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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


MONDAYS

  No Monday Classes


TUESDAYS   

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

FechaMartes, 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. Por favor llame a Hilda Navarro con cualquier pregunta al 916-807-3397

Whole Foster Family Home (12-15 hours) Note: This class will only occur if there are enough people who need to get the WFFH certification and have pre- registered.

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

Date: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23,  2018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

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.  Class location may change so be sure to register prior to class series if planning on attending to get accurate location

 

Sexual Abuse: From out of Darkness to Light (6 hours)

The Darkness to Light understands that learning the facts about childhood sexual abuse helps prevent it. Talking about it helps prevent it. Getting involved helps prevent it. The truth is, if childhood sexual abuse can be prevented, it can be stopped. 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: Collette Perkins, M.A.

Date: Tuesdays, May 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.

Let's Talk: Talking with Youth About Sexual Health and Identity Issues (3 hours)

This course will go over the LGBTQIAA terms, meanings and also the fluidity of one's sexual identity and self-identity.  Subjects will be discuss on STI and HIV/AIDS.   Participants will leave the classes with information and tips on how they can have these uncomfortable talks in a way that isn't so bad!

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.A.

Date: Tuesdays, May 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.

The Scientist in the Crib (3 hours)

This class takes a look at early learning and what it tells us about the mind. Learning in infancy is so vitally important brain chemistry, thought formation, attachment, and learning. 

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Tuesday, May 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.



Youth/ Teen Mental Health First Aid (9 hours)  

Just like CPR training, Mental Health First Aid prepares you to recognize the signs and symptoms of distress and connect a youth with the help they need. Mental Health First Aid training will empower foster parents /kinship/service providers who engage with adolescents to respond compassionately and directly when a youth experiences a mental health challenge or crisis. Topics covered in this course include typical adolescent development, potential signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, and a simple (but not easy!) 5-part plan for support.   

Instructor: Collette Perkins, M.A.

Date: Tuesdays, June 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.


WEDNESDAYS  

Creating Opportunities for Healing from Trauma (3 hours)

Most foster children have experienced trauma and traumatic stressors prior to being placed in your home. Parenting children/youth who have experienced or witnessed trauma can be confusing and difficult to understand. Participants will learn some tools to help create a trauma-informed household to minimize the occurrences of re-traumatization. This class will teach foster parents some consequences resulting from sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect. The class will have a brief discuss on "Toxic Stress Response." Participants will learn some of the effects that trauma has on the developing brain.  Participants will learn some tips on how to advocate for their traumatized foster child with educators as well.  

Instructor: Collette Perkins M.A.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 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.   

NAMI Basics (15 hours) This program is designed for parents/caregivers of children and teens with emotional or behavioral difficulties or those diagnosed with a mental illness such as ADHD, Anxiety, bi-polar, OCD, and depression.  This course will help you understand the brain disorder that is causing those behavioral difficulties and the role families/caregivers play in the treatment of those illnesses.  Recovery is a journey and there is hope. This 6 class series includes:

  • Getting an Accurate Diagnosis,
  • Current evidence-based therapies - medications,
  • Communication Skills - Problem Solving,
  • Handling Challenging Behavior,
  • Advocating for Your Child/Teen,
  • Early Intervention improves lifelong quality of life
  • Strategies for Care
  • The Ropes of Recovery
  • Understanding family impact
  • Overview mental health care, school - juvenile justice
  • Confidence for life-long understanding - support.

You will receive a NAMI Basics completion certification if attend all dates in the series.   

Instructors: Ellen King and Lynn Cathy Date:

Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30, June 6, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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

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: Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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. 


THURSDAYS

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: Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 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.  

Logged On and Tuned Out (3)

This class will explore the growing use of technology and how it is effecting family relationships and attachment. This will be an eye opening class that you won't want to miss.

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Thursday, May 31, 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.  

Emptying the Nest (3 hours)

This class will offer helpful tips on how to launch young adult children in your home into self- reliance. The class will explore motivations, ways of thinking and how parents might get stuck and not know what they need to do to help their youth to be thinking about their future

Instructor: Diane Miller, M.S.W.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 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.  

