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.
 
January 2022 – June 2022 Kinship Connect Make Up
*ONLY OFFERING SESSIONS 2-4 
Session 2:  January 11 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  January 18 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  January 25 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 2:  February 8 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  February 15 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  February 22 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 2:  March 8 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  March 15 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  March 22 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 2:  April 12 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  April 19 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  April 26 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 2:  May 10 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  May 17 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  May 24 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 2:  June 14 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 3:  June 21 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm
Session 4:  June 28 (Tuesday) – 6 pm to 9 pm

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