Training Opportunities

All foster parents in the state of Alabama are required to complete 15 hours of training each year. Included here is a list of resources throughout the state to access quality training to equip you with skills and support to care for children who are in or have been in the foster care system.  

 

Events

During 2021, the AFAPA will be providing three, two-day mini-conferences at the Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Alabama.  

January 22 & 23 – Winter Conference

May 7 & 8 – Annual Conference

September 17 & 18 – Fall Conference

Organizations

Children's Aide Society of Alabama

The Children’s Aid Society of Alabama provides training for foster and adoptive parents. They additionally offer web-based training on a variety of topics, which can be viewed on your schedule. Click here for more information.

Dr. John DeGarmo

AFAPA has contracted with drjohndegarmofostercare.com to provide Alabama foster parents unlimited access to his website with 50 hours of webinars and training modules. Also included are downloadable books pertaining to foster care. Certificates will be available for each class completed.

Licensed Alabama foster parents may choose to receive access to this site OR Foster Parent College (FPC; see below). For access, send an email to afapa@afapa.org with name and email address and whether you want FPC or Dr John DeGarmo website.

Foster Parent College

AFAPA will be offering foster parents unlimited access to all Foster Parent College online trainings at no cost ( www.fosterparentcollege.com ). These trainings will count as training hours for your foster home approval and you can request a certificate for each class completed.

Licensed Alabama foster parents may choose to receive access to this site OR Dr. John DeGarmo (see above). For access, send an email to afapa@afapa.org with name and email address and whether you want FPC or Dr John DeGarmo website.

Upcoming Events

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