Classes Available For Prospective Foster And Adoptive Parents

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Centerstone in Hamilton County has announced a new set of dates for their Parents as Tender Healers 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, Ste B., will take place every Thursday evening, beginning Jan. 23 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:
 
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Orientation, PATH

Thursday, Jan.y 30, 6-9 p.m., Child Welfare System, PATH

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m., Impact of Trauma, PATH

Thursday, Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m., Effective Discipline, PATH

Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., Expert Panel/Cultural, PATH

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m., Medication Admin, PATH

Thursday, March 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m., CPR/1st Aid, PATH

Thursday, March 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Circle of Courage, Therapeutic Training

Thursday, March 20, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth, Therapeutic Training

Thursday, March 27, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth, Therapeutic Training

Thursday, April 3, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth, Therapeutic Training 

Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m., Documentation/Policies, Therapeutic Training
 
Those interested in additional information or registering for courses may contact Michelle Snow, Centerstone Foster Care coordinator, at 710-5843 or michelle.snow@centerstone.org. 


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