Foster Parent Training

An intensive education course designed to orient prospective foster and kinship parents to the needs of children who are cared for in the child welfare system.

Harmony Family Center offers classes to families who are interested in these roles through a partnership with Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services.

Foster Parent Training is based on the belief that children grow and develop better in families, where they can build safe and trusting relationships. The Foster Parent Training classes serve as a guide for the participants to understand the complexities of the child welfare system and ways that they and the system can support children and families. It also provides opportunities for participants to assess their own strengths and resources in order to determine whether they are ready to take on the role of becoming foster or kinship parents. Most importantly, it helps the participants to understand the unique needs of children who have lived through the trauma of abusive, neglectful, and/or chaotic living situations and how to provide healing environments and relationships for them.

Additional information about Foster Parent Training classes can be found on the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services website at Foster Parent Training.

 

2019 PATH Training Registration

East PATH Training Registration
(Anderson, Campbell, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties)

Knox PATH Training Registration
(Knox County)

Northeast PATH Training Registration
(Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington, and Unicoi Counties)

Northwest PATH Training Registration
(Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Obion, Stewart, and Weakley Counties)

Shelby PATH Training Registration
(Shelby County)

Smoky Mountain PATH Training Registration
(Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties)

Southwest PATH Training Registration
(Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties)

TN Valley PATH Training Registration
(Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties)

2020 Informational Meeting Registration

East Informational Meeting Registration
(Anderson, Campbell, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties)

Knox Informational Meeting Registration
(Knox County)

Northeast Informational Meeting Registration
(Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington, and Unicoi Counties)

Northwest Informational Meeting Registration
(Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Obion, Stewart, and Weakley Counties)

Shelby Informational Meeting Registration
(Shelby County)

Smoky Mountain Informational Meeting Registration
(Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties)

Southwest Informational Meeting Registration
(Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties)

TN Valley Informational Meeting Registration
(Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties)

2020 TN-KEY Training Registration

East TN-KEY Training Registration
(Anderson, Campbell, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties)

Knox TN-KEY Training Registration
(Knox County)

Northeast TN-KEY Training Registration
(Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington, and Unicoi Counties)

Northwest TN-KEY Training Registration
(Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Obion, Stewart, and Weakley Counties)

Shelby TN-KEY Training Registration
(Shelby County)

Smoky Mountain TN-KEY Training Registration
(Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties)

Southwest TN-KEY Training Registration
(Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties)

TN Valley TN-KEY Training Registration
(Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties)

Contact Information

Telephone: 844.728.4486
Email: PATH and TN-KEY Training
Email: In-Service Training