FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC)

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
High
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Resource Parent Recruitment and Training Programs.

Target Population: Foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, as well as social workers and other professionals who work with resource parents

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 18

Brief Description

FPC is an online training venue for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Interactive multimedia courses offered 24/7 through the site provide both pre-service and in-service training on clinical aspects of and parent interventions for children’s behavior problems. Instructional content is based on social learning theory and attachment theory. As of 2017, there are 57 self-paced courses on FPC: 10 pre-service and 33 in-service training courses, 9 courses translated into Spanish, and 5 Advanced Parenting Workshops. The workshops provide in-depth training on specific behavioral and emotional problems. Most FPC courses can be taken individually via computer or in groups using a DVD with public performance rights. The Advanced Parenting Workshops are self-driven and include a discussion board and individualized assignments. A recently formed partnership with Child Welfare League of America integrates FPC pre-service courses within the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) New Generation of PRIDE Model of Practice.

Program Goals:

The goal of FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) is:

  • Strengthen agency efforts to support and retain resource parents by providing quick and easy access to expert help on specific parenting and behavioral challenges through online training that also improves the fidelity of training provided across agencies

Contact Information

Name: Lee White
Title: CEO & President
Agency/Affiliation: Northwest Media, Inc.
Website: www.FosterParentCollege.com
Email:
Phone: (541) 343-6636 x102
Fax: (541) 343-0177

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2009