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.

Our CE goals include:

  1. Ensure that all clinical staff have the opportunity to further their professional knowledge and development in the context of their employment as providers of specialty mental health and behavioral health services at Aldea.
  2. Provide clinical staff with cutting edge science and evidence-based training in assessment, prevention and treatment, as well as up-to-date information regarding legal, ethical, and supervisory issues.
  3. Promote among the clinical staff the maintenance, development, and continued increase in their knowledge base and areas of competency, in order to best serve the needs of our clients and community.

Refund/cancellation policy:

The majority of Aldea’s trainings are free; however, we ask that registrants notify us as soon as they know they cannot attend, opening up space for other attendees.  Trainings with a fee:  for a full refund,  registrants must notify Aldea at least 48 hours in advance.  Registrants who do not notify Aldea at least 48 hours in advance forfeit their registration fee.

Special Accommodations:

Please contact Diana Griffin, 1546 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559, dgriffin@aldeainc.org, 707-224- 8266, to submit a special accommodation request, or if there are additional questions related to special accommodations. A response will be provided within 48 business hours.

ATI Instructors

Course instructors are established professionals in their field. Instructors are chosen based on their experience in the field and with the topic of presentation.

Because respect for diversity is important to us at Aldea, it is important that instructors hold the same commitment to respecting our diverse staff, population of community program participants, and the clients we serve.

Overview of Working with Youth in Foster Care

Title IV-E Trainings provided in partnership with Chabot-Los Positas Community College District

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. re. 

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

Stress Management or How to Be at Your Best for Youth in Care

Title IV-E Trainings provided in partnership with Chabot-Los Positas Community College District

Training Content: This training will help participants understand what stress is, its causes, techniques to combat its effects (physically/mentally), and when to seek professional support in order to be at one’s best when serving youth in care.

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

Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Behavioral Change in Youth in Care

Title IV-E Trainings provided in partnership with Chabot-Los Positas Community College District

Training Content: This training will teach participants on techniques taken from a “motivational interviewing” perspective that they can use when working with youth in care to change negative behaviors and thinking. The techniques are short and easy to learn and can be used over and over again to help youth to work through how their thinking is affecting their actions. Also covered are techniques on how to engage youth in conversations that lead to engagement, focusing on the reasons for change, and planning on how to get the change they want.

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