Going the Extra Mile

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 and one in-person class. These two parts are required. Additionally, there is a longer, more in-depth series of in-person classes to which you will be invited, but not required, to attend.

During training, you’ll be introduced to skills that will help smooth the rough patches and speed the healing of a child in crisis—not to mention family ties and friendships. Online Video Training Classroom Training Manuals & Other Resources Online Video Training

Classroom Training

The Original Interactive Learning Space

Required…

One night a month a class is offered specifically for kinship families. This class is required for all parents—whether in a single- or a two-parent household.

Encouraged…

Beyond the kinship-focused class, kinship families are strongly encouraged to attend as many of the remaining seven monthly classes as practicable.

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 care for a child they know.

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

Class Subjects

  • Orientation/Team Building/Kinship
  • 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
Online Video Training

Vital Information at Your Pace

Required.

There are several videos that are required for licensure and they’re divided into two courses. There is a quiz for each of the courses.

Course 1: Principles & Perspectives

Watch the videos below, then take quiz 1.

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 quiz 2.

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

If you prefer, you can watch Course 2 videos all in a row.

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