Centerstone Provides PATH Certification Course for Potential Foster and Adoptive Parents

Required Classes to become a Foster or Adoptive Parent Available in Bradley County this May

Cleveland, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, has announced an upcoming Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) class that will take place in Bradley County.

The course, which the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services requires be completed by all potential foster and/or adoptive parents in Tennessee, is a six-class certification course that will take place every Thursday evening, beginning May 12 and ending in June. The classes will be held at the Cleveland Fire Department, Station #1 at 555 South Ocoee Street in Cleveland, Tenn.

PATH is designed to equip parents with knowledge and understanding of the child welfare system, effective discipline, first aid and CPR, medication administration and other physical and emotional needs.

The course schedule is:

Thursday, May 12 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Orientation
Thursday, May 19 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Understanding the Child Welfare System
Thursday, May 26 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Impact of Trauma
Thursday, June 2 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Effective Discipline
Thursday, June 9 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. First Aid and CPR
To Be Announced To Be Announced Medication Administration

Again, this class is required by all people wishing to become a foster and/or adoptive parent, as well as anyone 18 years old or older residing in the home who will have a significant parenting role. For more information or to register for the course, please contact Michelle Snow, Centerstone Foster Care Coordinator at 423.710.5843 or michelle.snow@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit our website: www.centerstone.org.