Annual Training Requirements

Resource Parent must maintain current certificates for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training. Hands-on or online training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training is permissible. However, it is recommended that any online training that has a skills competency component, e.g. First Aid and CPR, include a hands-on practice component.

The hands-on practice component would increase the confidence level of the participant and consequently augment a Resource Parent’s ability to perform their job duties. The hands-on practice component should be provided and overseen by an on-site instructor and age-appropriate.

A foster family agency shall require a Resource Parent to complete a minimum of eight hours of annual training, due every 12 months on the anniversary of the approval date. Annual training shall be provided by qualified sources.

(1)    One or more of the courses specified
(2)    Knowledge and skills related to the application of the reasonable and prudent parent standard for the participation of a child in age or developmentally appropriate activities.

Annual training may include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
(1) Trauma informed care and attachment.
(2) Core Practice Model.
(3) Crisis intervention.
(4) Behavior management.
(5) Supporting children and nonminor dependents in school.
(6) Effects of drug and alcohol abuse on children and nonminor dependents.
(7) Effects of domestic violence on children and nonminor dependents.
(8) Assisting with self-administration of psychotropic medications.
(9)    Emancipation and independent living.

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