Foster Parent Program

The MidSOUTH Foster Parent Program provides training classes to prospective foster parents, relative caregivers, fictive kin and people interested in adopting children who are in DCFS custody. The training is designed to help foster/adoptive parents understand the challenges and rewards of rearing abused or neglected children.

Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Training is a competency-based, pre-service training provided for prospective foster/adoptive parents. The Foster/Adopt PRIDE (Parents’ Resource for Information, Development, and Education) training curriculum was developed by the Child Welfare League of America. The training consists of nine, three hour modules and panel discussion for a total of 27 hours of instruction.

ARKinship Connect Training is a mandatory training program for relative caregivers and fictive kin as partial fulfillment of requirements to be a fully approved resource home. It is based on five core competencies identified in the Foster/Adopt PRIDE Training developed by the Child Welfare League of America. The training consists of four three-hour sessions for a total of 12 hours instruction.

ARKinship CONNECT MAKEUP SESSIONS

MidSOUTH Foster Parent Program offers makeup opportunities for Sessions 2, 3, & 4 of the training once each month.  These sessions are offered virtually via Zoom Meetings.  Families in need of training should contact their DCFS Family Resource Worker for the training details.
 
July 2022 – December 2022 Kinship Connect Make Up
*ONLY OFFERING SESSIONS 2-4 
JULY:  
Session 2:  July 12 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  July 19 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  July 26 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
AUGUST: 
Session 2:  August 9 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  August 16 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  August 23 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
SEPTEMBER:
Session 2:  September 13 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  September 20 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  September 27 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
OCTOBER:
Session 2:  October 11 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  October 18 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  October 25 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
NOVEMBER: 
Session 2:  November 1 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  November 8 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  November 15 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
DECEMBER:
Session 2:  December 6 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  December 13 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  December 20 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm

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