Training & Events

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.

Forever Families' Foster Care Orientation

All Orientation sessions are held at:  17940 Farmington Rd., Ste. #301, Livonia, MI 48152

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.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO GLORIA MITCHELL AT 734.762.0909 OR GMITCHELL@FOREVER-FAMILIES.ORG TO BE PUT ON SCHEDULE. REGISTRANTS ARRIVING 10 MINUTES OR MORE PAST START TIME WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER. 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

Separation and Loss Issues for Foster/Adoptive Families – May 7, 2019/ 4pm – 6pm

This training is to provide the knowledge and skills for foster/adoptive parents who may be grieving the loss of children who had joined their families but had to leave to meet the requirements of the court’s permanency plan or for other reasons. Terminating a placement can be heart wrenching for the foster/adoptive parent, their family and the child in care. This training discusses the ways that foster/adoptive parents can cope with their loss. 2 Credit Hours

Child Mental Health Awareness – May 28, 2019 / 4pm-6pm

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

Working with Birth Parents & Advocating for Foster Children – June 4, 2019/ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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 gmitchell@forever-families.org 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 dweiss@forever-families.org by March 1, 2019.