This class fulfills the current 9-hour requirement for relative and kinship providers to become a licensed relative provider.  You must attend all 9 hours to receive credit.  This training is an adaptation of the Foster STARS/Adopt STARS resource training curriculum published by the Child Welfare League of America.  The guide is used as pre-service training for caretakers who already have a meaningful relationship with the child to be placed.  The relationship can be a connection by family or by association (a teacher, neighbor, etc.).  If you are interested in taking this course, you need to have your licensing worker register you.


Family Training Specialist

Taryn Meek

Taryn is a Family Training Specialist at FosterAdopt Connect. She has a training, and education background. She has over 5 years of experience within the foster care community. Her and her husband are currently licensed foster parents, and are adoptive parents.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Caregiver Who Knows the Child

  2. 2
    • Learning Guide for the Caregiver who Knows the Child

    • Power Point

  3. 3
    • Survey