In-Person Training Returns!

By February 16, 2022February 24th, 2022General

In-person training returns!

You heard right. In-person training returns to our Salt Lake area! Don’t worry – virtual training isn’t going away! Inquiring foster parents will be able to learn from Utah Foster Care trainers in-person and/or virtually in our Salt Lake region, beginning in March.

Can you believe we’re coming up on 2 years of virtual foster parent training classes? We anticipated that the virtual transition would be temporary, but we’ve seen the benefits to having a virtual option. That said, we’ve missed the in-person relationships and connections that are built through in-person learning.

We look forward to you joining us at our Murray office!

Salt Lake Valley - in-person foster parent training returns as an option to become a foster parent.

The Specifics…

In Utah, each prospective foster/adoptive family is required to participate in standardized training before becoming a license foster parent. This is called “pre-service training” and can take as little as a month to complete. Completion of these trainings is required for licensing. With in-person training returning, we hope families will be able to accomplish these courses in a way that works best for them.

Our state is organized by region. Each region has its own foster parent trainer. Professional trainers provide insight into the fostering experience, situations you may encounter, potential solutions to typical problems, and many other topics important for those preparing to foster or adopt through foster care.

Foster Parent Training Topics…

  • 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 Differencing in Placements

“Our plan is to enjoy the opportunity to meet in person, while also keeping some of the convenience of meeting remotely with half the classes being in-person and half still online,” says Liz Rivera, UFC’s Director of Education. “We’ll switch which classes are offered in which format the next month, so if a family would  like to complete all in-person, that can be done over two months. And if any family would still prefer all online, that also can be accomplished over the 2 months.”

“We’re excited to see how this works and even more excited to see you in person!”

Questions about foster parenting in Utah?

We have a team of people in your neighborhood who have the answers.