Here are a few resources for on-line training opportunities.
Psychotropic Medication Training
This training explains Child Protective Services's expectations for the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications by children in DFPS conservatorship. Talk to your child's doctor about any specific questions you may have about the medications your child is taking.
In order to receive credit for the training, you must:
- Complete the whole training.
- Make at least a 70% on the post-test.
- Print the Certificate of Completion of Psychotropic Medication Training at the end of the training.
- Provide a copy of the Certificate of Completion of Psychotropic Medication Training to Amazing Grace Child and Family Services.
Please click the link below to complete the medication training:
Medical Consent Training
Texas Family Code Section 266.004(h) requires all individuals who consent to medical care for a child in DFPS conservatorship to complete a DFPS-approved training on informed consent before consenting to medical care, except for birth parents unless ordered by the court. DFPS developed the following training for medical consenters who are not DFPS employees, such as foster parents, kinship caregivers, emergency shelter employees and private child placing agency employees. This training must be completed before DFPS can designate you as medical consenter. You must complete this training only once. Please note that both foster parents or kinship caregivers who will be designated as medical consenters must complete the training.
Foster parents will receive one hour of credit for completing this training.
Please click the link below to complete the medical consetor training:
Quality Infant & Toddler Care
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, offers quality online training for child care professionals, parents, and Child Care Licensing Staff. To view available courses, click on the link below.
FosterClub Online Training:
The FosterClub Training Library consists of collection of research papers, reports, articles and book excerpts produced by leading authorities in child welfare and available in the public domain. By using these existing resources as the content of each course, we are able to offer our online training for free. FosterClub has prepared a quiz for each course that checks for the learner¹s comprehension of the subject matter. For more info. click on the link below.
Foster Parent College:
From the comfort and safety of home, parents can enroll, complete a course, and receive a certificate of completion in a single session. FPC has conducted more than 80,000 online training sessions since 2004.
Designed by nationally recognized experts in the fields of parenting, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, and education, FPC courses are valued by foster care agencies and praised by caregivers. For more info. click on the link below.