Foster Parent Training Calendar

Sign Up for a Foster Parent Training

If, after attending an information session, you feel that foster parenting is the right fit for you, then please look below to find a foster parent training nearest you. Simply click on the plus sign next to your nearest office location and a list will appear of all the upcoming training dates.

All trainings are free and classes are offered to all interested foster and adoptive parents. We request please no children at these trainings so you can best engage with the trainer and get all your questions answered. If you are unable to attend a training session please contact us to find out when the next one is scheduled.

The Villages requires 20 hours of pre-service training before you can become licensed as a foster parent. Resource and Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT)  is required by the Department of Child Services and the State of Indiana. The specific required trainings are:

 

  • RAPT I – Introduction to DCS
  • RAPT II – Child Abuse & Neglect (some regions offer this training online; please check with your local office)
  • RAPT III – Attachment, Discipline, & Effects of Caregiving on the Family Overview
  • Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
  • Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)
  • Sexual Abuse (SA)

Once you find a training that interests you, please call your local office to let us know to expect you or register at the link in the event listing.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with further questions. We can’t wait to have you involved!

We are now offering statewide virtual trainings! Any foster parent, regardless of where you live in the state, can register for our Statewide Virtual Trainings! See below for specific times and to register easily online.

Please click on the location nearest you to find the next foster parent training. Online and phone registration are available for each office. We look forward to seeing you!

Maple Grove Church of God

2729 E. 38th St.

Anderson, IN

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

Register here or call our office at 765-662-1712 to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Bloomington Office

2405 N. Smith Pike

Bloomington, IN

 

For March trainings,  Tools to Manage Behaviors and  Sexual Abuse |  Call 812-332-1245 or email Caleb Branam at cbranam@villages.org

ALL SEPTEMBER TRAININGS WILL BE VIRTUAL (A Zoom link will be sent upon registration)

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Sexual Abuse

 

 

Register here or call our office at 812-332-1245 (toll free option at 800-822-4888) or email Caleb Branam at cbranam@villages.org to reserve your spot!

*RAPT II is an online training*

Villages’ Elkhart Office

3132 Old US 20 West

Elkhart, IN

TRAININGS WILL BE VIRTUAL (A Zoom link will be sent upon registration)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Sexual Behaviors

 

 

Register here or call our office at 574-350-7298 (toll free option at 800-765-5075) to reserve your spot!

 

Villages’ Evansville Office

100 N. St. Joseph Ave., Suite 200

Evansville, IN

 

TRAININGS WILL BE VIRTUAL (A Zoom link will be sent upon registration)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse

 

*RAPT II is offered online for this location*

Register here or call our office at 812-434-2956 to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Fort Wayne Office

2250 Lake Ave., Suite 160

Fort Wayne, IN

 

 

 

Register here or call our office at 574-294-5756 (toll free option at 800-765-5075) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Highland Office

8129 Kennedy Ave., Suite 2

Highland, IN

 

Please see Portage drop-down menu for dates and times for virtual foster parent training.

 

 

 

Register here or call our office at 812-238-8700 (toll free option at 800-874-6880) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Indianapolis Office

3833 N. Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN

TRAININGS WILL BE VIRTUAL (A Zoom link will be sent upon registration)

Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:00am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors & Sexual Abuse

 

*RAPT II is offered online, instructions given during RAPT I class*

 

Register here or call our office at 317-775-6500 (toll free option at 800-874-6880) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Kokomo Office

2739 Albright Rd.

Kokomo, IN

 

Tuesday December 1, 2020,  5:00pm-9:00pm RAPT I and RAPT II (Virtual)

Wednesday December 2, 2020,  5:00pm – 9:00pm Sexual Abuse and Trauma-Informed Care(Virtual)

Tuesday December 8, 2020, 5:00p-9:00pm Trauma Informed Care (Continued) and RAPT III (Virtual)

Wednesday December 9, 2020, 5:00pm -9:00pm ,  RAPT III Continued (Virtual)

Thursday December 10, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm Tools for Managing Behaviors (Virtual)

Register here

Villages’ Lafayette Office

200 Professional Court, Suite F

Lafayette, IN

Tuesday December 1, 2020,  5:00pm-9:00pm RAPT I and RAPT II (Virtual)

Wednesday December 2, 2020,  5:00pm – 9:00pm Sexual Abuse and Trauma-Informed Care(Virtual)

Tuesday December 8, 2020, 5:00p-9:00pm Trauma Informed Care (Continued) and RAPT III (Virtual)

Wednesday December 9, 2020, 5:00pm -9:00pm ,  RAPT III Continued (Virtual)

Thursday December 10, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm Tools for Managing Behaviors (Virtual)

 

Register here

Please check out Kokomo’s training calendar for more virtual options.

Villages’ Marion Office

201 N. Baldwin

Marion, IN

 

Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT I

Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | RAPT II

Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT III

Monday, November 23, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse

Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

 

Register here or call our office at 765-662-1712 to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Portage Office

1605 Adler Circle, Suite A

Portage, IN

 

Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:00am-1:00pm RAPT I (Virtual)

Thursday October 8, 2020 10:00am-4:30pm Sexual Abuse and RAPT III (Virtual)

Friday October 9, 2020 10:00am-4:30pm Trauma Informed Care and Managing Challenging Behaviors. (Virtual)

Register here

Villages’ Terre Haute Office

1400 E. Pugh Dr., Suite 6

Terre Haute, IN

*Registration is now closed, please check back later for 2021 training dates.

 

Monday, November 2, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse

Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

*RAPT II is offered online*

 

Register here or call our office at 812-238-8700 (toll free option at 800-874-6880) to reserve your spot! You may also contact damerman@villages.org to register or if you have questions.