FOSTER CARE SUPPORT NETWORK Reunification TRAININGS
Below are the training titles and descriptions for each Reunification 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 2, No. 1 Training & Certificate
Family Reunification: Preservation Isn't Always in the Child's Best Interests
Returning the foster child to his/her birth home is often the alternative explored first. However, current policies are stressing the child's safety as opposed to maintaining the birth parent and child as a family. Adoption and guardianship are among other options that need to be considered.
Volume 2, No. 1 Answer Key
Volume 3, No. 1 Training & Certificate
Siblings in Foster Care: Debunking Myths, Looking for Answers
How many children are separated from siblings once they enter foster care? This article postulates that sibling issues like these have been overlooked for too long. As a result, its intent is to answer difficult questions in order to benefit everyone involved with a child's well being.
Volume 3, No. 1 Answer Key
Volume 4, No. 2 Training & Certificate
Parents as Partners: How Birth Families and Foster Parents can Work Together
This article describes how foster parents can build relationships with birth parents and improve their parenting skills. Several former foster youth also present their views.
Volume 4, No. 2 Answer Key
Volume 5, No. 2 Training & Certificate
Bridging the Parental Gap: Working Together When Reunification is the Goal
This article examines some reunification programs in order to offer ideas on modifying existing interactions between birth and foster parents, especially when reunification is the goal.
Volume 5, No. 2 Answer Key
Volume 8, No. 1 Training & Certificate
Finding Common Ground: Working Together
Reunification efforts need to focus on the needs of the child. Developing a relationship between birth and foster parents – while challenging – will enable the child to feel supported by both while he/she is in foster care.
Volume 8, No. 1 Answer Key
Volume 11, No. 5 Training & Certificate
Reunification: It's About the Child's Happiness and Safety
Foster parents are part of a team working together to reunite the family. Once able to work together, then we open the door for birth parents to appreciate the care provided for their children.
Volume 11, No. 5 Answer Key