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.
Forestdale, Inc. is seeking to certify Foster Parents to provide Respite Care. As a respite foster parent you will take short-term, temporary placements of children. The children can remain with you on a short term basis. A respite parent will be available to assist the child’s foster parent with a time away from their duties, vacation placement or for the foster parents to take care of personal business. The certification process is the same.
October 3rd 2018 Open House 3pm to 7pm Please note the orientation is approximately 1 hr.
October 12th 2pm
October 25th 2018 10 am
November 5th 2018 3pm
November 13th , 2018 10am
November 19th, 2018 6pm
December 6th 2018 3pm
December 17th 2018 6pm
December 28th 2018 10am
30 Hour Pre-Certification MAPP Training
10 Consecutive Wednesdays 6pm-9pm
Meeting 1 10/10/18 Meeting 6 11/14/18
Meeting 2 10/17/18 Meeting 7 11/28/18*
Meeting 3 10/24/18 Meeting 8 12/5/18
Meeting 4 10/31/18 Meeting 9 12/12/18
Meeting 5 11/7/18 Meeting 10 12/19/18
If you would like to complete some foster parent trainings online, use the following link. http://www.bsc-cdhs.org/fosterparenttraining/
67-35 112th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent at Forestdale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Homefinding Department at 718-263-0740 x602.