Module One: Awareness
Provides the participant with information and insight to determine if becoming a caregiver is a good choice for themselves and their family. Module One is designed to provide an awareness of foster parents and foundational information. This training includes the following: introduction to the child welfare system, the effects of trauma, grief and loss, attachment, cultural team work and advocacy and the effects on the care-giving family.
Information and Resources will be provided at class. This experience is for the potential foster parent, relative/kinship caregiver and/or foster adoptive to connect with the foster parents and may include attending a support group, talking to another foster parent, connecting with their Fostering Together liaison, completing on-line learning, etc.
Module Two: Knowledge & Skills
Module Two is designed to provide and give the participant a foundation of knowledge and skills for their tool box be successful a caregiver/parent. Training includes the following: engaging families, the impact of trauma on child development, behavior management and ultimately getting prepared to take a child(ren) into their home and hearts.