There are a variety of online trainings available through VT Child Welfare Training Partnership for foster, kin and adoptive parents. Please visit training.vermontcwtp.org to create an account and enroll in the course of your choice. Please click HERE for current information on Advanced Online Training Offerings.

Foster Parent College

This organization offers courses via internet on a wide array of topics that are beneficial to foster, kin, and adoptive families.  Topics addressed include behavioral issues, educational needs, and how to help children and youth move forward in their relationships and work toward new goals.Upon viewing these courses, which last approximately 40 minutes on average, and answering some questions about what you’ve seen, you will receive a certificate of completion.  You can then give a copy of this certificate to your resource coordinator in order to receive training credit.

If you are interested in learning via these courses, please talk with your DCF/Family Services Division Resource Coordinator who can assign you FREE units to take a course.  Even if you don’t have access to a computer at home, you may be able to view these courses at your local library or at a DCF office.   You can view a comprehensive list of the courses available at www.fosterparentcollege.com.

Adoption Learning Partners

AdoptionLearningPartners.org is an online offering that provides education to families that provide or hope to provide permanent homes for children/youth through adoption or permanent guardianship.

Courses are offered on a variety of topics, such as: Is It An Adoption Thing: Expert Advice on Child Development and Adoption, Adopting the Older Child, and the Tough Start Matters series which provides a thorough background on the impact that early trauma has on the brain and ways to support the children/youth in your care.

You can access these classes for FREE by contacting your local:

  • DCF/Family Services Division Resource Coordinator or
  • Permanency Planning Counselors (Project Family /PPC from LUND)

Even if you don’t have access to a computer at home, you may be able to view these courses at your local library or at a DCF office.   You can view a comprehensive list of the courses available at ​Adoption Learning Partners Website.