PATH Training

Parents As Tender Healers (PATH) is an intensive education course designed to orient prospective adoptive, foster and kinship-care parents to the needs of children who are cared for in the child welfare system. Harmony offers classes to families who are interested in these roles through a partnership with the Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services.

PATH is based on the belief that children grow and develop better in families, where they can build safe and trusting relationships. The PATH 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 adoptive, foster or kinship-care parents. Most importantly, it helps the participants to understand the unique needs of children who have lived through the trauma of abusive, neglectful, or chaotic living situations and how to provide healing environments and relationships for them.

Sign up for PATH Training:

Telephone 844-PATH4TN (844.728.4486)

PATH Online Registration Links

Northwest PATH Registration
Southwest PATH Registration
East PATH Registration
Northeast PATH Registration
TN Valley PATH Registration
Knox PATH Registration
Smoky Mountain PATH Registration
Shelby PATH Registration

 

PATH Online In-Service Registration Links

Northwest PATH Registration
Southwest PATH Registration
East PATH Registration
Northeast PATH Registration
TN Valley PATH Registration
Knox PATH Registration
Smoky Mountain PATH Registration
Shelby PATH Registration

 

PATH Email Addresses

Northeast Region
Smoky Mountain Region
Knox County Region
East Region
Tennessee Valley Region
Northwest Region
Southwest Region
Shelby County Region