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

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, Jan 15th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 19th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21st – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 19th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 21 – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 16th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 18th – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Thursday, May 16th – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, May 21st – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Tuesday, June 18th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, June 20th – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15th – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

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

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

Tuesday, Oct. 15th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 19th – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21st – 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.


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

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

Licensing Rules Refresher – Jan. 22, 2019/ 4:00pm – 6:00pm

This training will provide foster parents with a review of the Licensing Rules for Foster Family Homes and Foster Family Group Homes for Children, also known as the green book, including the rules that are most often cited for non-compliance.  2 Credit Hours

Working with Birth Parents & Advocating for Foster Children – March 16, 2019/ 10am – 12pm

Learn how to work with birth parents for the benefit of the foster children to reduce stress and conflicts. Learn the importance of advocacy for foster children with schools, medicals and more.  2 Credit Hours

These 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 to register.    

Domestic Adoption Trainings Sponsored by Forever Families

Legal – March 9, 2019

Communication – April 13, 2019

May 11, 2019 – Networking

All trainings are held on Saturday mornings 10:00am – 12:00 noon.

You must RSVP by March 1, 2019.