Preparing for Success


We invest heavily in training so you are prepared to handle whatever comes your way. We have a very robust training program that will create success for you and your foster child. 

Getting Educated

Our families must be educated on the foster youth population and the needs that come with working with youth that have experienced trauma. The more a family understands about the youth in their care, the more the family can find ways to help the youth succeed. The better prepared you are, the stronger the relationship with your child will be.

Getting Committed

We want families that are truly committed to helping a youth in care. The process to become a foster parent with Stanford Youth Solutions is not meant to be fast. It is meant to make sure you are well prepared, committed and ready to help a young person in need of stability. We take the time to get to know our families and build trust. This is a critical component to making good placements.

Our trainings meet the law’s requirements when providing intensive treatment care to a youth. Since we specialize in this type of care, it is important that our training meet these standards.

Getting Invested

Once our families have completed their training (pre-service training and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training), they will have invested more than 40 hours. To keep certification current, you must complete 12 to 15 hours of training annually, depending on the type of certification the family holds.