Micro-Learning Courses

We call them “Tiny Training Bytes” -- bite sizes of training to earn training hours a bit at a time!

  1. Take a “byte” and watch the video or read the class.

  2. Fill out the questionnaire and submit to ACRF.

  3. Earn 1.0 (featured written course)  or .5 hour of training credit (micro-training video)





March 2018  FEATURED WRITTEN COURSE (1.0 Hour Credit)


COURSE:  Understanding Historical and Generational Trauma  

Questionnaire      Bibliography of Resources



Working with the ICWA Worker for A Child in Your Home   Questionnaire

Boundaries and Touch in Foster Care     Questionnaire

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)      Questionnaire

Stinky, Smelly and Unkempt: Hygiene Issues for Foster Children      Questionnaire

Health Care and The Role of Foster Parents    Questionnaire

Back to School!: Getting Kids and Yourself Ready for the Transition   Questionnaire

Navigating the Birds and Bees Talk (Talking About Sex)      Questionnaire

Safe Sleeping Practices for Infants      Questionnaire

Supporting Your Teen for Her First Visit to a Gynecologist     Questionnaire

Emergency Preparedness for Resource Families     Questionnaire

Addressing and Preventing Sex Trafficking        Questionnaire 

Understanding Diabetes          Questionnaire        References/Resources


MICRO VIDEO TRAININGS  (Worth .5 Hour Each Video Clip)

These short videos pack a punch of training!  Use the Micro Training Questionnaire To Earn Training Credit for “Micro”-Videos Below. Post Up to Three Videos on One Form.

Printable PDF Form    On Line Form


FEBRUARY 2018  (ICWA and Culture)  On Line Form

The Heart of ICWA:  Rhonda   

The Heart of ICWA:  Becky

The Importance of Potlatch

Culture of Foster Care Postcard Video Slideshow


JANUARY 2018  (Boundaries and Touch)  On Line Form

The Power of Touch/Jane Anderson  

How to Set Quick Boundaries without Upsetting Your Children  

How Do I Handle Manipulation and Control 

Ask the Teacher Why and Felt Safety

Healthy Touch Kids/Good Boundaries


NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017  (Adoption and Hooray for Dads!)  On Line Form

We Are The Lucky Ones: Voices of Fathers in Adoptive Families

A Challenge for Adoptive Dads  

Dad Adopts Four Kids

Our Many Voices: The Lived Experiences of Adopted Youth 

Adoptive Family: DNA Doesn’t Define a Family, Love Does 


OCTOBER 2017 (Eating and Hygiene Issues)  On Line Form

Tips for Personal Hygiene- Real Life Tips for Kids with Autism

Teaching Personal Hygiene- Life Skills

Boys and Personal Hygiene (For Boys)

Foster Care Tips: African American Children’s Hair Care

Food/Eating Issues and Children in Foster Care

Engaging Food Battles


SEPTEMBER 2017 (Healthy Brains and Resilience)  On Line Form

Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development from Birth

The Effects of Trauma and Neglect on Brain Development (A Fostered Life)

InBrief: The Science of Neglect

InBrief:  Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

What Trauma Taught Me About Resilience (Charles Hunt)

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development


AUGUST 2017  (Back To School)  On Line Form

Back to School Tips from State Farm 

Helping Your Kids Succeed in School 

5 Ways to Help Your Child Get Over School Anxiety 

Lunch Hacks  

Supporting Education for Youth Facing Barriers 


JULY 2017 (Talking About Sexuality)  On Line Form

Let’s Talk About Sex, With Foster Youth

Let’s Talk about Sexual Health:  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Talk with Kids about Sexual Abuse

Talking to Your Children about Sexual Orientation

Values and Beliefs Related to Sexuality

Parenting Tips: Talking about Sex, Helping Your Sexually Active Teen Be Safe


JUNE 2017 (All About Babies!)  On Line Form

How To Calm A Crying Baby-- “The Hold”

How To Calm A Crying Baby— Other Techniques

How to Swaddle Your Newborn Baby

What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?

Baby 101: How To Massage Your Infant

How To Do Tummy Time with Your Baby


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