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alliance workshops

Workshops

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Each Spring and Fall The Alliance puts together a series of FREE workshops for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents as well as any parent raising a child that has a history of past trauma. These 1-hour courses are hosted online so caregivers can attend from the comfort of their own home without having to find childcare. Workshop dates for 2021 are below and make sure you've subscribed to our newsletter to hear what topics are being taught and register.

2021 Spring Dates: April 12, 19 & 26  |  8-9pm PST

2021 Fall Dates: October 4, 11, 18  |  8-9pm PST

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Every child deserves to grow up in a family that loves them and strong communities are built on stable families. Unfortunately, in our culture of broken relationships many kids are left without safe, loving adults to help them reach their full potential. 

This course highlights the current statistics and local needs of kids and families in the Greater Sacramento region plus 20 different ways you, your family, your small group or your church can get involved & make a difference.  

  • 60-minute course for organizational leaders

  • 2-hour class for community groups or churches

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. It is a unique parenting model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Based on more than a decade of research and hands on work with vulnerable children and their families, TBRI is an in-depth training for parents of children with trauma based behavioral issues. Our TBRI practitioners offer this 24-hour course 2-3 times per year. To learn more and sign up for upcoming workshops click the link below. 

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Have you ever considered opening your home a child in need of a family but not known where to start?  The world of foster care and adoption is ever changing and often complicated but more families are ALWAYS needed!

In this 90-minute workshop we’ll focus on the requirements, timeline and approval process of foster care/foster-adoption but also cover private adoption, international adoption and even embryo adoption. It doesn’t take perfect parents to provide a safe, loving home to children in need…just willing ones. Join us to see if foster care or adoption is right for you!

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In the world of foster care and adoption, many families welcome children of different races and ethnicities. Multiracial families face unique challenges in the community and at home that need to be addressed in order to promote healing for kids from trauma.  In this workshop, we’ll look at race from a systemic and historical vantage point and address the role healthy race relations has in raising children of a different ethnicity. We’ll also lay out practical steps to take in bringing reconciliation home.