AZAFAP Events & ActivitiesFamily Support Services
Foster parents who are continuing their license are required to earn a specific number of hours per year of training in order to renew. Topics related to the care of children who come from state custody are pertinent to healthy parent-child and family relationships. Strategies that can be utilized right away are emphasized in these courses. Currently courses are provided in an online format.
Support Network & Chat
It is important for parents to have a safe environment to share with one another the successes and challenges that they face in their home when parenting children from foster care. Parent facilitators are utilized to suggest a topic from a video created for AZAFAP as an introduction to the topic, or to engage in a needed conversation between the members of the group. A weekly chat is hosted currently online so parents can connect after kids are in bed and be with other adults!
Advanced Training Series
With a requirement of at least 6 hours of training annually for foster parents, we offer parents a 6 week training series (2 hours per week) focusing on the Neurosequential Model for Caregiving by Dr. Bruce Perry. The training is facilitated by certified trainer, Cathy Tompkins.