A TIPS certification class (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Performance) will be offered at Dawson this Fall. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20. This 10-week course is the first step in becoming certified to be a foster or adoptive parent. Please note, if you are married, both spouses must be certified, however you do not need to be married (i.e. single households) to foster or adopt.

For more information, contact Ben Hale at