FOSTER CARE SUPPORT NETWORK SCHOOL/EDUCATION TRAININGS
Below are the training titles and descriptions for each School/Education 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. 10 Training & Certificate
New School Year; Parental Involvement is the Key
All children deserve a good education, and a strong collaboration between homes and schools is crucial to attaining that goal. Collaborative efforts often work best when everyone involved in a child's education get off to a solid start early in a school year.
Volume 1, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 2, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Foster Parents and IEPs: Advocating for Your Child's Education
What is an IEP? Who should be involved in developing a child's IEP? Answering questions like these helps foster parents be the best possible advocate for their foster child's education.
Volume 2, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 3, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Educating Your Foster Child: Surrogate Parenting & Other Advocacy for Parents
The importance of teachers, foster parents, and surrogate parents working together for the child's well being, are explained at length in this training.
Volume 3, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 4, No. 9 Training & Certificate
'Leave Me Alone!' Bullying is an Increasing Concern
By teaching children effective ways to respond to bullying, foster parents can reduce their chances of being victims as well as helping them learn how to cope with adversity.
Volume 4, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 5, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth
This article examines 10 factors necessary in improving educational outcomes for foster youth. They include: promoting school stability, helping teens connect with mentors, and others.
Volume 5, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 5, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Education Acts: What Foster Parents Need to Know
Education acts and other school jargon might be intimidating to foster parents, but becoming more familiar with terms like these will enable them to better advocate for their foster child's education.
Volume 5, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 6, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Meeting the Educational Needs of Foster Youth
This article offers recommendations on how foster parents can be more assertive in advocating for the educational needs of the foster youth in their care.
Volume 6, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 7, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Foster Children & Education: School Advocacy is a Crucial Issue
This article discusses barriers to educational success, and suggests action ideas for each obstacle. The importance of education is also stressed throughout.
Volume 7, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 12 Training & Certificate
Creating a Bullying-free Zone: Having Solid Strategies in Place is Essential
What are some common traits of bullies? Who's most at risk of being bullied? What are signs of bullying? What is cyberbullying? This article explains.
Volume 9, No. 12 Answer Key
Volume 10, No. 6 Training & Certificate
Schools & Foster Children: Involvement, Understanding, Advocacy = Professionalism
This article explains how foster parents can be more assertive in working with teachers and other educators. Knowing your rights, and important legislation, are among the suggestions presented.
Volume 10, No. 6 Answer Key
Volume 11, No. 7 Training & Certificate
Extended School Years & Other Summer Considerations
For children with special needs, a long break from special education instruction and related services can result in a significant loss in skills. Summer vacation, in particular, can be a time when achievements gained during the school year are lost. This article explains how foster and adoptive parents can help their children avoid the "summer slide."
Volume 11, No. 7 Answer Key
Volume 13, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Foster Youth in School
Many teachers, caseworkers, and foster parents lack sufficient training to help foster youth succeed in an academic setting. It is the intent of this article to help address this gap in knowledge.
Volume 13, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 14, No. 2 Training & Certificate
Stop Bullying NOW
While bullying is a problem that affects all types of children from different walks of life, it is an even greater issue among foster children. Reasons why this is the case, and recommendations what foster parents can do about it, are among suggestions presented in this training.
Volume 14, No. 2 Answer Key
Volume 14, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Parental Involvement is Crucial
Parental involvement reaps many dividends. Students whose parents are actively involved in their education attain better grades, higher test scores and long-term academic achievement. Since less than half (46%) of foster youth complete high school, involvement is even more important for foster parents.
Volume 14, No. 9 Answer Key