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, 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)

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

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm | RAPT III

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

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

Tuesday, December 7, 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!

Villages’ Elkhart Office

3132 Old US 20 West

Elkhart, IN

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

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, 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, 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.

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

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

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

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

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

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, August 18, 2021, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Saturday, August 21, 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)

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, July 14, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

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)

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT II

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Friday, September 17, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT III

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | RAPT I

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT II

Friday, October 15, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Friday, October 22, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT III

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT I

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, November 12, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, November 13 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | RAPT III

Friday, November 17, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

 

Friday, December 3, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | RAPT I

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | RAPT II

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Friday, December 10, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm | RAPT III

Friday, December 15, 2021, 5:30pm-9:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

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

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

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

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

Monday, October 4, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT II

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III

Friday, October 8, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Monday, October 11, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behaviors (TMB)

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.