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Clicking on a link within the category will open a new browser page. Bookmark now or just close the page you open to come back to this page. The following organizations offer trainings available online for free or a minimal cost:

 

Adoption Learning Partners  offer meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents,  adopted individuals, and the families that love them.   Adoption Learning Partners also offer an array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption.  They also serve as a resource for social service professionals, equipping them with the training and tools they need to prepare adoptive families and counsel people around post-adoption issues. Our courses help social service professionals to meet a variety of new and ongoing training requirements set forth by federal and state governments and professional licensing associations.

 


Alaska Center for Resource Families

The Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF), a program of Northwest Resource Associates, offers one Featured Online Self-Study Course every month. Please visit the ACRF website and follow these steps to reach the Online Self-Study Course area:

  1. Visit www.acrf.org
  2. Click on the "Self Study" pink tab on upper right of page
  3. Select an option from the Self Study course page:

ACRF offers numerous online and written training courses and will begin to offer online courses through www.yourclassroom.com in the near future. Check back here for a list of courses as they become available.

Available Online Courses:

  • The Young Child in Foster Care: Development and Growth
  • Are You Ready? Emergency Response Planning for Alaskan Families
  • Poison Prevention Course for Resource Parents
  • FASD and the Use of Helmets
  • Neglect: Hole in the Middle
  • Fire Safety for Resource Families
  • From One Family to Another: Keeping Children Connected to Birth Families

Available Written Self Study Courses:

  • Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child
  • Positive Parenting in Foster Care
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Kinship Care
  • Fostering Skills: Boundaries in Foster Care
  • The Internet for Parents: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Self Study Courses particular to Alaska Resource Families:

  • What Every Alaskan Foster Parent Should Know Series
    • #1 Positive Parenting and Managing Behaviors
    • #2 Development of the Young Child in the Foster Home
    • #3 Child Health and Medications
    • #4 Nutrition and Eating in the Foster Home
    • #5 Safety in the Foster Home
    • #6 Foster Parent Training
    • #7 Recordkeeping
    • #8 Foster Homes with Specializations and Foster Group Homes
    • #9 Confidentiality

 


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) promotes and supports child and adolescent psychiatry training and education, publicizes training and education materials, and sponsors initiatives to foster the development of new child and adolescent psychiatry training programs through its Department of Research, Training and Education. The AACAP develops curriculum modules for training programs, offers fellowships and awards to encourage academic excellence, holds education meetings, and publishes recruitment materials to fulfill the needs of the profession.

  1. Visit www.aacap.org
  2. Click on "For Families" button at top of page

 


Caregiver Distance Netlink Trainings by Child Welfare Partnership (CWP)

Center for the Improvement of Services to Children and Families Child Welfare Partnership, Portland State University

The Center for the Improvement of Services to Children and Families Child Welfare Partnership (CWP) at Portland State Univeristy is now offering  distance training via the computer for caregivers on a monthly basis. These trainings are called NetLink trainings. Caregivers can participate from their homes over the internet using a headset or in small groups at the branch offices. Course registration is handled within the Department of Human Services Learning Center at https://dhslearn.hr.state.or.us. Directions on how to register and find classes are listed below. Morning NetLink trainings begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon, and evening NetLink trainings begin at 5:45 p.m. and end at 8:45 p.m.

What is NetLink Training?

NetLink is an interactive, dynamic distance delivery training option that allows caregivers to receive training, along with other caregivers around the state right to their homes or local branches. The training is done via the Internet right to your desktop in a Virtual Classroom. A Virtual Classroom is an online meeting space in which students, an instructor, and assistant instructors communicate, interact, and collaborate using a variety of classroom tools. You will need a headset, a computer and internet connection.

Current Schedule of Training

    For registration instructions please visit the following website:

    http://cwpsalem.pdx.edu/distance/resource.htm

    NetLink Registration

    Problems?

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing the DHS Learning Center (login, registration, or NetLink class access) please contact the DHS Service Desk from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 503-945-5623 or contact NetLink technical Support at 503-378-5885. Or, you may contact Mark V. Schwier, Distance Delivery Trainer, at 503-399-2579,mschwier@chemeketa.edu


     


    Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)

    CASE"s nationally recognized training programs promote adoption-competent post-adoption services for children and families by reaching out to professionals, mentors and other significant adults who can elicit substantial, positive impacts on all members of the adoption circle. CASE offers trainings to the following community members:

