Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register or make (create) an account?

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What is included in a BIST contract?
  • On site support to assist in the process of implementation and collaboration of problem solving
  • Membership rate to all multi district trainings (With the exception of BLC and VTC)
  • Opportunities for school parents to attend the virtual parent series (3 part series provided 2 times/year) at no additional cost
  • Professional development 
  • Staff meetings
  • Parent meetings
  • Back to school presentations
  • Trainings for classified staff


What is the difference between member and non-member pricing?
Member pricing is available to schools/districts that currently have a signed contract for ongoing consultation services.
Are trainings available virtually?
Some trainings are available with a virtual/zoom option. If so, it is noted on the training calendar.
Are graduate credit or CEU’s available for BIST trainings?
Some trainings do have graduate credit available through Baker University. In addition, CEU’s may be available for trainings. If so, it is noted on the training calendar.
Can I schedule a training for my school or district?
Trainings can be provided for a school/district. To check the availability and pricing please submit request through our website via “Contact Us.”

Implementation support

How can a consultant best support your building?

The ultimate goal is to grow staff capacity around knowledge and skill set to better support children who struggle. This is best done through small group collaboration such as grade level/team meetings.

How often can a consultant come to my building?

Individually based on the parameters of the contract.

Parents/Foster Parents

Are there specific trainings available for parents and/or foster parents?
  • BIST provides Level A & Level B trainings for foster parents wishing to care for children with elevated needs whose homes are licensed in Missouri.
  • Twice a year, BIST offers a 3 session virtual series for all parents at no additional charge. Registration is available through our website. Look for upcoming sessions on our Training Calendar.
Can I receive support through BIST in Home Services?

BIST provides In Home services with the cost varying depending on the hosting district or organization. For further details submit your questions through our “Contact Us” option.

How do I arrange for BIST in Home support?
  • If you are a foster parent in KS working with Cornerstones of Care, you may ask your caseworker to submit a referral for support to
  • If you are interested in learning more about private pay, send an email to
    BISTinhome@cornerstonesofcare.org to request specific information about your needs/concerns
What if my hosting district or organization either does not support or qualify for BIST in Home Services, can I still receive services?
BIST has the option for private pay for In Home services. For further details submit your questions through our “Contact Us” option.