Online Training for Resource Parents
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 kinship or relative foster parent, the Department of Health & Human Services offers an online training for new and existing applicants. Please go to: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Foster-Care.aspx for more information.
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 online sexual abuse training: Darkness to Light-Steward of Children. The Department will be charged if you attend this training. You must be a licensed foster parent and have attended the pre-service training. Contact the NFAPA office at 402-476-2273 for information.
- Project Harmony has an additional online training called Steward of Children ($25) that the foster parent will pay (and not get reimbursed for).
- Foster Parent College provides dynamic, interactive, multimedia training courses for foster and adoptive parents.
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
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 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: