Parents as Tender Healers (PATH)

Note: The PATH program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

NR  — Not able to be Rated
NR  — Not able to be Rated

About This Program

Target Population: Not Specified

Program Overview

PATH is a ten-week curriculum developed to train prospective foster parents. Sessions are intended to help parents decide whether fostering or adoption is appropriate for them. Sessions address:

  • How resource families differ from birth families
  • How and why children in the welfare system develop survival behaviors
  • The different roles of birth, legal, and caregiving parents
  • Characteristics of successful resource families
  • The types of abuse and neglect experienced within the child welfare system, survival behaviors developed, and the emotional issues underlying these behaviors
  • The impact of separation and trauma on children, and the importance of emotional attachment
  • Understanding issues faced by children in transition, and identifying existing and future family strengths and support
  • Tools and techniques to help children develop attachment
  • Disciplinary techniques for children who have experienced trauma

The final session consists of a panel discussion with experienced Resource parents and children.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Parents as Tender Healers (PATH).

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to deliver this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Parents as Tender Healers (PATH).

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Parents as Tender Healers (PATH).

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Spaulding for Children
Phone: (248) 443-7080

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2007

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2007