The Children’s Guild Alliance’s Family Life Education Treatment Foster Care program will hold an online information session for prospective foster parents on Wednesday, May 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Children’s Guild is recruiting foster parents for children who have experienced trauma or other challenges. Treatment foster care is a treatment-oriented approach to caring for a child with special needs.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the 423,000 children and youth in foster care across the country. This year, National Foster Care Month focuses on how to strengthen connections and the role of family and youth engagement at every stage, according to the Children’s Bureau.
“Caring for children who’ve experienced trauma is a high calling and one we take seriously at The Children’s Guild Alliance,” said Jenny Livelli, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance. “We welcome families who have a heart for children and want the best in foster care training. We provide the resources you need and walk with you every step of the way.”
The information session offers an introduction to becoming foster parents and is open to anyone interested in the fostering process. The session addresses the requirements for becoming a foster parent including home assessment, major clearances and required documentation as well as home study and preservice training. Attending an information session constitutes the first phase of The Children’s Guild Treatment Foster Care preservice training and preparation.
The Children’s Guild Alliance offers the second phase of preservice training in the form of P.R.I.D.E. (Parent Resources for Information Development and Education) Foster Parent Training.
“Even during these challenging times, The Children’s Guild Alliance and our licensed foster parents can offer children in foster care the guidance, stability and love that are so essential for becoming successful adults,” said Terry M. Baisden, Family Life Education director for The Children’s Guild Alliance. “We greatly appreciate and recognize all that foster parents do to help change a lifetime for a child in need.”