Trainings - PRIDE®
PRIDE® is a curriculum developed and approved by the Child Welfare League of America.
Taught to all prospective families.
24 hours of training, taught over a combination of weeknights and weekends over about a two-week period.
Contact us to see when PRIDE classes are being taught in an office near you.
Details about training can be found below.
Embrace TFC works with you every step of the way.
Join our family today!
As an Embrace TFC Foster Parent,
you will play a vital part in our statewide effort to protect, care and
support children and teens experiencing foster care.
Register for a Virtual Information Session, or request for a one on one by clicking here. During these, you learn more details, ask questions, and get connected with our recruiter.
Submit the Pre-Screen Form and Application.
Begin required Pre-Service Training.
Complete a Home Study.
Information Session- individual and group sessions are available!
Congratulations, you've made the first step in becoming a foster parent! By attending an information session from the comfort of your home, you will learn more about Embrace, the children we serve and our certification process!
Click here to register for a virtual information session with our foster parent recruiter!
After attending an information session, our recruiter, Erin Hardesty, will follow up to answer any more questions you may have and assist you in completing the pre-screen and application.
In partnership with the American Red Cross, all our foster parents receive CPR/First aid training and certification, allowing them to respond to cardiac, breathing, and common first aid emergencies.
All foster parents will go through Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training designed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). The standard for crisis prevention and intervention training for over 35 years, the CPI equips our parents with proven strategies for safely defusing any anxious or hostile behavior in their foster children at the earliest possible stage.
Together Facing the Challenge
Your local Embrace Foster Parent Coordinator will meet with you and your family in your home to learn more about you and establish transparency, trust, and understanding between foster parents and the Embrace TFC team. The goal of the home study is to ensure joining the Embrace TFC team is right for you!