Let’s talk training…
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. Pre service training is divided up below into two categories. Classroom (currently online) and Independent. Completion of these trainings is required for licensing.
Our state is organized by region. Each region has its own meeting space and trainer. Professional trainers will provide insights 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.
Classes cover the following topics…
- Orientation/Team Building
- Child Development
- Trauma & It’s 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
For Those Currently In Training…
In addition to instructor-led training, there are additional required videos for pre-service completion, followed by a required quiz. Your regional trainer will be notified when you complete the quiz. Please note: We need a quiz in each parent’s name.