Foster Parent Pre-Placement Training

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For Foster Parents

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Download the Foster Parent Notepad document

For Licensors

Welcome to the online Foster Parent Pre-Placement Training. In order to successfully complete the Pre-Placement Training, you will need to complete all of the modules of this training, including reviewing the information contained in each module, completing all of the Check Your Understanding questions, and discussing the information with your licensing worker.

Depending on your certification level, you have certain requirements for Pre-Placement Training. If you are certified at Level 1 or Level 2, completion of all six modules of this training fulfills your requirement for Pre-Placement Training. If you are certified at Level 3, 4, or 5, completion of all six modules fulfills 6 hours of your requirements for Pre-Placement Training.

Step 1: The documentation for pre-placement to fulfill DCF requirements is in the revision process. Stop back here for updates. In the meantime, you can view the training modules below.

Note: For those who have already taken Pre-Placement or do not need to meet the DCF requirements, you can view the training below.

Before you begin:

  • Download the Foster Parent Notepad document (.doc file) to record your notes, questions, and thoughts for each module.
  • Plug in headphones or turn on your speakers (set volume low, then adjust).
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Modules Duration Transcript

Start: Course Introduction

16 min. download transcript

1. Foster Care Overview

42 min. download transcript

2. Expectations of Foster Parents

46 min. download transcript

3. Caring for Children in Foster Care

29 min. download transcript
35 min. download transcript

4. Developing & Maintaining Family Connections

38 min. download transcript

5. Foster Family Self Care

22 min. download transcript


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