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Orientation Training for Foster Care

You must complete Orientation training to become a certified caregiver.

You can also take Orientation training to help you decide if foster care is the right step for you and your family.

Step 1 - Watch the Orientation video series

Resource Parent Orientation training is available through Workday Learning. It is a 5-part video series available in English and Spanish. It takes about 2 hours to complete.

  • If you already have a Workday Learning account, use the links below to access the training.
  • If you need to create a Workday Learning account, follow the instructions on the Workday Learning for Resource Families page.
Orientation En Español: Orientación

Step 2 - Review additional materials

Review the following video links and other materials. Become familiar with the bill of rights documents that impact children and young adults in foster care, certified resource parents and relative resource parents.

Still deciding if becoming a resource parent is right for you? Review these on-demand courses from our Being a Resource Parent series to learn more:

  • Making the Decision: Covers what it means to be a resource parent and how being a resource parent impacts your entire family. 
  • The Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard: Learn how the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard supports you with day-to-day decisions and managing challenging behaviors.
  • Caring for Teens: Learn about your role in caring for tweens and teens, discussions you may have with them and how to help them learn daily living skills that prepare them for launching into adulthood.
  • Honoring Identity: Learn about your role in understanding, acknowledging and supporting all identities of a child you may be caring for.
  • Introduction to Adoption: Provides prospective adoptive families a brief overview of the common paths toward adoptions, opportunities for reflection and information on next steps.


If you have questions about Orientation, please email us.

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