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Foster Care Education Opportunities with CSFPA

At the Colorado State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA), we're dedicated to empowering foster, kinship, and adoptive families through education and training. Here's how we support caregivers like you:

CSFPA Sponsored Training

  • Resource Fairs
    • Quarterly Gatherings: Join us every quarter for our Resource Fairs, where you can access valuable resources, training opportunities, and sign up for future events.
    • Foster Forward: Empowering Futures, Strengthening Homes: Throughout the year, we host several sessions of Foster Forward, aimed at empowering foster families and strengthening homes. Check our Event Calendar for upcoming sessions.
    • Other Events: Explore various educational events listed on our Event Calendar.

CDHS Sponsored Training

  • Colorado Child Welfare Training Academy: Offering training for child welfare professionals and some courses suitable for foster parents. County foster parents can access many courses for free.

Online Education

  • Foster Care & Adoptive Community Training: Access over 100 online courses for a nominal fee, ranging from $5 to $10 per course.
  • Foster Parent College: Interactive online courses designed for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, priced at $10 for 2 hours of training.
  • FosterParentTraining.com: Pay an annual fee of $15 per person for unlimited access to courses.
  • FosterClub.org: Free online training courses with certificates issued upon completion.

Other Options

  • Support Groups: Some agencies accept attendance at foster parent support groups as part of required training hours.
  • Self-Study: Fulfill training requirements through self-study options like reading books, listening to audio recordings, or online study. Check with your agency for specifics.

At CSFPA, we believe that quality foster care begins with well-educated caregivers. Join us in our mission to provide the highest quality education and support for foster families across Colorado.

For more information and upcoming events, visit CSFPA's Website.

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