Foster Care Agreement: Code of Ethics and Mutual Responsibility

Total Number of Hours: 3

Specific parts of the foster care program work that this training address:

This workshop provides the information related to the foster care placement agreement signed by resource parents when accepting a foster care child into their home.  The resource parents learn the Virginia Children’s Services Practice Model, the responsibilities of the resource family, the LDSS agency responsibilities, as well as the mutual responsibilities that ensure children’s best interests are met.  Participants learn the articles within the Foster Parent Code of Ethics and the history of the document development. Participants receive information regarding FACES, the state foster, adoptive, kinship association, along with appropriate contact information for the organization.

Session Description:

The information is provided in a lecture format with hands on review of the Foster Care Placement Agreement and the Foster Parent Code of Ethics.

Resource parent objectives include:

  • Knowing the team's role in supporting the transition to permanency and preventing unplanned placement disruptions;
  • Developing  appropriate, effective and nonphysical disciplinary techniques;
  • Promoting a child's sense of identity, history, culture, and values;
  • Describing roles, rights, and responsibilities of foster parents and adoptive parents; and
  • Maintaining a home and community environment that promotes safety and well-being.