Foundational Foster Care Onboarding Program

This learning program provides newly hired case planners, supervisors and managers with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to begin their work in Foster Care services. This learning program is delivered in three phases. Phase 1 focuses on building a foundation for the work. Phase 2 focuses on partnering with families to achieve permanency and well-being. Phase 3 focuses on promoting child, youth and family well-being. This virtual course consists of a combination of eLearning courses and virtual, instructor-led trainings.


Who Should Attend?

New direct service staff, supervisors and managers working in Foster Care services.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

    • Receive an overview of their role and responsibilities within the context of the Child Welfare system.
    • Be trained how to partner with families to create plans that address safety, behavioral change and well-being.
    • Better understand how implicit bias affects decision-making in child welfare.
    • Gain knowledge and practical skills to identify and address intimate partner violence.
    • Be able to build relationships to improve assessments using strengths-based engagement.


    Course Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.


    Course Components

    Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete the following phases:


    Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


    Continuing Education Units

    Check individual courses for any available CEUs.



    To register and for more information about this course or the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at or call (212) 748-1898.


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