FPC-IHS Blended In-Person and Online Pre-Service Training for Resource Parents

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About This Program

Target Population: Prospective foster, adoptive, and kinship parents of children in all age groups

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 18

Brief Description

Using an online curriculum from FosterParentCollege.com (FPC) and an in-class curriculum from the Institute for Human Services (IHS), the FPC-IHS Blended In-Person and Online Pre-Service Training for Resource Parents combines four in-person classroom sessions with ten online training courses to be viewed independently by potential resource parents. The four classroom sessions are used to provide local/state training requirements and allow for mutual assessment by the agency and the prospective resource parent. The ten online, highly interactive courses are gathered into three clusters covering core resource parent training topics:

  • Cluster One: The Child Welfare Team, Child Abuse and Neglect, Parent-Child Attachment, and Understanding Behavior in Foster Children
  • Cluster Two: Child Development, Cultural Issues in Parenting, and Working Together with Primary Families
  • Cluster Three: Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused, Reducing Family Stress, and Foster Care to Adoption

Agencies have the flexibility to reorganize and modify clusters and to modify the written curriculum for the classroom sessions to meet local/state requirements.

Program Goals:

The goals of FPC-IHS Blended In-Person and Online Pre-Service Training for Resource Parents are:

  • Enable resource parents to assess whether they have the willingness, ability, and resources to parent children in care
  • Learn parenting attitudes and skills that improve the safety of children in care and create a positive family environment
  • Learn about how abuse and neglect affect children’s behavior and how to manage those behaviors, thus reducing the placement disruption rate

Contact Information

Lee White, BA
Agency/Affiliation: CEO & President, Northwest Media, Inc.
Website: www.northwestmedia.com & www.fosterparentcollege.com
Phone: (541) 343-6636 x102

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2018