Foster Parent College

FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) provides innovative, research-based, interactive online courses for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Our self-paced training is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From the comfort of home, parents can enroll, complete a course, and receive a certificate of completion in a single session. The content is developed by nationally recognized experts in the fields of parenting, social work, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, and education. FPC courses are valued by foster care agencies and praised by caregivers.

~ Advanced Courses ~

The courses below have been identified as some options to assist caregivers in helping the children they serve.
These trainings are advanced courses that focus on techniques used when faced with the various behavioral issues.
These trainings will satisfy the behavioral management criteria required by ODJFS’s rules for Treatment Foster Parents.

Lying
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
Workshop participants learn about the types of lying and why children lie. Then they look at the case of a 16-year-old boy who lies constantly, and at his foster parents’ reaction. With the help of Dr. Richard Delaney and his teaching assistants, participants work together to develop an action plan for the parents, with concrete steps for coping with and curbing the boy’s chronic lying.

Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
When children in care demonstrate a sexual behavior, it can be difficult for resource parents to understand. This Advanced Parenting Workshop addresses problematic sexual behavior in children in care. Several family studies are presented and, with the help of Dr. Silovsky and the teaching assistant, participants learn how to determine whether a child’s sexual behavior is problematic and how to respond to a child’s sexual behavior.

Self-Injury
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
Children and teens who self-injure often do so as a way to cope with past trauma or current stress, and to communicate strong emotions. This Advanced Parenting Workshop explores non-suicidal self-injury and other forms of self-harm, including high-risk behavior and hair-pulling. Several short case studies and one in-depth case study are presented and, with the help of Dr. Delaney and his teaching assistant, participants use the Trauma-Sensitive Review Form to understand the children’s behavior and develop an action plan.

Anger-Advanced Parenting Workshop
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours, 3 training units
Cost: $30.00
In this workshop, participants learn about the types and components of anger. A case study is introduced, and participants collaborate to identify the components of an outburst and how it is influenced by the child’s biases and beliefs. They then develop an action plan for the case family, with guidance and assistance by Dr. Richard Delaney and his teaching assistants. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ABCs (components) of anger
  • Learn the types of anger outbursts
  • Identify warning signs for serious anger problems
  • Distinguish between unhealthy and healthy anger
  • Know when to seek help
  • Develop and implement an action plan for coping with anger

Social & Physical Aggression
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
It is complicated for parents to know how to handle children who act aggressively towards adults or other children. Two in-depth family studies are presented and, with the help of Dr. Delaney and his teaching assistant, participants use the Social Information Processing (SIP) approach to understand aggressive behavior and support their children.

Taking Things without Permission
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
This Advanced Parenting Workshop explores the common reasons for taking things. Two case studies are presented, and participants work together to determine the reasons behind the children’s taking things and how their parents can teach them more acceptable behaviors. With the help of Dr. Rick Delaney and his teaching assistant, participants then develop an action plan for one case family.

Understanding Noncompliance
Virtual-Self Lead/Self-Paced
Course Category: Advanced Parenting Workshop
Credit Hours: 6
Cost: $30
This Advanced Parenting Workshop introduces the spectrum of cooperation and noncompliance, and explores how trauma can affect a child’s ability to cooperate. Two family studies are presented and, with the help of Dr. Delaney and his teaching assistant, participants use the Trauma-Sensitive Review Form to understand the children’s behavior.

Public Licensed Caregiver Registration Instructions:
You may elect to take training sessions that are directly related to your Individual Training Needs Assessment (ITNA). However, you MUST check with your caseworker PRIOR to taking any outside training sessions. Training sessions that are not pre-approved by your caseworker will NOT count towards your training hours. Please address all questions about your specific training needs (ITNA) and (re)certification to your caseworker.
– Click on REGISTER ONLINE button above and fill out the online registration form
– Cost for each course is waived.

Private Caregiver Registration Instructions:
Register directly through Foster Parent College’s website and pay course fee(s).

Foster Parent College registration webpage

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