District 16 - Washington County

Updated January 23, 2017

Washington County
Foundations Training

Washington County
Madeline Hodge
Phone: (503) 277-6673
Phone: (503) 643-4892 (fax)
email: madeline.hodge@state.or.us

Linda Crooke
Phone: (503) 277-6671
email: linda.crooke@state.or.us

Washington County - Beaverton Department of Human Services
15625 SW Greystone Ct
Beaverton, OR 97006

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Washington County Child Welfare

New Caregiver Training for Foster Care, Adoptive, Relatives and Child-Specific Certification

Step 1

Attend Orientation Training

  • An introduction to Foundation Training and Child Welfare.

* A Spanish speaking interpreter will be provided at one Orientation each month.

You do not need to pre-register for this class. 

Step 2

Complete Foundation Training

  • Foundation Training consists of a series of classes. 
  • You will be given the option of completing the series in either 7 consecutive weeks or attending two classes a week and completing your training in four weeks.
  • You will be provided the Foundation class schedule at your Orientation Training.

*A Spanish speaking interpreter will be provided at selected series, please indicate this need at your Orientation Training.  

You do not need to pre-register for his class.

You may begin the class at any point in the series, with the exception of class 5. 

Please note if our training room is at maximum capacity, you may be asked to wait a week or two to begin classes.  

Step 3

Application Packets

  • You will be provided an application packet at your first Foundation class. 
  • You may turn in your packet after you have completed 6 of the 8 required classes
  • You will turn your application packet into the class trainer.  (If you are a relative or child-specific certified family already caring for a child this step does to apply to you).

Your application packet will be sent to the appropriate branch for assignment. You should be contacted within 30 days by an adoption worker or a certifier.

Additional Information:

 Washington County classes are held at the Beaverton Child Welfare Office

15625 SW Greystone Court Beaverton OR  97006

   Call for specific class dates, times, and locations.



Fall/Winter 2015


Our upcoming sessions are unfortunately full though the end of the year. However, there is still a special training for relatives who have gone through the emergency certification process. Please check back for the orientaton schedule. The orientation will not fill up.

*You must take the Orientation before registering. Please click here for Orientation Flyer.
*Registration is required.
*You must attend all 3 days.

2016 Schedule
Check back for the 2016 Training Schedule!

Additional Information:

  • Orientation is step onein the application process for Adoptive and Foster Care applicants.
  • Orientation is the first class in the Foundations Series, a mandatory training for all DHS Foster Care, Adoptive and Relative providers.
  • Orientation is required before attending classes 2 through 8 of the Foundations Training.>
  • You do not need to register for Orientation, however you must arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to receive your materials.
  • At Orientation, you will receive the Foundations schedule for the remaining 7 classes.
  • If you are a two parent household, both parents must attend all Foundations classes, including Orientation.
  • DHS is unable to provide child care or allow children and teens to accompany parents in the classroom or to be left alone in the lobby or in the parking lot.
  • Relatives and Child Specific providers who were provisionally certified are required to complete Orientation within 30 days of a child being placed in the home.

Please call 503-277-6673 after 12 pm the day of class to verify that the class has not been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please Note the Following:

  • The classroom is open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class begins promptly at 6pm ending at 9pm.
  • A Spanish interpreter may provide translation services.
  • You must arrive at least 10 minutes early.
  • Late arrivals may not be admitted into the classroom once class has started.
  • Orientation is from 6pm to 9 pm at: Beaverton Child Welfare Office, 15625 SW Greystone Court, Beaverton Oregon 97006


Summer/Fall 2014

  • The Foundations series does not need to be taken in order. However, you must complete Orientation and one additional Foundations class before taking class #4.
  • You do not need to register for the evening Foundations classes if you attended your class in Washington County; however, you should arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.
  • Once you have completed Orientation training, you may begin classes at any time (Except Week Three).
  • If a particular series of classes are full at the time of your Orientation, you will be asked to wait until the next series begins before you start your classes.
  • The classroom opens at 30 minutes before class begins, and each class is three hours long.
  • You will not be admitted into the classroom if you arrive late and the classroom may be locked.
  • No children are allowed in the classroom and we are unable to provide childcare or have child in the lobby unattended.
  • All Classes are held at the Beaverton Child Welfare Office: 15625 SW Greystone Court, Beaverton Oregon.

An (**) indicate Spanish interpretation services will be provided.

For other interpretation needs please contact Madeline Hodge.

Madeline Hodge can be reached at 503-277-6673 or at madeline.hodge@state.or.us

(Monday through Thursday)

In the event a class is canceled, due to unforeseen circumstances,

Madeline’s voice mail will be updated by 12 noon the day of class.

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