4KIDS is a Christian foster care agency. Our classes are specifically designed for people who are connected with area churches who desire to work with a faith-based agency. If this is your heart, please click here to fill out a form for the classes. ( 3 Saturday classes - Jan 23, Feb 6 & 20 in Lake Worth, FL). Classes available in other areas through Palm Beach & Broward Counties.
The State of Florida requires all foster parents to complete the 21-hour course for foster care. 4KIDS Foster Parent Training is designed to promote partnerships in parenting and help our agency and prospective foster parents mutually decide on the best path for their family.
Currently, 4KIDS of South Florida provides training and licensing for the following counties: Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River.
Topics addressed in the training include:
- Attachment issues affecting foster children
- Helping children to manage their behaviors
- Helping children heal from trauma
- Maintaining birth family connections
- The impact fostering has on the foster family
Both parents within a family must attend the training, and potential foster parents must complete Adult/Infant/Child CPR.
For Palm Beach and Broward County, please contact Joan Englert at 954-590-1515 or JoanE@4KIDSofsfl.org.