Foster & Adoptive

Training in Central MO

Fill out the form below with the “Next Step” button to apply for an upcoming STARS or Spaulding class.  Classes fill up quickly so submit your application and our staff will contact you.

2019 Schedule:

Training Type
Jan 15-Feb 7 Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm Cole
April 2-May 21 Tuesday Evenings 5:30-8:30 pm Boone
August 10-Sept 21 Every other Saturday 9:00-4:30 pm Camden/Miller
SpauldingFebruary 16 & 23 Saturdays 9:00-4:30 pm Pulaski
SpauldingJuly 18 & 19 Thursday/Friday 9:00-4:30 pm Boone
SpauldingOctober 17 & 18 Thursday/Friday 9:00-4:00 pm Cole
RPCMarch 5-28 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Boone
RPCSept 30-October 28 Mondays6:00-8:00 pm Cole
YEN/Level AJuly 11 & 12 Thursday & Friday 8:30-5:00 pm Boone
YEN/Level ASept 24 - Oct 10thTuesday & Wednesday5:30pm - 8:30pmBoone
Caregiver STARSMarch 9 Saturday 9:00- 4:30 pm Boone
Caregiver STARSOctober 5 Saturday 9:00- 4:30 pm Boone
Sibling Bond TrainingSeptember 29Sunday9am - 4pmBoone
Sibling Bond TrainingNovember 2Saturday 9am - 4pmBoone

You must apply for this training by filling out the Next Step form. Our staff will contact you to verify class availability.  


Class Descriptions:

  • STARS courses are required for foster care licensure.
  • Spaulding courses are required for families interested in adoption.
  • Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) is trauma training for families who have had a child join their family, or after 1 year of licensure.
  • Ready, Set, Fly is for families interested in working with older youth.
  • YEN (Level A) Training, Youth Elevated Needs: An 18 hour certified training to provide foster parents tools to help children with escalated emotional and/or behavioral needs.Training topics include: relationship building, communication skills, discipline, de-escalation, behavior management techniques, management of crisis situations, documentation, and more.
  • Caregiver STARS discusses about some of the policies, procedures, and information needed for someone who is providing care for relatives or kiddos with whom they have prior connections.
  • Sibling Bond Training: A 7 hour certified training to support sibling relationships, negative effects of separations on siblings, preparing to better support and care for sibling groups, minimizing the trauma of separation and more.