Approved Training Media

Parents who have been fostering for 3 years or more have the opportunity to complete elective training hours through approved training media by reading books or watching movies.

Parents can receive 2 credit hours for each approved book they read and 1 credit hour for watching each approved movie. A maximum of 3 credit hours per year can be obtained by completing approved media/ Complete information for foster parent training requirements can be found here.

Click here to receive credit for completing approved media training.

.Type Title Author/Year
Movie ABC News Primetime: Foster Care: Calling All Angels 2007
Movie POV: Tough Love (link) 2015
Movie Aging Out 2006
Movie America: A Lifetime Movie 2009
Movie Angels in the Outfield 1994
Movie Antwone Fisher 2003
Movie Anne of Green Gables 1985
Movie August Rush 2007
Movie Baby Boom 1987
Movie Big Daddy 1999
Movie Black or White 2014
Movie The Blind Side 2009
Movie Coach Carter 2005
Movie Cyberbully 2011
Movie Father Hood 1993
Movie Freedom Writers 2007
Movie Gracie's Choice 2004
Movie Gridiron Gang 2006
Movie I Am Sam 2002
Movie Juno 2007
Movie Lilo & Stitch 2002
Movie Lion 2016
Movie Losing Isaiah 2003
Movie Martian Child 2008
Movie Meet the Robinsons 2007
Movie Mommie Dearest 1981
Movie My Flesh and Blood 2004
Movie On Our Own 2004
Movie One Incredible Foster Family: The Ferber Family Story 2006
Movie Precious 2009
Movie Problem Child 1990
Movie Raising Arizona 1987
Movie Remember the Titans 2000
Movie Raising Helen 2004
Movie Secondhand Lions 2003
Movie A Simple Twist of Fate 1994
Movie Stevie 2008
Movie Stuart Little 1999
Movie Three Men and a Baby 1987
Movie White Oleander 2003
Book Family Foster Care in the Next Century Kathy Barbell, Lois Wright
Book Hope’s Boy: A Memoir Andrew Bridge
Book Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self David Brodzinsky
Book They Cage Animals at Night Jennings Michael Burch
Book It’s My Life Casey Family Programs
Book Grandparents and Other Relative Caregivers Guide Children’s Defense Fund
Book Foster Parent Survival Manual Ellen Cirino
Book Do You Want to Be a Foster Parent? Sharon Davis
Book Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family Sylvia de Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown
Book Raising Our Children’s Children Deborah Doucette-Dudman
Book Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Sherrie Eldridge
Book The Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving It Away Christie Erwin
Book A Child’s Journey through Placement Vera Fahlberg
Book Finding Fish: A Memoir Antwone Q. Fisher and Mim E. Rivas
Book The Slave Across the Street Theresa Flores
Book Another Forgotten Child Cathy Glass
Book Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Lost Little Girl Cathy Glass
Book Fostering or Adopting the Troubled Child Janet Glatz
Book Another Place at the Table Kathy Harrison
Book To Grandma’s House We . . . Stay: When You Have to Stop Spoiling Your Grandchildren and Start Raising Them Sally Houtman
Book The Sexualized Child in Foster Care: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals Sally G. Hoyle
Book When Do I Go Home? Intervention Strategies for Foster Parents and Helping Professionals Sally G. Hoyle
Book Adopting the Older Child Claudia Jewett-Jarratt
Book Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss Claudia Jewett-Jarratt
Book Walk a Mile in My Shoes: A Book about Biological Parents for Foster Parents and Social Workers Judith A. Lee and Danielle Nisivoccia
Book Preparing Adolescents for Life After Foster Care: The Central Role of Foster Parents Anthony N. Maluccio, Robin Kreiger, Barbara A. Pine
Book A Guidebook to Raising Foster Children Susan McNair Blatt, MD
Book Uncertain Futures: Foster Youth in Transition to Adulthood Edmund V. Mech
Book Questions and Activities for the Star: A Handbook for Foster Parents Cynthia Miller Lovell and Randall E. Haugen
Book The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care Cynthia Miller Lovell
Book The Complete Lifebook Workbook Jim Mooney, MSW
Book Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems Jane Nelsen Ed.D., Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn
Book Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child Beth O’Malley
Book PACT’s Multicultural Booksource PACT Press
Book Racial Identity Building and Pride Connection PACT Press
Book A Child Called It Dave Pelzer
Book A Man Named Dave Dave Pelzer
Book Help Yourself Dave Pelzer
Book The Lost Boy Dave Pelzer
Book The Privilege of Youth Dave Pelzer
Book A Brother’s Journey Richard Pelzer
Book A Teenager’s Journey Richard Pelzer
Book 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 Thomas W. Phelan
Book Beyond the Foster Care System: The Future of Teens Betsy Krebs and Paul Pitcoff
Book Practical Tools for Foster Parents Lana Temple Plotz, Michael Sterba, Ted Stricklett
Book The Connected Child Dr. Karyn Purvis
Book Three Little Words: A Memoir Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Book The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir Victoria Rowell
Book Fostering Hope: Living the Dream with My Name on It Shane Salter
Book Trouble Don’t Last Always: When a Child Becomes a 4 Year Old Parent Shane Salter
Book Neighborhood of the Heart: Fostering the Future of Children Randolph W. Severson, PhD
Book On Their Own: What Happens to Foster Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System Martha Shirk
Book Relatives Raising Children: A Guide to Finding Help and Hope Marianne Takas
Book Orphans of the Living: Stories of America’s Children in Foster Care Jennifer Toth
Book Breaking the Silence Casey Watson
Book Creative Corrections: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline Lisa Whelchel
Book Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Khan Wright, Alissa Imre Geis