The Children’s Guild’s Family Life Education Treatment Foster Care program will hold online information sessions for prospective foster parents on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 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.
“Even during these challenging times, The Children’s Guild 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. “We greatly appreciate and recognize all that foster parents do to help change a lifetime for a child in need.”
The information sessions offer an introduction to becoming foster parents and are open to anyone interested in the fostering process. The sessions address 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 with the next training starting online in September.
The Children’s Guild Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, Monarch Preschool College Park, Tranzed Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, Transformation Education Institute and The National Children’s Guild Fund. Additionally, The Children’s Guild Alliance presents the Kids First National Conference.