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May 2019Vol. 20, No. 4Online Training Resource for Foster Parents is a nationally recognized training resource for adoptive, kinship, and foster parents. The multimedia, interactive training courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are taught by child welfare experts.

It provides the following types of workshops:

  • Advanced parenting workshops that address anger, lying, and self-harm issues in children and youth; social and physical aggression; taking things without permission; and more
  • Behavior management courses focusing on anger outbursts, children with autism, children with eating disorders, reactive attachment disorder, and more
  • Parenting strategies courses focusing on caring for children who have been sexually abused, child abuse and neglect, child safety and supervision, cultural issues, and more
  • Preservice training focusing on going from foster care to adoption, supporting normalcy, understanding behavior in foster children, working together with primary families, and more also has courses available in Spanish as well as courses for professional development that earn continuing education credits.