New Hamilton County Foster And Adoptive Parent Courses Announced

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Centerstone in Hamilton County has announced a new set of dates for its Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) certification courses, classes that are required by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for all potential foster and adoptive parents in Tennessee. The 12 courses, which will be held in the Centerstone offices at 6110 Shallowford Road, Suite B, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, will take place every Tuesday evening, beginning Jan. 29, and ending in April.

PATH is designed to equip parents with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the child welfare system, effective discipline, first aid and CPR, medication administration and other physical and emotional needs their adoptive or foster children may have.

Class dates/times are as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 29                  6-9 p.m.                   Orientation

Tuesday, Feb. 5                  6-9 p.m.                   Child Welfare System

Tuesday, Feb. 12                 6-9 p.m.                   Impact of Trauma

Tuesday, Feb. 19                 6-9 p.m.                   Effective Discipline

Tuesday, Feb. 26                 6-9 p.m.                   Expert Panel/Cultural

Tuesday, March 5                 6-9 p.m.                   Medication Admin

Tuesday, March 12                5:30-9:30 p.m.        CPR/First Aid

Tuesday, March 19                5:30-9:30 p.m.        Circle of Courage

Tuesday, March 26                6-9 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 2                    6-9 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 9                    6-9 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 16                  6-9 p.m.                   Documentation/Policies

Those interested in additional information or registering for courses may contact Michelle Snow, LBSW, Centerstone Foster Care Coordinator at 423 710-5843 or michelle.snow@centerstone.org.  



Alexander Tells EEOC Nominees, "Encourage Better Health, Lower Costs With Clear Guidelines For Employee Wellness Programs"

At a confirmation hearing for two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) nominees, Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said the EEOC should encourage better health and lower costs with clear guidelines for employee wellness programs. “While there are many components to the cost of health care, there is consensus that wellness and leading a heathier lifestyle ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Named Top Corporate Sponsor At 2017 Alzheimer's Walk

For the fourth year in a row, Morning Pointe Senior Living has been recognized for the Top Corporate Team fundraiser during the Sept. 16 Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Tennessee Riverpark.   This year, the five Chattanooga area Morning Pointe senior living and memory care communities raised approximately $10,000 for the organization. ... (click for more)

Lone Survivor Of Lookout Valley Massacre Says He Is 100% Sure Morse Was One Of Shooters; Detective Tells Of Retrieving Guns

The lone survivor of a massacre at a Lookout Valley trailer park on April 9, 2014, testified Wednesday that he is 100 percent sure that Derek Morse was one of the two shooters. Matthew Callam said he was thrown off initially by the fact that Morse had facial hair at the time, but he said when he was shown a recent photo of Morse soon after the incident "it was like I was looking ... (click for more)

3 Firefighters Carry Unresponsive Woman From Burning Lookout Valley Home

Three Chattanooga firefighters early Wednesday morning carried an unresponsive woman from a burning house in Lookout Valley.   At  3:08  a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 111 Centro Ave.The 911 dispatchers told the responding firefighters that someone may be trapped inside. Upon arrival, the firefighters observed smoke and flames coming ... (click for more)

Send All Ed Johnson Donations To The Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation

To all concerned, I believe there was mistake printed in a recent article stating to send donations to me at the school. I would ask that all donations be sent to the Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation to the attention of the Ed Johnson Memorial. This project is in no way affiliated with HCDE schools. All funds are housed there and are tax deductible. Mr. Savage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: McQueen & Her TVAAS

If I am reading my Ouija Board right, I suspect the Hamilton County School Board will vote to allow a controversial “partnership” to be formed with the state Board of Education tonight at its monthly meeting. State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has said she will demand the one-sided partnership to take over the operation of five at-risk schools in Hamilton County and, if ... (click for more)