Who Moved My Cheese (6 hours)

This class will discuss ways to deal with change. This class will explore how change happens to foster families as foster children come and go. This class will also discuss the change that foster children go through while in the foster care system. This class will explore how change can affect thought patterns, positively and negatively. Tools will be offered to increase awareness of reactions to change.  

Instructor: Diane Miller

Date: Thursdays, June 14 & 21, 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.


FRIDAYS

CSEC-Commercially Sexually Exploited Children: Awareness, Identification and What Next?  (4.5 hours)

Did you know that foster care is a pipeline for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children? Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar global industry, involving over 100,000 victims in the United States. After drug trafficking and counterfeiting, it is the world's most profitable criminal activity. It is estimated that an exploiter may earn as much as $650,000 in a year by exploiting as few as four children. This new training is specifically designed for foster parents, relative caregivers, and group home staff as a first step in combatting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in California. We are working to raise awareness to the crisis at hand and increasing your ability to identify commercially sexually exploited children.

You will leave with:

Instructor: Josie Feemster.

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Location:  American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, HEED 701. 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


SATURDAYS  

Explotacion Sexual Comercial de Menores (CSEC)  In Spanish (4.5 hours)

El Sistema de Bienestar Social Infantile es un canal para la explotacion sexual commercial de menores.  La trata de blancas o personas es una industria mundial que genera 32 billones de dolares anuales. Despues del narcotrafico y la falsificacion, es la actividad criminal mas rentable del mundo.

Este entrenamiento esta disenado especificamente para los padres de crianza y parientes que cuidan de ostros parientes.

Estamos trabajando para concientizar sobre el tema y aumentar su capacidad para identificar las senales de ninos explotados sexual y comercialmente  Obtendras:

Instructor: Nicholas Huerta, Instructor Certificado del CSEC                                       

Fecha: Sábado, Abril 21, 2018                                                                                      

Tiempo: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Lugar: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN! Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!

The Power of Now: Working with Traumatized Children Using and Teaching Mindfulness Skills (6 hours)

This class will discuss types of trauma and how trauma impacts the brain.  Behaviors and symptoms that are associated with trauma along with current treatments.  Interventions for those individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD will be covered.  You will learn about and practice MINDFULNESS.  Learn the power it has and how it works by understanding the mind/body connection.  Different types of mindfulness skills to assist children and caregivers with their own self- care.

Instructor: Diane Miller, A.C.S.W.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 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.   

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: Rochelle Bard, M.S.S.W.-Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer

Date: Saturdays, May 12 & 19, 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.   

Explotacion Sexual Comercial de Menores (CSEC)  In Spanish (4.5 hours)

El Sistema de Bienestar Social Infantile es un canal para la explotacion sexual commercial de menores.  La trata de blancas o personas es una industria mundial que genera 32 billones de dolares anuales. Despues del narcotrafico y la falsificacion, es la actividad criminal mas rentable del mundo.

Este entrenamiento esta disenado especificamente para los padres de crianza y parientes que cuidan de ostros parientes.

Estamos trabajando para concientizar sobre el tema y aumentar su capacidad para identificar las senales de ninos explotados sexual y comercialmente  Obtendras:

Instructor: Nicholas Huerta,

Instructor Certificado del CSEC

Fecha: Sábado, May 12, 2018

Tiempo: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Lugar: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN! Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. Compruebe primero con Seguridad. ATENCIÓN: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN!

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, Junio 2 & 9, 2018

Tiempo: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lugar: ¡NUEVA UBICACIÓN! Sacramento County Building, 3331 Power Inn Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826, Conference Room 1B. 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!

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

Date: Saturdays, June 9 & 16, 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.   

Exploring Domestic Violence and It's Impacts (6 hours)

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 domestic violence have experienced trauma.  It can be confusing and difficult to understand for some caregivers.  This class will explore the symptoms and coping behaviors that children exposed to domestic violence often times demonstrate. 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. You will leave with skills on building of resilience and how to use it to promote their foster child's healthy cognitive, social and emotional development. 

Instructor: Michelle Gray, M.S.W.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 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.  

  

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. 


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