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A Family For Every Child
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Fax: 541-343-2866

Tax I.D. 20-4151057

Christy Obie-Barrett,
Executive Director

A Family For Every Child is a non-profit organization that serves families, children, and agencies nationwide. Thank you for all your support.

DSHS Orientation

Provider / Title Description Location Upcoming Orientation Phone
In-Person Orientation Attend an orientation session in person where an overview of the foster/adoptive process is reviewed and you have the opportunity to ask questions. You are required to take the DSHS orientation in addition to an orientation with A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency. Varies by Region
See below.
Varies by Region.
See below.
Varies by Region
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Online Orientation This orientation provides the information you need in order to be approved for foster/adopt. While you can complete the orientation online, in person orientations give you an opportunity for personal questions to be answered.      

Caregiver Core Training

Module One:  Awareness   Field Experience   Module Two: Knowledge & Skills

Provides the participant with information and insight to determine if becoming a caregiver is a good choice for themselves and their family.  Module One is designed to provide an awareness of foster  parents and foundational information.  This training includes the following:  introduction to the child welfare system, the effects of trauma, grief and loss, attachment, cultural team work and advocacy and the effects on the care-giving family.
 
Information and Resources will be provided at class. This experience is for the potential foster parent, relative/kinship caregiver and/or foster adoptive to connect with the foster parents and may include attending a support group, talking to another foster parent, connecting with their Fostering Together liaison, completing on-line learning, etc.
 
Module Two is designed to provide and give the participant a foundation of knowledge and skills for their tool box be successful a caregiver/parent.  Training includes the following:  engaging families, the impact of trauma on child development, behavior management and ultimately getting prepared to take a child(ren) into their home and hearts.

There is no cost to take the training, but space is limited so YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER by providing your name(s), mailing address, phone and e-mail address (if applicable).  If you need special accommodations, please notify the trainer at least two weeks in advance.  Neither childcare or food is provided for these classes, so please make prior arrangements if necessary. If  unable to attend the class for which you have registered, please call and cancel as soon as possible.

Provider / Title Description Location Upcoming Orientation Phone
Washington Pre-Service Training The state of Washington requires families who wish to foster or adopt, to complete 27 hours of Caregiver Core Training- Formally known as PRIDE. Where there is public information available for a county, we have collected it into a page accessible from the region map or one of the region links below.  You should call one of the county contact numbers on those pages for further information about registration and start dates.  (free) Varies by Region
See below.
Varies by Region.
See below.
Varies by Region
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Additional Online Training

NetLink Trainings / Child Welfare Partnership (by District)
NetLink is an interactive, dynamic distance delivery training option that allows caregivers to receive training alongside other caregivers around the state in their homes or local branches. (Read more...)
Foster Parent College
Foster Parent College (FPC) offers affordable research-based training for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents.  Using the World Wide Web, this self-driven online foster parent training is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Adoption Mosaic
Adoption Mosiac is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing educational resources and ongoing support to all those whose lives are influenced by adoption. (Read more...)


County DHS Orientations and Training by Region