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, 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

In Hidden Sight: Youth & Substance Abuse – Oct. 3, 2019 / 2-4pm

Participants will learn about the prescription drug misuse and over the counter medications that youth utilize to get high, enhance performance and self-medicate. Understanding what these medications are, how they are referenced by youth and the impact  of their use is critical to helping youth, and families in preventing their deleterious effects. Additionally, participants will understand the impact of opioids and the rise of opioid and heroin related deaths and will lea how to save a life using naloxone.   2 Credit Hours

Trauma and the Effects on Children in Foster Care – Nov. 12, 2019 / 2-4pm

All children in foster care have been exposed to some form of trauma. This training will explore and discuss how trauma affects children’s brains, bodies, behavior, and ways of thinking and ways foster/adoptive parents can help the child to heal.  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

DOMESTIC ADOPTION TRAINING I:  September 21, 2019 – Legal Adoption Process

DOMESTIC ADOPTION TRAINING II: October 12, 2019 – Communication and Understanding Open Adoption

DOMESTIC ADOPTION TRAINING III: October 26, 2019 – Adoption Interstate and Networking Resources

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

Please RSVP at mjhebner@forever-families.org your attendance.