Free Foster and Kinship Parent Training NJ

embrella’s (formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services) foster and kinship parent training is available to all licensed foster and kinship 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 Foster and Kinship 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.

E-Learning

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 foster and kinship parents in NJ. Click here to see embrella’s E-Learning courses – 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 foster or kinship parent. Completion of these courses will give you in-service training hours which can be used towards maintaining your home license. ¿Prefiere usted hacer los cursos en español? Haga clic aquí para nuestros Cursos por Correspondencia en español. 

Webinars

In these highly interactive classes, you will share and learn from a wide diversity of foster and kinship parents from across the entire state of New Jersey. These for credit webinars are 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 foster and kinship parents through presentations by experts in various fields. Find embrella’s Foster & Kinship Parent Support Group in your county.