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