Training & Events

Belle of the Ball - Free Formal Dresses

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Boys & Girls Club of SE Michigan is holding its annual Belle of the Ball event where girls will have the opportunity to pick free formal/semi-formal dress, shoes and accessories. Event held at Boys & Girls Club located at 16500 Tireman in Detroit. Call 248.473.1400 for more info.

22nd Annual New & Expecting Parent Celebration

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Pregnant mothers and mothers of infant 6 months and younger, residing in Wayne County, are invited to attend this special event at Wayne County Community College in Taylor. Special workshop for fathers too! Registration is required. Click HERE for more info.

2018 Michigan Heart Gallery Grand Opening

Emagine Theater, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Open to the public April 28, 2018

Visit to learn more about Michigan’s children currently in the foster care system. This traveling photographic exhibit features photos of youth currently waiting for their forever family. To learn more about the Michigan Heart Gallery, visit www.mare.org/Resources/Michigan-Heart-Gallery

TIP at Wayne State University

Foster care youth in Southeast Michigan are encouraged to learn more about the Transition to Independence Program (TIP) at Wayne State University.  This special program exists to help youth who have aged out of the foster care system to realize their educational aspirations. Get connected with resources and support needed to succeed in college. Click HERE for additional info about TIP at WSU and their upcoming events.

Foster Care Orientation

Tuesday, April 17th 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, April 19th 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, May 15th 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, May 17th 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO BRIDGETT CRAIG AT 734.762.0909 OR BCRAIG@FOREVER-FAMILIES.ORG TO BE PUT ON SCHEDULE. NO WALK-INS.

PRIDE Training

The State of Michigan has changed the process of PRIDE training for prospective foster and state ward adoptive parents. Individual agencies can no longer provide certified PRIDE training and all participants must be registered for attendance with their identified agency. Please note: Any prospective foster and/or state ward adoptive parents MUST attend agency orientation prior to PRIDE attendance. Questions? Please contact Bridgett at bcraig@forever-families.org

PRIDE Training locations in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County.

MACOMB: The Shores Church
24905 Manhattan
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

OAKLAND: Pontiac Public Central Library @ Auditorium
60 E. Pike St.
Pontiac, MI 48342

WAYNE: Wayne County College District, Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180

For more information, training schedules and location details, please visit FCNP.ORG or call 1.855.MICHKIDS

Wayne County Coalition Trainings Sponsored by Forever Families

PLANNING FOR CHANGE (Credit Hours 2)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adding a new child or children to your family will make life different for you and your spouse, your children, and even your extended family. This training will help guide newer foster parents on how to manage the changes and transitions associated with foster parenting.

EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
(Credit Hours 4) Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Developmental disabilities are common and early identification is important. This training will help foster parents understand their role in developmental monitoring and early identification.

** Above Coalition trainings are held at Forever Families office located at 17940 Farmington Rd., Ste. 301 Livonia, MI 48152. Please contact Gloria Mitchell at 734.762.0909 ext. 102 or gmitchell@forever-families.org to register.