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.
View the Foster Parent Training Newsletter
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.
How to Become a Foster Parent
Minimum Requirements to Foster
About TN KEY
Inquiry and Calendars
TN KEY Videos