When you become a foster care parent with The Children’s Guild, you will embark on a three-phase professional development and training experience that is both comprehensive and life-enhancing. Parents first learn and master our educational philosophy, Transformation Education, then build skills for being a successful treatment foster parent. Finally, parents participate in a home audit to ensure their readiness for foster parenting.
Parents in the Treatment Foster Care program receive specialized pre-service training in Transformation Education (TranZed), our approach to teaching children the values and life skills necessary for a successful life; one of caring, contribution, and commitment. Our training helps parents provide a home environment that stresses life skills, character development, wellness, spirituality, education, career exploration, citizenship development, study skills, and cultural experiences.
Ongoing training for treatment parents includes trauma-informed interventions, crisis intervention skills, life skills development, and brain-based interventions, as well as discussions and groups for support
Following the initial certification as a Transformation Education Foster Home, foster parents receive annual TranZed re-certifications and participate in 40 hours of continued training each year.