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Resource Parents and Relative Caregivers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​RAFT certification ​training overview​

Resource and Adoptive Family Training (RAFT) is the ODHS Child Welfare certification ​training curriculum for all resource parents, relative resource parents, and pre-adoptive parents. The curriculum aligns with our ODHS Child Welfare Vision for Transformation

RAFT must be completed for all resource parents within 12 months of becoming a certified resource parent.


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​ ​​Prerequisites​

Prior to participating in RAFT you must complete Orientation training and review Mandatory child abuse reporting information:

Additionally, the following videos are highly recommended prior to participating in RAFT:

​​​​​ ​​Registration​

Attendance and registration for RAFT is available in two ways:

​​ ​​Session information

  • Your Training Facilitator will ask you to use this web page to access the training session materials.
  • ​If you need any materials printed, please contact your local ODHS Child Welfare Office.
  • Virtual Training Participant Expectations: English | Español

​Session m​aterials​​​

RAFT is a 27 hour curriculum that occurs over nine, 3-hour sessions consisting of video, p​odcasts and facilitated slide presentations.​​​

​​Session 1​​
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
​Session 7
​Session 8
Sessio​n 9​