Foster and Adoptive Parent Pre-Service Training

Monarch Family Service offers pre-service training for prospective parents that are interested in foster care and/or adoption of children in care. We have certified trainers in PRIDE, Prevention of Aggression and Physical Holds, Trauma Informed Care, and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Other trainings are Medication Management, Transportation Safety, and Minimum Standards for Child Placement Agencies. Our lead facilitator is a clinical psychologist and a college professor with over 10 years of experience. In each workshop, special emphasis is placed on mental health diagnosis, treatment, therapeutic interventions, medication management, and home-based behavior modification techniques.

Monarch Family Services offers foster parents modualized trainings and workshops (including a measurement of learned objectives) on the following topics:

  • RCCL Minimum Standards (agency specific areas of concern);
  • Psychotropic Medication Training (including completing medication and psychiatric visitations);
  • Home Compliance (Reporting changes in the foster home, frequent visitors, back-up caregivers, and corrective action plans);
  • Promoting Healthy Relationships;
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Hearing Appointments; Communicable Diseases; Psychological Evaluations; and Reporting Serious Incidents;
  • Prevention, Recognition & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (Allegations and Investigations);
  • Trauma Informed Care;
  • Getting Ready for School (Education Portfolio, Extra Curriculum Activities, Tutorials, and Parent Involvement);
  • Transportation Safety Training (Care/Booster Seats, Transportation Compliance, and Require Paperwork);
  • Supervision & Safety Practices – Alternative Caregivers-Respite;
  • Foster Home and Child File Documentation;
  • Holiday Blues – Supporting Foster Children during the holiday season;
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP); and
  • Other trainings: _____________________________________

If you would like to schedule a training, please complete the “Foster and Adoptive Parent Pre-Service Training Form” and email it to