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

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

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, February 2, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

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, April 6, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Training times are CST

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

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

 

Friday, January 22, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT II

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, January 29, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT III

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Friday, April 16, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT II

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, April 23, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT III

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Friday, July 23, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT II

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT III

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Friday, October 22, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT II

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, October 29, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT III

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

 

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, January 18, 2021, 6:00pm-9:03pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Monday, March 15, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | RAPT III

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, March 21, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Monday, April 19, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, May 19, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

Monday, June 14, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | Trauma Informed care (TIC)

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

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

 

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | RAPT I & RAPT II

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA) & Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC) cont. & RAPT III

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | RAPT III cont.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00am-2:00pm | RAPT I & RAPT II

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9:00am-2:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA) & Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00am-2:00pm | RAPT III & Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | RAPT I & RAPT II

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA) & Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC) cont. & RAPT III

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | RAPT III cont.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Register here

Villages’ Lafayette Office

200 Professional Court, Suite F

Lafayette, IN

 

Register here

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

Villages’ Marion Office

201 N. Baldwin

Marion, IN

 

 

 

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

Villages’ Portage Office

1605 Adler Circle, Suite A

Portage, IN

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:00pm-8:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | RAPT I & RAPT II

Friday, April 23, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | RAPT III & Sexual Abuse (SA)

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC) & Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | RAPT I & RAPT II

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | RAPT III & Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday,  June 11, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC) & Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

 

 

Register here

Villages’ Terre Haute Office

1400 E. Pugh Dr., Suite 6

Terre Haute, IN

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, January 12, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, January 19, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Monday, February 22, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III

Thursday February 25, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Friday, February 26, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Monday, March 1, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Monday, March 22, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Monday, May 3, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Monday, May 10, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Monday, June 21, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Monday, June 28, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

 

Register here or call our office at 812-238-8700 to reserve your spot! You may also contact damerman@villages.org to register or if you have questions.