Welcome to the Relationship Development 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#


The capacity to care, share, listen, value and be empathetic develops from being cared for, shared with, listened to, valued and nurtured.”

- Dr. Bruce Perry

The purpose of this learning opportunity is to enhance your learning around Relationship Development. In this program, Relationship Development is defined as the critical tasks and skills required to engage, increase commitment and positive connection, and develop a supportive healing relationship between foster caregivers and the youth in their homes. The learning objectives are to:

  • Understand how trust and safety are critical to relationship development
  • Understand how  parenting characteristics are related to relationship development
  • Identify parenting strategies that support relationship development