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*

  • Monday October 3, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT I
  • Monday October 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT II
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  | RAPT III
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Monday October 17, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Monday October 24, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Sexual Abuse (SA)

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, July 11, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Mange Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, July 15, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Mange Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, September 16, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • 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 the Evansville office at 812-332-1245 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)

  • Monday October 3, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT I
  • Monday October 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT II
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  | RAPT III
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Monday October 17, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Monday October 24, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | 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)

  • Monday, September 12, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm | Tools to Mange Behavior (TMB)
  • Friday, September 16, 2022, 4:30pm-8:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • 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 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)

  • Monday October 3, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT I
  • Monday October 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT II
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  | RAPT III
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Monday October 17, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Monday October 24, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Sexual Abuse (SA)

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, August 15, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT II
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • 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

MAY TRAININGS WILL BE IN PERSON

  • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • 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)
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |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

MAY TRAININGS WILL BE IN PERSON

  • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • 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)
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm | RAPT I
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm | RAPT II
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | RAPT III
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm |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*

  • Monday October 3, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT I
  • Monday October 10, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | RAPT II
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  | RAPT III
  • Saturday October 15, 2022, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Monday October 17, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Monday October 24, 2022, 5:30-8:30 PM  | Sexual Abuse (SA)

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)

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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, August 8, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Monday, August 15, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Monday, August 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Tools to Manage Behavior (TMB)
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT I
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | RAPT II
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | RAPT III
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30pm-9:30pm | Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sexual Abuse (SA)
  • Thursday, October 6, 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.