Foster Parent Training and Support

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is eager to support foster families throughout our area. In fact, many of these families now care for and support the children we’ve come to know personally. The NWACS aims to support foster families by providing the following:

  • Trauma-informed trainings at no cost
  • Trainings in a variety of locations in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties
  • Certificates of completion to foster parents for continuing education credits
  • Availability for contact after the date of the training for additional support and transfer of learning
  • Snacks and drinks (and meals when possible) to ensure a comfortable experience

Area 1 Foster Parent Association Meeting
Grace Point Church
1201 McCollum Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712
Thursday, November 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Training presentation by Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter

To register, contact Lori Light at

The NWACS wants to ensure that families feel equipped to understand and meet the needs of children and adolescents who have experienced maltreatment, multiple placements and early trauma. For updates and a listing of upcoming training dates, please stay tuned to this page and to the NWACS Facebook page.

For questions or additional information, please contact Adam at (479) 795-2417 ext. 303 or