PATH Training

What is PATH?

pathlogoPATH (“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!

 

REGIONAL CONTACTS

 

 

REGION: Davidson County and Mid Cumberland 

CONTACT: Kaye Westbrook

E-Mail: Kaye.Westbrook@Centerstone.org 

Phone: (931) 503-4613

 

 

REGION: Tennessee Valley (Chattanooga and surrounding areas)

CONTACT: Jocelyn Stodghill

E-Mail:  Jocelyn.Stodghill@Centerstone.org

Phone:  (423) 356-2247

 

 

REGION: Upper Cumberland

CONTACT: Jessie Goodman

Phone: (931) 644-8949

 

 

REGION: South Central

CONTACT: Melanie Harwell

E-Mail:  Melanie.Harwell@Centerstone.org

Phone: (931) 224-6592

 

REGION: South West

CONTACT: LaKeesha Reeves

Phone: (931) 293-8225

 

REGION: Davidson County

CONTACT: Marcee Gordon

Phone: (615) 363-0633

 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Centerstone is no longer the PATH Provider for new DCS Foster Parents. To talk to someone in DCS about the DCS Foster Care Program, please call: 855-266-2458 or e-mail Training.EI-DCS@tn.gov.