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    Foster Parent Training

    Upcoming Training

    Annual Education Training:

    Join Education Consulted Jennifer Woods for this two-hour training to learn about:

    Updates to graduation requirements as posted in TCA49-6-8303
    Special Education updates
    Policy 21.18 updates
    ESSA/BID updates and procedures
    Homeschool and private school requests
    Follow up on new student management system (Skyward)
    Transcript reviews

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    This training will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm Central/11:00am-1:00pm Eastern

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    The Office of Training and Professional Development offers learning opportunities to assist current adoptive, foster, and kinship parents in support their efforts to provide a safe, nurturing, loving environment for the children in their care.

    We also provide pre-approval training for prospective foster parents, in partnership with Harmony Family Center and New Vision, Inc.

    Do you want to be a Foster Parent?

    If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit Tennessee Fosters for more details. Potential foster parents are required to complete pre-approval training. Learn more about training requirements and view upcoming training groups.

    Current Foster Parents

    If you are already a DCS Foster Parent, please see below for information and helpful training links just for you.