Parent Groups

Ongoing Parent Training

The training for foster and fost-adopt parents is a specialized, comprehensive ongoing educational process. Each foster parent must be involved in at least 12 hours of training every year. Educators include TLC staff, community experts and other professionals. In the process, parents learn from each other and benefit from sharing experiences. Examples of topics covered include:

  • Effective parenting techniques
  • Child development issues
  • Communication skills
  • Discipline
  • Transracial adoption
  • The birth family
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Open adoption
  • Separation, loss, and transition
  • Effects of drug exposure
  • The court process
  • Attachment issues

Adoption and Foster Care Support Groups</