Foster Parent Training
Yolanda is a qualified master trainer for this program. The aim of the program is to equip prospective parents with the information and skills that form part of the Professional Parenting Program.
The framework of the Alternative Parenting program includes the following:
Personal and interpersonal abilities and skills required for professional parenting, including exploration of the motivation to become involved, explore and utilize resources.
Legislation, requirements, and objectives of alternative care that involves training on Child Care, foster care, and the treatment of HIV infected children.
The dynamics surrounding professional parenting, which entails information on childhood development from conception to early adulthood, its milestones and developmental areas; and the management of problem behavior.
A workbook with outcome-based assignments that allows the trainee to implement what he/she has learned on case studies. The portfolios in this workbook are presented in a manner that enables the trainer to evaluate the manner in which the content was integrated. Portfolios are submitted to the university to allow accreditation and the necessary certification.
This program has been accredited by UNISA as well as Technikon SA. Support and the relevant assistant programs are offered to train foster parents.
The program has been developed by Doctor Rika Swanzen (MA Soc. Sc: D. Litt et Phil (Social worker), Professor Desiree de Kock from Technikon SA, Tanya Kriel (Social worker) and Sterna Venter from the University of Johannesburg
Community Skills Development
We run both short and long term Voluntary Community Outreach Programs within the communities. A venue has especially been sourced and secured offering specialized training as well as the opportunity for professional members of the community and the general public to participate in the training and developing.
These professionals are representative of all categories of the business sector in South Africa, and their commitment and involvement results in the ongoing developing of the Footprints P.L.A.Y. Ambassadors. Each child is regularly assessed, encouraged and mentored on a continual basis, in order to ensure that they reach their maximum potential. It is in this area specifically that the Footprints family play a pivotal role with the individual mentoring of each child.
Footprints P.L.A.Y. is a center which teaches children computer skills, music, dancing, arts and crafts, sports, drama and singing.
The vision for the training center includes teaching the children skills such as:
Video and editing
Steel works and welding
Plumbing and electrical
Sewing / Knitting.
Art and crafts
Life skills development
The above are taught by accredited teachers, and learners who are currently a part of the voluntary community development program.