Each certified adult in a foster parent or relative caregiver home is required to have 30 hours of training during each two year certification cycle. All hours of Foundations training during the first two years of certification are credited to these 30 hours. Want more info? Go here: Training Requirements and see below.
Together with your certifier, a two year training plan will be developed based on your interests; training relevant to the age and gender of children for whom you typically provide care, including any unique issues related to mental and medical health, educational or developmental needs. Fifty percent of your training credits should be acquired through face to face or interactive training; this includes:
- Classroom training (includes Virtual Live training) - Distance delivery (Netlink, webinar, online computer-based training) - iLearn - how to create a profile - Attending support groups Conferences and seminars
The remaining 50% of your continuing training can be obtained through independent study, which includes reading books, articles, viewing videos and DVDs or listening to audio recordings.
ORPARC TRAINING CALENDAR Trainings are free for Oregon DHS foster, kinship, adoptive & assisted guardianship families, and their supporting workers & adoption professionals.
ORPARC LENDING LIBRARY If you are an Oregon state foster, adoptive or guardianship parent, Oregon DHS or SNAC worker, or other local supporting community partner, you are eligible to use ORPARC's library. Not sure what to choose? Call 1-855-496-BOOK (2665) or email ORPARClibrary@nwresource.org. We're happy to make recommendations.