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Spring 2018

Mondays:  All classes will be held on Mondays at American River College, 4700 College Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841, Room HEED 700 

Tuesdays:  All classes will be held on Tuesdays at McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100 unless otherwise noted.

Wednesdays: All classes will be held on Wednesdays at Granite Park, Conference Room 1B,   

Thursdays:  All classes will be held on Thursdays at McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100   

Saturdays: All Saturday classes will be held at Granite Park Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826 in Conference Room 1A and 1B except for the Whole Foster Family Home classes which will be held at American River College, 4700 College Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841, HEED 701.  


MONDAYS

The Whole Brain Child (3 hours)

This class will discuss strategies to nurture your child's mind and development.  Material is taken from the book of the same name, written by Dr. Dan Siegel.  This class will offer information about brain development and how the brain reacts to stimuli.  This class will also give many easy to use discipline techniques that are effective with your child.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:  American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay for parking, $2.00). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION 

  

Behind Closed Doors: The effects of domestic violence and trauma (6 hours)

There is a common link between domestic violence and child abuse. Exposure to domestic violence and trauma threatens the healthy emotional, physical, social and cognitive development of a child. Behaviors and emotional needs of children/youth who have experienced or witnessed trauma and/or domestic violence can be confusing and difficult to understand for some foster parents.  This class will explore the symptoms and maladaptive behaviors of children exposed to domestic violence and trauma. Participants will learn how to create a trauma-informed household to minimize the occurrences of re-traumatization. Participants will learn the impact that trauma have on learning and long-term health outcomes. There will be a discussion on how to work effectively with teachers and school administrators. Participants will gain an understanding on the root and building of resilience and how to use it to promote their foster child's healthy cognitive, social and emotional development. Participants will learn how to prevent or respond to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma plus self-care strategies will be discussed.    

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.S.

Date: Mondays, January 29 & February 5, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.  

Healing the Child Within (6 hours)

Do you ever wonder why you react or respond in the way you do?  This class will explore the child with in all of us, and take a hard look at wounds that may have been inflicted on ourselves as children.  We will take a closer look at our child within each of us and how we go about healing our wounded child.  This class will be using skills and interventions taken from the book, "Healing the Child Within" by Charles Whitfield M.D.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Mondays, February 12 & 19, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.   

Notching It Up-With the New Nurtured Heart Approach (9 hours)

This class is for those you have taken a basic  "Nurtured Heart Approach "((NHA)) class and want to notch up their practice of the approach.  This series will assist you with challenges you might have with the approach and help you "notch up" your skills.  You will leave refreshed and with renewed belief in your practice of NHA.  The objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids and family members!

Instructor: Dana McKnight Flentroy, M.S.W. / NHA Certified Advanced Trainer

Date: Mondays, February 26 & March 5 & 12, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.  

Exploring Feelings and Incorporating Sensory Play (6 hours)

This class will explore ways to help our children explore their feelings.  The class will concentrate on anxiety and anger as those are 2 emotions that we see most prevalent in our children.  You will explore sensory play through games and activities.  You will leave with a basic understanding of sensory play and time along with assisting children with managing their feelings.   

Instructor: "Espi" Espinoza, Parent & Child Advocate (SCOE)

Date: Mondays, March 19 & 26, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.  

Autism Spectrum (3 hours)

Autism is a neurological disorder that disrupts the children/adult's learning and socialization affecting 1 in 58 children.  It is a spectrum disorder, meaning that any two people diagnosed with Autism may have very different symptoms and/or characteristics.  In this workshop you will have a better understanding about this disorder.  Each class will have a special guest (father of a child with ASD, ABA Behaviorist and Speech Therapist) to give their experience.  Take this opportunity to ask questions you may have felt uncomfortable to ask before.  You will leave with many strategies and resources you can share with your family.  

Instructor: "Espi" Espinoza, Parent & Child Advocate (SCOE)

Date: Monday, April 2, 2018 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.  

Trauma: A life time of Healing:  (12 hours)

What are the ramifications of trauma on our children and ourselves?  This class will cover, What is Trauma and what does it look like in behaviors, the right/left brain connection, trauma interventions, trigger reactions to trauma, taming our monster, the adolescent brain development and impacts of trauma.  You will leave this class with a full understanding of trauma and tools for healing trauma effects.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 700. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B (you will have to pay $2.00 for parking). Do not park in a staff area (yellow). Walk on the sidewalk on the left across from new Student Center toward the Child Development Center and turn left down the sidewalk. HEED 700 is behind the CDC and to the left.


