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New Foster Parent Policy

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Before you get your first placement, let’s take some time to review some important policies that you’ll be expected to adhere to once you have a foster child in your home. This is a great course for both newly licensed homes as well as veteran foster families who may want a refresher.

Event Series Resource & Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT)

RAPT I: Orientation

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RAPT I is designed to serve as an introduction to both Indiana DCS and Firefly Children & Family Alliance. We will cover the process to become a resource and adoptive parent through Firefly, and discuss the role of resource parents as members of a child's team. We will also explore the potential impact of fostering and adoption on children. 

RAPT IV: Adoption

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RAPT IV is designed to introduce concepts related to adoption to current and future Resource and Adoptive Parents. Participants will learn about topics they should factor into their consideration during the pre-adoptive process. They will also learn how to acknowledge and respond to some of the challenges that may be faced by the adopted child and the adoptive family.

RAPT I: Orientation

Microsoft Teams
Virtual Event Virtual Event

RAPT I is designed to serve as an introduction to both Indiana DCS and Firefly Children & Family Alliance. We will cover the process to become a resource and adoptive parent through Firefly, and discuss the role of resource parents as members of a child's team. We will also explore the potential impact of fostering and adoption on children. 

Lunch and Learn: Self Care

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1 professional CEU available! Learn practical and crucial strategies for self-care for those that are in a caring capacity.

$10.00

RAPT III / Therapeutic Training

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RAPT III and Therapeutic Training offer an in-depth discussion of the following important topics: attachment, discipline, and the effects of caregiving on the family. In this two-day training, we’ll cover multiple aspects of trauma-informed, therapeutic parenting, including child sexual abuse; treatment options and behavior expectations for children who have sexually inappropriate behaviors; and how to establish strong bonds with foster children while helping them build coping skills. All discussions are rooted in understanding how children respond to trauma, how trauma can interfere with development and functioning, and how trauma can affect children’s view of themselves and their future.