Training Class Schedule

Aldea Training Institute

Suicide awareness and prevention strategies for communities and families, including System involved families and youth in foster care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018. A recent study
reports the percentage of young adults seriously considering suicide increased from 10.7% to 25.5% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, ask the right questions without fear and find help for those in need.

Trainer(s): Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Online via Zoom

Resource Parent Orientation to Aldea and the Child Welfare System

This training will explain the purpose of the Child Welfare system and the Resource Family Approval application process. We will define what a Resource Parent is and go over the responsibilities that come with the role, where the Resource Parent is in the larger team of supports for foster youth, as well as the five competency categories guiding a Resource Parent. The Aldea Staff will introduce Aldea’s history, its programs, and support services provided to Resource Families. She will explain the steps in the process to become an approved Resource Parent: the required documentation, pre-service trainings, submission of background checks, how to prepare your home for RFA approval, and review the purpose of the psychosocial assessment (home study interviews and report).

Trainer: Holly Humphrey

The culture and process of foster Youth in & out of home placement For professionals working with Foster youth and their families

An engaging lecture with a balance of information and case examples that will serve as a bridge to integrate theory into strategies of minimizing the traumatic experience of out of home placement for children as well as how to control for secondary trauma in supporting the child’s mental health following transitions.

Trainer: Dr. Jessica Moreno, M.S., DMFT, LMFT

Online via Zoom