Foster parent training
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
- Snacks and drinks (and meals when possible) to ensure a comfortable experience
- 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
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. We’ll also use the feedback we receive from foster families to ensure topics they request are included in future events.
Foster Parent Training Opportunities
Balancing the Needs of Biological and Fostered Children
Blending a family comes with unique challenges. For a child or teen in foster care, living in a stranger’s home amplifies his or her need to feel safe, supported, and understood. For a biological child already in the home, accepting a new child into the family can amplify some of those same needs as family roles and interactions change.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Southern Heights Baptist Church
Berryville, AR 72616
If fewer than 7 participants are registered one week in advance, all who have registered will be notified that the training will be moved to an alternate date.
For questions or additional information, please contact Adam at (479) 795-2417 ext. 303 or AMartin@nwacs.org.