Free NJ Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Training

Free Foster Adoptive Kinship Parent Training NJ (Free Licensed NJ Resource Parent Training)

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:

  • Free Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Online Training (FAFS Train Online): Bridging time and distance, you will be able to take courses online at a time that is convenient for you. At this time, this service is ONLY available to licensed resource parents in NJ. Click here to see FAFS’ Online Training Catalog – new courses are always being added!
  • Free Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Home Correspondence Courses: These educational booklets address various issues you may encounter as a resource parent. Completion of these courses will give you in-service training hours which can be used towards maintaining your resource parent home license.
  • Free Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Support Group Meetings & Presentations – Our local Connecting Families Community-Based meetings regularly offer in service training hours for New Jersey resource parents through presentations by experts in various fields. Find FAFS Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Support Group in your county. (In case of inclement weather, please check FAFS’ Connecting Families Meeting Calendar or call 800.222.0047 to see if the meeting/training is still being held.)
  • Free Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Webinars (FAFS eLive Webinar Workshops): In these highly interactive classes, you will share and learn from a wide diversity of resource parents from across the entire state of New Jersey. These for credit workshops are webinars conducted in real time by a live instructor. When you take a webinar, your in-service training hours will be added to your transcript within 48 hours of completion. Download Webinar Flyer
  • Many FAFS Train Online and Home Correspondence Courses for Licensed NJ Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parents (NJ licensed resource parents) are available in Spanish.
  • 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.

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