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Informational Meetings for Prospective Foster Parents

Before beginning a Tennessee KEY group, prospective foster parents must attend an Informational Meeting. The state is divided into 12 DCS operational regions, and each region offers training scheduled according to the size and needs of the counties they serve.

Prospective foster parents may begin a Tennessee KEY group within 180 days of attending the Informational Meeting. If the prospective foster parent does not begin a Tennessee KEY group within 180 days, the participant must attend another Informational Meeting prior to beginning Tennessee KEY.

Informational Meetings are temporarily being offered online via virtual classroom as we take precautions to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus. View the schedule below for upcoming online offerings. Classroom training will resume once deemed safe.

Date Time Trainer Registration Link
Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Talia Duncan Click here to register
Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Nicole Davis Click here to register
Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Amanda Felts Click here to register
Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central
Amanda Felts Click here to register
Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers
Click here to register
Thursday, Augsut 13, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers
Click here to register
Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register
Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Central
Arminta Chambers Click here to register

Find your county in the list below. Note that Davidson, Knox, and Shelby Counties constitute their own regions due to the size of the service population. Click here to view the DCS regional map.

Region Counties
Davidson Nashville and surrounding area
East Anderson, Campbell, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Union
Knox Knoxville and surrounding area
Mid-Cumberland Cheatham, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson
Northeast Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington
Northwest Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Obion, Stewart, Weakley
Shelby Memphis and surrounding area
Smoky Mountain Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier
South Central Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne
Southwest Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Tipton
Tennessee Valley Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie
Upper Cumberland Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White