Custom training created specially for your family or organization.

Families Rising works with public and private agencies, associations, parent groups, and others to create customized training for parents, professionals, and group leaders.

Our trainers have diverse expertise in foster care and adoption, including lived experience in care, in adoption and parenting through foster care or adoption.

For families

Request a coaching call with our team! We can offer insight to help you navigate tough situations, such as:

  • Behavioral challenges including concrete help to deal with raging, lying and stealing
  • Adoption assistance/the adoption tax credit
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Birth family connections
  • Sibling relationships
  • Crisis situations
  • And more!

For organizations

Whatever your organization’s budget, we can work with you to create:

  • Multi-day conferences or one-day events
  • Webinar series
  • Virtual or in-person workshops
  • And more!

Popular Training Topics

  • Trauma-responsive strategies including the big 3: raging, stealing & lying
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • The impact of trauma on children
  • Attachment and bonding
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-care
  • Technology safety
  • School challenges with an adoption/foster lens
  • Launching adults
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Recruiting families
  • Permanency work with older youth
  • birth family connections
  • Transracial parenting
  • The impact of race and racism on children in care
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ children and youth
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ foster and adoptive parents
  • Parent leadership development Parent group development
  • Starting, maintaining, and enhancing parent or youth support groups
  • Youth leadership development
  • Creating effective online support networks
  • Advocacy
  • Enhance your ability to provide adoption-competent services. Families Rising has developed a curriculum for parents and caregivers support networks, social workers, and mental health professionals. 

In addition to the custom trainings, Families Risings sponsors the most comprehensive adoption and foster care conference in North America and we also offer free and paid webinars.

Adoption Assistance & The Adoption Tax Credit

Learn the intricacies of applying for, transitioning, and problem-solving adoption assistance for your family! 

As professionals, learn how to help the families in your area navigate this complex system.

What People Are Saying

“Families Rising trainings, both for professionals and families, have proven to be practical, engaging and filled with strategies that work! The fun and hope-filled trainings encourage attendees to think in new ways about the challenges they face when supporting the kids who needs us most”

—state director of adoption

“The trainings that Families Rising provided were an instant hit with our families. the combination of REAL life situations and practical solutions gave our resource parents a breath of fresh air and hope. The realization that they are not alone and that together we strive for a better future for our children was empowering.”

— founding member, Maryland Resource Parent Association

Resource library

Find resources, advocacy tools, and support materials for your family or organization.

Custom training

We partner with diverse organizations to bring you customized training led by adoption and foster care experts for parents, professionals, and group leaders.

Families Rising News

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Annual Conference

Don’t miss our Families Rising Adoption and Foster Care Conference, tailored for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents, child welfare professionals, and those with lived experience in adoption and foster care. Join expert-led workshops to address diverse needs in this vital community.