What is PATH?
PATH (“Parents As Tender Healers”) is an intensive education course designed to orient prospective adoptive, foster and kinship care parents to the world of child welfare. Classes are offered to families who are interested in becoming resource homes for Centerstone. (For more information on FOSTERING see our FAQ page.)
Based on the vision of its creators, the series serves as a guide through the complexities of the child welfare system and discusses the ways that the system affects children and families. It also provides opportunities for participants to assess their own strengths and resources and to determine whether they are ready to take on the role of resource parent at this time.
PATH is based on the belief that children grow and develop better in families, where they can build lasting relationships. Children who have been a part of the child welfare system need stability and continuity that can be provided by foster, adoptive and kinship care families.
CONTACT US TODAY to see when the next Centerstone Therapeutic Foster Care PATH training will be held in your area!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Centerstone is also the PATH Provider for new DCS Foster Parents. That is a SEPARATE PROGRAM and you will need to click THIS LINK to get more information about signing up for those classes.
CURRENT TRAINING INFORMATION
REGION: Davidson County and Mid Cumberland
DATES: Thursdays – August 7th through Aug. 30th
CONTACT: Kaye Westbrook
Phone: (931) 503-4613
REGION: Tennessee Valley (Chattanooga and surrounding areas)
DATES: THURSDAYS May 1 2014- July 17 2014
CONTACT: Jocelyn Stodghill
Phone: (423) 356-2247
REGION: Upper Cumberland
DATES: Classes Forming Soon
CONTACT: Jessica Branch
Phone: (931) 644-8949
REGION: South Central
DATES: Class currently in progress
CONTACT: Melanie Harwell
Phone: (931) 224-6592
REGION: South West
DATES: Classes Forming Now
CONTACT: Marlon Hammonds
Phone: (931) 293-8225
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