To become a Treatment Foster Parent call: 505-362-6013
New Foster Parent Training
Parents in the Treatment Foster Care program receive specialized pre-service training in Foster Parent Education which is our approach to teaching children the values and life skills necessary for a successful life; one of caring, contribution, and commitment. Our training helps parents provide a home environment that stresses life skills, character development, wellness, spirituality, education, career exploration, citizenship development, study skills, and cultural
Ongoing training for treatment parents includes trauma-informed interventions, crisis intervention skills, life skills development, and brain-based interventions, as well as discussions and groups for support.
For more information about Foster Parent Training please contact us.
Supporting Treatment Foster Families
Parenting any child can be both rewarding and difficult. There are unique challenges that foster parents face when caring for children and youth. The resources on this page offer support and guidance to foster parents, as well as a list of national organizations through which foster parents can find additional information and supports as they navigate the process.
Strengthens agencies that support families caring for vulnerable children in an effort to defineand refine treatment foster care practices.
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Provides a list of parent support groups across the country for adoptive, foster, and kinship caregivers. To limit the search to just foster care support groups, select the “foster care” option under View All.
Foster Care to Success
Provides a list of national, State, and local groups that provide resources and community for foster and kinship caregivers.
Supports foster parents in achieving safety, permanence, and well-being for the children and youth in their care
Center for Parent Information and Resources (2018)
Provides information and resources for foster or adoptive parents on raising or caring for a child with disabilities, including how to address and understand the child’s disability, a list of organizations focused on adoption and foster parenting, and information on finding support groups.
Highlights basic foster care skills, including assessing your family’s fitness for fostering, maintaining open communication, managing challenging behaviors, and coping with a sense of loss after a child’s reunification with his or her birth family.
Connects with other foster parents online. Answer questions and learn from what other foster parents are doing.
Describes the basic aspects of the fostering experience, including partnering with the child’s caseworker, meeting the child’s needs, preventing burnout, and learning resources.