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Foster Care Support

Foster/Adoptive Parent Support

BIST provides training opportunities for both Level A (Behavioral) & Level B (Career) certification. ALL foster/adoptive/kinship providers are welcome to attend BIST classes at any time. Parents have also reported our workshops to be helpful in working with their adopted children or grandchildren. If you are not taking the training for Level A/B certification, you may still receive credit as in-service hours for licensure.

To receive the certification, ask your licensing worker if you are ready for the training required to care for children who have been identified as having elevated needs. To register for both Level A/B classes, go to: and look for the foster parent training calendar. LEVEL A includes 18 class hours, and LEVEL B includes 9 class hours.

In-Home Support/Consultation

Midwest Foster Care & Adoption Association (MFCAA) has contracted with BIST to provide in home consultation & support to foster parents whose children are struggling with disruptive behaviors. Do you feel exasperated or like giving up? Before doing so, please call or email MFCAA at 816.350.0215 or Simply ask to be referred for an in-home BIST consult. They, in turn, will pass your information along to us, and a member of the BIST team will contact you to set an appointment.

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