TYPES OF FOSTER CARE
BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
Foster children face unique challenges that often have dramatic effects on their lives. Without a stable, healthy home, these children face lifelong struggles in school, relationships and the workplace. There are thousands of youth in the foster care system with an urgent need for loving homes to open their hearts. By ensuring that foster parents have the licensing, confidence, and resources they need to care for a child from the foster system, A New Leaf is creating happy homes for countless children in Arizona.
Advocacy for children placed
On call staff offering 24/7 support
State compliance guidance
Free initial and ongoing training
Community Foster Care
A New Leaf’s Foster Care programs focus on recruiting and training adults interested in becoming licensed foster parents. A New Leaf works with families and individuals to provide guidance and support throughout the foster care journey.
Therapeutic Foster Care
Transitional Foster Care
This program supports Spanish-speaking children and helps them maximize their opportunities and potential in their transition. Children are placed in foster homes for a short term, though in some cases this timeframe can vary depending on circumstances.
- 21 years of age
- Level 1 fingerprint card (can be completed at time of licensing)
- Must pass criminal background checks and provide references
- Must be financially stable and meet all financial needs without foster care reimbursement
- Attend all required training, classes, therapeutic intervention, and medical classes
- Pass a home inspection and proof of income requirement
- Submit a physician’s statements on physical and emotional ability to care for a child/adolescent
- Foster parents must also become certified for CPR and First Aid which is provided through A New Leaf
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, or at least 2 years experience as a foster parent (Therapeutic Foster Care only)
Foster Parents must complete the state required training through Foster Parent College. This training helps provide foster families with the tools they need in order to best care for children who have experienced trauma.
- 5 week course that takes place once a week
- Hybrid class that requires both in-person and online participation
- Opportunities for an alternate training schedule can be approved when necessary
Parent Support Group
Join us for our monthly foster parent support group led by leading experts in behavioral health.
This support group meets virtually every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 – 8:30pm.
Participants will receive an hour of training towards their renewal.
To sign up, please email FosterCareAdoption@turnanewleaf.org
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