Foster Parent Training Information

Welcome to Foster Parent training! As a foster parent, you have access to an array of professional development opportunities. The materials on this page provide an introduction to the opportunities available to you based upon your Level of Care Certification. Additionally, you will find information on how to navigate PDS Online in order to access and register for training. Please click on your Level of Certification below to learn more.

  • Level 1

    The “Level 1 Licensed Foster Home: Child Specific Foster Home Certification Welcome Packet & Training Information for Foster Parents” describes the training requirements for Level 1 licensed foster homes and provides guidance on how to access the training sessions to fulfill training requirements. Click below to open and download the Guide.

    Level 1 Licensed Foster Home Welcome Packet & Training Information

  • Level 2

    The “Level 2 Licensed Foster Home: Basic Foster Home Welcome Packet & Training Information for Foster Parents” describes the training requirements for Level 2 licensed foster homes and provides guidance on how to access the training sessions to fulfill training requirements. Click below to open and download the Guide.

    Level 2 Licensed Foster Home Welcome Packet & Training Information

    The Professional Development Plan for Level 2 Licensed Foster Homes was created to assist Level 2 licensed foster parents in tracking completion of their Pre-Placement, Foundation and ongoing foster parent training. Click below to open and download the Plan.

    Professional Development Plan for Level 2 Licensed Foster Homes

    The PDS Online Training Registration Guides, that are available on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership website, will be helpful for you as you navigate PDS Online. Click below and scroll to the bottom of the webpage for the “PDS Guides” – and choose the one that’s most relevant for you.

    Link to PDS Online Training Registration Guides

  • Levels 3-5

    Because Child Placing Agencies directly manage and monitor the training for their licensed foster parents, please talk to your licensor about your training requirements.

    The PDS Online Training Registration Guides, that are available on the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership website, will be helpful for you as you navigate PDS Online. Click below and scroll to the bottom of the webpage for the “PDS Guides” – and choose the one that’s most relevant for you.

    Link to PDS Online Training Registration Guides