What is FACES?
Foster & Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) is an online training program offered to those interested in providing foster/adoptive/relative care and is a requirement to become a licensed foster parent in the state of New Hampshire. FACES training assists in preparing one to be a skilled caregiver and professional team member. These courses promote a better understanding of the New Hampshire foster care system and working with children and their families within child welfare. FACES courses are primarily instructed by foster and adoptive parents. Each course requires at least 3 hours of coursework to be completed.
FACES Course Descriptions
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The Developing Child
The Effects of Childhood Trauma
Experiencing Grief and Loss
Promoting Positive Behavior
Basic Medication Overview for Future Caregivers
If you are looking for information about how to become a NH Foster Parent, the DCYF Foster Care Program hosts informational sessions so you can learn more and start your journey. The Information is relevant whether you are a relative caregiver wanting to be licensed, looking to provide general or ISO foster care services or your goal is to adopt. You will be provided an overview of what fostering is, typical needs of children, and how to get started with the application process. After your application has been reviewed, you may be referred to register for FACES pre-service training.
Please register for a Foster Care Informational Session Today! Register in advance for this webinar by clicking HERE or use the QR code.
When: 3rd week of the month, Tuesday at 12:15pm and Thursday at 7pm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Thank you from NH DCYF Foster Care Program.
An ISO level care home provides an intensive level of child supervision and is part of the treatment team. At least one foster parent must be available to the child at all times. Additional training may be required to meet the standards of an ISO Level home prior to having a placement made in your home.
Foster Care Parent Resources
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