Foster & Adoptive

Training in Central MO

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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

Fill out the form below with the “Next Step” button to inquire about becoming a new foster family.


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.