Share the Love: Become a Foster Parent
We’re looking for caring people to provide love, guidance, and temporary homes to our wonderful children and youth

Forestdale is looking for special people to provide temporary homes, guidance, and love to young people who cannot safely remain with their parents. Your role is to provide children and teens with the emotional support they need to heal and thrive. At the same time, you work with Forestdale to help birth parents make progress towards rebuilding their families. In most cases, foster children reunite with their birth parents; when it is not safe to do so, Forestdale will facilitate the adoption process.

As a foster parent, you will provide what all loving parents do: food, shelter, clothing, stability, discipline and a caring home environment. Foster parents serve as champions for the children in their care, helping them gain self-esteem, achieve in school, and acquire the life skills they need to lead fulfilling lives. If you love and understand children, you’ve already met many of our qualifications.


February  2017 Orientation

Building 3 Conference Room:

Alex will be conducting all four sessions.(ext. 215)

2/13 @ 12pm

2/21 @ 6pm

2/24 @12pm

2/28 @ 3pm


Tuesday 2/7/17 6-8 pm Destructive Behavior (Special)
Friday 2/10/17 10-12 pm Finding a Way to Share
Wednesday 2/15/17 10-12 pm Dealing with Children Depression (Special)
Tuesday 2/28/17 6-8 pm Dealing with Children Depression (Special)
Wednesday 3/1/17 10-12 pm LBGTQ
Tuesday 3/7/17 6-8 pm Finding a Way to Share
Friday 3/10/17 10-12 pm Introduction to ASFA and Permanency Planning
Tuesday 3/14/17 6-8 pm LBGTQ
Wednesday 3/15/17 10-12 pm ADHD and Other Learning Disorders (Special)
Tuesday 3/28/17 6-8 pm ADHD and Other Learning Disorders (Special)
Wednesday 3/29/17 10-12 pm Mad is not Bad! Understanding Anger in the grieving process (CDHS)



Spring MAPP 2017

5 Sunday Sessions

10:00am – 4:00pm





*skip 4/16 for Easter*



 **Please don’t bring any children (your biological children or foster children) to the trainings.

The materials presented are not suitable for them and we have no one to watch them.


  1. Please RSVP for the training you are planning to attend
  2. Your home will not be recertified if you don’t have enough training hours
  3. Most of your trainings hours must be completed at Forestdale
  4. Keep track of the trainings you’ve already attended. The mandatory trainings scheduled for January are makeup trainings for those who didn’t attend these trainings in October, November and December.


If you would like to complete some foster parent trainings online use the following link.



67-35 112th Street

Forest Hills, NY 11375

If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent at Forestdale, please email, or contact the Homefinding Department at 718-263-0740 x602.

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