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Online Training for Resource Parents

Pre-Service Training:  
For those interested in becoming a foster parent in Nebraska will need to take the TIPS or DT Pre-service training offered around the state.  If you are a  relative foster parent, the Department of Health & Human Services offers an online training for new and existing applicants.  Please go to: for more information. Kinship (those known to the child but not related) will need to take the TIPS Pre-Service Training.


In-Service Training:  Licensed foster parent must have continuing training hours each year (minimum of 12-hours per person) to maintain their foster license.  If you are with an agency, please check your agency requirements.  Each training hour must be approved by the licensing agency and must be directly related to the skills necessary to care for children in out-of-home care.   

  • The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services has partnered with Project Harmony for an updated online sexual abuse training.   This training is available to all Foster Parents and will take less than 2 hours to complete.  This updated training replaces the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training.  Contact the NFAPA office at 402-476-2273 for information. 
  • The Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association is excited to announce a partnership with the National Foster Parent Association's Training Institute to bring you FREE training opportunities.  Combining the child welfare expertise of the NFPA and Centene allows the NFPAti to disseminate training to caregivers more broadly, which will further support and empower caregivers in providing the best possible care to children and youth.  
  • NACAC has upcoming webinars taught by experienced individuals who are adoption professionals and adoptive parents.   They also have previously aired and recorded webinars available (for a fee) by going to:
  • Foster Care EDU:  This Free, online training facilitates foster care education and is conducted by trained professions from the field.  These webinars are hosted on a regular basis and on a variety of topics.
  • Foster Care Institute:  Foster Parent Training you can receive in the comfort of your own home.  Dr. John DeGarmo, leading foster care expert, shares some of his own experience, as well as tips and strategies, designed to help you become a stronger foster parent.  Each webinar is worth one hour credit.  There is a fee for each webinar.
  • Foster Parent College provides dynamic, interactive, multimedia training courses for foster and adoptive parents.
    Course Content
    Dr. Rick Delaney, well-known psychologist and foster parenting expert, talks with parents about the challenges they face. As you watch the stories unfold, you'll:
    Develop an understanding of the problem
    Recognize early warning signs
    Gain insights
    Discover possible steps to take in solving these problems
    Following each course, a question and answer section provides an opportunity to earn foster parent training credit
    Each course is approximately 30-45 minutes long, not including the question and answer section. Because of the interactive format, you can go at your own pace, and review chapters if you'd like.
    Online training is about $5 per credit.  Most courses are 2-4 credits. Purchase must be made using Visa or Mastercard. Only that person who has registered for the course is able to receive credit for the training.
    Course Access
    Course enrollment entitles you to 30 days of access to the training, starting from the date on which the course is first viewed. After completion of a course, you can go back and review it as often as you'd like within that 30 day period. A personal account page allows you to keep track of your progress in each course you have purchased. You can purchase additional titles at any time. To begin your online training experience click on the link below: