Saint Francis Community Services (a provider of foster care, adoption, and family preservation services) will offer a free, 10 week course, Partnering for Safety and Permanence - Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS-MAPP), for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. The course begins Jan. 5 and will be held every Thursday for 10 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. The training will be held at Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main Street, Great Bend.
Individuals interested in becoming a foster parent are invited to attend the free course which is offered by Saint Francis Community Services, a community-based service provider, serving children and families since 1945. PS-MAPP training is required by the State of Kansas for those interested in becoming foster parents. The course provides information and skill development for prospective foster parents, helps potential foster parents gain a better understanding of the needs of children in foster care, helps families make informed decisions about fostering, and provides information on resources, parenting techniques, and support services available for individuals interested in becoming foster parents.
To register for the free PS-MAPP foster parent training course or to learn more about becoming part of a professional team caring for Kansas children through foster care, call Saint Francis Community Services: Stacy Lewis, 620-793-7454 ext. 128, or Christina Stein, 620-793-7454 ext. 117, or visit www.st-francis.org.