Fostering 101 sessions are held frequently to fit your schedule.
In this session you will learn:
- What it takes to be a foster parent
- What is expected of you
- What the typical child is like
- What the training course looks like
- Opportunity to ask Questions!
Foster Family Initial Training
This is an eight session course, developed to train, support, and educate you on becoming a "Teaching Parent" As a teaching parent you learn the skills needed to effectively nurture, support and redirect the youth placed in your home. Experienced Parent Educators provide a curriculum which is based on the ABC Model and utilizes the Parent Skills Training: Teaching and Learning with Children in Care developed by People Places, Inc.
The Training Course will:
- Build upon a set of "core" positive parenting skills
- Focus on self-awareness and self-management to help all parents be mindful of their own attitudes and behavior as they seek to help youth with theirs.
- Formation of deep meaningful trusting relationships with the youth
- Ability to empathize to accurately read and respond to a child's feelings.
- Build upon effective communication
- Understanding the nature of true 'discipline' as an internalized set of principles that guide behavior rather than as a set of external punishment procedures.
Ongoing Monthly Training
After you complete the initial training course, you will receive monthly training courses to expand your resources and knowledge.
Monthly training may cover topics such as but not limited to:
- Medication management
- Mental health diagnosis
- Communication skills
- Behavior modifications