Free Foster Adoptive Kinship Parent Training NJ
FAFS foster adoptive & kinship parent training is available to all licensed resource parents through a contract with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Community-Based Workshops, Home Correspondence Courses, Online Training and Webinars are free for all New Jersey licensed resource families. All others are eligible to take FAFS training at a nominal fee. Download the FAFS Training Catalog
Our free foster adoptive & kinship parent training is relevant and specific to the needs of our families and the children they serve. Topics are designed to help you take the best care of the children in your home while meeting your in-service training hours licensing requirements.
NJ Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent (Resource Parent) Licensing Requirements: Primary Provider – 7 hours annually or 21 hours over a 3 year licensing cycle; Secondary Provider – 5 hours annually or 15 hours over a 3 year licensing cycle.
Please note: FAFS is the primary provider of training for licensed resource parents in New Jersey.
Free New Jersey Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Training Options:
Please note: For the latest course updates, please check the individual training modalities web pages.
FAFS maintains a Training Transcript for all trainings we offer, so NJ licensed resource parents can keep track of courses taken and in-service training hours earned with ease. Learn more about the NJ resource parent training transcript.
FAFS’ hours of operation are Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FAFS’ Information Line is available Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please call if you have questions regarding our free foster parent training, free online NJ foster parent training or free NJ foster adoptive & kinship parent (resource parent) training.