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A learning site for North Carolina’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Free Online Courses Include:

Child Welfare Services: Overview, Key Terms, and Resources. Part of the “Stakeholder Engagement Series,” this 25-minute course gives a high-level overview and explains how you can get involved in strengthening child welfare services in North Carolina.

A Resource Parent’s Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This 1-hour course provides basic information about IDD, the services you may need as a resource parent and where to find them, and best practices for parenting a child or youth with IDD.

Foster parents are encouraged to talk in advance to their supervising agency about obtaining training credit through

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