Skinned knees, bruised shins and scraped elbows are signs of a curious child exploring the world, pushing limits and seeking adventure.

This short course will help provide useful tips to help keep kids safe in all kinds of circumstances. 

This online course was developed as an overview course for current foster and adoptive parents and child welfare practitioners as way to review some of the information given in the TIPS and Deciding Together pre-service program.

This online course is for foster and adoptive parents who have already taken the 30 hour TIPS or Deciding Together course required for licensing.  This online course is not to be used as a substitute for the 30 hour training program required for licensing.


"This class was developed as a self paced online course to assist you in understanding exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your work. The class is divided into 11 sections. You will be asked to take a pre and post test, watch a video and answer discussion questions. You must score 80% on the post-test and answer the discussion questions to successfully complete the course. Those who complete this course will receive a certificate for 2 credit hours.



During this course participants will review

  • statistics on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect
  • the definitions of abuse and neglect
  • the potential indicators of abuse and neglect
  • mandated reporter laws and requirements in Kansas

Participants will receive a certificate for 2 hours of training when the course is completed.

In 2018 Kansas Department of Children and Families began utilizing Icebreaker Conversations to provide birth families and foster families the opportunity to share information about the child, their routine, their home and family traditions. The focus of these conversations is on the care and well-being of the child.

This course is offered as a means to help familiarize birth families and foster families with Icebreaker conversations. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 training hours.

As child welfare professionals, we make decisions that affect other people. These decisions must be sound and socially right. We need to be reminded that the relationships we develop and how we conduct our "business" can and will affect those who depend on us to help them.

This ethics course focuses on the relationships we develop with children, families and other professionals in the everyday work we do. No matter what your role is in child welfare (foster parent, worker, supervisor, therapist, counselor, administrator, etc.) how you interact with others can have lifelong impacts and it us up to each of us to decide whether those impacts will be positive or negative. 

Those who complete this course will receive a certificate for 3 training hours.

This course is designed to meet the Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing requirements. It provides a basic knowledge of these topics:

  • Types, forms, and purposes of medication
  • Safe administration of medication, categories, usage and potential side effects of various medications
  • Look-a-like and sound-a-like medications

This is an online, self-directed course. The training material is broken down into 5 training modules. After you read each module you will be asked a series of questions in relation to the material read. After answering all questions correctly in all modules, you will be sent a certificate to the e-mail you provide. Those who complete this course will receive a certificate for 3 credit hours.