Dear AWFC Foster Parents, 

We hope that you find these resource pages helpful.  As we continue to research information both Statewide and locally to assist you, your feedback will prove invaluable to us.  If you are aware of any resources that you find helpful please let us know.  If you experience any problems with the resources we have provided we would also like to hear from you.  These pages are for you, our foster parents, who we hold dearly within our AWFC family.  Please provide any feedback you may have to Barbara Baldovin, Director of Resource Development at baldovinb@awfc.org

FOSTER PARENT ANNUAL TRAINING

Each parent must obtain 30 hours each of annual training.  Only ½ of these hours can be on line.  By completing the below online trainings you will have satisfied almost ½ or at a minimum of 14.5 hours.  These trainings are State mandated and due by no later than anniversary date.

Required On Line Trainings

(Cultural) Parenting Children Across Racial Lines (3 Hrs)
Water Safety (each year if own pool, if not every two years (2 hrs).  Annually for Belong.
Human Trafficking (OCOK, St. Francis, 2INgage, & Belong only (2 hrs)
Reporting Child Abuse / Neglect (2 Hrs)
Medical Consent (2.5 Hrs)
Psychotropic Medication (2 hrs)
Trauma Informed Care (2 Hrs)
Normalcy (2 hrs)
Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse – A Training for Caregivers (1 hr)
Cyber Security Awareness (St. Francis, Belong & OCOK only) (1 Hr)

Mandated instructor led annual trainings are also due by anniversary date and include:

Reporting Serious Incidents (1.5 hour)

AWFC Medication Policy (1 hour)

EBI Refresher (8 hours)

Disaster Training (1 hour)

Transportation Training (every 2 yrs, annually for Belong)

CPR/First Aid (If applicable for the year-4 hours)

After taking the above mandated on-line & instructor led trainings you will be able to gage how many additional hours you will need to satisfy the 30 hours.  Up to 15 additional hours over the required 30 hours can be carried over to the following year.

Trainings provided outside of AWFC must be pre-approved for credit hours by the Director.

Self Instruction/Self Study Trainings must also be pre-approved for credit hours by the Director.  These would include books, movies, articles.  You can earn up to 3 hours through this type of training.

Refresher Resource Library

Refresher RPP

Incident Reporting Refresher

Recommended Movies/Books//Articles/Videos

Trauma & Behavior Pt. 4.  Advise for Struggling Caregivers

Dr. Dan Siegel/Disorganized Attachment

Recommended Movies/Books//Articles/Videos, Cont'd.

Child Trauma Academy was founded by Dr. Bruce Perry.  Dr. Perry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist.  He is a leader in the forefront of the effects of trauma on children.  This website will lead you to the child trauma academy library which offers a wide array of articles regarding the effects of and treating childhood trauma. 
The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog
Author:
Dr. Bruce Perry
A Child Called It
Author:
Dave Pelzer
The Connected Child     
Karen Purvis, Ph.d
The Whole Brain Child  
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D
 
Instant Family
Movie staring Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne.  Comedy about a couple that adopts 3 children out of foster care.
White Oleander
Movie staring Michelle Pfeiffer & Renee Zellweger.  Drama about a mother who winds up in jail and her daughter in foster care.
Adverse Childhood Experiences “ACE’s”
Trauma, Brain and Relationship:  Helping Children Heal

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