ND Department of Health and Human Services entered a formal contract with the University of North Dakota Children and Family Services Training Center (CFSTC) and the Native American Training Institute (NATI) to offer varies trainings to child welfare staff and providers. Trainings are offered throughout the year in various platforms. CFSTC updates the website regularly for individuals to access as needed.

Contracted Training Websites

Children and Family Services Training Center (CFSTC)

Native American Training Institute

Fire Safety

Foster care providers are required to complete initial and annual fire safety trainings. Please go to the CFSTC Training site to view the developed trainings. 

Core Training

The North Dakota Foster Care and Adoption Programs follow the PRIDE (Parents Resource for Information Development and Education) Model for the mutual assessment and training of persons interested in becoming foster or adoptive families.

Pre-service training program is a nine-session, 27-hour introduction to the foster care and adoption programs. This training is part of the mutual assessment process where both the family and the agency are looking to see if foster care or adoption is the right "fit" at this time.

Questions related to scheduled training opportunities, training requirements, and reimbursable expenses associated with training can be directed to the UND Children & Family Services Training Center at (701) 777-3442 or CFS Licensing Unit at (701) 328-2322.