The Child Welfare Training Program includes new caregiver information sessions, kinship licensing classes, car seat safety classes, CPR classes, and QPI online training for kinship families involved with Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS). All trainings are designed to increase the safety, stability, and nurturing capacity of kinship families.
Trainings and services are free and available to individuals parenting a relative's child in foster care in Clark County, NV.
The Kinship Care Roadmap is an easy to read tool for new kinship caregivers who have children in foster care in Clark County, NV. It provides a clear and straightforward overview of the decisions they have control over. The Roadmap includes necessary information on financial and legal differences so they can make the best choices for their family at the right time. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities of working with the child welfare system, court timelines, and permanency options. For an overview of the Roadmap, please attend a Kinship Information Session.
Accurate information early on will allow kinship caregivers working with the child welfare system to make the best decisions for their family at the right time.
Kinship Information Sessions are held once a week for those who have recently received a relative placement through the Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS). Sessions cover information on the Kinship Care Road Map, the kinship licensing process, child-only TANF, Foster Kinship Navigation Services, and community resources for kin families. The 90-minute sessions are free and include time for questions.
We have multiple session options, including an online webinar.
Foster Kinship facilitates the kinship licensing training classes “Caring for Our Own” for the Department of Family Services in Clark County, NV. The required classes are three hours long and are taken over five weeks for a total of 15 hours. Classes are held at the Foster Kinship offices located at 8691 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89117 and online via Zoom. Free childcare can be provided for children 2+.
Foster Kinship facilitates the kinship licensing training classes “Caring for Our Own” for the Division of Child and Family Services in Nevada. The required classes are three hours long and are taken over five weeks for a total of 15 hours. Classes are held online via Zoom.
Foster Kinship facilitates the kinship licensing training classes “Caring for Our Own” for the Washoe County Human Services. The required classes are three hours long and are taken over three weeks for a total of 9 hours. Classes are held online via Zoom.
For 30 minutes before every "Meeting 2" of the kinship licensing class, instructions on how to complete the kinship licensing application and 1:1 assistance are provided in the training room at the Kinship Resource Center.
Foster Kinship has nationally certified child passenger safety technicians who offer car seat education and provide car seat checks and assistance with installs for kinship caregivers. Our three-hour class is hands-on, and covers car seat selection, choosing a position in your vehicle, how to determine if the seat should be rear or forward-facing, how to correctly install with either the seatbelt or LATCH system, and how to properly harness your kids. The class ends with the actual installation of your seats in your vehicle.
To sign up for a class, call (702) 546-9988. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Foster Kinship car seat education classes are offered free to kinship families who are going through the licensing process.
Foster Kinship offers free CPR/AED/First Aid training classes for caregivers going through the kinship licensing process. CPR includes infant, child, and adult. We are offer two options for this course:
1. An interactive, in-person class with testing. This class is 4 hours long and will ensure you leave feeling confident in how to save a life! We offer free childcare during the course. To register, call 702-546-9988.
2. A hybrid course that includes the educational portion online. Once the course is completed, you will schedule a time to come in and complete hands-on testing to receive your CPR card. We do offer free on-site childcare during the testing portion.
As part of kinship licensing, some caregivers will be required to complete 3 or 4 online classes through the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Just in Time Training Program. Click the link below to access the classes online and study guides to assist your learning process.
Computer Lab: Call 702-546-9988 to make an appointment to use one of the computers in the Kinship Training Institute to complete your online classes. Study guides and testing support provided.