Training Opportunities


Below is a list of online training AFFM is offering during the summer of 2020.

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Register with Foster Parent College through AFFM for free by clicking this link


Free Online Training. Some are local, others are countrywide. We are updating this list often.


Other Training:

Period of Purple Crying. Training for resource families who need to complete this training please click he

Infant Safe SleepFor more information about a safe sleep environment.

Mandated Reporter Training. Resource families looking to take the Mandated Reporter training and test. This is required every 4 years as well as upon becoming a resource family. 

Other Training around the state. Click here to check out the AFFM calendar for upcoming training.

Training Opportunities

Children who enter the State’s custody bring with them a wide range of social, emotional, and developmental issues. To help these children, parents must develop new skills and have at their disposal many resources and support services. The key to building the necessary skills is on-going, flexible training in a wide variety of topics. Training programs at Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine evolve from month to month in accordance with the needs of the families we serve.

Below are some of the many training programs offered by AFFM. If you are interested in any of these programs provided by AFFM or have questions or suggestions about other types of training sessions then please contact AFFM.

AFFM holds an annual spring training conference in April. The conference provides training designed specifically for families looking for unique and advanced learning opportunities.  It is also an opportunity to network with families and other providers from across the state.  In addition to the conference, AFFM offers numerous training sessions for both large and small groups.

  • Resources for Success
  • Day-to-Day Living with Children with Pre-Natal Substance Exposure
  • In It For The Child “Effective Partnership With The Child Welfare System”
  • Askable Parent “Promoting Healthy Sexual Development and Pregnancy Prevention with Teens in Care”
  • Your Special Needs Child in the Community
  • Allegation Prevention
  • Nutrition “Meal time is not a cake walk”
  • Starting and Maintaining Support Groups
  • Reasonable & Prudent Parenting
  • Family Systems Support
  • Kinship Care
  • Mentoring
  • Positive Discipline
  • Working with Birth Families
  • Developing Empathy with Grammy – This workshop is designed to help participants get in touch with their feelings regarding relative placements. The hope is to dispel the myth that “the apple does not fall far from the tree.” The workshop will assist participants in an understanding of the important role relatives can play in the lives of children who cannot live with their biological parents. The presenter will also share ways foster and adoptive parents can help to involve biological family members in the children’s lives.