If you’ve decided to become a foster, kin, and/or adoptive parent (all under the title “Resource Parent”) and have some basic understanding of what that means, then this two-part training is the next step for you. The Resource Family Pre-Approval Training will help participants understand many aspects of supporting a “youth in care”, or in the foster care system, and it will furnish you with vital information about the youths who come into the foster care system. This class boosts your knowledge and confidence to meet the challenge of taking youth into your home and to be sure you are ready to follow through on the commitment.
Part 1 of the training includes the topics of personal rights of youth in care, Reasonable and Prudent Parenting standards, effective discipline, how to prevent issues from escalating, and how to de-escalate if needed.
Trainer: Heather Lingford