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    Foster Parent Training


    Edison Updates

    The Edison system will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. The system will be inaccessible during this time but is expected to be live on Monday, December 16.

    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 Tennessee Fosters 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. 

    Edison E-Learning Management System

    The Office of Training and Professional Development is excited to announce that foster parents will soon be able to track their training records in real time using Edison, the state's electronic learning management system. FPS Workers are currently working with families to ensure their information has been submitted for account creation in Edison. Statewide rollout for DCS foster parents is expected to be complete by July 2019.