Parents who are adopting children through Gladney’s New Beginnings State Adoption Program are required to attend training.
The New Beginnings Parent Adoption Training is a required course for parents who wish to adopt a child from the state foster care system. This three day competency-based program is designed to prepare prospective adoptive parents for the challenges of parenting children that have experienced past trauma. The New Beginnings Training covers parent and child attachments, developmental needs, behavior interventions, the effects of abuse and neglect, discipline techniques, separation grief and loss, family relations, agency relations, child safety, and CPR/First Aid.
Gladney offers the New Beginnings course quarterly, and both adoptive parents must attend.
This training is by invitation only. Upcoming dates:
- January 9-11, 2020
- April 9-11, 2020
- July 9-11, 2020
- October 22-24, 2020
The New Beginnings - State Adoption Training is a prerequisite for:
- New Beginnings Adoption Program Approval
- Home Study Approval
- Pathways Training (please contact your caseworker for registration information)
Watch the video below to hear what Gladney's General Counsel, Heidi Bruegel Cox, has to say about foster care in Texas.
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