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Becoming a Foster Parent FAQ -

7. How much training is required?

New foster parents are required to attend an 18-hour training. This training typically is offered over the course of 3 Saturdays, or 2 evenings per week for 3 weeks. Once a family is licensed, they must obtain 36 hours of training every 2 years in order to maintain their licensure.

8. What are the basic requirements to be a treatment level foster parent?


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Becoming a Foster Parent - Community Care ME

Foster parents often report that having the support of a foster care developer during the process helps make it both manageable and more comfortable.

There are two ways to become a therapeutic foster family:

A home that has a DHHS family level foster care license may upgrade their license to a therapeutic license.

If a family has documented work experience with children with special needs you may...

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