Foster Parent College
These interactive, multi-media courses from Foster Parent College (FPC) explore specific behavior problems, emotional disorders in children, and practical parenting strategies. Effective and powerful messages are presented through dramatized vignettes, interviews with parents, and instruction from nationally-known parenting experts. Most courses are self-paced, and provide two hours of training credit. A few courses are identified as advanced parenting workshops and require assignments to be completed by a certain time as well as interaction with the facilitator and other participants through a discussion board. Advanced parenting workshops provide 6 hours of training credit.
Registration: Public agency foster caregivers are eligible to take select FPC courses for free. Interested caregivers should ask their agency support worker/training liaison for a referral to their regional FPC coordinator. The regional FPC coordinator will verify eligibility, create an account with FPC, and assign credits for course registration. Registrants will receive a participant handbook that explains how to register and take FPC courses.