Free Foster Adoptive Kinship Parent Training NJ

embrella’s (formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services) foster adoptive & kinship parent training is available to all licensed resource parents through a contract with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. To stay on track, we recommend all parents complete hours annually. Primary Resource Parents should complete 7 in-service training hours and Secondary Parents should complete 5 in-service training hours. This is to ensure all hours will be met at the time of your renewal inspection.

Training Made For You

Our free foster adoptive & kinship parent training is relevant and specific to the needs of our families and the children they serve. Topics are designed to help you take the best care of the children in your home while meeting your in-service training hours licensing requirements.

Train Online

Bridging time and distance, you will be able to take courses online at a time that is convenient for you. At this time, this service is ONLY available to licensed resource parents in NJ. Click here to see embrella’s Online Training Catalog – new courses are always being added! Haga clic aquí para nuestros cursos de Aprender Online en español.

Home Correspondence Courses

These educational booklets address various issues you may encounter as a resource parent. Completion of these courses will give you in-service training hours which can be used towards maintaining your resource parent home license. ¿Prefiere usted hacer los cursos en español? Haga clic aquí para nuestros Cursos por Correspondencia en español. 


In these highly interactive classes, you will share and learn from a wide diversity of resource parents from across the entire state of New Jersey. These for credit workshops are webinars conducted in real time by a live instructor. When you take a webinar, your in-service training hours will be added to your transcript within 48 hours of completion. Check out our webinar schedule.

Support Groups Meetings & Presentations

Our local Connecting Families Community-Based meetings regularly offer in service training hours for New Jersey resource parents through presentations by experts in various fields. Find embrella’s Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parent Support Group in your county.