Treatment Foster Care – Training Requirements

In compliance with NM State Licensing and Certification standards, La Familia-Namaste requires 40 hours of pre-licensing training for treatment foster parent candidates.

Training includes the history of Treatment Foster Care, grief and loss, working with families of origin, La Familia-Namaste's treatment philosophy, managing and de-escalating aggressive behaviors, crisis intervention, child and adolescent development, behavior management, passive physical restraint, signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, side-effects of psychotropic medication, and working as an effective member of a clinical team.

Treatment Foster Care – Licensing Requirements

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE REQUIRED

Treatment Parent Application Autobiography
Copy Social Security Card and / or Green Card Preplacement Training Certificates
NM State Police / FBI Records Check Psychological Evaluation
APD Records Check References (3 for each Parent) *
Marriage Certificate Adult Children References *
Divorce Decree(s) If Applicable Release of Information *
CYFD Child Abuse / Neglect Check Current Driver's License
Statement of Confidentiality Automobile Insurance
Homestudy  [  1-800-HOMESTUDY  ]   Home Insurance (Including Fire)
CPR / First Aid Certificate Physicians Statement (All In Home) *
Home Safety Check Birth Certificate (All In Home)
Immunization Records of Children in Home Employment Verification Form *

FORMS

* Reference Worksheet
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* Release of Information
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* Physician's Statement
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* Employment Verification
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Treatment Foster Care – Screening Process Criteria

OUR COMMITMENT

La Familia-Namaste is highly committed to maintaining children and youth in homes in our community. Placing children in treatment foster homes is one way to maintain a child in a home while providing intensive support and wrap-around services.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

La Familia-Namaste recruits prospective treatment parents who demonstrate sufficient time, energy, and parenting skills for working with emotionally challenged youth.

AGE REQUIREMENT

In order to qualify for treatment parent candidacy, an individual must be at least 25 years old. Preferably, a candidate would have some experience working with abused and neglected children.

NM STANDARDS

In compliance with NM State Licensing and Certification standards, La Familia-Namaste requires 40 hours of pre-licensing training for treatment foster parent candidates, in addition to completion of all licensing paperwork and criminal records checks.