Kids Kasa will provide resource parents with 40 hours of intensive pre-certification training before having a child placed in their home. Kids Kasa also provides ongoing trainings to resource parents to keep all their skills sharp and up to date.  Kids Kasa supports resource families by providing opportunities to create connections, such as zoo passes, aquarium tickets, and other frequent outings.

View Sample House Rules

Respect others

Be honest

Go to bed early on a school night (Resource parent to set time)

No Lying

Get up on time for school

No stealing

Be on time to school

No yelling

No screaming

Follow all rules in school

Behave in school

No name calling

Complete all homework assignments

No cussing: using bad words, dirty remarks

Complete all assigned chores

Treat others as you want to be treated

No physical contact with other children such as: wresting, fighting, horseplay

No telephone after 10 pm (age appropriate)



Stay up an extra hour 


Go out to eat 

Extra TV/electronics time 

Day off from chores



Early bedtime

Take away cell phone

Take away TV

Take away entertainment

Meet with Social Worker to discuss behaviors

House rules, rewards, and consequences can vary from home to home. Every resource home should have a copy of their house rules and expectations posted and rules and consequences should be explained to the children in the home. Foster children should be expected to follow the same rules as other similarly aged children in the home. 

Each resource home has their own expectations of a daily routine for the children living in that home.  Those daily routines include activities, privileges, expectations, and consequences.

Courses covered or new foster parents include: 

  • The Child Welfare Team
  • Children Entering Care: Physical & Mental Health Issues
  • Positive Parenting
  • Working with Schools
  • Understanding Birth Family Relationships
  • The Role of Mandated Child Abuse Reporters
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Understanding Behavior in Foster Children
  • Supporting Normalcy
  • Reducing Family Stress

Parents who are willing to work with children with more difficult behaviors also take our Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) courses:

  • Children with Autism
  • Fire Play and Fire-setting
  • Running Away
  • Understanding Sex Trafficking
  • Caring for Children Who have been Sexually Abused
  • Parent-Child Attachment
  • Grief & Loss in the Care System
  • Parenting a Child Who Was Substance Exposed
  • Substance-Exposed Infants

Kids Kasa believes that the best way to help a child is to adequately prepare families. To do so, we offer the following


Learn the Who, Why, and How of foster care. Discover policies and structure of the Department of Children & Family Services. Our goal is to provide sufficient materials to ensure fostering is the right choice for you.


Understand the roles and responsibilities in working as a member of the Kids Kasa family. It’s essential to recognize and respect all of those involved with the child’s care.

Attachment Disorders

Recognize what occurs in the formative years of a child’s life, which could lead to attachment disorders. Training courses can teach how to identify these behaviors and their impact on the child’s life.


Gain an understanding of how foster children removed from their biological family suffer loss. The training we provide will clarify how to identify key behaviors as well as teaching the children coping skills.

Family and Relationships

It’s essential to maintain a positive relationship with the biological family. Separation can cause low self-esteem and other issues with the foster child. It’s imperative to comprehend our goal of reunification and the role fostering plays in this process.


This is a lifelong learning process for both child and parent. Foster parents will learn the proper use and purpose of discipline as well as different behavior modification techniques.

Mandatory Reporting

Foster parents will be able to recognize specific behaviors and learn the necessary steps in making an appropriate report. Foster parents must be knowledgeable of the different agencies when reporting suspected abuse.

Concurrent and Permanency Planning

Foster parents will learn the role they play in helping a child transition from a foster home to an adoptive family or emancipation from the foster care system.

Forms and Documentation

Foster parents will learn what forms they are responsible for in child’s binder, how to keep accurate records of their belongings, and how to properly administer and document medication for a child.

Home Studies

A home study is required for every family, including a brief overview of the family's values, background and attitude toward caring for children. This will be conducted through a series of home visits and training.

Home Inspections

Foster parents will have an understanding of Title 22 regulations as they relate to the safety of their home. They will receive an opportunity to correct any deficiencies prior to placement to ensure home is safe for children.

CPR and First-Aid

All foster parents and adults in the home who will be involved in the care of the child will be competent in CPR and First-Aid care.