Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Community Life Center - Room 170
11612 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024

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All families in Texas who wish to foster or adopt a child or children from foster care must complete specific training curriculum as part of the licensing process. That means that in order to open your heart and home to a child in need of a family, you must come learn more about parenting an adopted child who may need some extra attention and reassurance from you. During pre-service training, families learn about the types of trauma foster children endured, their resulting behaviors, the emotional scars, and the interventions that are successful in addressing trauma and helping them heal.

10/2/2017Monday6pm-9pmIntro Child Welfare and TBRI – Intro to Brain Development
10/4/2017Wednesday5pm-9pmVisitation and Normalcy
10/11/2017Wednesday5pm-9pmTBRI – Overview of Empowering, Connecting and Correcting
10/16/2017Monday6pm-9pmSexual Abuse Awareness and Intervention
10/18/2017Wednesday6pm-9pmCultural Diversity, SIDS and SBS and Loss & Grief
10/23/2017Monday5pm-9pmUnderstanding Discipline
10/25/2017Wednesday5pm-9pmNon Violent Crisis Intervention
10/30/2017Monday5pm-9pmPolicies and Procedures
11/1/2017Wednesday5pm-9pmCPR/First Aid

Attending Training Tips:

  • Please dress casually and comfortably for all training sessions.
  • Please bring a pen or pencil to take notes.
  • Children will NOT be allowed in Pre-Service Training.  You should arrange for your own child care services.
  • First Aid/Infant/Child/Adult CPR is required.
  • Everyone must attend every session, in order.
  • In case office closures due to weather you will be notified by your recruiter.

If you are interested in any of these pre-service training classes, please contact our Bilingual Trainer and Recruiter Pamela Castro at or 713-681-6991 to learn more or RSVP.

For this training, childcare is available for children ages 3-months – 12-yrs-old, by reservation only. Childcare must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the event. To make a childcare reservation, parents should e-mail or call 713-490-9266. The child’s name, date of birth, and any allergies or special needs should be noted in the e-mail. Childcare will be located in the preschool hallway in the Ministry Center (MC). This building is separate from the Community Life Center.  Parents should park in lots E or F and enter the doors marked Ministry Center for childcare. The preschool hallway will be located to the right, once they enter.  Parents can drop off their children for childcare then proceed to room 170 in the Community Life Center.