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Training Opportunities

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Foster Parents are required to have ongoing training each year to increase their knowledge of the dependency system, trauma, behavior management, safety, and self care.

A weekly training email is sent to all licensed foster parents covering a variety of training topics from behavior management and understanding trauma to the nuts and bolts of navigating the system of care. This weekly email counts for 15 minutes of ongoing training and includes a short life skill training. You can view PDF versions of past Training Tuesday emails sorted by topic in our Training Tuesday Archive.

Upcoming Trainings

Below you will find an updated list of available training material and upcoming training opportunities. Visit the Foster Family Support Calendar to see what training opportunities are happing this month. Let your Foster Family Support Specialist know when you complete a training.

Community Groups 4th week of the month Monday-Friday. Reach out to your support specialist to connect with your local group.

Super Saturday will be held on September 23, 2023 in Crestview. RSVP to [email protected] Childcare and lunch provided.

Fostering 201 2023

Fostering 301 2023 Schedule

TBRI Intro & Overview

TBRI is an attachment-based evidence based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.


Monday October 3rd 6-9 pm Central, 7-10 pm Eastern


Meeting Link:

TBRI Caregiver Training

Are you ready for a deep dive into all things TBRI? The NWF Health Foster Family Support Training Team is excited to bring you TBRI Caregiver Training.  This is a more in-depth look at the 3 guiding principles of TBRI™: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting.  Learn strategies designed to support children from hard places and have the opportunity to apply those strategies with real time feedback from TBRI™ Practitioners! This training will consist of a Friday evening 2 hour virtual portion and a Saturday morning 2 hour in-person portion at a location in your area.  Prerequisites for this training are attending either the TBRI™ Introduction and Overview (offered virtually monthly) or Fostering 301.

Friday evening 2 hr. virtual 6:00-8:00 p.m. CST/7:00-9:00 p.m. EST (You will receive a link.)

Saturday morning 2 hr. in-person 9:00-11:00 a.m. at your location (Contact trainer for location.)


October 13&14 Connecting

November 3&4 Empowering

December 1 &2 Correcting


If you have additional question, reach out to the NWF Health Foster Family Support Training Team!

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, & Walton homes: Reach out to Ashley Pepe at [email protected]
Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Gulf, Calhoun, & Bay homes: Reach out to Taryn Tasker at [email protected]
Liberty, Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, & Jefferson homes: Reach out to Tricia Duff at [email protected]

CORE Teen Training

RSVP: [email protected]

  • Thursday evenings, January 12 – February 23
  • Thursday evenings, May 18 – June 29

Important Safety Trainings

Ongoing Training Opportunities:

Other Training Resources:

Favorite Books:

  • The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis
  • The Connected Parent by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls
  • The Connected Therapist by Marti Smith
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kol
  • From Fear to Love by B. Bryan Post
  • The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
  • The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry
  • Brainstorm by Daniel J Siegel


Other Reading Material: