FOSTER CARE SUPPORT NETWORK AODA TRAININGS
Below are the training titles and descriptions for each AODA FCSN training. After you have determined which trainings you are interested in ordering, select the number of tests and answer keys you will need for each. Only one answer key is needed for each training per facility. Each test includes a certificate of completion per foster parent.
*We encourage you to check with the licensing entity in your state to ensure that FCSN trainings will be counted toward training hours for your foster parents.
**Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Order online for faster service.
Important Publisher's Note: Reproduction of Tests and Certificates of Completion may VOID your training hours.
**Please note, certificates are NOT mailed with the trainings. Certificates will be issued upon completions of the tests. Once you send us the completed tests, we will correct them and issue a certificate.
Volume 1, No. 4 Training & Certificate
What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects?
This article describes the four diagnostic criteria for FAS, as well as explaining the importance of effective diagnosis, listings its effects, preparing for a diagnosis, and more.
Volume 1, No. 4 Answer Key
Volume 1, No. 8 Training & Certificate
Children who learn to make good choices are less likely to use drugs
Talking with children about drugs isn't about one talk, one time. It's about talking – and listening – all the time. Adults teach children about making good choices, and good choices about drug use are just part of the message.
Volume 1, No. 8 Answer Key
Volume 3, No. 4 Training & Certificate
Fetal Alcohol Children: Better Understanding FAS, FAE
Did you know that when Mom drinks, baby drinks? What are the behavioral, medical, and educational challenges of children with FAS/FAE? This article answers questions like these.
Volume 3, No. 4 Answer Key
Volume 3, No. 8 Training & Certificate
Meth: Effects of Drug a Growing Concern for Foster Parents
What is meth? Why are unborn babies especially vulnerable to its effects? What are short- and long-term effects? What can be done? This article addresses this troubling issue.
Volume 3, No. 8 Answer Key
Volume 6, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Better Understanding Meth: Effects of Drug a Growing Concern
Greater education and awareness about meth is crucial for foster and adoptive parents. Even then, what worries doctors and child advocates the most is, they simply don't know the long-term effects of meth on children and teens exposed to this deadly drug.
Volume 6, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 8, No. 7 Training & Certificate
Teen Substance Abuse: Recognizing Newer, not Just 'Traditional' Drugs
This article is designed as a wake-up call to parents that today's drug landscape is more complicated than when they were young. Education and awareness about newer drugs, as well as more "traditional" drugs (like alcohol) is crucial, or these problems will only get worse.
Volume 8, No. 7 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 5 Training & Certificate
The Impact of Substance Abuse on Foster Children
With a supportive home, an early diagnosis, and appropriate services, many youth with disabilities related to parental substance abuse, can avoid secondary issues and reach their full potential later in life.
Volume 9, No. 5 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 8 Training & Certificate
Teens at a Crossroads: Alcohol Use IS a Big Deal
Parents are crucial to preventing teen drug use. When you suspect, or know, that your child has been drinking or using drugs, take action to stop it as soon as possible. It may be the most important step a parent can ever take.
Volume 9, No. 8 Answer Key
Volume 10, No. 5 Training & Certificate
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Understanding FAS. FAE in Children
What is the difference between Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)? What are its traits? What are positive attributes of children with FAS/FAE? This article explains.
Volume 10, No. 5 Answer Key
Volume 11, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Current Drug Trends in Foster Care
The abuse of alcohol and other drugs has had a dramatic effect on foster care, especially in the past 20 years. Recognizing that education is always at least part of the solution to any problem, this article examines nine current drug trends in foster care.
Volume 11, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 12, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Meth and Cocaine: What Foster Parents Need to Know
There appear to be a greater variety of drugs today than ever before – with meth and cocaine being two of the least understood. As a result, the intent of this training is to help foster parents better understand these drugs and chart a course of action.
Volume 12, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 13, No. 6 Training & Certificate
Drugs You Should Know About
Teen drug use has long been a dilemma, but today's youth are using a greater variety of drugs than ever before. Consequently, while this training focuses on drug trends such as "bath salts," synthetic marijuana and mixing alcohol with energy drinks, the intent is to help foster parents better understand and recognize abuse of any substance, and to help chart a course of action.
Volume 13, No. 6 Answer Key