TUESDAYS   

Crianza Con Carino  (18 hours)  

En esta clase aprenderán comportamientos adecuados, reglas familiares, edades y etapa de desarrollo de los niños.  Como manejar comportamientos molestos, alternativas y consequences, los estimulos y la comunicación, como ayudar a los niños a manejar y expresar sus sentimienos y mejorar la autoestima en un aspect especifico.  Por Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.  

Instructora: Hilda Navarro, Entrenadores Padres de Crianza

Fecha: Martes, Enero 23 & 30, Febrero 6, 13, 20 y 27, 2018

Tiempo: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Lugar: Sacramento County Building, 3801 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!Por favor llame a Hilda Navarro con cualquier pregunta al 916-807-3397

 

Loving Solutions: A parent' Guide to Raising Tough Kids ages 5-10 years (21 hours)

This series will help bio, adoptive or foster parents to parent children with difficult behaviors geared towards ages 5 to 10 year olds.  Each class will focus on a specific subject.  The following will be covered:  Parenting the strong-willed Child, Ideals, Rules and Tools, Responding to Our Children's Choices, Structuring for Success, Concrete Solutions for Tough Kids, recognizing & supporting Success and Children with ADD/ADHD. 

Instructor: Bob Currey, Experience Foster Parent and specialist in Medically Fragile Children

Date: Tuesdays, January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20 & 27, March 6, 2018 

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.   

El Cuidado de Ninos que Han Experiementado Trauma (18 hours)

En esta clase aprenderan que significa la palabra. "trauma", cuantos tipos de "trauma" que es el trastorno de estres Postraumatico, como tratar con los sentimientos y conductas, conexciones y curacion, como convertirse en un defesor que aboge por los derechos y necesidades de los ninos y como cuidarse a si mismo. 

Instructora: Hilda Navarro, Entrenadores Padres de Crianza

Fecha: Martes, Marzo 6, 13, 20 & 27, Abril 3 & 10, 2018

Tiempo: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Lugar: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!Por favor llame a Hilda Navarro con cualquier pregunta al 916-807-3397   

Trauma Informado Parenting: Proporcionando cuidado para los niños que han experimentado el trauma (18 hours)

Esta clase ayuda a individuos y niños que están expuestos a trauma, abuso y negligencia a reconocer los signos de abuso, entender sus efectos en el desarrollo general del individuo, el sentido de autoestima y bienestar. Esta clase ayudará a proveer a individuos y familias con herramientas que pueden usar para ayudarles a superar sus obstáculos, desarrollar un nuevo sentido de autoestima y determinación para no permitir que su abuso o trauma lo definan. Esta clase ayudará a los individuos a reconocer que son individuos únicos y maravillosos con más para ofrecer al mundo ya ellos mismos. Trauma Informed Parenting será el énfasis que cubre consejos para los padres de los niños que han sufrido un trauma.  

Instructora: Hilda Navarro, Entrenadores Padres de Crianza Fecha: Martes, Abril 17 & 24, Mayo 1,8,15 &22, 2018

Tiempo: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Lugar: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!Por favor llame a Hilda Navarro con cualquier pregunta al 916-807-3397

 

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Tuesdays, March 13, 20 & 27, April 3, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.   

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids.

Instructor: Sandy Morin, Certified Nurtured Heart Instructor

Date: Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.  


WEDNESDAYS  

Dynamics of Sexual Abuse (6 hours)

This class will discuss the history of sexual abuse and how it has affected the most vulnerable among us. This class will explore types of sexual abuse and signs and symptoms of abuse. The class will touch on sexual exploitation and different types of sexual predators. Class participants will be given practical information about safety issues in the home and how to best parent a child that has been sexually abused.   

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Wednesdays, January 24 & 31, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: New Location- Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A or 1B. Check in with Security first.   

Who Am I (3 hours)

This interactive class helps parents explore their own development, culture, bias, race and ethnicity, and resources.  This class helps parents to support the healthy development of their children, building their self-esteem, physical, emotional, social, and overall health as well as including their racial and ethnic identity.  This class acknowledges the discomfort many people feel around discussing some sensitive subjects and issues and inspires them to confront their fears and begin conversations about challenges they may face  

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.   

Teen Dating and Domestic Violence (9 hours)

This class will help teens and their parents/caregivers identify signs of some early domestic violence and abusive relationships.  Information to help teens and their caregivers understand the cycle of abuse.  Tips for recognizing how it starts, when to seek help and where to go for resources to support teens and their caregivers will be provided.  This class is appropriate for teens, 13-18 to attend with their caregivers.  

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 21 & 28, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.  

Raising the African American Child (6 hours)

Foster parents may have children from different races and ethnicities in their homes and care. This class helps foster parents understand cultural differences and similarities, holiday traditions, special hygiene needs, and i.e., hair care and social/ emotional needs of the African American child.

