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.
Training for Certified Foster Parents:
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
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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