Subsidized Guardianship

Subsidized Guardianship is a way for children in out-of-home care to achieve permanency when adoption and reunification are not the best options. It may be possible for a relative or a person with a ‘like-kin’ relationship to become the legal guardian. This training will review caseworker, agency and court’s roles and responsibilities in establishing and maintaining a Subsidized Guardianship. In these three modules, you will learn:

  • The background and definition of Subsidized Guardianship.
  • When Subsidized Guardianship is in the best interest of the child.
  • How to determine if a child and prospective guardian are eligible.
  • How to explain the process to families.
  • Develop Subsidized Guardianship Agreements.
  • The paperwork and documentation requirements.
  • How to maintain agreements and the amendment process.


Which Subsidized Guardianship online course should I complete?

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I have a PDS Online Account

To complete the online course in PDS Online, log into your PDS Online account using this link to access the Subsidized Guardianship curriculum.

I do not have a PDS Online Account

Child welfare legal partners and fiscal agency staff may find this training helpful. If you work in a county or partner agency, do not have a PDS Online account and do not need one, complete this course by access the modules on this page.