The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) shall ensure all families approved to provide foster care obtain a minimum of 15 hours of Continued Parent Development (CPD) each year. At least five of the required hours must be obtained via in-person (one-on-one or group) interaction. CPD must be relevant to the type of children being placed in the home.
|Approval Date||Start of Training 60 days from date of approval||Hours due by December 31st|
|November||January||15 Hours *|
|December||February||15 Hours *|
Local or Regional training hours will be arranged by the resource development team assigned to your area. Please contact your local Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Unit Lead to learn more about what trainings are available to you.
Regional Summits provide current caregivers with an opportunity to gain insightful and practical information during an in-person training session.
Online webinars allow caregivers to engage in interactive trainings with experts from across the child welfare field.
Caregiver Coaching Academy
The aim of the Caregiver Coaching Academy is to provide current caregivers with an instructive, informative and enjoyable learning experience with an emphasis on the practical application.
Annual AFPAG Conference
The annual AFPAG Conference is held each year in February and is an excellent opportunity for all resource caregivers across the state to receive training, resources, recognition, and to network other parents. Please contact your local/regional resource development team for more information on registration and possible scholarship opportunities.
Events in February 2023