Each year, foster parents must complete 12 hours or more through “classroom training”. To help foster parents meet this requirement we offer “Power Hours” training each quarter. These trainings are held on Saturdays and foster parents can earn up to 6 hours if they stay for the entire day. In addition, we provide a training on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Foster parents can earn 2 hours for attending this training. These trainings are designed to make it easy for foster parents to maintain their hours so they do not have to rush and try to earn all their credits at the end of the year.

  • Classroom Training: Each year, foster parents must complete 12 hours or more through “classroom training”.
    Click the red “Classroom Training” link above to learn about classroom training options provided by Adult and Child, including workshops, “Training While You Wait”, and Field Training. There is also a list of additional local resources for classroom training.
  • Alternative TrainingEach year, of the 20 hours of training required, up to 8 hours may be completed through alternative training.
    Click the red “Alternative Training” link above to learn about alternative training options including books, videos, “Training While You Wait”, and archived webinars. 

Other requirements: CPR / First Aid / Universal Precautions

Adult & Child offers these trainings monthly to help you keep your certifications current. The State of Indiana requires that foster parents remain current in &ctz=America/Indiana/Indianapolis" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions in order to maintain a foster family home license. Please note that training for CPR, First Aid & Universal Precautions do not count toward annual training hours.