In order to make it easier for OKDHS Bridge resource parents to complete their annual training requirement, OKDHS has provided 12 prepaid in-service credits through the online training sites, Foster Care and Adoptive Community and Foster Parent College. Each of these resources offers a variety of courses developed by professionals with expertise in foster and kinship care and adoption.
The units paid for by OKDHS are not available to resource parents providing Therapeutic Foster Care, Emergency Foster Care, or Contract Foster Care for children and youths in the custody of OKDHS. These families receive in-service training through their contract agencies and may take, free of charge, courses available on the Bridge Families website, www.okbridgefamilies.com. If agreeable to their agencies, the families may take courses from Foster Parent College and the Foster Care and Adoptive Community at their own expense.
Note: Each Bridge resource parent must have his or her own email address to enroll and earn training credits. You must enroll through the links provided below to receive your training at no cost. You cannot be reimbursed if you inadvertently pay for your courses.
Click here for more information and to register for courses through the Foster Care and Adoptive Community.
Click here for more information and to register for courses through Foster Parent College.
Separate registrations are required for Foster Parent College and the Foster Care and Adoptive Community. If you have already registered for either and your email address, Resource Specialist, or other information has changed, please update your registration before selecting another course.