Heart to Heart

A Group for Adoptive Families (Kinship, Domestic, & International) in the Sacramento Area

Heart to Heart, an ambassador of Help One Child, is located in Roseville, California on the campus of Valley Springs Presbyterian Church. Heart to Heart is dedicated to the support of adoptive families in the greater Sacramento area and provides community, education and resources for adoptive families. 

Who is this for?

foster, adoptive, and kinship families

Date / Time

2nd TUESDAY of every month, 6:00PM – 8:00PM


Valley Springs Presbyterian Church
2401 Olympus Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661




Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email Joanne Jelle at hearttoheartvspc@icloud.com

Childcare Provided?

Yes. Please RSVP on or before the Monday immediately before the scheduled meeting.

Additional Details
  • 6-6:30PM:
    Pizza and salad dinner for kids and parents with RSVP
  • 6:30-8PM:
    Topical discussion for parents led by LMFT
  • 6:30-8PM:
    Structured childcare with RSVP

After dinner, the support group starts with a time of sharing, moves into a learning time, and concludes with a group discussion. The goal is for each parent to leave feeling heard and experiencing connection with other adoptive parents while learning new skills and acquiring resources.

TBRI Training DVDs are available for purchase at http://child.tcu.edu/resources/

A list of TBRI-trained professionals in our area may be found at: https://child.tcu.edu/tbri-practitioner-list/#sthash.hLKfa50X.pZJ099n0.dpbs

Excellent short video clips, podcasts, and a list of books on a host of therapeutic parenting strategies and techniques can be found at  http://empoweredtoconnect.org

Information about Sensory Processing Disorder, OT resources and finding an Occupational Therapist: sensorysmarts.com

Upcoming Events

Carla DeRose is the facilitator of the Heart To Heart Support Group.

Carla DeRose is a licensed marriage and family counselor, and an adoptive parent of six special needs children. She specializes in helping parents learn practices that promote the development of competence, self-regulation, attachment, and character in children that have come to their adoptive families from hard places.