Having a healthy foster care agency that provides great services and connects you to a network within the community is so significant as you’re seeking to take this journey in foster care.

Seth Reichart Pressley Ridge Treatment Parent for 8 years

Who Can Become a Foster Parent?

We are seeking caring people to help our children. Foster parents can be from any race or faith background; married, single or in a partnership; working or retired. We welcome and support LGBTQ adults who are interested in becoming foster parents.

Since we have treatment foster care programs across six different states, the requirements may vary by state, but all Pressley Ridge treatment parents must:

  • Meet state, local and federal clearance standards
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have a primary source of income
  • Have an adequate bedroom for a child

Pressley Ridge Treatment Parent Training

Pressley Ridge’s Treatment Foster Parent Training is nationally-recognized and evidence-based. The program is centered on the importance of a strong relationship between the treatment parent and youth and uses a trauma-informed approach to teach parents that behavior can change and the youth can learn the skills necessary for effective living. This training is free and must be completed prior to becoming a foster parent.

Participants will learn:

  • Therapeutic parenting skills
  • Trauma-informed child development
  • Understanding and changing behavior
  • De-escalation and motivation techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • CPR and first aid

For more information on becoming a foster parent, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or connect with a recruiter who will walk you through the entire process from start to finish and answer any questions you have along the way. Whether you are ready to get started or still have unanswered questions, we’d love to hear from you.