What are the classes like, that prepares people to care for foster children?

There are 30 total hours of pre-service training.  The Trauma Informed Care Pre-Service is a combination of information given courtesy of the National Child Trauma and Stress Network as well an adaptation by Grossmont College in San Diego, California. The training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts child development and gives useful tools in helping children heal from past traumas. Topics include empathy building and team work, Grief and Loss, Vistiation, information about our Medical Unit, Trauma, Life of a Case related to the legal process, Adoptions, Transiton and Placement Preparation, Policy and Regulations on Discipline. This training is available in English and and Spanish and gives foster parents essential tools to care for children in their care.  CPR and First Aid training is strongly recommended.