New Hamilton County Foster And Adoptive Parent Courses Announced

Friday, January 4, 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                  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Orientation

Tuesday, Feb. 5                  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Child Welfare System

Tuesday, Feb. 12                 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Impact of Trauma

Tuesday, Feb. 19                 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Effective Discipline

Tuesday, Feb. 26                 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Expert Panel/Cultural

Tuesday, March 5                      6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Medication Admin

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

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

Tuesday, March 26                    6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 2                         6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 9                         6:00 to 9:00 p.m.                   Parenting Youth

Tuesday, April 16                       6:00 to 9:00 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. 

 


Austin Hatcher Foundation Invites Young Cancer Patients To Prepare Cars For 10th Annual Event SEMA Pinewood Derby

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has scheduled an Open House on  Friday, June 2  for young cancer patients and their families, to facilitate a second “build-out” of Pinewood Derby miniature race cars for the 10th Annual SEMA Pinewood Derby set for  July 28   at the  Fairplex Conference Center  in Pomona, California. The ... (click for more)

Rock City Announces Gift To Children's Hospital At Erlanger In Celebration Of Attraction's 85th Anniversary

Rock City announced on Friday, a $300,000 gift over the next three years to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. As Erlanger has planned the first phase of its Outpatient Center, teams from the hospital and Rock City released a call for bids to design a secret garden tree house to be located on the second floor of this new building and the chosen design team was announced earlier on ... (click for more)

Multi-Vehicle Accident On 1-75 Sends 3 To The Hospital Early Sunday Morning

Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on I-75 early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:38 East Ridge Fire, Puckett EMS and East Ridge Police received a call on I-75 southbound at the Spring Creek bridge, of a vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles and injuries. Upon arrival, officials found two tractor-trailers and five cars that were involved. One ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Drug Dealer Gets 80-Month Federal Sentence

A Chattanooga man with prior convictions for selling drugs was sentenced to serve 80 months for being a felon in possession of a weapon. Kevyn Nash appeared before Judge Travis McDonough. On Feb., 28, 2016, while on patrol in the 3700 block of Dodds Avenue, a city police officer observed a white Chrysler Concord traveling north on Dodds Avenue. Upon catching up to the vehicle ... (click for more)

Local School Boards Should Not Delegate Their Authority To Others

Education is primarily a state and local responsibility in the United States. Most Tennesseans support local control of public education by the district board of education. This includes the autonomy of the local school district to adopt curriculum, assessments, and programs to meet recognized educational goals and objectives.  It is clear in the Tennessee Constitution that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: DeVos Changes Everything

I believe that from every point on my moral compass the state’s hijacking of five public schools in Hamilton County is wrong. I also believe I can argue with success from any direction on my compass against any of the proposals or terms that Commissioner Candice McQueen just threatened to impose on the county’s Department of Education. But today let’s go to ‘True North’ on my compass ... (click for more)