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 in an Approved Resource Home

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.

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

How to process Permanency for Resource Parents, children, and youth in care

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

Training Content: This training will go over different aspects of permanency: how it relates to foster children/youth, the goal of permanency, different examples of permanency (ie, adoptions, reunification, higher level of care, long term care/forever homes), and helpful tools to prepare oneself for permanency throughout a child’s journey in and out of the foster care system.

We will discuss the importance of having healthy boundaries and levels of attachment towards foster children and youth in a manner which is congruent with the child/youths permanency plan, as well as helpful tools to prepare oneself for the possibility of discharge while providing a nurturing and safe environment.

You will leave the training with tools on how to be supportive and emphatic towards children and youth as they process what their permanency plan may mean.

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

Resource Family Approval Pre-Service Training

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

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 youths 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 Licensing (CCL), discussion over regulations in addition to Prudent Parenting, reporting requirements, youth in care that identify as LGBTQ, and youth that have 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 this 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 or Albert at admintfc@aldeainc.org or 707-557-4560 ext.100