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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"



Oklahoma Foster Parent Training Classes Begin Soon! Posted Date:  12/19/14
What can bring hope to a child
who's been abandoned or abused?
Who can bring stability and
make a lasting difference in the life of a
young boy or girl?

The answer is a parent.

The 9-session class,
Guiding Principles for #Oklahoma Bridge Resource Families
begins soon.
Call 918.488.0163 and register for classes

You'll learn to:
•Protect and nurture the children who have been abused, emotionally maltreated, or neglected.
•To promote healthy development.
•Understand the importance of promoting safety for children who have experienced trauma.
•Support relationships between children and their parents, siblings, and kin.
•Connect children to safe, nurturing relationships and collaborating with OKDHS as a team member.

Upcoming class times:
Thursday, January 8, Session 1
6:00P – 9:00P
Saturday, January 10, Sessions 2-4
9:00A – 5:00P
Thursday, January 15, Session 5
6:00P – 9:00P
Wednesday, January 14, Session 6
6:00P-9:00P
Saturday, January 17, Sessions 7-8
9:00A – 5:00P
Thursday, January 22, Session 9
6:00P – 9:00P



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