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

P: 765-662-1712

VIRTUAL (Zoom link will be sent upon registration. Virtual sessions for near-Anderson residents will be held through the Marion office.) *Office training is available if needed*

Training classes are currently over for 2022 – please use the Foster a Child or Contact Us page to inquire or for any questions.

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

Villages’ Bloomington Office

2405 N. Smith Pike

Bloomington, IN

P: 812-332-1245

Toll Free: 800-822-4888

VIRTUAL (Zoom link will be sent upon registration. Virtual sessions for near-Bloomington residents will be held through the Evansville office.)

  • Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Mange Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, November 11, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Training times are EST

Register here or call our office at 812-434-2956 or email Laura Stone at lstone@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)

Training classes are currently over for 2022 – please use the Foster a Child or Contact Us page to inquire or for any questions.

Register here or call our office at 574-354-9772 (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)

  • Monday, November 7, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 4:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Tools to Mange Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, November 11, 2022, 4:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

Training times are CST  

Register here or call our office at 812-434-2956 or email Laura Stone at lstone@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)

Training classes are currently over for 2022 – please use the Foster a Child or Contact Us page to inquire or for any questions.

Register here or call our office at 574-294-5756 (toll free option at 800-765-5075) 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, November 14, 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)

 

  • Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | 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, November 15, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Monday, November 21, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)

Register here

Villages’ Lafayette Office

200 Professional Court, Suite F

Lafayette, IN

P: 765-420-7711

Toll Free: 800-465-9144

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

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Monday, November 21, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)

Register here to reserve your spot!

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*

Training classes are currently over for 2022 – please use the Foster a Child or Contact Us page to inquire or for any questions.

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

Villages’ Merrillville Office

233 East 84th Drive, Suite 101

Merrillville, IN

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

Training classes are currently at capacity – please use the Foster a Child or Contact Us page to inquire or for any questions.

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)

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (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.