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Concord University is partnering with Raleigh General Hospital to provide foster and adoptive care training beginning Monday, July 1.

Raleigh General is providing the training facilities for the Concord University Social Work Department to provide pre-service training to foster and adoptive parents in the region.

“We are grateful that Raleigh General Hospital shares a strong commitment to our community including our foster/adoptive families,” said Dr. Scott Inghram, Assistant Professor/MSW Program Director. “This is evidenced though our new partnership, of which I am confident, will be fruitful for many years to come.”

The West Virginia Foster and Adoptive Care Training (WVFACT) provides mandated training to potential foster and adoptive parents (Pre-Service) in order to become a certified foster family. Additionally, families receive continuous training (In-Service) to ensure children are in a safe and healthy environment.

As the most populous county in this region, Raleigh County is the site of six series of pre-service trainings annually. Each series or round of training is made up of seven, three-hour classes, for a total of 21 hours of training.

While some of the trainings are held at the Raleigh County Department of Health and Human Resources offices on Neville Street in Beckley, Raleigh General Hospital’s Training Center will serve as the secondary site.

The Training Center is located on the campus of Raleigh General Hospital on Harper Road in Beckley.

For additional information, contact Dr. Scott Inghram at inghramcs@concord.edu or 304-384-5215.

Those who are interested in learning more about becoming foster and/or adoptive parents can visit WVFACT.com or call 304-716-4498.

— Email: jnelson@register-herald.com; follow on Twitter @jnelsonRH 

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