Current Foster Parents

Ongoing Training

  • All license holders are required to complete 1 hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training
  • All license holders are required to complete 1 hour of training related to children's mental health 
  • All license holders are required to complete 12 hours of annual training 
  • Applicable license holders should complete the C.A.R.S. and SUID&AHT every 5 years 
  • Applicable license holders should complete the Vulnerable Adults Mandated Reporting training annually 

Required Trainings

1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

This training must be completed within one year of obtaining a license and annually after that.

2. Children's Mental Health

You must complete one training hour (of your choice) related to children's mental health.

3. Car Seat Training (every 5 years)

There is a cost associated with this training - $30 per person.

Visit the develop website and search "C.A.R.S." in keywords. You must create an account to register for one of the courses. Rochester may be the closest location. You may also check with your licensor for other training options and locations. 

4. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) & Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) (Every 5 years)

This training is required if providing care to children 5 years of age or under and must be completed every 5 years.

5. Vulnerable Adults Mandated Training

This training is required if providing care for young adults ages 18 to 21 years old in extended foster care and must be completed annually.

6. 10 Additional Training Hours of Your Preference

These trainings can be trainings of your choice. You do have the option of using up to 6 hours from the foster parent support group and 6 hours of therapy in which you attended with the child in your care. See list of potential options below. 

Additional Training Options

Videos

     Addiction

     Child Development

     COVID-19

     Mandated Reporting (Watch All 3 (1 Hour Total))

     Mental Health

     Race & Ethnicity

     Sexually Exploited Youth

     Other

Articles

     Court

     Race & Ethnicity

     Other

Websites

Books

Movies / Documentaries / Webinars

Therapy Sessions

Therapy sessions can be counted for up to 6 hours of training/year if the foster parent participates in the entire session with the child.

  • Please complete a self-study questionnaire and return the questionnaire to your Child Foster Care Licensor.

Support Group

Support groups can be counted for up to 6 hours of training per year.

  • Please complete a self-study questionnaire and return the questionnaire to your Child Foster Care Licensor.