Interested in being a Foster Parent? If so, click here. If not, call  850.453.7777 for more information. Looking for Adoption info? Click here or call  1.866.313.9874.

Foster Parent Training

Panhandle FAPA Meetings

Foster Parents may earn 2 hours of training credit when they attend a Foster Adoptive Parents Association meeting. Foster Adoptive Parent Associations or FAPA's are a great way to network with other foster parents. Please see the support group tab on this web site for more information about a FAPA near you.


Below you will find links to the Florida State FAPA web site and Facebook page. You will find helpful information as well as training opportunities on their web site.

Safety Methodology for Foster Parents

Training Materials

The Center for Child Welfare provides a variety of computer based video training free of charge.


Lunch-N-Net is an interactive 30-minute web show dedicated to inform and entertain child caregivers. Each show will have a special guest to highlight popular topics and answer viewer questions. Hosted by Just In Time Training's Lora Diaz, Lunch-N-Net is sure to make the most of your lunch hour.

Don't forget to click on the link below the episode on the Lunch-N-Net page to get your training certificate.


1 Hour Trainings

2 Hour Trainings

3 Hour Trainings

Find Us On Facebook
FamiliesFirst Network now has a Facebook page! Become a fan and find out about events, then watch your mail for more!

Join us on Facebook

If you are a member of Facebook, visit our FamiliesFirst Network Foster Parent Facebook Group to view events on our wall, and connect with other foster parents in our area. This page is a closed group and is available only to current and former foster parents. Click on the join link and one of the page administrators will accept you and you will be able to access the page. Go to Facebook.

Special Training Opportunities


Need training on your time schedule. FFN has a limited amount of Foster Parent College Training credits to give out to help you with some of your training requirements. If you are interested; please call Katherine Williams at 850.429.6674 so she can sign you up.


Upcoming Events/ Just For Fun

Community Spring Fling

Community Spring Fling
Where: FFN Children's Services Bldg.
When: March 28th - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Lakeview Center and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families