The US Department of Health and Human Servies, Administration for Children and Families is soliciting proposals for the creation of a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program.
Funding supports one center to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components for foster/adoptive parents.
This is intended to be a product that could be utilized by all states. Programs will focus on children/youth that are the hardest to place.
The initial year would entail an extensive review of all current training and preparation programs and include new intervention strategies that foster/adoptive parents should be skilled in as they develop as foster and adoptive parents. The initial year would also involve the basic development of the new intensive training modules. The subsequent years would involve testing the training in 6-8 sites, refining the curriculum, making the curriculum available to all States, Tribes, and territories and assisting them with integrating it into their systems.