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Foster Parents are required to complete 30 hours of face-to-face Foundation Training within the first two years of licensing and 10 hours of Ongoing Training annually after that.  Eight of the 10 hours of Ongoing Training must be interactive.  Interactive is defined as the following: In person, question/answer webinars, group discussion of books and video with Foster Care Coordinator or other trainings as approved by the Foster Care Coordinator.  Foster Parents are responsible for completing required training hours and providing documentation to the Foster Care Coordinator annually.

Foundation Training

Here are the links to register for Foundation Training:

https://uwm.edu/mcwp/foundation-courses/

PDS Online Login Information 

PDS Online Training Registration Guide

 

Archived Ongoing Foster Parent Training

 - any archived training must be discussed with the Foster Care Coordinator in order to receive interactive Ongoing Training credit.

Understanding the Foster Care Rate 

Foster Care Reimbursements

Trauma Informed Care

IEP/School

Strategies For Coping With Behaviors

Substance Abuse

Legal/Court

Social Media Safety

Ethics Boundary's & Confidentiality Training

Preparing Children for Transitions    

Human Trafficking

Foster Parent Self Care

Racial and Cultural Identity

Ethnic Skin/Hair Care

Domestic Violence

Family Interaction and Visitation

  Bullying

Foster Parent Tool Box

Incarcerated Parents

Fostering Children With Special Needs

Attachment

Fostering LGBTQ Youth

Fostering Preschoolers

Fostering Teens

 Independent Living Skills

Helping Youth Build Trusting Relationships

Mental Health

Celebrating Holidays

Fostering Children with a History of Sexual Abuse

Navigating Identity Issues for Youth In Care

Kinship Care To Fostering

Surviving Allegations

Sibling Relationships In Foster Care

Collaborating With Your Social Worker

 Lifebooks    

 Foster Parent Champions

Other Ongoing Training Opportunities

Here is a link of online trainings that can be utilized as part of the required 10 hours of annual Ongoing Training.  https://wcwpds.wisc.edu/foster-parent-training/

Training Videos are available at the agency on various topics.  Here is a list of those topics:  Need to add list here.

Interactive trainings are available in the form of workbooks, PowerPoint's and brief articles.  On completion of the material, please contact the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss and finalize training hours. 

Listed below are links to websites that provide additional resources, topics and training opportunities:

https://wifostercareandadoption.org

https://coalitionforcyf.org/

https://www.communitycareresources.com/

http://fosteringperspectives.org/

http://www.fosterparentcollege.com/