FD Trainings 2021

2021 Family Development
Trainings 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 our 2021 classes.

2021 Family Development Training Schedule

Please Note: Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the following trainings are currently scheduled to be held virtually but could change and be required in person.


STARS (27 hour certified state mandated pre-service training for prospective resource providers who reside in the northern regions of the state.)

  • January 5 – February 23 (Tuesdays) and February 25 (Thursday) 5pm-8pm
  • April 3 – April 24 (Saturdays) 9am-4:30pm and April 27 (Tuesday) 5pm-8pm
  • July 1 – July 29 (Tuesday/Thursdays) 5pm-8pm
  • September 2 – September 30 (Tuesday/Thursdays) 5pm-8pm
  • November 6 – 20 (Saturdays) and December 4 (Saturday) 9am-4:30pm

STRONG (15 hour certified state mandated pre-service training for prospective resource providers who reside in the southern regions of the state.)

  • January 14 – February 11 (Thursdays) 5pm-8pm
  • April 1 (Thursday) April 3-24 (Saturdays) 5pm-8pm
  • July 1 – July 29 (Thursdays) 5pm-8pm
  • September 1 – September 30 (Thursdays) 5pm-8pm
  • November 2 (Tuesday) 4 (Thursday) 8, 15, 22 (Mondays) 5pm-8pm

Spaulding (12 hour certified state mandated training for prospective adoptive parents. STARS and or STRONG certificate required to attend this training.)

  • January 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday) 9am-3pm
  • March 5 & 6 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • May 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday) 9am-3pm
  • June 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • August 6 & 7 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • October 1 & 2 (Friday & Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • December 16 & 17 (Thursday & Friday) 9am-3pm

STARS Caregiver (​9 hour certified state mandated training for kinship/relative resource providers)

  • February 20 (Saturday) 8am-5pm
  • April 6 (Tuesday) 8am-5pm
  • June 19 (Saturday) 8am-5pm
  • August 20 (Friday) 8am-5pm
  • October 15 (Friday) 8am-5pm
  • December 13 (Monday) 8am-5pm

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

  • January 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 (Monday, Wed, and Friday) 5pm-8pm
  • March 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19 (Monday, Wed, and Friday) 5pm-8pm
  • June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesday and Thursday) 5pm-8pm
  • August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 (Tuesday and Thursday) 5pm-8pm
  • October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 (Tuesday and Thursday) 5pm-8pm

Sibling Bond (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.)

  • February 17 and 18 (Wednesday and Thursday) 4pm-8pm
  • April 12 and 13 (Monday and Tuesday) 4pm-8pm
  • May 21 (Friday) 9am-5pm
  • September 18 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
  • November 18 and 19 (Thursday and Friday) 4pm-8pm

CPR/First Aid In person, limited seating. State mandated and required prior to licensure

  • January 23 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Callaway County – Opened to Callaway, Audrain, Boone, Cole, Osage county resource providers
  • January 30 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Laclede County – Opened to Laclede, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Miller county resource providers
  • February 5 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Boone County – Opened to Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Osage, Cole, Moniteau county resource providers
  • February 26 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Morgan County – Opened to Morgan, Moniteau, Cole, Miller, Camden county resource providers
  • March 1 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Audrain County – Opened to Audrain, Callaway, Boone, Cole, Osage county resource providers
  • March 27 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Phelps County – Opened to Phelps, Laclede, Camden, Pulaski, Maries, Miller county resource providers
  • April 2 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Cole County – Opened to Cole, Moniteau, Boone, Callaway, Osage, Miller county resource providers
  • April 26 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Camden County – Opened to Camden, Laclede, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Miller, Morgan county resource providers
  • May 3 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Boone County – Opened to Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Osage, Cole, Moniteau county resource providers
  • May 24 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Maries County – Opened to Maries, Osage, Cole, Miller, Pulaski, Phelps county resource providers
  • June 5 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Audrain County – Opened to Audrain, Callaway, Boone, Cole, Osage county resource providers
  • June 29 (Tuesday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Miller County – Opened to Miller, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Osage, Cole, Moniteau, Morgan county resource providers
  • July 10 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Osage County – Opened to Osage, Cole, Callaway, Miller, Maries county resource providers
  • July 30 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Pulaski County – Opened to Pulaski, Laclede, Camden, Phelps, Maries, Miller county resource providers
  • August 2 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Boone County – Opened to Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Osage, Cole, Moniteau county resource providers
  • August 30 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Phelps County – Opened to Phelps, Laclede, Camden, Pulaski, Maries, Miller county resource providers
  • September 3 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Callaway County – Opened to Callaway, Audrain, Boone, Cole, Osage county resource providers
  • September 24 (Friday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Moniteau County – Opened to Moniteau, Boone, Cole, Miller, Morgan county resource providers
  • October 9 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Osage County – Opened to Osage, Cole, Callaway, Miller, Maries county resource providers
  • October 23 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Camden County – Opened to Camden, Laclede, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Miller, Morgan county resource providers
  • November 1 (Monday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Cole County – Opened to Cole, Moniteau, Boone, Callaway, Osage, Miller county resource providers
  • November 30 (Tuesday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Laclede County – Opened to Laclede, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Miller county resource providers
  • December 11 (Saturday) 9am-5pm
    • Training location Boone County – Opened to Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Osage, Cole, Moniteau county resource providers

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.)

  • March 22 (Monday) 9am-3pm
  • May 22 (Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • August 28 (Saturday) 9am-3pm
  • December 10 (Friday) 9am-3pm

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Class Descriptions

  • 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.
  • STRONG 15 hour certified state mandated pre-service training for prospective resource providers who reside in the southern regions of the state.