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Caregiver Training

Training Requirements

Guardians of dependent children and kinship families are welcome to attend all classes, free of charge, whether or not you are licensed.

Orientation and Pre-Service Caregiver Core Training

To become a licensed foster parent, you must complete the following training requirements:

Caregiver Continuing Education and Ongoing Training

All licensed family foster homes (including private agency, Children's Administration and licensed relative homes) are required to complete ongoing training during each three year licensing period.

UW Alliance for Child Welfare provides ongoing support once you accept a child into your home. To help you meet your ongoing training requirements, they offer classes on many subjects, such as mental health, child management and transitioning to independence. If you previously came to this website for training videos, they are still accessible on the Alliance's website.

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