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:

Supporting the Transition into Adulthood. This 1-hour course teaches strategies resource parents can use—including North Carolina’s LINKS goals and Transitional Living Plan—to help youth in foster care successfully transition into adulthood. Includes candid, practical suggestions from an experienced foster parent.

Suicide and Self-Injury in Children and Teens. This 1-hour course helps foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers understand suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in children and adolescents and teaches them how to respond.

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.