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Training Class Schedule

Aldea Training Institute

Resource Parent Orientation

This training provides an overview of the Resource Family Approval application process including: an introduction to Aldea, its history, the various Treatment Foster Care programs, as well as support services provided to all Resource Families. We will define what a Resource Parent is and go over the responsibilities that come with the role, as well as the five competency categories guiding a Resource Parent.  We will explain the process of becoming an approved Resource Parent: the required documentation, pre-service trainings, submission of background checks via Live Scan, how to prepare your home for RFA approval, and review the purpose of the psychosocial assessment (home study interviews and report).

Trainer(s): Holly Carter

Online via Zoom

Suicide assessment, intervention and prevention among system involved families and youth

2-Part Zoom Training:  Click here for the May 24th's class

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 from10.7% to 25.5% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This training will equip service providers who work with system involved families and youth in foster care with the knowledge to identify signs of suicidal ideation and assess and intervene in suicide risk. Participants will practice performing a suicide assessment and role-play intervention through a vignette of a client considering suicide. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss intervention and prevention strategies relevant to their current cases.

Trainer(s): Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Online via Zoom