Step 1: Attend a foster parent orientation
Foster parent orientations are offered every other month by Community Care Licensing and our agency. If you are interested in attending our upcoming orientation, please call 499-3410. Attending an orientation is your opportunity to learn more about Humboldt County’s foster care program and how you can be a part of our team. You are not obligated to become a foster parent when you attend the orientation.
Step 2: PRIDE training
The PRIDE curriculum was designed specifically for foster and adoptive parents to increase knowledge and skills in 5 essential competency categories:
Protecting and nurturing children
Meeting children’s developmental needs, and addressing developmental delays
Supporting relationships between children and their families
Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime
Working as a member of a professional team.
Through the PRIDE training sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice the knowledge and skills you will need as a new foster parent. Your readiness to foster will be assessed in the context of your ability and willingness to meet the essential competencies.
Other certifications & classes
In addition to completing the PRIDE curriculum, foster parents must also be First Aid and CPR certified.