continuing education:


  • Foster Care & Adoptive Community Training – Over 100 online courses, typically 3-4 credit hours per course, costing $5 to $10.

  • Foster Parent College – Provides innovative, research-based, interactive online courses for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Most courses are $10 for 2 hours of training.

  • – An annual fee of $15 per person allows you to take an unlimited number of courses.

  • FosterClub – Free foster parent training courses, but there are only about 15 courses currently posted. Certificates are issued after taking a test.

  • ProSolutions Training – There are 75 courses in the foster parent catalog for a variety of hours and costs.



EQuIP 2018:

Love & Logic

TBRI: Trust-Based Relational Intervention

*Check with your licensing agency for exact requirements of online training resources.


Helicopters, Drill Sergeants and Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send
What kind of a parent are you– a hovering helicopter, demanding drill sergeant or a caring consultant? Each parenting style sends a powerful message to your child about what he or she is or is not, capable of. Parenting expert and humorous storyteller, Jim Fay, helps you identify your style, then shares practical stress-free techniques for becoming a consultant parent. Jim guarantees you’ll enjoy being a parent again!

Listen: Jim Fay — Introduction (:39)
Listen: Jim Fay — The Three Parenting Styles (8:59)
Listen: Jim Fay — No Owners Manual (6:33)
Listen: Jim Fay — The Rules (12:19)
Listen: Jim Fay — Burger Chef (11:06)
Listen: Jim Fay — Won’t Work On A 16 Year Old (5:52)
Listen: Jim Fay — Bedtime (7:23)
Listen: Jim Fay — Balance Consequences (9:26)
Listen: Jim Fay — Brian (7:38)
Listen: Jim Fay — Fighting and Chores (9:21)