Treatment Foster Care

If you are thinking of adopting or becoming a foster parent, The Arc NCR can help!

Here are answers to some common questions people have when they are deciding whether foster care or adoption is right for them:

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Prospective Foster Parent Information Session

Do you want to find out if being a foster parent is right for you? Join us for an information session at The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region! Upcoming sessions:

Friday, 11/20/15 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday, 12/3/15 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, 12/17/15 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Friday, 1/8/16 from 12:00-1:00 pm

Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Sessions

Training is the first step in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The State of Maryland requires all foster parents to complete a 27-hour training course as part of the certification process. Start by attending our next Information Meeting to find out if foster parenting/adoption is right for you!

Winter 2016 PRIDE Training Schedule

Session 1: Connecting with PRIDE

Wednesday, 1/20/16 TFC Clinical Team
Session 2: Teamwork Toward Permanence Thursday, 1/21/16  Joel Lightfoot
Session 3: Meeting Developmental Needs: Attachment                Wednesday, 1/27/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 4: Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss Thursday, 1/28/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 5: Strengthening Family Relationships Wednesday, 2/3/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 6: Meeting Developmental Needs: Discipline Wednesday, 2/10/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 7: Continuing Family Relationships Thursday, 2/11/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 8: Planning for change Wednesday, 2/17/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 9: Taking PRIDE: Making an informed Decision Thursday, 2/18/16 TFC Clinical Team and Foster Parent Panel

Classes are held from 6-9pm each evening. Please plan to attend all sessions. You must make prior arrangements with instructor if you need to miss a class. We are not able to offer childcare. Please make other arrangements for children. Coffee and soda will be available.

Location:
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
4513 Philadelphia Rd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001

To register for a training session, email fostercare@arcncr.org or call 410-836-7177, extension 329.

Upcoming Foster Parent Support Groups

12/10/15 TFC Holiday Party: Celebrating children! Mountain Christian Church, New Life Center 6:00-8:30 pm
1/7/16 Permanency planning in foster care The Arc NCR 6:00-8:30 pm
2/4/16 Domestic Violence prevention/recovery The Arc NCR 6:00-8:30 pm

Request an Information Packet

To learn more about foster parenting and adoption, request an information packet! To receive your packet in the mail, email fostercare@arcncr.org or call 410-836-7177, extension 329.

Resources

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA)

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)

 

 

 
 
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