The following classes will be held at
Willow Creek Community Church
67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington, IL
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS (27 hours)
Thursdays, January 14, 2016 through March 10, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The goal of this competency based training is to share essential information about fostering and adopting that will help the participants to develop into a successful foster and/or adoptive family. It will also help you to learn the knowledge and skills you need to make an informed decision about fostering or adopting and get off to a healthy start. Please note: you must be referred to this class by an agency.
ADOPTION CERTIFICATION “From Foster Care to Adoption” (9 hours)
Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 29, 2016 6:00-10:00p.m.
The purpose of this training is to meet the needs of experienced foster parents who are adopting a child who they are currently fostering. It is a requirement that foster parents take this training prior to the adoption being finalized.
EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR FOSTER PARENTS (6 hours)
(TWO SESSIONS OFFERED – PICK ONE)
Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The purpose of this class is to provide foster parents the basic information and skills necessary to advocate for and obtain quality special education and developmental services for the children in their care who are between the ages of newborn to 18 years old. Best practice is for this class to be taken prior to receiving a foster placement and it is mandatory to take prior to renewal of your foster care license.
*Registration is required to attend these classes. Call the DCFS Registration Unit #877-800-3393
For more information, please call your local DCFS office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.