Family Resource Network offers the state-approved Core training, in accordance with rules and regulations (7.500.311B). This training includes an overview of all areas required for new foster and adoptive homes, including agency policies, and guidelines. Core consists of 12 hours of training highlighting the following:

  • General overview of foster care
  • Administrative and legal issues
  • Why children get placed out of home
  • Parenting and family dynamics
  • Key concepts of child growth and development
  • The importance of a team approach
  • Individual differences such as ethnicity and culture
  • Discipline
  • Effects of fostering on the foster family
  • Working with the biological family

Each caregiver must complete Mandatory Reporting and The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard pre-requisite classes to complete CORE. In addition to the core training, each caregiver must be certified in First Aid and CPR to complete pre-service training. Each additional year, licensed foster parents must complete 20 hours of ongoing training each year to qualify for re-certification.

If you are interested in attending this class through Family Resource Network please email us for more information.

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