James City County is planning an information session and training for residents interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.
The 90-minute information session, conducted by the county’s Social Services Department, will be at 6 p.m. June 6 at the James City County Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road.
Those who are ready to learn more about becoming foster or adoptive parents are encouraged to attend Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (PRIDE) preservice training. Under state rules, potential foster and adoptive parents must complete PRIDE training as part of the application and approval process.
The training includes six weeknight sessions between June 13 and July 25 at the Human Services Center. Topics include an overview of the child welfare system, the effect of abuse and neglect, connecting with birth families, behavior challenges and management and more.
Preregistration is required for both the orientation session and PRIDE training. Call 757-259-3120 to register and for more information.