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Stay up to date with current Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) news and events! Below is information on current SFCS program news as well as information on upcoming special events and ways you can donate.

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New dates added - Oklahoma Bridge Family Training Posted Date:  01/18/15

#Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services' pre-service resource parent training, Guiding Principles for Oklahoma Bridge Resource Families teaches foster and adoptive parents to understand how to work with the child’s birth family towards the goal of reunification; and, if reunification fails, Bridge is committed to raising/parenting the child.

This approach views foster care as a service provided to the child’s entire family. The resource families will meet both foster and adoptive program criteria; come from the same community as the child; and be willing to accept and agree to visitation and other types of contact with siblings, extended family and other important people in the child’s life.

Register today and call 918-488-0163
all classes at our Tulsa office:
7320 Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136

Sat., Jan 24, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and again Thurs., Feb. 19
Session 1 "Children in Care"
Session 2 "Bridge Practice"
Session 3 "Culture and Connections"

Sat., Feb. 7 and Feb. 20
Session 4 "Understanding Development and Trauma"
Session 5 "Becoming More Trauma-Informed"
Session 6 "Positive Discipline"

Sat., Feb 21 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Session 7 "Crisis Intervention"
Session 8 "Characteristics of Successful Families"
Session 9 "Tying It All Together: Safety, Permanence, and Well-Being"



Kansas Foster and Adopt Parent Training Classes Posted Date:  01/13/15

The Kansas program for licensing caregivers interested in foster parenting called "TIPS-MAPP" begins January in many Saint Francis service areas across the state.

 These classes prepare you to make an informed decision about becoming a resource for children in foster care or our adoption program. They develop skills necessary to stabilize a kid who has seen challenging situations within their homes, possibly abuse and often neglect.

 Be a model to the parents of these children by showing effective parenting and discipline.
 Be a model of communication, self esteem, health, and well-being to children in the foster system so they know they can be successful emotionally, behaviorally, professionally- actually, in... every way.

MAPP classes are the first step to becoming a Saint Francis Community Services Foster Parent. Below is a list of dates on which the 1st of 10 week course is held. Must attend all classes. Call your worker for details and registration information - 866-999-1599

 

Great Bend
1/26/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Junction City
1/27/2015 6:00 PM -9:00 PM 

FEBRUARY:
Wichita
2/2/2015 6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Garden City
2/4/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manhattan
2/10/2015 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Dodge City (Ford County Sheriff’s office training room 11311 East Comanche)
2/10/2015 6:00 PM 2/10/2015 9:00 PM
Newton
2/26/2015 6:00 PM 2/26/2015 9:00 PM
Wichita
9:00 AM 2/28/2015 12:00 PM

 

 




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