Upcoming TIPS Training Opportunities this Fall

We receive calls daily from people asking how they can become a foster parent and when classes are starting. We have compiled a handy list below of Fall training opportunities for families ready to “jump in” and make a difference by becoming a licensed foster parent.

Find more info from the above organizations on their websites:
Kids to Love – Sign up here.
AGAPE of North Alabama – More info on registering here.
Lifeline Children’s Services – Register here.

RSVP for July Prudent Parenting Training

UPDATE 6/30/22: Due to the overwhelming response to this training, The Rock has informed us that childcare is at capacity. Adults may still register but please note that The Rock is unable to accept any more childcare registrations due to being at max capacity. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Join us as Buddy Hooper from the Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (AFAPA) and Becky Bevis with State DHR come to present Prudent Parenting.

The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS), also know as just Prudent Parenting, is an attempt to normalize life for children in all forms of foster care. RPPS in Alabama flows out of national legislation designed to protect children in care and provide them the most “normal” life experiences possible.

Have questions about what is considered Prudent Parenting? Come out and get them answered!

REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/JulyMCFAPA
(ADULTS RSVP by 7/11 for dinner).

CHILDCARE: Registration has closed as of 6/30/22 due to being a max capacity.

Our Kids Clothing Center will open at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be provided for adults.

MCFAPA PARKING/ENTRANCE: We ask that all MCFAPA attendees park in parking lots 13 & 14. These are located on top of the hill by the flag pole on The Rock FWC campus. There are other events happening on campus on Thursday nights and other entrances will not be permitted for MCFAPA attendees

RSVP by 5/30 for our June Meeting!

Join MCFAPA on the 1st Thursday of June, for our monthly meeting as we welcome Ann Marie Martin with the Partnership for a Drug-Free Community to speak about youth tobacco/vaping prevention.

This program focuses on making adults, especially parents/guardians/caregivers, aware of the dangers of vapes, cigarettes, & nicotine in general as well as the need for 100-percent smoke-free policies. It’s based on the Stanford University Medical School curriculum that is presented to students, specifically grades 4-12th.
They will have an anonymous pre- and post-survey that is given to the children. This, of course, is voluntary.

REGISTRATIONhttps://therockfamily.brushfire.com/mcfapaclass/533553 (RSVP by 5/30 for childcare and dinner).

CHILDCARE: PLEASE NOTE, this program is geared toward children entering 4th grade and older. Childcare for this meeting will be infant through 3rd grade.

Our Kids Clothing Center will open at 5:00 PM. Childcare will open at 5:30 PM and will be available for registration until Monday May 30th. Dinner will be provided for adults. Pizza will be provided for children.

MCFAPA PARKING/ENTRANCE: We ask that all MCFAPA attendees park in parking lots 13 & 14. These are located on top of the hill by the flag pole on The Rock FWC campus. There are other events happening on campus on Thursday nights and other entrances will not be permitted for MCFAPA attendees

April’s Virtual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, April 14th from 6:00-7:00 PM as we have Cynthia Parker from the National Children’s Advocacy Center presents “Eradicating Child Abuse One Child at a Time: The prevention & intervention programs of the NCAC and how the children of our community benefit.”

About Cynthia: I am a Huntsville native, graduated from Grissom High School and Auburn University (PR). I have two adult children, Lauren, 30, and Cole, 25, and two dogs, Shelby and Daisy. I have been with the NCAC since early 2016 as the Development Director with a mission to educate and inform about the work of the NCAC. I have worked in non-profit for 30 years and am passionate about providing the support and resources to change the lives of children in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County.

As always, any foster parents in attendance will receive 1 CE credit for training. Sign up to let us and the NCAC know you are coming…and to snag the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/PhPBeoohEAwEzzvp6