In June 2008, the National CASA Association officially recognized FosterParentCollege.com® as a source for continuing education credit for volunteers. FosterParentCollege.com® materials can be an informative and convenient way for CASA/GAL volunteers to learn about the challenges facing both youth in care and foster parents. As a CASA/GAL volunteer, these materials will be most useful when you view them through the lens of your four primary roles: to examine the situation, facilitate a collaborative relationship between all parties involved in the case, advocate in court for the child's best interest and keep track of whether the orders of the court are being carried out.
Brian Washburn, Training Director, National CASA
Welcome to the FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) training center. FPC offers courses on general parenting and on problem behaviors. Courses are research-based, interactive, self-paced, and available 24/7 for maximum convenience.
Each online course includes a 30- to 40-minute video presentation with dramatic vignettes, interviews and instruction, a review, printable summaries and handouts, and unlimited access to a discussion board on that topic.
The cost is $10 per unit, and most classes cost one unit and yield 2 hours of training credit, which are accepted by CASA/GAL toward your annual training requirements. For a brief preview of some classes, visit FosterParentCollege.com®
- Child Abuse & Neglect
- Children with Autism
- Kinship Care
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Working with Schools
- Plus classes specific to the needs of the child and family
To preview all classes and workshops offered on FosterParentCollege.com® — click here
To view a research report on the effectiveness of FPC courses — click here
To visit the faculty page — click here
Enroll online or by phone. Once you have registered, you will receive an email that instructs you on how to log-in to the website training center. You will be able to select the courses you are interested in, purchase your training units, and begin training the very same day.
To Enroll Online
— click here
To Enroll by Phone
Call 541-343-6636 and ask for assistance to set up an individual account.
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