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Quality Parenting Pre-Service Training: A Journey Home

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • 3 sessions
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Alexandra Region DCFS Office, 900 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

Quality Parenting Pre-Service Training:  

A Journey Home

This memorandum is to advise all Child Welfare staff of the upcoming quality parenting pre-service training, A Journey Home. The new foster parent curriculum includes seven (7) sessions and an additional session for those applicants who are interested in adoption. 

Purpose of Training: 1) Give overview of new foster/adoptive parent curriculum; 2) Discuss fostering, how children enter foster care, and helping children with grief, attachment, birth family and separation issues; 3) Discuss issues of discipline and assessing impact of fostering in families; 4) Define trauma experienced by children and give overview of TBRI; 5) Discuss normalcy and agency policy.

All Child Welfare employees are required to participate in one of these sessions by July 1, 2017.

Location:  Alexandria Region

Alexandria Region DCFS Office

900 Murray Street

Alexandria, LA   71301

Sessions at this location:

April 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

May 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

June 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Targeted Recipients:  All DCFS Child Welfare staff and certified foster/adoptive parents are expected to attend this training.  

Travel and Lodging:  All employees are responsible for adhering to the State Travel Regulations which are posted at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osp/Travel/Index.aspx.

Participants requiring special accommodations, assistance, or interpreter services should contact Child Welfare Training at DCFS.CW-Training@LA.GOV.

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