Foster Parenting: Free Events

When it comes to being a parent, there is no handbook. That's why the Y has developed training and support sessions to provide a safe and stable home. We have info sessions, parenting workshops, and support groups to help you be successful as a foster parent.

Free Parenting Workshops

Building a Trauma-Informed Home

Are you wondering how to best support a child or youth in your life who has been through profound trauma, such as a serious illness, accident, loss, neglect or violence? Building a Trauma-informed home is a 12 part series with stand-alone sessions that prepare those connected with children and youth to respond to challenges.

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Free care for children provided

All training sessions are held 9am-12pm

Date and Location

  • May 26th Dale Turner Family YMCA
  • June 30th Auburn Valley YMCA
  • July 28th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • August 25th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • September 29th Auburn ValleyYMCA
  • October 27th Matt Griffin YMCA
  • November 24th Sammamish Community YMCA
  • December 15th Dale Turner Family YMCA

Foster Care Support Groups

It takes a village to raise a child. YMCA Foster Families have the support of fellow foster parents with over 30 years of experience and our team of professionals to guide you in providing a safe and stable environment for a foster youth.

To find a support group near you, or for more information email:


Category: Foster Care