Centerstone Offers PATH Certification Course For Potential Foster, Adoptive Parents

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 Centerstone, a not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, has announced upcoming Parents as Tender Healers classes that will take place in Hamilton County.

Required by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for all potential foster and adoptive parents in Tennessee, PATH is a 12-class certification course that will take place every Monday evening.  They began Monday and will end in July.  

The classes will be held at Centerstone, 6110 Shallowford Road, Suite B. Centerstone is actively looking for foster parents in the southeast region.

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. 

The course is scheduled for the following dates:


Monday, May 13, 6-9 p.m., Orientation

Monday, May 20, 6-9 p.m., Child Welfare System

Monday, May 27, 6-9 p.m., Impact of Trauma

Monday, June 3, 6-9 p.m., Effective Discipline

Monday, June 10, 6-9 p.m., Expert Panel/Cultural

Monday, June 17, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Medication Admin

Monday, June 24, 5:30-9:30 p.m., CPR/1st Aid

Monday, July 1, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth

Monday, July 8, 6-9 p.m., Fostering Positive Behavior

Monday, July 15, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth

Monday, July 22, 6-9 p.m., Parenting Youth

Monday, July 29, 6-9 p.m., Circle of Courage

For more information or to register for the course, contact Michelle Snow, LBSW, Centerstone Foster Care coordinator at 710-5843 or

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