Child Welfare Professional Development Program
Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Parents Training Program
The Parents Training Program provides initial and ongoing support to foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. All aspects of the program aim to give foster/adoptive parents the knowledge, skill, coaching, peer support and resources they need to provide nurturing care to the children they parent both temporarily and permanently.
Home Visiting Program
Home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. They address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services. Either before their child’s birth or in their child’s first few years of life, families are voluntarily matched with trained professionals who provide information and support related to children’s healthy development, the parent-child relationship and the importance of early learning. Research shows that in a child’s brain development, this early time is critical to later success in school and life. Parents who partner with home visitors learn how to seek prenatal care, find positive solutions to stressful circumstances, develop healthy parent-child interactions and set goals for the future that improve families’ self-sufficiency. To get a better understanding, watch this video from a parents perspective of their view of home visiting.