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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Foster Care > Licensed Foster Parent Resources Licensed Foster Parent Resources

The Foster Family Resource Guide  is available to provide further guidance for foster parenting.   

Alternative In-Service Training  hours are available to assist foster parents in meeting the annual in-service training requirements. 

In addition, foster parent support groups are available in your county of residence. These meetings provide support and information related to foster parenting, and fulfill a portion of the annual in-service training requirements. 

Casey Family Programs has developed the Casey Foster Family Assessments to assist foster parents in identifying their strengths, as well as areas in which they need further development and support.  This suite of tools includes the Casey Foster Applicant Inventory (CFAI)and the Casey Home Assessment Protocol (CHAP) 

Foster Family Children's Museum Free Membership

Nationally-based online resources and communities are also available to foster parents:

Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) Title 465, Article 2, Rule 1, Licensing of Boarding Homes for Children.