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How to make valentines from recycled materials

Date: February 5th, 2021
Valentine making doesn't have to be expensive! Gather any art supplies you have around the house and utilize whatever paper you might have to create your own awesome and recycled valentines! Ideas for recycled paper to use would be newspaper, magazines, "junk mail", old artwork, coloring book pages, even cardboard food containers! Don't have any glue? Mix equal parts of flour with water and create an easy paste. Combine all your creations together to make wonderful valentines anyone would be honored to receive. Happy Valentine's Day!

ALDEA Art Show & Fundraiser

Date: July 19th, 2020
Video Showcase Aldea Art Show and fundraiser evening of creative art made on wine barrel heads created by youth in three different Aldea programs including our summer art camp. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films The Archer Hotel Napa Valley California 2019.

ALDEA Annual Donor Appreciation Event

Date: July 19th, 2020
Aldea Children and Family Services top donors and funders are honored for their financial support of Aldea's Mission to keep providing treatment services in communities dealing with problems of mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films Kitchen Collective Napa Valley 2019

Suicide Prevention Conference Breakout Session Highlights

Date: April 7th, 2019
Aldea's 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference Breakout Session Highlights presents the following: Steve & Michelle Kiefer with A Family’s Journey with Mental Health. During their workshop, the Kiefer’s will be transparently sharing their personal journey parenting two of their children, Dale and Lily, through battles with mental illness. Nancy Tamarisk. QPR Gatekeeper Training is a nationally-known research-based suicide prevention method. During her workshop you'll learn to recognize the signs that a person may be at risk for suicide. John & Erika Brooks presented the story of their adopted daughter, Casey, who lost her life after jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. They will share what they have learned through the journey of adopting Casey and losing her to suicide. Jose Martinez Healing Through Art: An Expressive Art Activity “Becoming Butterflies” North Bay Artist Jose Martinez and Jessica Thomason will share how art has guided his life and facilitated experiences of healing and growth. Jessica Thomason will share the story of her sister, Kirsten Lee, an artist who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Kirsten did a series of mixed media paintings and a representation of her MRI scans that led her through a process of grief, acceptance and healing. Shantal Shamoiel. Trauma Competent Caregiver. The trauma experienced by children in foster care is often complex and can permanently affect the growth and development of a child. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Vicki Hoefle | The Pressure to be Perfect

Date: April 7th, 2019
This workshop addresses the daily challenges our children face during adolescence dealing with parental expectations, academic achievement and the constant connection and comparison of themselves through social media. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience as a parent educator, Vicki helps parents shift from a hovering, micro-managing style of parenting that can lead to unnecessary power struggles between family members, to an engaged style that encourages connection, cooperation and conversation. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Graciela Rodriguez Garcia | Compassion Fatigue (SPANISH)

Date: March 30th, 2019
Video Showcase Kevin Berthia, suicide survivor and suicide prevention advocate experience when he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge translated into Spanish followed by Graciela Garcia workshop on what behaviors suggest that a child or youth may be in distress? Graciela Rodriguez Garcia is a bilingual/bicultural Mental Health Counselor in the Child and Family Behavioral Health Services clinic at Napa County, Mental Health division. As a licensed therapist, she provides specialized mental health treatment to children ages 0-18 who are experiencing mental health symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma and suicidality. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Identify Suicidal Behavior: PRESENTED IN SPANISH

Date: March 5th, 2019
Identify Suicidal Behavior: Addressing the needs of the individual and the family with psychoeducation. Suicidality is one of the scariest behaviors to see in an individual. It is important as family members, caregivers and social services providers to acknowledge that the struggle is real. in this workshop participants will learn and become familiar with key symptoms of suicidal behaviors. Understanding the symptoms of suicidal ideation, triggers, handling escalated behavior (a crisis) and post-hospitalization are essential. Sharon is a mental health clinician with Aldea Children & Family Services. She has experience working as a bilingual/bicultural provider to clients with acute level of symptoms; dealing with childhood sexual assault, ADHD, anxiety and depression previously serving the residents of Los Angeles County. In recent years, she has been the bilingual clinician for the SOAR Program at Aldea in Napa. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Mindfulness Practices for Working with Difficult Emotions

Date: March 3rd, 2019
The Courage Village Suicide Prevention & Awareness Conference about how Practice mindfulness and meditation; Relax in present moment awareness; Understand the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness; helps Stabilize yourself in the midst of trauma and anxiety; Cultivate joy, happiness, and compassion. Pam Walton is a licensed mental health clinician at NVUSD, where she provides mental health services, clinical supervision, and training on mindfulness and a variety of mental health topics. Mike is a public school administrator, trained mediator, and has been practicing mindfulness for over 15 years. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Stan Collins-Medical Professionals 2nd & 3rd Track

Date: March 3rd, 2019
Courage Village third annual suicide prevention & awareness conference Medical Professionals Track Part 2 & 3 are concentrated on what to do when a patient exhibits signs of suicide risk, and how to implement changes in policy and practice to ensure that patients are receiving appropriate assessment, referrals and follow-up care. Stan Collins has worked in the suicide prevention field for over 19 years. He has presented or provided training to over 650,000 adults and youth on the subject of suicide prevention including medical professionals, military, law enforcement, school staff and community members. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Stan Collins-Medical Professionals 1st Track

Date: March 2nd, 2019
Courage Village third annual suicide prevention & awareness conference Medical Professionals Track Part 1 is designed to assist those working in the medical profession to recognize the signs indicating that someone is at risk of suicide. The first portion of the Track will guide medical professionals through the Know the Signs curriculum. Stan Collins has worked in the suicide prevention field for over 19 years. He has presented or provided training to over 650,000 adults and youth on the subject of suicide prevention including medical professionals, military, law enforcement, school staff and community members. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Alex Ochoa- Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse

Date: February 27th, 2019
The Courage Village Suicide Prevention & Awareness Conference showcase Family Therapist Alex Ochoa conference video about recognizing the signs & symptoms of substance abuse. "Trying to yell and punish your child may work in the short term but likely won’t have a lasting impact. What can you do? Tough love is often advised, meaning to detach and let consequences pile up so that your child will hit rock bottom—but there are other options." Alex is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently finishing a PhD in Family Therapy from Saint Louis University. For the past two years, Alex has served the Napa community as a Behavioral Health Counselor with Aldea Children & Family Services in their Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment & Prevention Services. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort and SPA Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Kevin Berthia (Keynote Speaker) Courage Village Conference

Date: February 27th, 2019
Courage Village third annual suicide prevention & awareness conference showcase Kevin Berthia, our keynote speaker complete conference video. In 2005 at the age of 22, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin is a suicide prevention advocate, encouraging people to talk through their problems rather than thing about ending their lives. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort and SPA Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production

Interviewing Kevin Berthia

Date: February 16th, 2019
Aldea Children and Family Services director of development Michele Farhat interviews Kevin Berthia about the 3rd Annual Courage Village Suicide Prevention & Awareness Conference.

Courage Village 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Conference

Date: February 16th, 2019
Aldea Children and Family Services 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Highlights video features the best moments from our first day long conference. Aldea was excited to offer a full-day conference on suicide prevention and awareness for residents of Napa and Solano counties. The conference featured Golden Gate Bridge Survivor Kevin Berthia as our keynote speaker and 17 speakers in 15 workshops. Video Produced by Aldea Children and Family Services September 21, 2018 The Meritage Resort Videography and Editing Kristian Medina Cochitta Films & Media Production