Family Development Training

Training in Central MO

Contact the Family Development office at  573-476-6039 or fill out the new foster parent and existing foster parent forms to receive more information about these classes.

2020 Schedule:

Training for Certified Foster Parents:

Spaulding (Virtual)

  • September 11 & 12 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-4pm
  • December 11 & 12 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-4pm

STARS Caregiver (Virtual)

  • September 18 (Friday) 8am-5pm
  • December 19 (Saturday) 8am-5pm

Sibling Bond (Virtual)

  • October 24 (Saturday) 9am-5pm

CPR/First Aid (Virtual)

  • September 28 (Monday) 9am-2pm (hands-on demonstration – date to be determined)

CPR/First Aid (In Person)

  • November 7 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
  • December 12 (Saturday) 9am-5pm

YEN (Level A) Training (Virtual)(must attend all 5 sessions to complete this training)

  • November 9 (Monday) 5pm-8pm
  • November 11 (Wednesday) 5pm-8pm
  • November 14 (Saturday) 10am-2pm
  • November 16 (Monday) 5pm-8pm
  • November 18 (Wednesday) 5pm-8pm

Class Descriptions

Additional Training for Certified Foster Parents

  • Spaulding 12 hour certified state mandated training for prospective adoptive parents. STARS and or STRONG certificate required to attend this training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 5 hour certified mandated training for resource parents who have teens in their care. This training provides resource parents strategies to teach teens life skills to live independently.
  • STARS 27 hour certified state mandated pre-service training for prospective resource providers who reside in the northern regions of the state.
  • STARS Caregiver 9 hour certified state mandated training for kinship/relative resource providers.

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