    • Mental Health Professionals and Child Welfare Workers
      • Adoption Through the Eyes of Children: A developmental prospective
      • Beneath the Mask: Adoption through the eyes of adolescents
      • Beyond Placement - Understanding the Developmental & Psychological Tasks of Adoptive Families
      • Disruption and Dissolution: What Next?
      • Facilitator Training for W.I.S.E. UP!
      • Healing Through Lifebooks
      • Lifelines for Kids
      • Overlooked Key to Adoption Success: Educators and Adoption Professionals in Partnership
      • S.A.F.E. at School
      • Same Family, Different Stories : Siblings with Unique Adoption Experiences
      • Second Choice is Not Second Best: Making the Decision to Adopt
      • The Second Most Important Thing about Adoption: Importance of Birth Parents
      • Too Many Losses Too Soon: Loss and grief - foster and adopted children
      • Therapists as Adoption Specialists
      • Understanding and Working with Prospect/Waiting Adoptive Parents
        The Value of Post-Adoption Services
    • Teachers, School Counselors & Administrators
      • Adoption Through the Eyes of Children: A developmental prospective
      • The Overlooked Key to Adoption Success: Educators and Adoption Professionals in Partnership
      • S.A.F.E. at School
    • Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, parents considering adoption
      • Adoption Through the Eyes of Children: A developmental prospective
      • Beneath the Mask: Adoption through the eyes of adolescents
      • Beyond Placement - Understanding the Developmental & Psychological Tasks of Adoptive Families
      • Facilitator Training for W.I.S.E. UP!
      • Healing Through Lifebooks
      • S.A.F.E. at School
      • Same Family, Different Stories : Siblings with Unique Adoption Experiences
      • Second Choice is Not Second Best: Making the Decision to Adopt
      • The Second Most Important Thing about Adoption: Importance of Birth Parents
      • Too Many Losses Too Soon: Loss and grief - foster and adopted children

      Download CASE's training brochure

      Visit CASE"s current Program Calendar for a list of scheduled workshops

    Contact CASE for Fees and Information:

    C.A.S.E. Training Program
    4000 Blackburn Lane, Suite 260
    Burtonsville, MD 20866
    301-476-8525 (telephone)
    301-476-8526 (fax)
    caseadopt@adoptionsupport.org (e-mail)
    www.adoptionsupport.org (website)

     


    Child Trauma Academy (CTA)

    The Child Trauma Academy (CTA) online university offers free online courses for interested participants. Currently we have four self-directed online courses:

    1. The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development
    2. Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma
    3. The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and Families
    4. Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children

    The CTA has been providing live web-training and clinical consultation services. Our Neurosquential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Case-based training model takes place via conference call and Internet simultaneously using a web-based, LiveMeeting model. Fifteen hours of direct training with Dr. Bruce Perry -- no travel required.

     


    Foster Parent College

    Foster Parent College (FPC) provides dynamic, interactive, multimedia training courses for adoptive, kinship and foster parents.

    ORPARC offers FPC online courses to eligible adoptive/assisted guardianshp parents at no charge. Contact ORPARC at 503-241-0799 (Portland), 1-800-764-8367 (toll-free), or e-mail orparc@nwresource.org for more information.

    FPC courses focus on specific behavior problems or emotional disorders in children, and explore practical solutions for the daily challenges parents face. Dramatic vignettes, interviews with parents, and instruction from nationally-known child welfare experts present powerful and effective messages. 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.

    Each course is approximately 30-40 minutes in length, includes a summary, an interactive question and answer section, and a Certificate of Completion. Most courses include supplemental handouts. Check with your agency to ensure that FPC courses qualify for training credit.

    FPC courses are available online as Self-Paced Courses or scheduled Advanced Parenting Workshops. Parents can purchase courses on their own, or agencies can purchase an agency account and offer the training to parents. An agency account allows staff to register users, monitor their progress, and offer customized courses. Sample online courses are:

    • Behavior Management
      • Anger Pie
      • Children with Autism
      • Childhood Anxiety Disorders
      • ADHD/ADD/ODD
      • Reactive Attachment Disorder
      • Self-Harm
      • Stealing
      • Running Away
      • Wetting and Soiling
      • Sexualized Behavior
      • Sleep Problems
      • Lying
      • Fire-setting
      • Anger Outbursts
      • Eating Disorders
    • Parenting Strategies
      • Culturally Competent Parenting
      • Grief & Loss in the Care System
      • Child Abuse & Neglect
      • House Safety
      • Relationships: Strengthening Communications
      • Working with Schools
      • Working with Birth Parents I: Visitation
      • Kinship Care
      • Positive Parenting I
      • Positive Parenting II
      • Positive Parenting III
      • Safe Parenting
    • Advanced Parenting Workshops
    • Agency Staff Training
    • CASA/GAL Advocates
    • Independent Living

     


    Think:Kids

    Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the non-profit Massachusetts General Hospital that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Think:Kids offers online training videos to parents of children with difficult behaviors. Think:Kids uses techniques described in the book Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.

     


     

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