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Training Links

Each foster parent must complete each training individually and obtain their own course certificate which is awarded at the completion of the training.

Mandated Reporter

Mandated reporters are required to report or cause a report to be made when, in the ordinary course of their employment or profession, they have reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child under the age of 18 has been abused, neglected or is placed in imminent risk of serious harm. (Connecticut General Statutes §17a-101a).

Reasonable Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS)

On July 1, 2015 Public Act 15-199, the Act Expanding Guardianship Opportunities for Children and Implementing the Provisions of the Federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act was signed into law and makes a number of changes to child welfare practices in order to comply with new federal legislation.


An important component of this act is the establishment of a Reasonable Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) which caregivers are expected to adhere to when making decisions around a child’s ability to participate in normal childhood activities. The act permits a caregiver (i.e. foster parent, congregate care provider) to allow a child in his or her care under a DCF or Court ordered service or safety plan to participate in normal childhood activities without prior DCF or Court approval.

The activities must (1) comply with the service or safety plan and (2) be age or developmentally appropriate based on a reasonable prudent parent standard. If applicable, the child’s parent or guardian must be given an opportunity to provide input into the development of the child’s service or safety plan. The DCF Social Worker must also communicate to the caregiver the parents’ opinions on the child’s participation in normal childhood activities so that the caregiver may consider them when providing the child’s care.

Fostering Health

This training will teach all foster parents how to correctly address some common health issues that arise in children.

Medication Safety

This training will teach all foster parents how to correctly read, dispense, and store all medications.

CAFAF Post-Licensing Trainings

CAFAF post-licensing training modules are available to any DCF/Private Agency licensed home.  Foster parents may participate in the modules that will best help develop their competencies.  Childcare is not provided for these trainings.  Klingberg Foster Parents may inquire with their Licensing Worker about cost reimbursement.


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