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Posted on: September 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Social Services offers Foster Parent Training

Foster Parent Training

Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a foster parent in James City County? Social Services offers training that gives families the information they need to make an informed decision about whether foster care is the right choice for them.

The training includes five weeknight sessions scheduled between Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 at the Quarterpath Recreation Center, 202 Quarterpath Road, Williamsburg. In addition to the classroom training, parents will be required to complete a series of online clusters. Interested persons are encouraged to attend the orientation session on Oct. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., also at the Quarterpath Recreation Center.

Training topics covered include an overview of the child welfare system, the impact of abuse and neglect, connecting with birth families, behavior challenges and management and more. For more information or to register, call 757-259-3120.

Media contact: Rebecca Vinroot
Director, Social Services

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