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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 Orientation and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse training prior to your first RAFT session.
  3. Register and complete RAFT within 12 months of becoming certified.


Prior to participating in RAFT you must complete Orientation and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in Oregon.

Orientation training Mandatory reporting of child abuse

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

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


Attendance and registration for RAFT is available in two ways:

Session information and materials

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

  • Your Training Facilitator will ask you to use the training session materials below.
  • If you need any materials printed, contact your local ODHS Child Welfare Office or training facilitator.
  • Virtual Training Participant Expectations: English | Español

RAFT Participant Guide RAFT Guía del participante

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9