Our Resource Parent Orientations are held the second Tuesday of the month from 5:15 - 7:15 pm via Zoom: click here for details
Individual orientations are available if scheduling conflicts exist. Contact us for more information.


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.

Resource Parent Orientation

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

Join Aldea's Holly Carter and Karen Lustig to learn more about the process of becoming a resource (foster) parent.

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.

Including: Discussion around appropriate accreditations, foster parent responsibilities, agency support, foster care structure, and needs of youth entering the foster care system.

Trainers: Holly Carter, Karen Lustig

Online via Zoom

Integrating Foster Youth into the Family Dynamic

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

Resource Parents have the difficult task of creating a safe, stable, and caring place for children in the foster care system to feel at home and at ease. In addition to that already complex responsibility, many Resource Parents are also faced with the task of maintaining balance in their home so that their own biological children do not feel left out.

Resource Parents walk a fine line between including foster children while still providing for biological children's needs. This training will address this need and provide tools and strategies for communicating and preparing your family for this transition.

Trainers: Lindsey Cobbett, Karen Lustig

Online via Zoom

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards - Supervision of Children and CSEC Consideration

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

​This training covers Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standards, Supervision of Children, and CSEC (Commercial Exploitation of Children) Considerations. We will review the regulations that are the minimum requirements of care in these areas, teach the best practices for these areas, and discuss case scenarios to put it all together.

Trainers: Raymond Smith, Karen Lustig

Online via Zoom