The Kids to Love Foundation kicked off its first 2022 TIPS class Wednesday night with 8 families interested in opening their hearts and homes to children in the foster care system.
During the 10-week course, families will learn what to expect when bringing foster children into their homes. They also will be prepared through background checks and home studies.
TIPS stands for Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety. The class is designed to prepare families for making informed decisions about fostering or adopting a child.
Children come into foster care for a variety of reasons, ranging from neglect and abuse to homelessness. They can experience a wide range of feelings, including distrust and depression. TIPS training aims to give potential foster families the tools they need to get to know the children they take in and best meet their needs.
As a licensed child placing agency in the state of Alabama, Kids to Love also can certify foster families for placement once they’ve completed their TIPS training.
If you are interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, future TIPS classes will take place at Kids to Love later this year.
Kids to Love’s TIPS training is sponsored by the Jack’s Family Fund.
The Kids to Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Madison County, Alabama. Since 2004, the foundation has reached more than 290,000 foster children through its various programs. For information about TIPS classes or any of the other programs Kids to Love provides, go to our website at kidstolove.org.