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Kinship Support

Current or Prospective Level I Licensed Caregivers

This page will provide resources for our prospective LEVEL 1 foster families with children placed in their home through the dependency system.

Throughout this page you will find training opportunities and resources for our caregivers raising children through the dependency system. Please scroll to find all training opportunities and resources.

Our Kinship Support Program can be reached at 1-833-368-9395.

Required Trainings for Level 1 Licensing: Please complete each module below and save/print the certificate for each to submit to your Kinship Specialist

TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Introduction and Overview Training

Trainings will be held virtually in CST time.  Register: [email protected] (button below sends email directly or we can leave here just in case)

  • February 4th 9:00am-12:00pm
  • March 9th 6:oopm-9:00pm
  • May 5th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • June 13th 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • August 31st 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • July 10th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • September 18th 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • October 3rd 6:00pm-9:00pm

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:

Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers

The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning.

For Instructions registering for this training click HERE

Preventing Human Trafficking

This course aims to help foster families and case managers identify the signs of human trafficking and report any reasonable suspicions. In this one-hour training, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of a critical issue affecting some of our society’s most vulnerable populations.

Psychotropic Medications Training

This training was prepared by Florida’s Center for Child Welfare, for Child Welfare Professionals, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals in the state of Florida.