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.S.

Date: Wednesdays, March 7 & 14, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.        

Substances and Alcohol Abuse Effects on Children (6 hours)

This class will help resource parents to understand the consequences of children growing up with parents who are drug users before and after birth. There will be an in depth discussion on the effects and consequences of maternal chronic stress, pharmaceutical, alcohol and illicit drugs have on the developing embryo and fetus. We know that children who have been raised in an environment with substance abusers typically show signs of maladaptive behavior. This class will help resource parents to learn techniques and interventions to decrease the occurrences of problem behaviors. Participants will learn strategies to work effectively with teachers and school administrators.

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.S.

Date: Wednesdays, March 21 & 28, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.  

Nuts and Bolts of Foster Parenting (3 hours)

This class will cover the role as a Resource parents.  It will discuss thee many obligations and responsibilities in preparing their family and home for the placement of a hurt and vulnerable child or sibling group.  It is not just a matter of having enough beds, turning down the temperature on the water heater and locking up the medicine cabinet, but also in thinking through how one's household will need adjusting.  Many changes are necessary within the family, including new rule for privacy, confidentiality, and respectful treatment of others. 

Instructor: Michelle Gray, M.S.W. and Resource Family Approval Worker

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Check in with Security first.  

Drug Effects and Substance Abuse Impacts (6 hours)

This class will help resource parents to understand the consequences of children growing up with parents who are drug users before and after birth. There will be an in depth discussion on the effects and consequences of maternal chronic stress, pharmaceutical, alcohol and illicit drugs have on the developing embryo and fetus. We know that children who have been raised in an environment with substance abusers typically show signs of maladaptive behavior. This class will help resource parents to learn techniques and interventions to decrease the occurrences of problem behaviors. Participants will learn strategies to work effectively with teachers and school administrators.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Wednesdays, April 18 & 25, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.         


THURSDAYS

Scream Free Parenting (3 hours)

Have you ever discovered you are screaming at your children?  Somehow your simple commands have become louder and louder, and you ae still not getting the desired response.  This class will offer some simple but effective techniques to assist participants in learning how to reduce screaming and get the desired response from their children.  A fun and hands on class that may offer new skills or reinforce skills you may already have.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Thursday, January 25,  2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.  

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Sandy Morin, Certified Nurtured Heart Instructor

Date: Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.   

Self-Compassion: Learning to Create Balance and Care for Ourself  (9 Hours)

We often give compassion freely to others but rarely save it for ourselves.  This class will explore daily life stressors and triggers that can often throw us off the path of self-compassion.  Mindfulness tools will be offered to assist in self-awareness and to begin to fully practice self-compassion.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Thursdays, March 1, 8 & 15, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.  

Born To Love   (6 Hours)

Love is at the heart of our human experience.  Empathy and compassion for another is what makes us human.  This class will explore the need for unconditional love and empathy for one another.  We will also explore what it would be like not to experience empathy and to better understand the intensity/fulfillment that empathy can bring.  We will offer research and education on how the brain is hard wired for empathy and the benefits of empathetic caregiving.  Based on the book "Born For Love" by Maia Szalavitz and Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Thursdays, March 22 & 29, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.  

School to Prison Pipeline: How to Stop our Foster Youth from Getting Involved (9 hours)

Policies that were put into place to prevent violent and destructive situations in schools have created a system called "School-to-Prison Pipeline."  This class will explore influences, institutions, home/community and practices that place a foster child/youth at risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system.  Hence, 30% of foster youth entering into the juvenile justice system are placed there because of maladaptive behaviors.  While 25% of youth leaving foster care (after the age of 18) will be incarcerated at least once in their lifetime.  It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of commercially sexually exploited children in California are or were formally involved with the child welfare system.  To complicate matters, 50% of young people leaving foster care are likely to be unemployed.  But what can we do to intervene and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline?  This class will evaluate the phenomenon utilizing a School/Community/School=Prison-Pipeline framework.  Participants will learn strategies and interventions.   

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.S.

Date: Thursdays, April 5, 12, & 19, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.   

Time Management and Organization For a Smooth Day (3 hours)

This class will help provide strategies for dealing with organizing your life and looking at all that you do.  You will leave with tools to develop and stay organized.

Instructor: Bob Currey, Experience Foster Parent and specialist in Medically Fragile Children

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: McClellan Park, 5146 Arnold Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, ROOM 100.  Take Watt North and you will see McClellan Park. Look for address and if map quest put in city of McClellan.     


SATURDAYS  

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructors: Sandy Morin, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer/ Adoptive Parent

Date: Saturdays, January 20 and 27, 2018 

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first.   

