Foster Parent Training Classes

The first step to becoming a foster parent is to attend the orientation meeting prior to participating in the 6-10 week (differs by state) foster parent training course. Here you will learn more about Lifeline’s foster care program and the various requirements for licensure, including state-mandated training, the home study process, and Minimum Standards for Foster Homes. Orientation does not commit you to fostering but is a great place to simply learn more. Please register for the appropriate orientation meeting.

 

Alabama

Alabama’s licensing classes are called Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety (TIPS). These classes include an orientation followed by 10 weeks of class. Lifeline partners with the Department of Human Resources (DHR) to help equip families for licensure. Lifeline provides the training classes, discipleship through the home study process, and the completed home study. DHR then receives the home study portfolio, licenses the family, and follows them throughout the fostering journey. If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, please plan to attend an Orientation Meeting. Your presence at this meeting is required prior to beginning the TIPS course and is a great way to decide if becoming a foster family is right for you!

 

Christ Fellowship Church

This class is open to Shelby, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair County families.

Address: 76 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209
Orientation: June 11, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Class: June 25, 2019, and continues for 10 consecutive weeks.

There will NOT be childcare provided for this class by the church.

Contact Sydney Herman with any questions at Sydney.Herman@lifelinechild.org

* All Christ Fellowship Church classes will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each week.

To register for an Alabama training: Register here

 

Shades Mountain Baptist Church

This class is open to Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair County families.

Address: 2017 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL 35216
Orientation: August 13, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Class: August 27, 2019, and continues for 10 consecutive weeks.

There will be childcare provided for this class by the church.

Contact Cara Loy with any questions at Cara.Loy@lifelinechild.org

* All Shades Mountain classes will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each week.

 

NorthPark Baptist Church

This class is open to Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair County families.

Address: 5700 Deerfoot Pkwy, Trussville, AL 35173
Orientation: August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Class: September 5, 2019, and continues for ten weeks except for 10/31/19.

There will be no childcare for this class.

* All NorthPark classes will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each week.

 

South Carolina

South Carolina licensing classes include an orientation followed by 6 weeks of class.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, please plan to attend an Orientation Meeting.  Your presence at this meeting is required prior to beginning the course and is a great way to decide if becoming a foster family is right for you!

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

Foster Care Orientation Webinar (online)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a foster care orientation webinar! This orientation is a requirement to attend a foster care training class.

Speakers: Kristen Robinson – SC Foster Care Social Worker; Cathy Leeke – SC State Director

 

To register for the South Carlina online webinars: Register Here

 

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Church Partners

Lifeline is excited to be partnering with churches who are providing opportunities to serve in foster care.

(A special thanks to the Video Production Team at Church of the Highlands for producing this video.)