ALDEA Children & FAmily Services

Aldea Training Institute

Aldea Training Institute provides the community with education opportunities in Napa and Solano Counties. Topics ranging from child welfare, foster care, adoption and mental health services will be offered through out the year.

Resource Family Approval (Series of 3 Classes)

Training Content:

Deciding to become a foster, kin, and or adoptive parent is a big step. Understanding the components of foster care, kin and adoption is crucial to understanding if this is a right path for you. The Treatment Foster Care Training Series will help participants understand what fostering and adopting is all about. This process furnishes you with information about the youth who come into the foster care system. The classes also boost your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment.


Discussion series include: the role of Community Care License (CCL), discussion over regulations, in addition to prudent parenting, reporting requirements, youth in care that identify as LGBTQ, & youth that been commercially sexually exploited. The 3-5-7 Model of Grief and Loss by Darla Henry as well as Trauma Competent Caregiving will be overviewed in series. This training will also cover the effects of abuse on youth, supporting relationships with youth and family, and the topic of permanency and what that means for youth in care will be discussed. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Adriana Villanueva at avillanueva@aldeainc.org or  707-557-4560ext.100

Resource Family Approval (Series of 3 Classes)

Training Content:

Deciding to become a foster, kin, and or adoptive parent is a big step. Understanding the components of foster care, kin and adoption is crucial to understanding if this is a right path for you. The Treatment Foster Care Training Series will help participants understand what fostering and adopting is all about. This process furnishes you with information about the youth who come into the foster care system. The classes also boost your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment.


Discussion series include: the role of Community Care License (CCL), discussion over regulations, in addition to prudent parenting, reporting requirements, youth in care that identify as LGBTQ, & youth that been commercially sexually exploited. The 3-5-7 Model of Grief and Loss by Darla Henry as well as Trauma Competent Caregiving will be overviewed in series. This training will also cover the effects of abuse on youth, supporting relationships with youth and family, and the topic of permanency and what that means for youth in care will be discussed. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Adriana Villanueva at avillanueva@aldeainc.org or  707-557-4560ext.100

Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) of Youth in Care

Training Content:

The purpose of this training is for participants to gain an understanding of the terms and concepts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE); normative adolescent development; and the "coming out" process for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This training will also expand on these concepts, but this training is intended as a primer of SOGIE terminology and concepts aimed at creating a basic and uniform level of competency in these areas for all participants. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Adriana Villanueva at avillanueva@aldeainc.org or  707-557-4560 ext.100

Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care in a Resource Family Home

Training Content: This training is an overview of working with foster youth. The focus of the training is on what a treatment foster care agency and home consist of. This includes discussion around appropriate accreditations, foster parent responsibilities, agency support, foster care structure and needs of youth entering the foster care. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Adriana Villanueva at avillanueva@aldeainc.org or  707-557-4560ext.100

Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care in a Resource Family Home

Training Content:

This training is an overview of working with foster youth. The focus of the training is on what a treatment foster care agency and home consist of. This includes discussion around appropriate accreditations, faster parent responsibilities, agency support, foster care structure and needs of youth entering the foster care.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Adriana Villanueva at avillanueva@aldeainc.org or  707-557-4560 ext.100