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    Foster Parent Training


    Parent Partnerships: Mentoring Birth Parents

    All foster parents are required to receive training on partnering with and mentoring birth parents by June 30, 2021. Foster parents who have completed TN KEY, Working with Birth Parents, or Working with BIrth Parents and Visitation have already received the required information and are exempt from this training. 

    This new computer-based training must be completed by June 30, 2021 by all existing foster parents who have not completed the trainings listed above. Click here to take this one-hour training.

    Harmony at Home

    In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, our partner Harmony Family Center has created a resources page to support families and children during this time.  Visit this page for activities, support, and additional information.



    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.



    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.