Foster Care Beginner
For Prospective Foster Parents
Foster Care Beginner Course is for prospective foster parents by an experienced foster parent.
This self-paced online course contains five videos and over ten slides of valuable information about the following:
- Manda's story of becoming a foster parent
- Discerning why you might become a foster parent
- What foster care is
- Different roles within the foster care system
- An explanation of common foster care jargon
- How to become a foster parent
- Tips to prepare for your first placement
- FAQ's answered
- Challenges & joys
- Recommended resources
- How to be involved without becoming a foster parent
This course is extremely valuable for anyone who is curious or on the fence about becoming a foster parent.
It can be done alone or with a partner.
On average, it takes an individual one week to complete the course entirely.
Manda is a follower of Jesus living in Chicago with her husband and their foster children. Former school teacher turned writer, speaker, and advocate, Manda believes there is not a single person you wouldn't love if you knew their story. Her 30-day devotional Space: An Invitation to Create Sustainable Rhythms of Work, Play, and Rest is available on Amazon and her next book releases in February 2021. Follow @mandacarpenter and visit www.mandacarpenter.com for more.
StartIntroduction, Our Story, Discerning & Getting Clear on Your Why (4:28)
StartRecap Video #1 + What's Your Why?
StartFoster Care Defined, Who's Who, & The Process (7:01)
StartRecap Video #2 + Differentiating Various Types of Foster Care
StartHistory of Foster Care
StartPreparation & Emotions (6:50)
StartRecap Video #3 + Book/Podcast Recommendations
StartLogistics & More (10:35)
StartRecap Video #4 + Tips
StartWhat is Trauma?
StartHow Trauma Manifests
StartAdverse Childhood Experiences
StartHow Foster Parents Help Children Heal from Trauma
StartChallenges & Joys (6:55)
StartRecap Video #5 + Other Ways to Get Involved