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Tools for Resource Parents, Relative Resource Parents, Kinship and Respite Caregivers
Reporting child abuse, mandatory reporting requirements, missing child guidance, suicide prevention and crisis intervention, emergency planning and preparedness, fire safety training and safe sleep information.
All potential resource parents, relative resource parents, adoptive parents or guardians are required to complete Resource and Adoptive Family Training (RAFT) to become certified providers for children in foster care. Orientation training is required as part of the certification process, but is also available to help you determine if foster care is the right step for you and your family. You can also learn more about foster care before attending Orientation.
Certified foster care providers are required to renew their certification every two years. Free, ongoing training is available in a variety of formats.
Training options include live/on-line, instructor led sessions and on-demand, self-paced learning.
A certified respite care provider is trained to provide temporary care and supervision of children and youth in foster care. Respite care can be pre-planned or provided as crisis-support for a resource family.
Are you ready to become a certified respite care provider? Visit the Every Child Oregon website (link below) and fill out a Connect form. Staff will follow up with you about next steps, including the required online training.
Available: 24 hrs
Phone: 211 (select parenting option)
Text: "foster" to 898211
Local Facebook support groups, youth support programs and local and national organizations.
Parenting guides, rules and Bill of Rights policy for children, parents and siblings.
Resources for youth in foster care and support to help youth moving from foster care to independence.
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