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Training weekend for foster parents coming in October

JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Child Protection has announced the third foster parent training weekend at Mississippi College in Clinton on October 21-23.  

The event is coordinated through a partnership with organizations like the Mississippi Children’s Home Services, Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, The Mississippi Community Education Center, and 200 Million Flowers.

The training is called “Rescue 100” and combines all of the meetings and components a prospective foster parents must complete into a weekend. Often times this process can take up to a year, not including the home visits.

 

Currently Central Mississippi has over 1,000 kids in foster care and only 272 licensed foster homes. The Rescue 100 effort was designed to address the immediate need for more foster parents in the area. 

“We have a tremendous need for loving foster homes for our children. This is an exciting effort working with the courts, local child protection staff, nonprofit organizations and local churches to wrap their arms around our children and their families,” said Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam who also chairs the Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice. 

Information meetings will be held in the following places: 

October 10: Madison Chancery Courthouse, 146 West Center Street in Canton 

October 11: Hinds Chancery Courthouse, 316 South President Street in Jackson 

October 12: Warren Chancery Courtroom, 1009 Cherry Street in Vicksburg

October 13: Rankin County Circuit Courtroom, 215 East Government Street in Brandon

For more information visit online.

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