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Certification Training for Resource and Adoptive Families

Resource and Adoptive Family Training (RAFT)

RAFT is the foster care certification training curriculum for resource parents, relative resource parents, pre-adoptive parents and guardians.

Getting started

  1. Create a Workday Learning account to register for required training and track your learning.
  2. Complete prerequisite trainings before your first RAFT session.
  3. Register and complete RAFT within 12 months of becoming certified.
Learn how RAFT educates and empowers


Before you take RAFT training, you need to complete the Orientation and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse trainings.

Orientation En Español: Orientación
Mandatory reporting of child abuse

We also highly recommend you watch these videos before participating in RAFT:

Child Welfare system overview
Expanding your parenting paradigmor   Expanding your kinship parenting paradigm


There are two ways you can register and attend RAFT:

Session information and materials

RAFT is a 27-hour curriculum that takes place over nine, 3-hour sessions. Training includes videos, podcasts and facilitated slide presentations.

RAFT Participant Guide RAFT Guía del participante

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Theme 1 - Introd​​uction to​​​ Child Welfare

Theme 2 - Introduct​ion to ICWA/ORICWA

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Theme 1 - Child Development

Theme 2 - Attachment

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Theme 1 - Trauma-Informed Parenting

Theme 2 - Maintaining Children's Connections to Siblings, Extended Family and Their Community

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Theme 1 - Foster Care: A Means to Support Families

Theme 2 - Cultural Humility