Foster Parent Training



from the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

October 2, 2017

Dear child serving community,

We are heavy hearted this morning in response to the shooting that took place last night. In light of recent events and ongoing violence in our Nation and the world we wanted to reach out with some tools for how to talk with children about this most recent act of violence as well as many others. Below are some resources to help us navigate this topic that so often leaves us speechless.

Sincerely, The COE

Resources for talking with youth about the shooting:
Psychological Impact of the Shooting
Media Coverage Tips for Parents

Tips for Pre-school Age Children
Tips for School Age Children
Tips for Teens

Helping Children Heal
Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

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 and information on required training.

Current Foster Parents

If you are already a DCS Foster Parent, please visit the DCS page for required information and helpful training links just for you.