PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) Class

PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) Class

Tuesday, October 08
5:45 PM-8:45 PM
Wilson Hall D

PATH stands for Parents As Tender Healers. The PATH class is training for potential Foster Parents and is the first step in the process toward becoming a foster parent. This training is mandated by the State for anyone who wants to become a foster parent. To register please contact Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home Foster Care Case Manager, Alyssa Farris, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). She will send you an application, FAQ’s, and the class schedule. Please turn in the application before the course begins, or bring it to the initial class. Attending every class in the course is mandatory, and per state regulations. If you should unavoidably miss one class, it will need to be made up before the end of the course.

According to DCS:

“Foster parents in Tennessee play a key role in the futures of the children and families they encounter. Whether providing temporary support or a permanent home, foster parents help to strengthen families and provide children in care a safe environment where they know they are important and loved.

To prepare for your role as foster parent, you will learn effective tools and parenting methods to work with and guide the children who are welcomed into your family and to gain an understanding of the different challenges faced by children who come into state custody.

Through the pre-approval training Parents as Tender Healers (PATH), you will learn how foster parents work with DCS to improve the lives of children, information about current DCS policies on caring for children in custody, and ultimately if foster parenting is right for you. Whether you want to provide a temporary home for children in need or have the ultimate goal of adoption, PATH training will help prepare you for the unique challenges and rewards of becoming a foster parent.”