FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2018
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services Holds Pre-Service Training November 2 – 4
Critical need for foster families in Pahrump
PAHRUMP – In rural Nevada, many teens and children need a safe, temporary living situation so Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is inviting the community to learn about becoming a foster caregiver by attending pre-service foster parent training Friday, Nov. 2 – 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Desert View Hospital, downstairs training room, 360 S. Lola Lane,
Pahrump, NV, 89048.
The training is open to the public though registration is required. For more information or to register for DCFS’s pre-service foster parent training in Pahrump, please call Lori Nichols at 888-423-2659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster and adoptive care needs arise when the safety and protection of a child is not met by their parents or caregiver. If relatives cannot be located for a child who needs out-of-home placement services, DCFS helps by arranging foster care placement. The removal of a child from his or her natural environment is taken only as a last resort, as part of the overall continuum of services
provided by DCFS.
“Foster families provide a family life experience for a child removed from their own home. They help children heal and feel supported,” said Lori Nichols, LSW, recruiter at Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. “Foster parents are a critical part of the child welfare team. They support children and birth families in preparation for reunification.”
DCFS utilizes the P.R.I.D.E. (Parent Resource for Information, Development and Education) curriculum, which is designed to educate and equip prospective foster caregivers to address the unique challenges they may face.
About Nevada Division of Child and Family Services
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) together in partnership with families, community supporters and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to assist Nevada’s children and families in reaching their full human potential. Learn more at www.dcfs.state.nv.us, or by calling 888-423-2659.
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