Orientation training overview
To become certified you must complete Orientation training. You can also participate in Orientation training to get an introduction and overview to help you determine if becoming a resource to children is right for you.
Orientation training is offered in-person or through live video stream presentation with your local ODHS Child Welfare office or through self-guided online sessions.
With your local Child Welfare office
Attend Orientation training with a local ODHS Child Welfare office either in-person or through a live video-stream presentation.
- This option is highly encouraged since it gives you the opportunity to meet a foster home certifier and other potential resource parents and ask questions in the moment.
- By attending Orientation with your local branch, you will not only learn about the required forms and assessment process, but will also get information about local processes and resources.
Connect with your local ODHS Child Welfare office for Orientation training information.
If you can't attend an in-person or live video-stream, you can complete the Online Orientation.
- This includes a 5 part video series, and additional video and form links. The Online Orientation covers the required forms and assessment process, but does not discuss local processes or local resources.
- It takes about 2 hours to complete the entire Online Orientation process. Once you are done, you will need to answer questions in the form of a Knowledge Check to confirm learning objectives were achieved.
If you have questions about Online Orientation, please email Resource.FamilyTraining@dhsoha.state.or.us
Online Orientation has multiple steps:
Online video presentation
View the online presentation which has 5 separate parts (All 5 parts take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to view):
Additional video links, website and documents
In addition to the Online Orientation presentation, review the following video links, website and documents. Become familiar with the bill of rights documents that impact children and young adults in foster care, certified resource parents and relative resource parents:
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting video (13 min, 25 sec): English ~ Español
Mandatory Reporting Web page and video (29 min 25 sec): English (Use CC/Subtitles on video for other languages)
Foster Parent Bill of Rights: English ~ Español
Foster Child Bill of Rights: English ~ Español
Orientation Knowledge Check. Complete the Orientation Knowledge Check and submit to your local ODHS Child Welfare office. This serves as your certificate of completion for Orientation.