Free Online Courses for Resource Parents

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 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.

To take these free, self-paced online courses go to

These courses are brought to you by the NC Division of Social Services and its training partners.