Foster Care Support & Training

Every parent needs a support network, and parenting children and teens who have experienced abuse and neglect requires training. Find support resources, training and learn from others who have been there. 

Child Welfare Training System

The Child Welfare Training System (CWTS) provides foster, kinship and adoptive parents the required core training in a day-and-a-half course for free, as well as ongoing learning opportunities throughout Colorado and online. The training system staff believe in those who are called to child welfare. They believe relationships matter, from the conference room to the living room, and are devoted to exploring, understanding, appreciating and attending to you and your learning needs.

CWTS also offers a weekly support group called the Foster Parent Learning Exchange for foster parents, kin, adoptive parents and families of origin. Parents receive 1.5 credit hours toward their continuing education toward continued certification for each 90-minute session.

Parent Partner Blog

The CO4Kids Parent Partner blog is dedicated to the many families partnering with the Colorado child protection system to care for children and youth. This news source amplifies the voices and needs of adoptive parents, foster parents, kinship caregivers and family networks within the child welfare system. The blog features stories and experiences from Colorado families, learning opportunities, resources, and parenting advice.

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Find Support

Fostering can be the most rewarding and most challenging work that you ever do. Seek support during the good times, so you have a network available during the tough times. Find a support group through the county or child placement agency that certified you. You can also find support groups and other resources through Raise the Futurethe Colorado State Foster Parent Association, Foster Source, Colorado’s Kids Belong, Project 1.27Fostering Great Ideas, Just as Special, and Families Together