Parents in Training

Pre-service Training for Kinship Families

In Utah, each kinship family is required to participate in standardized training before becoming a licensed foster home. This is called “pre-service training” and comes in two parts: online video training — which is required — and classroom training — which is strongly encouraged.

Online Video Training — Required

Course 1: Principles & Perspectives

Watch the videos below, then take this quiz.

Pro-tip: print out the quiz and mark your answers while watching the videos—then enter and submit your responses via the web.

Course 2: Policies & Procedures

Watch the videos below, then take this quiz.

Pro-tip: print out the quiz and mark your answers while watching the videos—then enter and submit your responses via the web.

Classroom Training — Encouraged

Each in-class session provides unique insights into the kinship family experience, situations you may encounter, solutions to typical problems, and many other topics important for those preparing to foster or adopt thru foster care.

Class schedules are available from your Kinship Family Consultant (KFC).

Class Subjects

  • Orientation / Team Building
  • Child Development
  • Trauma & Its Effects / Sexual Abuse
  • Minimizing the Trauma of Placement
  • Understanding Primary Families
  • Managing Emotions & Behaviors / The Effects of Caregiving
  • Long-term Separation / Adoption Issues for Families
  • Transcending Difference in Placements

Manuals & Other Resources

Serving Utah's Children Since 1999

In Partnership with the Utah Division of Child & Family Services