Foster parent licensing classes coming up

By From page A6 | January 10, 2013

Local residents who are interested in becoming Yolo County licensed foster parents are invited to attend a free introductory class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the West Sacramento Child Welfare Office, 500A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100.

The workshop — held in Community Room A — is the first in a series of required trainings to meet state licensing mandates that address caring for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

The first evening is a general information meeting designed to answer prospective foster parents’ questions about licensing requirements, home preparations and training expectations. Along with an overview of general foster care statistics, several Yolo County foster and adoptive parents and their children will share their stories of traditional foster care and their foster-to-adoption journey.

Individuals wanting to move forward in the process of foster care may continue with a series of classes offered during January and February. For more information, contact Cherie Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com.

Enterprise staff

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