Hope Community Services is a state contracted provider agency to deliver the required training for you to become a foster, kinship or adoptive parent. Foster, adoptive and kinship parents must attend an Orientation and Pre-service Training classes to become licensed. Once licensed, foster and adoptive parents must complete six hours of Advanced Training Educational Workshops to remain in licensing compliance.


January 22nd - February 19th | Saturdays 9am - 12pm

February 8th - March 8th | Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm

February 26th - March 26th | Saturdays 9pm - 12pm

April 14th - May 12th | Thursdays 6pm - 9pm

May 3rd - May 31st | Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm

May 28th - June 25th | Saturdays 9am - 12pm

*Schedule subject to change, dependent on participant interest.

Contact Us

For more information or to register for a class, please contact our intake department at 623-848-8863 or by email at chowell@hcs-az.org.


PAX Tools

This is a FREE four-hour class; a certificate of completion will be provided. PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment that ultimately helps kids thrive! This class is a great resource for:

  • Parent Educators
  • Health Educators
  • Prevention Educators
  • Extension Educators
  • Social Service Providers
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Foster Care and Respite Providers
  • Faith-Based Youth Workers/ Volunteers Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Providers
  • Anyone caring for children

Saturday, November 13th | 9:00am - 1:00pm | PAX Tools Virtual Workshop

To register please email cryle@hcs-az.org or call 623.326.8808


This is a virtual training done with AZ Kids Consortium. Receive 6 hours of training credit for attendance all day. More details to come.

March 5th | Saturday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

More details to come.