Family Development Trainings 2022

2022 Family Development
Trainings in Central MO

Contact the Family Development office or fill out the new foster parent and existing foster parent forms to receive more information about our 2022 classes.

2022 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.

*Note All trainings are free to respective foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers


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

  • February 1 – February 28 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) [Virtual] 5:30pm-8:30pm

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

    • January 21 (Friday) 8am-5pm

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

  • March 14 – April 25 (Mondays) 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

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

  • January 29 & 30 (Saturday & Sunday) 9am-4pm

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 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) 5pm-8pm

CPR/First Aid/ AED (8-hour certified first aid, AED, and CPR training course builds the skills and confidence to respond to the most typical life-threatening emergencies.  In-person, limited seating. State-mandated and required prior to licensure

  • January 23 (Sunday) 9am-4pm
    • Training location Holts Summit – Opened to adoptive, foster, kinship families, and area resource providers 

 


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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.