Foster Parent Training

Sign Up for a Foster Parent Training

If, after attending an information session, you feel foster parenting is the right fit for you, the next next step is to begin your foster parent training. 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 children not be present at these trainings so you can best engage with the trainer and have 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)

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

Please see Marion’s drop-down menu for dates and times for virtual foster parent training.

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, October 5, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT III

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Training times are  CST 

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

Villages’ Elkhart Office

3132 Old US 20 West

Elkhart, IN

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

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, October 5, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Training times are  CST  

Register here or call our office at 812-434-2956  or email Claudia Tascon-Pena at cpena@villages.org 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, October 29, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

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

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

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

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am | RAPT III

Saturday, November 6, 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.

Call our office at 219-762-3465 (toll free option at 800-874-6880) to reserve your spot!

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, October 18, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I

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

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

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

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:00am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB) and Sexual Abuse (SA)

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors and Sexual Abuse (SA)

Monday, December 6, 2021, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT I

Monday, December 6, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | RAPT II

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9:00am-12:30 | RAPT III

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB) and 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)

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

TRAININGS WILL BE VIRTUAL (A Zoom link will be sent upon registration) *Office training is available if needed*

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, November 9, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

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)

Monday, October 4, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm |  Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Register here or call our office at 219-762-3465 (toll free option at 800-874-6880) to reserve your spot!

Villages’ Terre Haute Office

1400 E. Pugh Dr., Suite 6

Terre Haute, IN

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

Monday, November 1, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

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

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors

Monday, December 6, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III

Friday, December 10, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | 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.