Attention: Important Notice
It has come to our attention that a person by the name of Scott Peabody appeares to be using material that is very outdated (as much as 17 years old) and using cards that he has made appear similar to our company cards as well as stating he is Keep the Beat CPR & First Aid Training. This person, his staff and family is in no way associated with this company and never have been. This company is owned by Tamara E Fairley and has been since 1991. Ms. Fairley has never given this person permission to use the name or materials of this company. Several reports have been made that the cards and books he issues appear almost identical to those developed and used solely by this company. This persons’ teaching credentials; if any, are unknown to this company. This person is NOT authorized to use any of our organizations material or authorized to teach any of our clients. This person is located in
In consultation with DLR and RFTI the following changes will be effective immediately regarding CPR & First Aid Renewals:
Caregivers must complete both CPR and First Aid Classes in their entirety at each renewal. First Aid and CPR re-certifications do NOT apply to the required training hours requirement. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of our caregivers in keeping our children safe.
This page is for foster parents to locate classes
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR YOUR CLASS
Kinship care, relative providers, DCFS adoptive and guardianship familes are welcome to attend these classes.
Keep the Beat offers this class to ALL caregivers of foster children free of charge. This includes, grandparents, babysitters, etc. Keep the Beat provides these classes, statewide, free of charge, whether you are licensed or not.
If you require a reasonable accommodation, please provide Keep the Beat with 2 weeks notice.
It is vital that you register for your class you want. Especially for the smaller locations such as, South Bend, Colville, Clarkston, Pullman, Walla Walla, Omak, Port Angeles etc. If we do not have students signed up for a class then we will not hold the class. Please check the website to make sure the class doesnt have the word "canceled" next to it. If we do not have any students signed up by 2 business days before the class is to be held, it will be canceled and posted on this site.
Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE send your information in an email to email@example.com
In the email list the following...
Date of class:
Location of class:
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL. THANK YOU
You can also call with this information and leave a message at:
|To sign up for a class that is listed please call 253-217-1105 (Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM)|
|for long distance calls: 1-888-704-6074(Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM)|
|1211 24th St|
|Anacortes WA 98221|
|Arlington||The Point Church|
|18722 59th Ave NE|
|1224 Cornwall Ave|
|Bellingham WA 98225|
|Street parking ONLY|
|9988 Avondale Road NE|
|Redmond WA 98052|
|Parking is limited|
|consider carpooling if possible|
|FULL||11/14 & 15||5:30-8:30pm|
|12/9 & 10||5:30-8:30pm|
|Everett||Providence Medical Center|
|1330 Rockefeller Ave|
|Everett WA 98201|
|(Brick bldg near the ER entrance. Street|
|parking is recommended)|
|Cascade conference room|
|3333 148th SW|
|Lynnwood WA 98036|
|Mt Vernon||Logan Creek Retirement|
|2311 E Division St|
|Mt Vernon WA 98274|
|Oak Harbor||Summer Hill Retirement|
|165 SW 6th Ave|
|Oak Harbor WA 982777|
|Seattle||2100 Bldg (tree House)|
|2100 24th Ave S|
11/25 & 26
Room A 25th Room B 26
||Room A 16th Room B 17th
|So King County||Quality Inn & Suites/ AKA : King Oscar Hotel|
|Rainier room 2nd floor|
|off HWY 167)|
|12/18 & 19||5:30-8:30pm|
Foster Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):
Q: I would like to register for a Foster Parent CPR, First Aid, BBP class. What information do you need from me in order to register?
A: In order to register you on the class list we need the Date and Location (city) of the class you would like to attend. We also need your full name including spelling and your phone number. You will be called or emailed back with confirmation.
|Q: How do I register for a class?|
A: If you are a foster parent with within the State of Washington with a private agency or with DSHS this page will host a list of CPR & First Aid classes by region for you to attend.
|To sign up for a class that is listed please call 253-217-1105 (Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM)|
|for long distance calls: 1-888-704-6074(Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
You can also click on the next page on this site called "DSHS Registry form" and submit your information there as well.
PLEASE: Give us at least 24 hours to return your calls and e-mails. We try to contact you by the following business day. Due to the high volume of calls every day it is sometimes difficult to contact you on the day you called. We keep very detailed call logs of when you call and when we return your call. If you are having a problem please e-mail email@example.com. This is the e-mail address to use ONLY if you are having a problem with the other e-mail address or phone. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: our office hours are mon-fri 9 am to 5 pm. We are NOT open to return calls or e-mails on the weekends. HOWEVER, starting Jan 8, 2007 we will check voice mails on Saturdays from 8am to 10:30 am for EMERGENCY calls only. We do everything possible to prevent emergencies on the day of class and will do everything humanly possible to accommodate/remedy problems.
Q: What does your Foster Parent Course include?
A: Our Foster Parent course is an all-inclusive course.
This class list meets all of your needs as a foster parent. When you take this class you will have CPR training for all three age groups (infant/child/adult), you will have BBP training (yes this includes HIV in this section), and you will have general first aid training (which also includes basic child safety tips for the home).
