Oregon District 7 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Coos and Curry Counties
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated January 17th, 2017

Foundation Training is only offered by invite by certifier or adoption worker and requires a regular support staff.
Applicants must RSVP to the support staff person, Patti Peres at (541) 756-5500 ext. 259. No childcare is available and no children are allowed. Alternatively you can contact Heather at (541) 756-5500 ext 273 or Check back later.
Website: Oregon.gov

Contact: Whitney Warr
Phone: 541-756-5500 ext 273
Fax: 541-756-4200
Email: Whitney.warr@state.or.us
DHS District 7-Child Welfare
2025 Sheridan Ave
North Bend, OR 97459

Oregon District 6 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Douglas County
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated July 13th, 2016

Roseburg, OR: (branch #10) Douglas County

Call to register, and for dates and times.

Reedsport, OR: Douglas County
  • Contact: Jody Meza
  • Phone: 541-440-3373
  • Location:
    Departmant of Human Services
    2630 Frontage Rd
    Reedsport, OR 97471
  • Website: Oregon.gov

Oregon District 5 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Lane County

Individuals wishing to become foster parents are required to complete 24 training hours of pre-service training, called Foundations. Foundations is offered in various in-person classroom sessions. Please contact the training coordinator to find out the dates and times Foundations courses are being offered.

Topics include:

  • The importance of birth families
  • Child Development and the impact of abuse
  • Behavior management
  • How to apply effective child rearing practices
  • Discipline vs punishment
  • Understanding the effects of abuse, neglect and trauma on children
  • Valuing the child’s heritage

Oregon District 4 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated February 6th, 2017

Benton & Linn

Reminder to all relative and child specific certifications, Foundations Training is required. All attendees must pre-register for classes. If you haven’t attended yet, please sign up. No Childcare available. Adults Only. No children allowed due to the content of the courses.

Contact information:
Name : Bobye Schneider
Phone : 541-791-5786
Phone 2: 1-(800) 358-2208 ext. 5786
TTY : (541) 967-2090
Email : bobye.1.schneider@dhsoha.state.or.us

Call for exact location prior to attending any classes.

Lincoln County

Contact Debora, Jamie or Mandy for training.

Oregon District 3 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated January 23, 2017

Yamhill County

Call for Times and Location. (Training Offered Every Quarter, Please Call for More Information )

McMinnville Department of Human Services
368 Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128

Marion County Contact

Please see our trainings calendar and Ongoing Training Opportunities Information

Call For Futher Information and Reservations please contact Gwen Slippy – Recruitment and Retention Specialist – at 503-378-4491 or gwendolynn.l.slippy@state.or.us

Marion County Department of Human Services
4600 25th Ave NE Suite #110
Salem, OR 97305

Polk County

Please call for Training Dates and Times. Polk County may choose to work in conjunction with either Yamhill or Marion County. Please ask which one they are using when calling.

Polk County
Dallas Department of Human Services
177 SW Oak Str
Dallas, OR 97338

Website : State Training

Oregon District 2 – Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Multnomah County
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated February 6th, 2017

You must meet with a Foster Certifier or Adoption Worker and be instructed to attend Foundations Training before attending these classes. Each parenting caregiver in your home must attend one of each Foundations session.If DHS has emergency placed children in your home, you must attend “Foundations 1: System Orientation” within 30 days of placement. You MUST PRE-REGISTER for each session of the Foundations series. If you just SHOW UP, and we have a fully registered session, you will NOT be able to stay. Sorry, we are unable to provide Child Care for most classes. Children may not attend classes due to class size and inappropriate content.


East County Family Service Center/Training and Conference Center
11826 NE Glisan St., South Entrance
Portland, OR 97220

Registration & Questions:

Please attend “Foundations 1: System Orientation” first. Attending training sessions in sequential order is recommended, but not required. We will keep track of your attendance in a common database.
Call Metro Training Line at 971-673-1822 ext. 1
Please call for more information .

Contact Info

Multnomah County-District 2 Metro Training & Volunteer Services:

Melissa Masserant
Irene Phipps (se habla espanol)

Multnomah County Department of Human Services
2446 SE Ladd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Website: State Training.

Oregon District 1 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated February 6th, 2017

If you are interested in providing foster care or adoption in Oregon, A Family For Every Child encourages you and your partner to sign up for Orientation and Foundations Training through DHS. The training covers information which will help you with children who have had a difficult past. Foundations is a series of 8 Sessions and you must complete Session 1 before continuing on to the other sessions. Session 1 provides an overview to Child Welfare and will help you with the content in the rest of the sessions. You may attend Foundations Training in any county, but must complete all classes. If you miss one, you can take a class in a different county or work with your certifier to make a plan to gain the content from the course. To get information for training in other counties than the ones listed, please contact the DHS office in that county and ask for Foundations Training information or the trainer. Not all trainers have time to send us their complete schedules and it may be subject to adjustments. Please feel encouraged to call ahead if you have any doubt. Fingerprints, which are needed as part of associated background check, which were once offered before class sessions are now arranged through electronic scheduling. Childcare is not available at the Foundations Training Sites. If you need childcare, please arrange it before attending. Children cannot attend the training. The state now maintains training contact information in a central place at Training Courses . If you seek other training alternatives the general nature of the training and additional alternatives can be found at Foster Parent and Relative Caregiver Training.

Clatsop County

Suzanna Vermeul-Wilson

Sarah Dielman

Location: Astoria Department of Human Services, 450 Marine Dr – Suite #210 Astoria, OR 97103

Note: You only need to come to one class per session. Classes will be held at the Astoria Child Welfare Office. The door on the side of the building will be labeled with a sign for training.

Columbia County

Amanda Catchpole MSW CSWA

Kyra Brown

Location: Columbia County Child Welfare, Certification and Training Unit, St. Helens Department of Human Services ,500 N Highway 30 Suite #220 , (Conference Room A (on the side of the building), St. Helens, OR 97051

Tillamook County

Sandra Koops

Caly Turman

Location: Tillamook Department of Human Services, 4670 3rd Str, Tillamook, OR 97141

Washington Training

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