Pre-Service Training

All resource applicants, traditional or kinship, must complete DHS-approved pre-service training prior to final approval of the resource. Completion of the training is also a prerequisite for receiving the monthly maintenance payment. The training helps prepare you to understand and deal with the impact that abuse and neglect may have on a child’s behavior, how to view the child’s behavior through a trauma-informed lens, and with other issues that you may experience as a resource parent. The training also helps you to understand the child welfare system and your unique role as a kinship resource parent. Resource Family Training sessions are held in many formats. Your resource specialist discussed with you the best format for your family.

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