On-Demand Online Parenting Classes

Continuing Education Units | CEU

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Family Care Learning’s library of on-demand online parenting classes can be taken at times that fit your schedule. The classes are geared to all parents with some courses specifically designed to help ensure foster and adoptive families enjoy stable placements and connections with the children in their home. 

You’ll find that many of the courses are taught from a Christian worldview. All of our online parenting classes are designed to help strengthen families and equip all parents, guardians, and community members to interact effectively with children. 

Foster parents can also submit Family Care Learning course completion certificates for the recommended number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)!

What is Family Care Learning?

Family Care Learning is a service of Christian Family Care (CFC) that offers online foster parent training courses with certificates. Family Care Learning strengthens families by equipping parents, guardians, and community members to interact authentically and effectively with at-risk children in their care.

  • Parenting Classes are available 24/7
  • Nationally Recognized Training for CEUs
  • Multimedia Learning
  • Taught by accredited Experts

Family Care Learning’s Mission Statement

Family Care Learning classes equip families and caregivers to flourish in their roles by providing life-changing education.

What Is on-demand Learning?

Family Care Learning offers convenient online, on-demand parent training courses. The courses within our library are constantly growing and can be taken whenever is most convenient to the participant. Many of the online parenting classes are geared to help foster and adoptive families parent children with traumatized pasts.

World View of Classes

Many of our courses are taught from a Christian worldview and are designed to strengthen families and equip all parents, guardians, and community members to interact effectively with children.

Who Are These Classes for?

Foster and Adoptive Parent

These courses will help foster and adoptive parents who care for a child that has experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect, or maltreatment. It takes courage and inner strength to be able to identify their needs and create environments that will bring healing to these children. Our classes will give you the confidence to help prevent disruption. 

Educators

These courses will help the heroes who work every day helping children learn and grow into healthy citizens. We also know that not every child is going to respond to the same type of teaching. Some children come from hard places and need extra grace. These courses will help educators be able to identify and provide solutions for children who may come from difficult backgrounds.  

Social Workers 

These courses are for those who have studied and spent time in the field putting the hard work in to help at-risk children. Those who sacrifice and give every day. Yet, at times may wish they had more practical ideas and information to reinforce how they help the children that they serve. These courses will do just that!

Church Volunteers

Your ministry with children has never been more important and meaningful than within the culture of today. The love and care church volunteers give to God’s children is so needed. We know that there might be many in your flock who seem to just need a bit more extra grace.

These online courses will give church volunteers great insight into why they may experience the types of behaviors they see from the kids they work with, as well as help them have a better understanding of the needs of these kids. We are continuing to develop courses specifically for the church volunteer who cares for traumatized children.

Certification CEUs

Foster parents can submit Family Care Learning course completion certificates for the recommended number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Cost for the Classes

Cost for classes varies on the number of credits each course is worth.

1 Hour Course – $12

2 Hour Course – $20

3 Hour Course – $24

Our Instructors

Josette Kehl, LCSW, TBRI® Practitioner - Family Care Learning Online Instructor

Brandon Jones,

MAPC, TAD, LAC, TBRI® Educator

Brandon is an independently licensed therapist and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation.

Since joining CFC in 2012, Brandon has held roles as a Licensing Specialist, Foster Care Supervisor, Family Coaching Supervisor, and Child and Family Therapist. He has been a foster parent and is an adoptive father.

Josette Kehl, LCSW, TBRI® Practitioner - Family Care Learning Online Instructor

Josette Kehl

LCSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Josette has more than 10 years of experience in Child Welfare and is a Family Coach.

She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2004 and a TBRI® Practitioner since 2019.

She specializes in providing practical and compassionate guidance to parents who are fostering or who have adopted. 

  

Lucy Parkes, BA, TBRI® Practitioner - Family Care Learning Online Instructor

Lucy Parkes

BA, TBRI® Practitioner

Lucy is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner who helps with child development, trauma & attachment, foster and adoption-related issues, and parenting strategies.

She chose to work in this field after searching for how to help her own children heal from their difficult pasts. She has worked in the field of foster care and adoption for over 5 years. She is an adoptive mother of two children. 

Michelle Lunka, MS, LAMFT, TBRI® Practitioner

Michelle Lunka

MS, LAMFT, TBRI® Practitioner

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working with children and families in the child welfare system since 1999. She is a TBRI Practitioner and has served as a foster parent herself.

Currently, Michelle oversees the Pregnancy Counseling Program, Infant and DCS Adoptions, Safe Families for Children Arizona Chapter, and Family Empowerment Services at Christian Family Care. 

Samantha Blanchard, Pregnancy and Adoption Supervisor - Family Care Learning Online Instructor

Samantha Blanchard

Pregnancy and Adoption Supervisor

Samantha is the Pregnancy and Adoption Supervisor at Christian Family Care. She has her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.

Samantha was an infant adoption specialist at CFC before moving into her new role as the Supervisor of CFC’s ministry, Hand in Hand Pregnancy & Adoption. She was also a foster mother for eight years and is currently an adoptive mother of five children. 

Shelly Utzke, Foster Care Program Manager - Family Care Learning Online Instructor

Shelly Utzke

Foster Care Program Manager

Before becoming the Statewide Director of Foster Care, Shelly served as a Foster Family Specialist, Coordinator, Supervisor, and then the Program Manager at Christian Family Care. Before her employment with CFC, she spent 14 years at A New Leaf serving youth and families.

Shelly and her husband fostered children for 25 years and have adopted two children. Shelly earned her associate’s in Early Childhood Development, a bachelor’s in Psychology, and is close to completing her Master’s in Management. 

Course Categories

  • Child Development
  • Foster Care & Adoption
  • Parenting & Caregiving
  • Education/Schools
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting

Testimonials

“The courses layout was very helpful in going through what to expect, how to respond, and providing insight to resources available to help provide the best care. ”

“We have been foster parents for almost four years. These courses are well done and really in-depth.”

“I absolutely loved the real-world experiences that were talked about. I think these courses are great and I would highly recommend it to others.”

Catalog: List of All Courses

We continue to add new courses on a monthly basis. To see a complete list all of our courses please visit our website FamilyCareLearning.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of the course content? 

Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate. 

Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course? 

Yes! Every online parenting course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner’s name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion. 

Can I download the course videos? Are there downloadable resources? 

Unfortunately, there is no way to download the material, but the lessons can be rewatched at any time. There are, however, many downloadable handouts and extra resources to help you succeed.   

Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going. 

Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own login?  

Just like our in-person courses, the pricing for the online parenting classes is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

What if this course is not for me? Do you offer refunds?

No, all classes are nonrefundable. Please look at the course curriculum for each class before enrolling and if you’re at all unsure, reach out to our support prior to signing up. 

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