Arms Wide Adoption Services
6925 Portwest Drive
Suite 110
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.

12/11/2017Monday8:30 am- 11:30 amIntro To Child Welfare and TBRI – Intro to Brain Development
12/11/2017Monday11:30 am- 12 pmLunch
12/11/2017Monday12 pm- 4 pmVisitation and Normalcy
12/12/2017Tuesday8 am- 12 pmTBRI- Overview of Empowering, Connecting and Correcting
12/12/2017Tuesday12 pm- 1pmWorking Lunch/ Cultural Diversity
12/12/2017Tuesday1pm – 2pmSIDS and Shaken Baby
12/12/2017Tuesday2 pm- 5 pmSexual Abuse Awareness and Intervention
12/13/2017Wednesday8 am- 12 pmUnderstanding Discipline
12/13/2017Wednesday12 pm- 1 pmWorking Lunch/ Grief and Loss
12/13/2017Wednesday1 pm- 5 pmNon-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
12/14/2017Thursday9 pm- 12:30 pmPolicies and Procedures
12/14/2017Thursday12:30 pm- 1 pmLunch
12/14/2017Thursday1 pm- 5 pmCPR and 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.