A couple months ago Tammy Burris-Peterman and Tammy Woirhaye did guest blogs about being in Foster Care and being a Foster Parent, respectively. Since those blogs ran there have been questions as to how someone might become a Foster Parent. Below is information about the STARS Program which is a state requirement for anyone interested in becoming a Foster Parent.
Here’s a link to the State of Missouri’s website about the Foster Parent Progam
Here’s a brief description from the site: “The STARS program is designed to facilitate the development of relationships between prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and co-trainers which promote the communication necessary for team building. This is accomplished through the content of the curriculum and the methods used to present the material”.
Should you have an interest, the following information is timely as a new STARS Class will begin February 8th, 2011.
STARS – Trainers are David Dalby and Betty Alvis //// All held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.
February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
These classes will be held in the Baptist Church on Second St. in Clinton.
David will need the list of participants/full mailing addresses/phone numbers for potential participants in the next day or so to get letters out!!!!!!! He is very anxious to get these letters out, so I need to hear from interested parties as soon as possible.
Please feel free to have them call me with any questions or to enroll in the classes. My work number is listed below and I would be happy to have them call me on my cell at 417-298-0093!
Children’s Service Worker II
St. Clair Co. Children’s Division
PO Box 574
Osceola, Missouri 64776
Phone 417-646-8165 Ext. 233