Foster care is the process of upbringing and education of a child placed within a family. Being a foster parent means taking care of the child who will live with you as your own, providing them with everything they need for their peaceful growth. Also, you will have to educate them and sometimes this may be a very difficult task.
The foster parent accepts a child as a family member without adopting him. The placement and upbringing of a child in a foster family aims to guarantee his/her right to grow and develop in a healthy family environment. The foster parent accepts children whose parents are unable to care for them due to illness, poverty or a crisis in the family relationship, as well as children whose parents have been deprived of parental rights.
Being a foster parent is not easy at all. Becoming a foster parent is a mission, a cause that not many people would stand for. A responsible task on which a human life depends. Expectant parents occupy a special and extremely important place in the lives of children entrusted to their care. The responsibility of the foster parent is enormous - very often the children have been raised in families where they have been neglected while their parents have suffered from various addictions. A large percentage of these same children have been victims of domestic violence in the past. The challenge is equally great for both parents and children. While the latter experience feelings of insecurity and confusion, foster parents are expected to be prepared to deal with any situation. And each case is different in its nature.
If you have already researched the necessary requirements that accompany the foster care process, you are probably already aware of the fact that foster parents need to go through several additional educational sessions. Like many experts do, we also advise you to trust professionals for this purpose.
The expectant parents should be aware of what awaits them when accepting a child in their family and home. The training for foster parents aims to prepare parents for situations that may arise with children - how to approach them and what methods of education they could apply.
OnlineParentingCenter gives you the opportunity to enroll in our foster parent course today. Our program has been developed by a certified expert and member of the National Parent Instructor Association in order to meet the national, state and the requirements of any organization requiring you to complete a similar parenting class. We provide you with two types of training, depending on their duration.
The first type of foster care classes are hourly programs with a duration ranging from 4 to 52 hours. The second type, on the other hand, are weekly courses, in which lectures are spread over an interval of 4 to 52 weeks. We traditionally recommend to our participants to strictly observe the time requirements of the agency/entity that asked them to complete training for foster parents.
Finally, at the end of your training you will receive free access to download your certificate of completion. It is a formal document certifying that you have successfully mastered the necessary knowledge. The certificates issued by OnlineParentingCenter are signed by a National Parent Instructor Association expert and are accepted by any organization that allows distance learning. Still, in order to check whether your certificate will be accepted by your state and county, check your county acceptance.
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