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, August 11, 2020 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT III

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, October 20, 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, September 1, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | RAPT I

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:30pm-8:00pm | Sexual Abuse

 

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

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Sexual Behaviors

 

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

 

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

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

 

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

 

Friday, September 18, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm | RAPT II & Sexual Abuse

Friday, September 25, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm | RAPT III & Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

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

 

All trainings in August will be VIRTUAL. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Cared

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors & Sexual Abuse

 

All trainings in September will be VIRTUAL. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm | RAPT I & RAPT III

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors & Sexual Abuse

 

Monday, October 12, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm | RAPT I & RAPT III

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm | Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm | Trauma Informed Care & Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

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

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:30am-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 August 11, 2020,  5:00pm-9:00pm RAPT I and RAPT II

Wednesday August 12, 2020,  5:00pm – 9:00pm Sexual Abuse and Trauma-Informed Care

Thursday August 13, 2020, 5:00p-9:00pm Trauma Informed Care (Continued) and RAPT III

Tuesday August 18, 2020, 5:00pm -9:00pm CPR,  RAPT III Continued

Wednesday August 19, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm Tools for Managing Behaviors

 

Tuesday October 13, 2020,  5:00pm-9:00pm RAPT I and RAPT II

Wednesday October 14, 2020,  5:00pm – 9:00pm Sexual Abuse and Trauma-Informed Care

Thursday October 15, 2020, 5:00p-9:00pm Trauma Informed Care (Continued) and RAPT III

Tuesday October 20, 2020, 5:00pm -9:00pm CPR,  RAPT III Continued

Wednesday October 21, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm Tools for Managing Behaviors

Register here or call our office at 765-455-8545 (toll free option at 800-465-9144) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Lafayette Office

200 Professional Court, Suite F

Lafayette, IN

 

Saturday September 19, 2020, 9:00am -7:00pm RAPT I, RAPT II, and Sexual Abuse

Saturday October 3, 2020, 9:00am-7:00pm Trauma-Informed Care, RAPT III, and Tools For Managing Behaviors

Register here or call our office at 765-420-7711 (toll free option at 800-465-9144) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Marion Office

201 N. Baldwin

Marion, IN

 

Monday, August 31, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT I

Monday, September 14, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | RAPT II

Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | RAPT III

Monday, October 5, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse

Monday, October 12, 2020, 6:00-10:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Monday, October 19, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

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

 

Register here or call our office at 219-762-3465 (toll free option at 888-762-3163) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Terre Haute Office

1400 E. Pugh Dr., Suite 6

Terre Haute, IN

All trainings will be VIRTUAL. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm |  Trauma Informed Care

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Friday, October 2, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT III

Monday, October 5, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm | Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse

Friday, October 9, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

 

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 abowers@villages.org to register or if you have questions.