Medically Complex Training Program

The mission of the Medically Complex Training Program is to provide training to foster parents in Kentucky caring for children in out-of-home care with complex medical needs.

Since 2003, the program has developed, coordinated, and conducted this type of training for foster/adoptive parents and social service workers statewide. The guidelines for training content are established by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Standards of Practice, as well as Kentucky law.

The program provides online orientation and the initial training, Join Hands Together, for those foster/adoptive homes desiring certification to care for children who are medically complex. Ongoing training is provided through two statewide, annual training events. At these events, 12 hours of ongoing training is provided. Foster/adoptive parents have the opportunity to select from a variety of training topics, allowing them to choose the information most relevant to the needs of the child in their care.

Program Contact: Dave Giannini, Medically Complex Program Coordinator

Consider Becoming a Medically Complex Foster Parent

Talk to your DCBS Recruitment & Certification (R&C) worker or Private Child Placing (PCP) agency worker to inquire about training to become a Medically Complex foster parent.