Welcome to the CDHS online Foster/Adoptive Parent training site.

This site is designed to support online Foster/Adoptive Parent training offered by CDHS, for New York State foster parents. CDHS believes that the use of distance learning technology enables us to bring important training and support directly into the homes of New York State foster parents. By eliminating the need to travel, we can serve you better and make training and development more accessible.

NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Training, and CDHS deliver this live online training through the use of virtual classroom software, LearnLinc ( LearnLinc is a product of iLinc, Inc ). This virtual classroom software enables users to connect and communicate over the internet and conduct a live instructor-led learning session. All software requirements are provide free to participants through an established licensing agreement between NYS OCFS and iLinc Inc. Participants need only purchase a computer headset with microphone.

This site is designed to be your complete resource for these training offerings. You can access the training resources from the menu located on the left side of this page. From this site you are able to:

Our best wishes for a successful learning experience!