Parent Support Group – Yuba Sutter

  • April 5, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
  • June 7, 2018

 

Special Training:

  • Survival Brain Buster – April 6, 2018
  • Understanding the lifetime core issues of adoption – April 27, 2018
  • Getting your Ducks In a Row – May 4, 2018

Learn more about our training and workshop opportunities.