Q: What books/cards/class materials are used?
A: We are all trained instructors with AHA; But due to the foster parent course content we DO NOT use AHA books, or cards. The course you take has much more info then found in any one AHA book, therefore the book and card you receive was designed with forster care requirements in mind. We do not claim that the card or book is in anyway endoresed or used in the standard AHA classes.
Q: I am a Foster Parent. What is my cost for the class?
A: There is no cost to any Foster Parent (in the process or lisensed), Respite providers, or caregivers of foster children.
Q: Do you provide child care during classes?
A: Sorry, No we do NOT provide child care. However, if it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to find child care you may bring the child(ren) with you to class. Please note: If there is too much of a distraction the instructor may ask you to leave.
Q: I am a Health Care Provider (EMT, Paramedic, Firefigher, First Responder, Nurse, Doctor) that has ALS, ACLS or PALS training. Do I need to take the entire Foster Parent Course?
A: NO, you need to contact Tamara Fairley directly. You must provide a copy of the training you have and you will be issued you BLS card and certificate for Foster Parents. Please understand that some offices you may deal with do not know or understand the "levels" of training and may tell you that you must take this course. If that is the case; again; contact Tamara Fairley DIRECTLY at 253-804-6074.
Q: The class I want to sign up for says "TBA" for the location.
A: This means the class is scheduled as planned but the location is "TO BE ANNOUNCED". We will call everyone on the class list when a location is confirmed as well as post it on the website.
Q: I lost my card and/or certificate. Can I obtain another one?
A: Yes. Call us or email us with your Name, Phone number & mailing address as well as the Date and Location you attended the class and we will mail you out another one.
PLEASE: make copies of your certifiate as SOON as you get it. This will help you incase you cant find the orginal when you need it. We get alot of requests because people misplace them, it can slow things down for you if we have to mail or fax out another one. So play it safe and make copies
Q: I do not see the city I live in on the class schedule. Is my city not available?
A: We have a lot of Foster Parent classes state-wide. It is difficult for us to reach every city needed. Please choose from the list available for the closest class to you.
Q: Do you offer in-home Foster Parent classes?
A: No, DSHS no longer allows training in your home
Q: Do I have to attend the Foster Parent class in the region I live in?
A: No, you can attend any of the pre-scheduled classes. Does not matter which region you live in.
Q: Will I be receiving a confirmation letter in the mail for the class I signed up for?
A: We do Not mail out confirmation letters. All confirmations are emailed or done by phone. Please write down all the class information at this time.
Q: My daughter/Son is 13 years old. Can they attend your class?
A: DSHS requires students to be 16 years and older
Q: Do you offer an online course?
A: We do NOT offer and online course. All of our classes are done in person. You must attend the class to obtain certification.
Q: I attended the first night of class, however, there was a family emergency and I could not attend the second night. Can I reschedule for only the portion I missed?
A: Yes. When signing up please let us know that information and we will get you into the next available class to complete the course.
Q: I have had training in the past several times and only have to "renew" my certification. Do I need to attend the entire class?
A: Yes, you still have to attend the entire class. Our classes are designed to benefit both renewing and first-time students. Also, the standards are often changing so it is beneficial to attend the entire class. It does not matter what you may have been told by someone else, we strictly follow our guidelines set down by the agencies that license us and are accountable to them for the training you receive, we DO NOT cut corners.
Q: How soon will I get the paperwork I need to prove I took the class? A: You will be given a wallet card that states the card is good for 2 years, the card also lists the following: CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP, First Aid. You will also be given a certificate that states you completed CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP/First Aid. The certificate does NOT state the expiration date, only the wallet card has the date in which you need to renew your class. You will be given BOTH of these at the end of the class, if you some reason you only get one of these items PLEASE ask your instructor for the other item. Q: What if I cant attend the class I signed up for? A: If you cannot attend a class after you have enrolled please contact us and let us know you will not be there. This frees space for a fellow foster parent to attend the much needed (and required) training. Q: I registered online for a Foster Parent course but never received confirmation.
A: You should receive a confirmation within 24 hours. If you did not, please check your spam/junk mail folder as well. If you still did not receive confirmation please contact us by phone.
Q: How soon will I get the paperwork I need to prove I took the class?
A: You will be given a wallet card that states the card is good for 2 years, the card also lists the following: CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP, First Aid. You will also be given a certificate that states you completed CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP/First Aid. The certificate does NOT state the expiration date, only the wallet card has the date in which you need to renew your class. You will be given BOTH of these at the end of the class, if you some reason you only get one of these items PLEASE ask your instructor for the other item.
Q: What if I cant attend the class I signed up for?
A: If you cannot attend a class after you have enrolled please contact us and let us know you will not be there. This frees space for a fellow foster parent to attend the much needed (and required) training.
Q: I registered online for a Foster Parent course but never received confirmation.