Training attendance is limited to parents who have enrolled with Project 1.27 by attending Orientation and submitting commitment forms and the $100 administrative fee.
For Project 1.27 couples, both parents must attend each of the training sessions in their entirety.
Foster Adopt Core Training (FACT)-12 hours
Foster Adopt Core Training (FACT) meets the core competencies outlined by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Project 1.27’s FACT session is taught from a biblical perspective by experienced instructors and explores topics such as "Why You Need an Agency," "The Dependency & Neglect Court Process," "Key Concepts of Growth & Development," and "Parenting through Grief & Loss."
FACT is for enrolled Project 1.27 families. To register, email your case manager.
Project 1.27 Core Training (PCore)-12 hours
PCore is a unique Biblically-based training that complements the competencies outlined by the Colorado Department of Human Services. This training session is taught from a Christian perspective by pastors, professionals and Project 1.27 parent alumni.
PCore is for enrolled Project 1.27 families. To register, email your case manager.
Support Team Training – 4 hours
All Project 1.27 families are required to bring at least four Support Team Members to Support Team Training before approaching their county/agency for certification. The support you receive from your Support Team can make the difference between a thriving family and devastating isolation. Visit Family-Support Team for additional information.
CPR & First Aid
All foster and adoptive parents are required to be certified in CPR and First Aid including skills for children, infants and adults. Parents should also inform the trainer that they are becoming certified for foster care.
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Support Group Visit
Having adequate support is essential when fostering or adopting. All Project 1.27 families are required to attend a support group session to understand the support and benefits of investing in a support group. When you attend, please fill out and bring this certificate.
The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (Web-Based Training)
On a daily basis, parents and caregivers are faced with decisions regarding their children’s safety, permanency, and well-being. These decisions require the use of judgment. The task is complicated for caregivers of children and youth in foster care given the number of laws, policies, guidelines, and rules that restrict activities and require potentially time-consuming approval processes.
Because most children or youth in foster care will likely struggle to experience a “normal” childhood or adolescence, the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard was enacted to create more normalcy for them. This self-paced web-based training will help you understand the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) as it is outlined in federal law and in Volume 7 (Social Services Rules); consider how to work effectively with those involved in the care of children and youth in out-of-home placement to operationalize the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard in decisions that are made for children in out-of-home placements; and reflect on how to interact with children and youth in a culturally responsive and supportive way to promote their healthy development and enhance their well-being.
If you are an enrolled Project 1.27 family, email your case manager for scheduled training dates and register to attend an upcoming training.
If you wish to be a Project 1.27 family, attend our next Orientation!