Division of Child and Family Services offers foster parent training in Carson City

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Division of Child and Family Services is holding its next training session for foster and adoptive parents from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 23 and 29 in the Valley View Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway in Carson City.

The training curriculum utilized is Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education, or P.R.I.D.E. It includes nine three-hour sessions designed to equip applicants to provide foster or adoptive care to children in the child welfare system.

Foster parents are required to attend training prior to obtaining a license. FBI background checks are conducted on all applicants and residents 18 years of age or older living in the home. After the initial license is issued, resource families must complete four hours of advanced training per year in order to keep the license current. Licenses are renewed annually to assure an acceptable level of care is maintained by the foster parents and an on-site visit to the home is made for each renewal license issued.

Lunch and snacks will be provided at the training. To register, call Lori Nichols at 888-423-2659, or go to http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/.


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