Local residents 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. 21, in the Child Welfare Office, 500 Jefferson Blvd., just off Triangle Court.
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 throughout the month.
For more information about becoming a Yolo County licensed foster parent, call Cherie Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com.