DFCS developed IMPACT pre-service training in 2004. IMPACT is an acronym which stands for Initial Interest, Mutual Selection, Pre-Service Training, Assessment, Continuing Development and Teamwork.
In 2009 DFCS began a purposeful journey of implementing a Family Centered Practice Model (FCPM) in its service to children and families. A key component of the FCPM is Partnership Parenting. Partnership Parenting supports shared-parenting relationships between birth and foster parents.
Building on the framework of first IMPACT curriculum, an addendum which includes a family centered focus is under development. The changes will support the development of families in the values of family-centered practice as well as the tenants of the shared parenting model.
IMPACT Train the Trainer
IMPACT leader certification classes will continue to be offered. Training information and registration will be posted on this site as classes become available. If you have any questions about IMPACT Train the Trainer, please contact the Social Services Registrar, DaJaneshia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective foster or adoptive parents should call 877-210-KIDS to attend an orientation and find out more information about IMPACT classes in your area.
Date and Location of Training will be posted below when training session is scheduled