ARIZONA NEWS

Want to become a foster parent in Arizona? Now it’s easier to do so

Nov 28, 2018, 4:31 AM | Updated: 11:58 am
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)...
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

PHOENIX — It’s now easier to get your foster-parent license in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Child Safety now offers a streamlined pre-training program called “Foster Parent College.”

Under the new program, potential foster parents can complete the majority of the training via 11 online courses.

“Foster parents play an integral role in healing children who have experienced trauma,” DCS Director Greg McKay told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “We want to provide them with the tools to be successful, but we do not want the training to cause excessive disruptions to their lives.

“Our new training program accomplishes both of these goals.”

There are “Foster Parent College” apps so the program can be completed on tablets and smartphones. Licensing agencies can still offer a program where all of the classes are in-person for people uncomfortable with online courses.

Since the program began earlier this year, 3,580 people have enrolled in the program.

To get started with an orientation, visit dcs.az.gov.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Rockwell Commander 112, File Image (Wikimedia Commons Photo/FlugKerl2)...
Associated Press

Wreckage of small plane located in southern Arizona; no apparent survivors

The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday.
16 hours ago
Sarah Liguori was appointed to the vacant Arizona House seat for District 28 on Oct. 18, 2021. (sar...
Kevin Stone

Sarah Liguori appointed to fill Arizona House seat for District 28

Sarah Liguori was selected Monday to fill the Arizona House seat for District 28 vacated by Democrat Aaron Lieberman, who resigned last month to focus on his campaign for governor.
16 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)...
KTAR.com

US 60 closed in West Valley because of cement truck fire

U.S. 60 in the West Valley was closed temporarily Monday during the noon hour because of a cement truck fire, authorities said.
16 hours ago
Mary Ann Friesen (Photo via Arizona Department of Public Safety)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert canceled after missing Chandler woman found safe

Authorities canceled a Silver Alert on Monday after a missing Chandler woman was found safe.
16 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/ADOT)...
KTAR.com

Fiery collision on Pima Freeway Loop 101 in Scottsdale leaves 1 dead

One person died in a fiery chain-reaction collision on a Valley freeway Sunday, authorities said.
16 hours ago
One Betta, a Dutch Shepard, sniffs a mask for the scent of COVID-19 at Miami International Airport ...
KTAR.com

Arizona officials expect ‘unusually high’ COVID-19 death, case report Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services didn’t add new cases or deaths to its COVID-19 dashboard Sunday or Monday because of a scheduled system update.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
DISC DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
...
Albertsons

Grill like a pro this fall with tips from Albertsons

As the weather cools and football season kicks off, it’s a great time to fire up the grill and enjoy your favorite outdoor meals.
...
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

More stroke patients eligible for acute treatment, thanks to research

Historically, patients underwent acute stroke treatments according to strict time guidelines. But thanks to recent advancements in stroke research, more patients are becoming candidates for clot-busting drugs and endovascular therapy at specialized centers like Barrow Neurological Institute.
Want to become a foster parent in Arizona? Now it’s easier to do so