The Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) program will hold
classes for those interested in becoming foster and/or adoptive parents for the Rhea County
Department of Children’s Services. Completion of the program is required of all resource
parents. The classes will begin on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Rhea County DCS office, located at 111
Fourth Ave. in Dayton.
Classes meet seven times and attendance for all classes is required.
If a class is missed due to an emergency, it must be made up. A participant cannot miss more than
All participants must arrive for every class on time. Anyone that is more than 15
minutes late will be counted as absent and will not receive credit for that particular session.
Any person residing in the participant’s home that is 18 years or older must also attend
the PATH classes if they will have any type of caretaking role, which includes transportation or
Participants are asked not to bring children to the classes as materials
covered during sessions are not appropriate for children and the lengths of the sessions and times
the classes are held would be too tiring for the children. No child care will be available
during the class sessions.
Thursday, Feb. ll
6 - 8 p.m. –
Thursday, Feb. 18
6 - 9 p.m. – Understanding the Child Welfare System
Thursday, Feb. 25
6 - 9 p.m. – Impact of Trauma
Thursday, March 4
6 - 9 p.m.
– Effective Discipline
Thursday, March 11
6 - 9 p.m. – Expert Panel & Cultural
Thursday, March 18
5 - 9:30 p.m. – CPR/First Aid
5 - 9:30 p.m. – Medication Administration
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For directions or questions on the day of training, please call Training
Specialist Holly Wilson at 423-326-8316. This number may also be called for to learn about
class cancellations due to inclement weather.