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

Janice Byrd

Janice is a Family Training Specialist at FosterAdopt Connect. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work. Janice has over twenty-five years’ experience in the child welfare field, working with both foster/adoptive and birth parents. She and her husband were licensed foster parents for twelve years and are adoptive parents. Janice has provided numerous trainings for foster and adoptive parents.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Zoom Link

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

    • Power Point

  3. 3
    • Survey