The Foster Parent Training Program is dedicated to the development and delivery of quality training to meet the needs of foster/adoptive parents serving the Commonwealth. These needs are determined through consultation with the Department for Community Based Services, other programs serving foster/adoptive families, community partners, and most importantly, foster parents. The program provides an array of training and support services, including curricula development and training delivery for both foster/adoptive parents and child welfare professionals, a bi-annual e-magazine that includes resources, training opportunities, and information relevant to foster/adoptive families, the development and distribution of medical passports and certificates of training completion, and the administration of a hotline any foster/adoptive parent can call to receive support and resources. The program’s ultimate goal through the provision of all of these services is to promote and safety and well-being of Kentucky’s children.


Resources:

Check out free resources and foster parenting information at FAST Help, a resource service product from the Training Resource Center.

FAST Help - Free Foster Parenting Resources and more...

FAST Hotline

1-877-440-6376

The Foster/Adoptive Support and Training (FAST) Hotline is for any foster/adoptive parent seeking support, resources, and information. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

The following are some examples of the types of inquires foster/adoptive parents contact the hotline to receive assistance with:

  • Local DCBS office location and contact information
  • Foster/Adoptive initial and ongoing training requirements
  • Available foster/adoptive trainings and resources
  • Discipline strategies for children who have experienced trauma
  • Information on how to advocate for services schools should provide children to help ensure their educational needs are met

George Humlong

IT Support and Logistics Coordinator

1500 Bull Lea Road, Suite 194 Lexington KY 40511

859-257-2106

Karen Bowman

Karen Bowman

TRC Training Specialist

1500 Bull Lea Road, Suite 194 Lexington KY 40511

859-257-3196