Welcome to the Parental Adaptation training.  Please choose one option below and enter the enrollment key in the box at the bottom of the screen. The enrollment keys must be entered exactly as written, including special characters.

  • Option 1: Foster Parent. Your enrollment key is: Foster22#

  • Option 2: Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Employee. Your enrollment key is: Staff22#


“Often times success doesn’t come from strength, but from flexibility and adaptability.” 

-Debasish Mridha

The purpose of this learning opportunity is to enhance your knowledge around Parental Adaptation. Parental Adaptation is based on the idea that youth cannot be parented in the same manner as “traditional” parenting. It targets the thinking and skills parents will need to adjust to assure that their parenting responses successfully respond to the needs of the youth. The learning objectives are to:

  • Understand why parenting responses need to be adjusted based on the youth’s skills, emotion development and needs
  • Increase awareness of how a youth’s prior experiences have shaped their sense of identity, values and/or behavior, and how the lack of alignment between their values and yours can create discomfort for caregivers
  • Identify new support and intervention strategies