CK Adoption and Foster Family Portal

Foster Parent Annual Training Requirements

CK Foster Families

CK Foster Parents who are licensed to provide foster care services are required to participate in at least 30 hours of training annually.  At least 20 of those hours must be from in person, face-to-face training events.  This means that you can obtain up 10 hours of non-face-to-face training that could potentially count toward meeting your 30 hour requirement.

Please keep in mind that this is a requirement for each parent in a home.  Each parent, not the home, must complete the 30 hours.  The only exception to this is when a parent is licensed during the course of a year and we prorate the first years requirement.  If you have any questions about this, please reach out to your CK Case Manager for clarification.

CK Behavior Management

8 Hours Annually

CK Foster Parents must complete a minimum of 8 hours of behavior management training annually.  CK currently only accepts behavior management classes that are preapproved by CK and that are conducted in person.  Online behavior management classes will not count toward this requirement.  Expiration of this training occurs on the date you participated in the training the previous year.  So if you previously took the training on July 1, 2015 you must participate in an additional 8 hours of behavior management on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.

CPR & First Aid

Hours Vary Depending on Instructor

CK Foster Parents must participate in CPR & First Aid certification classes every two years from the date of the previous certification.  If you previously took these classes on July 1, 2014 you would need to recertify on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.  Please note that CK is only able to accept in person, face-to-face classes that include a written test for this requirement.  Online CPR & First Aid classes will not be accepted.  Please ensure that the CPR portion includes infant, child, and adult instructions.

CK Policies & Procedures for Medication Administration

.5 Hours Annually

CK Foster Parents are required to participate in this half-hour (.5 hours) online training annually from the date of your previous participation.  If you previously participated in this class on July 1, 2015 you would need to participate again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.  Tap here to watch the training video.  Tap here to complete your posttest and obtain your certificate.  Submit your certificate to your CK Case Manager.  Each foster parent must complete their own individual certificate for this training.

DFPS Online Psychotropic Medication Training

2 Hours Annually

CK Foster Parents are required to participate in this 2 hour online training annually from the date of previous participation. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. Tap here to access the training. Please remember to submit the certificate of completion to our CK Case Manager. Each foster parent must submit their own individual certificate for this class.

DFPS Online Medical Consent Training

2.5 Hours Annually

CK Foster Parent are required to participate in this 2.5 hour online training annually from the date of previous participation. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. You can access the training by tapping here. Please remember to return your certificate and completed Form 2759 to your CK Case Manager to receive credit for this class. Each Foster Parent must submit their own individual certificate and FORM 2759 for this class.

Cultural Competency Training

3 Hours Annually

CK Foster Parents are required to participate in a minimum of 3 hours of cultural competency annually. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.

Cultural Competency Training Video

Cultural Competency Test

Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child: A Guide for Professionals

1 Hour Annually

DFPS requires that Foster Parents complete this online abuse and neglect recognition and reporting training at licensure and annually thereafter.  Please tap the button below to access the training.  Remember to print the certificate at the end of the training and forward it to your CK Case Manager.

Recognizing and Reporting Abuse/Neglect

Trauma Informed Care Training

2 Hours Annually

This course is a training course developed by DFPS to provide a greater understanding of trauma informed care and child traumatic stress. The training will explore the effects that trauma can have on child development, behaviors, and functioning, as well as recognize, prevent and cope with compassion fatigue.

Trauma Informed Care Training

Upcoming Classes

CK Adoption and Foster Families

If you plan to attend any CK Family Services training classes, please ensure that you reserve your space by contacting your Case Manager or calling the office that is hosting the training. In order for us to have better communication with attendees, it is important that we know who is attending each class in the event that a class must be cancelled.

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CPR & First Aid Class
CK Family Services – Arlington Office, 320 Westway Place, Suite 530, Arlington, TX 76018
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cultural Competency
CK Family Services – Arlington Office, 320 Westway Place, Suite 530, Arlington, TX 76018
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adoption Training Class
CK Family Services – Arlington Office, 320 Westway Place, Suite 530, Arlington, TX 76018
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Behavior Management Class
CK Family Services – Plano Office, 720 F Avenue, Suite 100, Plano, Texas 75074

CK Family Required Reading

CK P&P for Medication Administration Training Video

Click here to take the CK P&P for Medication Administration post training test.  You must complete the test with a score of at least 70% to receive your certificate for this training.  Submit the certificate to your Covenant Kids Family Development Assistant (for families seeking license as a CK Family) or to your Covenant Kids Case Manager (for licensed CK Families) to receive credit hours for participating in this training.

Please note that there are two additional medication training classes that our families are required to complete annually (in addition to the one above). They are the DFPS Medical Consenter Training and the DFPS Psychotropic Medications Training.  Please contact your CK case manager if you have questions about these classes.

CK Family Forms

You can download CK Family Services Adoption and Foster Family forms right from this website! The forms on this page are specifically for families verified by CK Family Services. Simply click on the name of the form that you need and save the document onto your computer so that you will be able to print or type your information into the form.

CK Family Builders Facebook Group

A Closed Group Exclusively for Current and Alumni CK Family Services Foster and Adoptive Parents

CK Family Builders Facebook Group Registration Form

Your Real Identity

In this section, please provide us with the information we would have in our database for you. We will use this to verify your identity as a current or former CK Family.
Please type the first name we would have in our database for you.
Please type the last name we would have in our database for you.
Please type the best email address to use to contact you.
Please type the street address we would have in our database for your home. Note: if you have moved since closing your license this may not be your current address.

Your Facebook Identity

Please provide at least 2 of the following to help us match your identity to your Facebook profile.
Some people use a profile name that is not the name we have in our database (for example, a maiden name or a made up persona).
You can find the link to your profile in the address bar of your browser after logging in to your FB account. Please copy and paste that here.
If you used an email address to create your Facebook profile, please provide that email address here.
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