• 2024 Spring Foster Parent Conference

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  • Suicide Prevention Training for Foster Parents

    in partnership with The Jason Foundation

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  • Adverse Childhood Experiences

    ACEs and Building Strong Brains Resources

    Training and Resources

  • Training for Potential Foster Parents

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    Foster Parent Training

    2024 Spring Conference

    Registration for the spring conference is LIVE! This year's spring conference will be held Saturday, April 27. Click here to learn more!

    Introducing DCS Brightspace

    The Office of Training and Professional Development is excited to announce DCS Brightspace, a dedicated learning management system (LMS) for Tennessee foster parents. At this time, accounts are being created for DCS foster parents only. Provider parents may continue to utilize online trainings in Formstack and attend live webinars posted on the Post Approval Calendar. Click here to learn more about DCS Brightspace.

    The Office of Training and Professional Development offers learning opportunities to assist current adoptive, foster, and kinship parents in support their efforts to provide a safe, nurturing, loving environment for the children in their care.

    We also provide pre-approval training for prospective foster parents, in partnership with Harmony Family Center and New Vision, Inc.

    Do you want to be a Foster Parent?

    If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit the Foster Care section of our website for more details. Potential foster parents are required to complete pre-approval training. Learn more about training requirements and view upcoming training groups.

    Current Foster Parents

    If you are already a DCS Foster Parent, please see below for information and helpful training links just for you.