Preservice Training for Foster and Kinship Caregivers
and Adoptive Parents
Preservice training is mandated for prospective foster care and adoptive families. Kinship caregivers may also be asked to attend Preservice training. The OCWTP Preservice training consists of twelve three-hour modules. The Preservice Training Syllabus will help you learn what to expect in training.
In order to help you remember what you learn in Preservice, the OCWTP utilizes three resources we call Transfer of Learning Tools.
Foster Care Preservice Training Requirements
A foster caregiver applicant must meet the preplacement training requirements for the type of home for which the applicant is seeking certification. There are three types of foster homes: Pre-adoptive infant, family, and specialized.
Adoptive Parent Preservice Training Requirements
Each person seeking adoption approval must complete Preservice training that addresses the following components:
Module I Handouts
Module II Handouts
Module III Handouts
Module IV Handouts
Module V Handouts
Module VI Handouts
Module VII Handouts
Module VIII Handouts
Module IX Handouts
Module X Handouts
Module XI Handouts
Module XII Handouts
Families with permanent children in the home may want to use the Preservice Youth Version to help talk with their children about having a foster or adopted sibling.