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    Foster Parent Training

    Announcements

    March 24, 2020

    CLICK HERE FOR A TUTORIAL ON REGISTERING IN EDISON

    March 13, 2020

    ALL TRAININGS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020, INCLUDING TN KEY SESSIONS AND KINSHIP PATH, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Harmony and DCS training staff will be in touch with registered participants to discuss rescheduled dates.

    EDISON UPDATES

    February 5, 2020

    Do you have an Edison account but have not received your onetime password for first time login? Has your password expired and you are unable to reset it from the Edison login screen? Now you can request a password reset by submitting the Edison Password Reset Request form.

    January 23, 2020

    The Edison System was upgraded the weekend of January 18-19, 2020. Due to the upgrades, the Edison Help Desk is experiencing unusually high call volume, and users may experience lag times as well as difficulty resetting passwords. This is a known issue the Edison support team is working to resolve these problems. 

    Foster parents who are unable to register for classes in Edison during this time may register via the phone number or email in the event listing on the training calendar.

     
     

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EDISON.