Becoming a Foster / resource Parent

Requirements for Being a resource Parent/foster Home

Becoming a foster/resource parent is easier than you think. Basic resource parent requirements:
  • Be willing to participate in pre-service resource parent training
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a home or apartment that meets basic standards as set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Provide a positive physical and emotional environment for children
  • Can be:
    • Married or single
    • Working parents or stay-at-home parents
    Foster / Resource Parent Inquiry Form

Pre-service Foster / Resource Parent Training

Resource parents are urgently needed for sibling groups, teens, and minority children. In order to become approved as a resource parent, you must attend one (1) orientation class and all pre-service resource parent training classes in a session.

Upcoming Training Sessions

 Date Class          Time
 Thursday, 1/10/2019 Foster Parent Orientation   6 PM - 8 PM
 Saturday, 1/19/2019  Pre-service Training:   
  Child Development and Trauma 9 AM – 11 AM
Impact of Separation and Placement 11 AM - 1 PM
  Lunch on your own 1 PM - 1:30 PM
  Child Sexual Development  and Abuse 1:30 PM - Conclusion
Saturday, 1/26/2019
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting
9 AM – 11 AM

  Managing Behaviors 11 AM - 1 PM
  Lunch on your own 1 PM - 1:30 PM
  Graduation/Panel 1:30 PM - Conclusion

 Click here for 2019 Pre-Service Training Flyer

Session Location (Orientation and Pre-Service training):

Montgomery County Human Services Center
Innovation Room, 1st Floor (formerly Conference Room A/B)
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA  19401

*Garage or street parking

Get More Information

For questions or to RSVP for resource parent pre-service training, please contact Recruiter
Bill Carroll by calling 610-278-5853.