Core Training for Resource Families is the beginning of your journey to become a licensed foster parent in Alaska. Core Training prepares you about what to expect from the system (the professional duties of a resource parent) and what to expect from the children (the day to day responsibilities of parenting traumatized children.) Core Training for Resource Families is offered in several ways.
This 7-session class is typically held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom. Please visit our TRAINING CALENDAR or reach out to your regional ACRF OFFICE to find out about upcoming classes.
ACRF has modified the Core Training to address the special needs of relative caregivers. It is a 5-session class held in the evening via Zoom. Contact your regional ACRF office for more information.
ACRF has developed a workbook that covers the basics of the Core Training and allows families without access to the Zoom sessions to complete the initial Core training. There is a version especially for relative caregivers, as well. Please specify which version when requesting a workbook.