Training for Parents

How the Coalition Supports Foster/Adoptive/Guardianship Parents

Each year, the Coalition provides thousands of hours of skill-building trainings to foster/adoptive/guardianship parents at no cost.

Licensed foster parents are required to complete 30 hours of in-service training per licensure period (every two years). The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition began hosting Foster/Adopt Parent Workshops. These workshops will allow you to:

  • Connect with other parents to share resources
  • Learn how a child’s prior experiences can impact their behaviors
  • Explore ways to enhance your strengths as a parent
  • Share and learn new skills to influence your child’s behaviors and attitudes
  • Discover ways to reduce the stress of parenting

Upcoming Trainings

April | What’s New with Your Child’s Insurance: An Evening…
April | Separation Loss and Grief…
May | Maintaining Connections for Youth
May | Teens: Understanding Challenging Behaviors
April | SPAULDING Adoption Training: Making the …
April | The Importance of Sibling Bonds
April | The Impact of Prenatal Substance Use
April | Birth and Foster Parent Partnerships: Creating …
May | Big Behaviors: Understanding and Managing …

Additional Trainings

DDP Parent Labs
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Level A | Elevated Needs

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Jada Coleman – Director of Professional Development
1750 South Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 210, Saint Louis, MO 63144

o 314.367.8373

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