Training

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides certified in-person and video conferencing training to foster parents, organizations, and the general public.

Learn the Skills to Understand and Support Children in Care

At the SFFA, we provide the highest quality, comprehensive training free of charge to Ministry approved Foster Homes and individual’s actively completing the approval process. We also offer training to individuals and organization trainees for a modest fee. Please contact the SFFA Training Coordinator for more information on upcoming courses or cost inquiries.

Available classes cover all mandatory training as well as additional topics focused on Caregiver or Child-specific needs.

Instructor-Led and Self-Directed Options

Many training topics benefit from an instructor-led approach, while several of our courses are ideal for bite-size, self-directed learning. Review each course detail listing for specific information.

Course Catalogue

Our comprehensive course catalogue features a wide range learning topics with both instructor-led and self-drive options.

Training Calendar

Find out when training courses are available in-class or by video conference, then register online.

Trauma Training

Learn how trauma impacts learning and behaviour, gain tools and insight to help understand a child’s past and support them in their healing.

Upcoming Training, Instructor-Led

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Trust-based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Caregiver Training

Saturday, September 07, 2024

TBRI is an evidence based practice that meets the needs of the “whole child”. It is an approach to caregiving that is developmentally respectful, responsive to trauma, and attachment-based. TBRI is effective because it is founded in research, theory, and experience and by applying these principles, TBRI helps a child or youth return to a natural developmental trajectory.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Trauma Competent Caregiver

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver is a training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with a traumatic history.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, September 25, 2024

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Deep Dive into Trauma Competent Care

Thursday, September 26, 2024

This two-day training session benefits various learners, from parents to educators, empowering them to provide trauma-informed care.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Risks, Trends and Prevention of Online Child Sexual Violence

Friday, September 27, 2024

Learn trauma impact, child safety, resilience, emotion regulation, and essential connections for effective child protection at our event.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Social Event

Friday, September 27, 2024

Get to know Foster Families from around Saskatchewan and enjoy a night of appetizers, drinks and live music provided by Branded Honey.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future, 2024 SFFA Provincial Conference

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Visit the 2024 SFFA Provincial Conference website for more details
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Keynote Address

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Join us for our Conference kickoff with a keynote address from John Lagimodiere of ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services on the topic of Indigenous Awareness.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Breakout Sessions 1

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Choose from a range of informative breakout sessions for this morning training opportunity.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Breakout Sessions 2

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Choose from a range of informative breakout sessions for this afternoon training opportunity.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Breakout Sessions 3

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Choose from a range of informative breakout sessions for this afternoon training opportunity.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Building for the Future... Gala & Awards Ceremony

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Join us for our Conference Gala and Awards Ceremony!
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Trauma Competent Caregiver

Saturday, October 19, 2024

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver is a training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with a traumatic history.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Trust-based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Caregiver Training

Saturday, November 02, 2024

TBRI is an evidence based practice that meets the needs of the “whole child”. It is an approach to caregiving that is developmentally respectful, responsive to trauma, and attachment-based. TBRI is effective because it is founded in research, theory, and experience and by applying these principles, TBRI helps a child or youth return to a natural developmental trajectory.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Trauma Competent Caregiver

Saturday, November 16, 2024

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver is a training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with a traumatic history.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, November 21, 2024

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
Free for SFFA Members; Registration fee may apply for non-members.