Whole Foster Family Home (15 hours)

This class is required for all Resource Families who are interested in parenting a pregnant or teen with a child.  Senate Bill 500 has provided guidelines for teens in foster care who become pregnant and maintain custody of their child.  This class provides information and support resources for RFA homes that would like to be a foster parent and mentor to the "teen" parent.    

Instructor: Dana McKnight Flentroy, M.S.W. / Michelle Gray

Date: Saturdays, February 3 & 10, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Location: American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 701. Enter campus off Myrtle Ave. Park in Lots A or B for free. Do not park in a staff area (yellow).  When turning into the parking lot off of Myrtle the Community Rooms will be straight ahead on your right.  

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Saturdays, February 3 & 10, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Check in with Security first.  

NO CLASS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018   

Teen Issues focusing on Parenting Teens (6 hours)

Teens today are making monumental life decisions that can lead them on a path of self-destruction. Many foster teens have experienced trauma and hardships that can make parenting them challenging. This class will explore issues that teens are facing in society today. We will also discuss strategies for successfully parenting teens.

Instructor: Michelle Gray, M.S.W.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A or 1B. Check in with Security first.   

Cultural Competency (18 hours)

This is the mandatory course all Resource parents must take at least once. It is recommended during the first year. This class covers critical issues in a poly-ethnic diverse and otherwise diverse community.  Discussions, presentations and interactive group work allow participants to explore the evolving process of celebrating and honoring diversity. You may also receive a letter from Sacramento County Foster Home Licensing to attend. You will not get your completion certificate until you complete all three classes.

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Saturdays, March 3, 10 & 17, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Check in with Security first.  

Understanding Trauma (6 hours)

This class helps individuals and children who are exposed to trauma, abuse, and neglect recognize the signs of abuse, understand its effects on the individual's overall development, sense of self-worth, and well-being.  This class will help provide individuals and families with tools they can use to help them overcome their obstacles, develop a new sense of self-worth, and determination not to allow their abuse/trauma to define them.  You will learn how to help the individuals recognize they are unique and wonderful individuals with more to offer the world and themselves.  

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Check in with Security first.      

El Enfoque de Corazón Nutrido (NHA) (12 hours)

NHA es un increíble conjunto de estrategias desarrolladas específicamente para niños con conductas desafiantes. A menudo los padres han probado muchas técnicas de crianza de los hijos sólo para desanimarse cuando no funcionan bien. Este enfoque funciona bien para todos los niños, especialmente aquellos que no han respondido bien a las técnicas tradicionales, y facilitará el éxito de los padres. Los niños cuyos padres aprenden a energizarlos son mucho más propensos a hacerlo bien en la escuela; Tener autoestima sana; Muestran empatía y comportamiento pro-social; Y evitar actividades de alto riesgo como el uso de drogas, ausentismo y actividad criminal. Nuestro objetivo es ver que usted tiene una relación positiva con sus hijos!  

Instructor: Nicholas Huerta, Instructor Certificado del Corazón Nutrido Instuctor

Fecha: Sábado, Marzo, 3 & 10, 2018

Tiempo: 9:00pm - 3:00pm

Lugar: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN! Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!Por favor llame a Hilda Navarro con cualquier pregunta al 916-807-3397   

New Nurtured Heart Series (12 hours)

The Nurtured Heart Approach ((NHA)) is an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with challenging behaviors. Often parents have tried many parenting techniques only to become discouraged when they do not work well. This approach works well for all children, especially those who have not responded well to traditional techniques, and will facilitate parenting success. Children whose parents learn to energize them are much more likely to do well in school; have healthy self- esteem; exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior; and avoid high-risk activities such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity. Our objective is to see you have a positive relationship with your kids!

Instructor: Sandy Morin, Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer  

Date: Saturdays, April 7 & 14, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: New Location- Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A or 1B. Check in with Security first. PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOCATION!  

Not Ready To Be A Grandparent Yet? (6 hours)

What is healthy sexual Development?  Learn how to talk with our youth about reproduction and reproductive rights.  What is reasonable and prudent parent standard and how does that relate to helping our youth learn about healthy sexual Development, reproductive and sexual health.  You will learn how to provide guidance about engaging and talking to our youth about sexuality.  You will learn information about current contraception methods and how to select and provide appropriate referral Resources and materials for information.  

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1A. Check in with Security first. PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOCATION!   

Building Socially and Emotionally Healthy Children (6 hours)

This class is designed to answer questions that foster parents have about bonding, attachment, rules, limits, morals, values, boundaries, and bullying.  This course will assist caregivers with setting rules, teaching children respect, to engage, and how to show others "human kindness".  This class will also help foster parents work with birth parents to teach children goals and limits.   

Instructor: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Check in with Security first.