Special Events

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)
Training Sessions will Begin on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Continuing 9AM to 4PM (EST) on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through February 21, 2018
The Villages Indianapolis Office
3833 N. Meridian Street | Indianapolis, IN 46208


Register and PAY IN FULL by March 20, 2017 and save $150.00

REGISTERING AFTER March 20, 2017 by April 5, 2017
Total Fee: $1,500.00
Two Options:
PAY IN FULL: $1,500.00
1. Register & Pay One Half Payment due at time of registering due by 4/05/2017: $750.00
2. Next Installment: Pay One Quarter Payment due by 6/07/2017: $375.00
3. Final Installment: Pay Final Quarter Payment due by 8/09/2017: $375.00

To provide payment you can pay by credit/debit card online here (you will incur the fee associated with the registration as above), you can mail in your check(s) or request to be invoiced. There is no fee to mail in your check or to be invoiced.

About the Training
The Villages of Indiana, Inc. announces an upcoming Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) cohort to begin on April 19, 2017. TAC is standardized, manualized curriculum developed by The Center for Adoption Support and Education in collaboration with national experts in the field of child welfare, adoption and mental health. TAC is a 12 session (72 hours) competency-based training program followed by a six month case consultation program for licensed mental health clinicians and child welfare workers who provide pre and post-adoption services to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, adopted persons, and adoptive kinship families. The training engages students in clinical knowledge and skill building. The long term goals of the TAC training are to expand the access of prospective adoptive parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families and kinship families to adoption competent mental health professionals; to provide adoptive families with the mental health services they need to be stable and healthy and reduce rates of adoption disruption and dissolution; and to strengthen the post adoption services offered by the mental health and child welfare systems nationwide.

For additional information on the TAC program, please contact Deborah Jasper, LCSW at 317-775-6500.

This training is brought to you by:
Villages’ Foster Parent Appreciation Events

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Option 1:

Join us at the Indianapolis Zoo on May 6, 2017. The zoo is open from 9am-5pm EST. Lunch will be provided. Foster Families can arrive between 9am-12pm EST / 8am-11am CST. Register Here. 


Option 2:

Join us at Fair Oaks Farms on May 7, 2017.
The farm experience will take place from 10:30am-4pm CST / 11:30am-5pm EST.
Please arrive promptly at 10:30am CST.  A late lunch will be provided.
Due to limited space at Fair Oaks Farms, we are unable to extend the invitation to other potential guests.  Register Here. 
Option 3:
Join us at Holiday World on May 20th, 2017.
Holiday World is open from 10am-7pm CST. Lunch will be provided.
Foster Families can arrive between 10am-12pm CST / 11am-1pm EST. Register Here. 
Creating Healing Homes

Beyond Consequences: Helping Families Heal

May 18, 2017 | 9:00A-4:00P

Avalon Manor

3550 US-30 Merrillville, IN 46410


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Learn from Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, owner of the Beyond Consequence Institute and co-founder of the Codega Foundation. Forbes’ course** will begin with examining how stress and trauma affect a child’s ability to regulate behaviors and how a history of trauma compromises a child’s ability to respond and develop reciprocal relationships. In addition to learning the knowledge and understanding the life-long impact of early childhood trauma, Forbes will demonstrate parenting strategies that are needed in creating healing homes. To register and learn more about this course, including Key Learning Objectives and what else to expect follow the link below.

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Registration closes on Friday, May 5th.
** This course has been approved for 6 foster parent training hours
A Home Run for Kids!

Monday, June 26, 2017

5:30 pm Gates Open | 7:05 pm Game Begins

Indianapolis Indians vs. Durham Bulls

A special event benefiting the children and families served by The Villages!

Mark your calendars for a great family and friend outing during the summer; The Villages Family Night at Victory Field! The children and families of The Villages look forward to this fantastic evening at the ballpark year in and year out! Tickets are only $11 each for a reserved or lawn seat. By purchasing through our website, $5 of each ticket sold goes directly to The Villages.  We also ask that you consider purchasing tickets for our foster and kinship families to attend the game as well as tribe tokens to help each child get a few items from the concession stand!

For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets and tribe tokens, please click here.

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