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.

Dependency Highway 101-A Look at the Juvenile Court Process

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

Most dependency cases come to court shortly after a child has been removed from their home by the police or a social worker. The police or social worker may remove a child from their home if they have a reason to believe that there is an imminent risk of harm to the child. The best outcomes for foster children occur when everyone involved in the child's care and supervision work together using all of the legal tools available to them. In this training, participants will learn the purpose of dependency court filings, learn about the timelines as the process continues, and learn the standards of proof for the different dependency hearings from the initial petition to reunification or termination of parental rights.

Presenter: Kim Alexander Yarbor, Deputy County Counsel Solano County

Kim has been with the Deputy County Counsel's Office since 2000 working for the County as an Attorney in Governmental Civil Law, Public Defender's Office, County Assessor's Office, and Public Guardian and Older and Disabled Adult Services. She has represented the County Child Welfare Services Agency in Juvenile Dependency Litigation at the state trial and appellate court levels since 2009. 

RSVP REQUIRED BY:  Wednesday before training

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

What to Expect when taking in a Foster Child: Behavioral Problems and Easing Transitions

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

While some readers may be very experienced foster parents and have already been "through the mill" of having a wide variety of foster children in their home; others of you may be novices as foster parenting and may be wondering what you're getting yourself in for. In this training we will look at what some of the most typical behaviors and behavior problems are for children in foster care, at the things that you can do in the first weeks and months to make it easier for children to transition into living in your home, and what activities you can engage in with your children that can help them to build healthier attachment behaviors, to learn how to have reciprocal interactions with others, and to be a healthy member of a family. These skills are invaluable for children to have if they're going to be moved on to an adoptive home (or if they're going to be adopted by you), or even if they're going to be returned home for another try with their birth parents. They may be one of the best gifts that you ever give to your foster children. Most of the behaviors that will be discussed in this training are the results from children being traumatized. 

RSVP REQUIRED BY:  Wednesday before training

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

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

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

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. 

RSVP REQUIRED BY:  Wednesday before training

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

Supporting Family Engagement through the 3-5-7 Model

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

The 3-5-7 Model ™ is a core child welfare practice which provides a guided approach to permanency. It incorporates theoretical underpinnings from grief work, child development, attachment, separation and loss, trauma, family systems and relationship development. This training will overview specific case vignettes where in which the CANS
(Child and Adolescent Needs & Service) tool and 357 Grief & Loss Model has been used in conjunction with another to discuss effective treatment of care.

RSVP REQUIRED BY:  Wednesday before training

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