Training and Resources for Parents

Training for parents

Parents and caregivers interested in learning more about the CPS model are encouraged to attend a CPS Parent Group. These groups are aimed at teaching parents and caregivers alternate strategies for intervening when their child is struggling.

The CPS process can help repair the relationship that you have with your child while reducing challenging behaviors, teaching skills and solving problems (so they don't keep coming up) allowing your child to successfully manage day to day expectations. 

There are several options available for parents that range from a 4-6- week overview of the model to an 8-week in-depth training. Parent Groups tend to be smaller in size, to accommodate different learning styles and allow for participants to discuss and practice what they are learning.  For a complete list of Parent Group Trainings by state please visit Think:Kids.  Please view the Calendar of CPS Trainings and Events scheduled in Oregon.

OHSU Sponsored CPS Parent Group Training

OHSU Instructor & Certified Think:Kids Trainer; Margaret Johnson, LMSW offers online 6 and 8 Week CPS Parent Group Trainings 

  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Online CPS 6-week Foster Parent Group Training + 3 booster classes, April 6-May 11, 2020. This Training is (Cohort 2 of 4) for DHS Child Welfare Certified Foster Parent and Relative Caregivers only. This training is not open to the general public. Registration for each cohort is limited so we encourage families to register as soon as  possible. Online training will occur via ZOOM which can be accessible via laptop and mobile devices. Foster families who are a two parent household who want to participate together will count as 1 participant for the cohort. Your application will be vetted by the DHS Foster Care Coordinator and an email acknowledgement will be sent after your registration is approved. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Online CPS 6-week Foster Parent Group Training + 3 booster classes, August 10-September 21. This Training is (Cohort 3 of 4) for DHS Child Welfare Certified Foster Parent and Relative Caregivers only. This training is not open to the general public. Registration for each cohort is limited so we encourage families to register as soon as  possible. Online training will occur via ZOOM which can be accessible via laptop and mobile devices. Foster families who are a two parent household who want to participate together will count as 1 participant for the cohort. Your application will be vetted by the DHS Foster Care Coordinator and an email acknowledgement will be sent after your registration is approved. Check back in May to register.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Online CPS 6-week Foster Parent Group Training + 3 booster classes, October 12-November 16. This Training is (Cohort 4 of 4) for DHS Child Welfare Certified Foster Parent and Relative Caregivers only. This training is not open to the general public. Registration for each cohort is limited so we encourage families to register as soon as  possible. Online training will occur via ZOOM which can be accessible via laptop and mobile devices. Foster families who are a two parent household who want to participate together will count as 1 participant for the cohort. Your application will be vetted by the DHS Foster Care Coordinator and an email acknowledgement will be sent after your registration is approved. Check back in August to register.

To be added to the notification list for upcoming Parent Group Classes, Please identify which class you are interested in attending and email CPS

  • Online-8-week CPS Parent Classes (for general public)
  • Online-6-week CPS Foster Parent Classes (for current Foster Parents)  

Parent support

Have you attended a CPS Parent Class and now are trying to implement CPS in your home? Do you have questions about the model, are you getting stuck or just need a refresher?  You can now access a Think:Kids Certified Trainer online! 

WHAT: Free CPS On-line Drop in Class for parents (Virtual office Hours) Download a flyer

WHERE:   Please click Zoom Link to join

WHEN: Join us online every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening  from 6:00pm-7:00pm