Foster Parent Orientation & Training
Fall/Winter 2021-22 

 

  FIRST THINGS FIRST  

  If you haven't already, take a minutes now and Get Connected - 4KIDS Inquiry Form

 

Fall/Winter 2021-22 Awareness Orientation Classes and Foster Parent Training Schedules/Calendar

All Orientations and Trainings are either online via ZOOM or are held in-person at:

4KIDS of Central Texas Training Center and Office

Celebration Church Campus (Annex) - Suite 7b. 

601 Westinghouse Road, Georgetown TX 78626

(Follow the signs to the Celebration Annex. From the basketball court turn right

on the “boardwalk” and go all the way to the end. Suite 7b - 4KIDS Building.)

About 4KIDS Foster Parent Training

Training for 4KIDS foster families is accomplished using a combination of in-person and online ZOOM training, and self-instructional training. We provide an in-depth Pre-Service Educational Curriculum for all families that meets and exceeds state requirements for children at the basic and moderate levels.

Home Verification Pre-Service Educational Requirements

Before a home is verified as a Foster Home the family must complete the Pre-Service Educational Curriculum.  We have designed our training track so a foster parent in training can complete all the required training in two months.

  STEP #1 - 4KIDS Awareness Orientation  

Awareness/Orientation Classes

  • Sunday, October 24 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

  • Sunday, November 14 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

  • Sunday, December 5 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

  • Sunday, January 9 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

  • Sunday, February 6 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

  • Sunday, March 6 (5:00 PM – 6:20 PM) - Enroll for this class here

This meeting takes place in-person. Meeting at: 4KIDS of Central Texas Training Center and Office - Celebration Church Campus (Annex) - 601 Westinghouse Road, Georgetown TX 78628, Suite 7b. (Follow the signs to the Celebration Annex. From the basketball court turn right on the “boardwalk” and go all the way to the end. Suite 7b - 4KIDS Building.)

NOTE: You must attend Orientation prior to submitting your online application.

Check back for additional classes throughout the rest of the year.

  STEP #2 - General Pre-Service Training  

General Pre-Service Training (8 hours) (This training must be attended prior to taking any other trainings.)

  • Saturday, October 2 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, November 13 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, December 11 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, January 22 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, February 26 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, March 26 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

This training will be held via ZOOM and you must register prior to the trainings.

Check back for additional classes throughout the rest of the year.

  STEP #3 - Complete the Remaining Classes & Online Training  

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Training and Emergency Behavior Intervention (EBI) (8 hours)

  • Saturday, October 23 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, December 9 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Saturday, February 12 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

This training will be held via ZOOM. You must register prior to training.

Check back for additional classes throughout the rest of the year.

Psychotropic Medication (total 3 hours - this is a two (2)-part training.)

Part 1 is an online course to be taken on the DFPS website. The link to this training is here: take the online training.

Part 2 is held via ZOOM and you must register for this training. Part 1 and Part 2 must be taken in the same week. You must send your certificate for Part 1 to Stacie Campbell stacie@4kidsofctx.org prior to taking the Part-2 training.

  • Wednesday, November 17 (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Wednesday, December 15 (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Tuesday, January 11 (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

  • Tuesday, March 22 (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) - Enroll for the class here

Check back for additional classes throughout the rest of the year.

Required Online Classes

Water Safety (1 hour – online) 

Online Course: take the online training

Abuse and Neglect (1 hour – online from the DFPS website)

Online Course: take the online training

Shaken Baby, SIDS, Early Childhood Brain Development (1 hour)

Online Course: take the online training

Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse (1 hour – online from the DFPS website)

Online Course: take the online training

Normalcy Training (2 hours – online from the DFPS website)

Online Course: take the online training 

Medical Consenter Training (2 1/2 hours online from the DFPS website)

Online Course: take the online training

Trauma Informed Care (Total of 8 hours. This is a 4-part training.)

Part 1 - Trauma and Trauma Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction Training Provided by CPS from the DFPS website: take the online training 

Part 2 - Watch the 2015 documentary film Paper Tigers (PG-13) and take the test provided by 4KIDS. (An internet search will provide viewing options from video/movie providers. For those who have Amazon Prime, the movie can be rented for $3.99.)

Part 3 - Attachment in Children: A Preservice Training from the STAR Health website: take the online training

Part 4 - STAR Kids: Secondary Traumatic Stress from the Star Health website: take the online training

CPR/First Aid Certification (4 hours)

You may take this anywhere it is offered, however it must include infant and child CPR and cannot be an online course.

NOTE: Be sure to submit of your online training certificates and your CPR/First Aid cards. In your training you will be introduced to Extended Reach, the 4KIDS web-based management portal, where certificates will be uploaded.

Check back for additional ZOOM trainings throughout the year.  In-process Foster parents are required to take each step in order. After Step #2 is completed, then you may proceed with the remaining training.