After becoming licensed, individuals who are licensed as a Family Foster Home are required to complete 40 hours of continuing training every two years to maintain their license and those who are licensed as Treatment Foster Homes are required to complete 60 hours of continuing training every two years. Foster parents may complete 1/3 of these hours through online trainings or books and/or video trainings. The remainder of continuing training hours must be obtained through a classroom setting with an instructor present.
About Continuing Training
Kids Count Too
provides 2 hours per month of continuing training. Our agency also provides child care during most of our continuing trainings as we understand how difficult it may be to find someone to care for foster children during this time. Our training topics are determined based on the needs of our foster parents at the current time and the information that is provided on the foster parent training needs assessment forms, which are completed upon foster parent re-certification every two years. Foster parents may choose to attend outside trainings at other facilities with the approval of the Director of Kids Count Too.
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for our agency's 2017 Continuing Training ScheduleAbout Preservice Training:
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Kids Count Too provides applicants with 36 hours of pre-service training. These trainings are intended to prepare prospective foster parents for their future role in dealing with behaviors and situations that might arise during their experience as foster caregivers. The following training topics will be covered during pre-service training:
Module I: Initial Orientation and Overview of Foster Care
Module II: The Child Protection Team
Module III: Child Development
Module IV: Trauma and It's Effects
Module V: Child Sexual Abuse
Module VI: Minimizing the Trauma of Placement
Module VII: Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors
Module VIII: Transcending Differences in Placement (Cultural Diversity)
Module IX: Understanding Primary Families
Module X: The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family
Module XI: Long-Term Separation From Birth Parents (Permanency Issues for Children)
Module XII: Post Adoption Issues for Families (Permanency Issues for Families)