Trainings

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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.


Training Dates

Pre-Service Trainings

English Pre-Service Training Schedule

Spanish Pre-Service Training Schedule

For more information or to register for a class, please contact Jennifer Courtemash at 623-848-8863 or by email at jcourtemash@wvccc.org

Training Resources

Pre-Service Training Materials

Pre-Service Training Handouts

Meeting 1 (English)

  1. 1.1 Goals of pre-service training
  2. 1.2 Schedule of Blended pre-service
  3. 1.3 Title 21 Child Safety
  4. 1.4 Initial Application Checklist
  5. 1.5 The Go to Guide
  6. 1.6 Confidentiality
  7. 1.7 Life Saftey Inspection Preparation Guide

Meeting 2 (English)

  1. 2.1 Boxes for Icebreaker Activity
  2. 2.2 Discipline

Meeting 3 (English)

  1. 3.1 Benefits and Challenges
  2. 3.2 Myths and Realities

Meeting 4 (English)

  1. 4.1 Sexual Abuse Knowledge Survey
  2. 4.2 Strategies for Caregivers
  3. 4.3 Questions for Prospective Foster Adopt Parents
  4. 4.4 Creating a Pre-placement Survival Plan
  5. 4.5 The Seven Wonders of Adoption

Meeting 5 (English)

  1. 5.1 Dependency Court Timelines
  2. 5.2 CMDP Resources Guide
  3. 5.3 Required Health Care Screening Medical and Dental Exam
  4. 5.4 Behavioral Health Resource Guide
  5. 5.5 Foster Parent FAQS
  6. 5.6 Behavioral Health Services
  7. 5.7 Foster parent FAQS
  8. 5.8 AHCCS BH Services
  9. 5.9 BH Crisis Services
  10. 5.10 Educational Resource Guide
  11. 5.11 Special Education Process
  12. 5.12 Special Education Process Chart
  13. 5.13 IEP Program and 504 Plan
  14. 5.14 Foster Parent Resource Guide
  15. 5.15 ADCS RPPS Foster Parent User Guide

Meeting 1 (Spanish)

  1. 1.3 Title 21 Child Safety
  2. Confidentiality Guidelines
  3. Handout 1.1
  4. Handout 1.2
  5. Meeting 2 the Got to Guide

Meeting 2 (Spanish)

  1. The Go To Guide 2.1
  2. Handout 2.2

Meeting 3 (Spanish)

  1. 3.1 The Go to Guide
  2. 3.2 Handout

Meeting 4 (Spanish)

  1. 4.1 Handout
  2. 4.2 Handout
  3. 4.3 Handout
  4. 4.4 Handout
  5. 4.5 Handout
  6. 4.6 Handout

Meeting 5 (Spanish)

  1. 5.1 Dependency Court Timeline
  2. 5.2 CMDP Resource Guide