Foster Parent Training

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Foster parents must complete 27 hours of pre-service training before a license is issued.  Additionally, 12 hours of in-service each year is required to maintain and renew the license.

Pre-service training will inform you about:

  • your responsibilities as a foster parent;
  • the available resources to help you;
  • how you can get your family ready for the child;
  • how separation effects the child and the kinds of behaviors you can expect from them;
  • how to be sensitive to the foster child’s problems and needs;
  • how to work with the birth parents; and
  • payment for foster care services.

In-service training can be completed by:

  • reading books or watching videotapes, or
  • attending trainings or conferences presented by the Department or within your community.

Division of Children & Family Services

P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: (402) 471-9272


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