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Aldea Training Institute

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.

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Self-Regulation & Mindfulness Practices for System-Involved Youth

3 CE units

This training supports providers working with system-involved youth, including youth with mental health diagnoses, developmental delays, and/or substance use, in identifying ways to help clients self-regulate if they are dysregulated in their work together. Participants will explore multiple mindfulness practices and embody them, as well as experiment with coaching a client in using such practices. Participants will identify practices that will be most helpful and relevant to their clients based on developmental age. Mindfulness practices include: the “brain hand” activity, feelings wheel, body sculpting/power poses, body scan, and more somatic exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define self-regulation, dysregulation, and window of tolerance.
  • Discuss developmental and mental health factors that may influence how dysregulation manifests.
  • Define mindfulness.
  • Practice embodying three mindfulness activities throughout the training, and coaching a young person to use one or more activities to regulate. 

Facilitators: Kelsey Pacha

Online via Zoom

LGBTQ en Español: Mejores Practicas

2-day training, 4 CE units

Esta capacitación proporciona prácticas efectivas para servir a los clientes y familias LGBTQ + basadas en investigación y definidas por la comunidad. Los participantes explorarán y discutirán el vocabulario y consideraciones lingüísticas, obtendrán información esencial sobre la orientación e identidad sexual, la identidad y expresión de género y las intersecciones de esos temas con los sistemas de servicios sociales y de salud. Las prácticas recomendadas para la inclusión de clientes LGBTQ + se presentan junto con pasos de acción y ejemplos para ayudar a llevarlos a cabo.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diferenciar entre identidad de género y orientación sexual.
  • Nombrar varios factores estresantes que enfrentan las personas LGBTQ +.
  • Aprender formas prácticas de explicar los problemas LGBTQ + utilizando las mejores prácticas basadas en la investigación y definidas por la comunidad.
  • Tener un mayor conocimiento de la investigación y la información de referencia para las personas LGBTQ +.

Facilitators: Fernando Espinoza, Daisy Zamora

Online via Zoom

Self-Regulation & Mindfulness Practices for System-Involved Youth

3 CE units

This training supports Resource Parents working with system-involved youth, including youth with mental health diagnoses, developmental delays, and/or substance use, in identifying ways to help youth self-regulate if they are dysregulated in their time and work together. Participants will explore multiple mindfulness practices and embody them, as well as experiment with coaching youth in using such practices. Participants will identify practices that will be most helpful and relevant to youth needs based on developmental age. Mindfulness practices include: the “brain hand” activity, feelings wheel, body sculpting/power poses, body scan, and more somatic exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define self-regulation, dysregulation, and window of tolerance.
  • Discuss developmental and mental health factors that may influence how dysregulation manifests.
  • Define mindfulness.
  • Practice embodying three mindfulness activities throughout the training, and coaching a young person to use one or more activities to regulate. 

Facilitators: Kelsey Pacha

Online via Zoom

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth 11 & Under in Social Systems

2-day training, 8 CE units

This training will educate providers about diagnostic criteria, gender identity frameworks, social transition strategies, and outcomes for youth who express a desire to transition their gender under 11 years of age. Participants will explore how to support children, caregivers, and other providers with gender questioning and gender creative children, while engaging ethical and diagnostic concerns. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn terms related to transgender and gender expansive youth, including terms to avoid.
  • Practice using gender-neutral pronouns and roleplaying what to do when someone is misgendered.
  • Distinguish between transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender creative children and Become familiar with three dimensions of gender
  • Review laws protecting transgender and gender expansive children in the foster care system in CA.
  • Discuss community and clinical resources for caregivers of gender questioning children.

Facilitators: Kelsey Pacha

Online via Zoom