Safe Families for Children

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    Available courses

    Additional training and resources by topic area, including diving deeper into cultural competency, connecting with children, relationship building, understanding poverty, and book recommendations. 

    Safe Families for Children Core Training is required for all volunteer roles, and provides an overview of the Safe Families for Children movement, biblical hospitality, connecting with parents and children, and the various ways to get involved. 

    This training is required for host families, and provides details of the intake process, welcoming a child into your home, development and growth, discipline, home safety, and preparing a child for returning home. 

    This training is required to volunteer as a Family Coach. The Family Coach supports the placing parent, monitors the safety and well-being of the child in hosting, supports the host family as they care for the child, and plans for the end of hosting. They are the primary contact for both the placing parent and the host family, ensuring a successful relationship between both. 

    Resources for Home Gatherings 

    Safe Families PLUS (Providing Lasting Unconditional Support) Mentor Training guides you through the best practices of mentoring teenagers and young adults, particularly those who are in the child welfare system. 

    This folder contains Safe Families for Children marketing materials for use to promote the movement.

    Documents and Forms for Implementers

    Manuals for each volunteer role