At the direction of SCDSS, all training is cancelled/postponed effective immediately. This includes all Orientation classes, Pre-Service Training and Recertification Training. Visit our Facebook page for any changes and updated information.
SCFPA trainings are open to all Foster Parents (this included therapeutic foster parents), Adoptive Parents, Kinship Caregivers, DSS Child Welfare Staff, GALs, Group Home Staff, and Child Placing Agencies. There is no charge for attending our trainings.
Each area within South Carolina has its own local Foster Parent Association. A few of the smaller counties band together to form tri-county associations, but each county in South Carolina is represented. The local Foster Parent Associations host ongoing training, provide mentors to new foster parents, work within their respective communities to aid children and foster parents with additional resources.
For more information on the local FPA in your area,
Select your County.
Sponsor A College Kid! You can help our foster youth with needed items while they are away at college. SCFPA will provide sacks for you to fill up. Then we will send to college students all around thestate.
For more information please contact Lisa Franklin at 803-865-2020 or 803-240-8189 or email Lisa
Smart Fun. Strong Kids is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association designed to provide foster children and youth with the same opportunity as their peers to engage in a variety of educational and confidence-building activities.
Teen Recognition is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. Teens in high school (grades 9-12) with a 2.0 or better GPA, who are involved in after-school activities, community service, church or other worthwhile activities may be nominated by school personnel, a pastor or employer, a foster parent or social worker for this award. The winner is recognized at the SCFPA Annual Training Conference with a monetary award.
Laptop Bundle is a partnership between the SCFPA and SCDSS which provides an opportunity for foster youth to access a laptop computer bundle.
Scholarship Program is sponsored by the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. Scholarships will be awarded each year at the SCFPA Annual Training Conference. Scholarship money may be used for any academic or training program that helps recipient meet his or her goals.
Striving for Excellence is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. It was designed to recognize students within resource families who have identified and are pursuing goals that will ensure a successful transition into adulthood.
Being a Foster or Adoptive Parent isn’t easy and it isn’t for everyone. But, if you have a heartfelt calling to make a difference in the life of a child, it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.
Heartfelt Calling is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. Our mission is to recruit foster and adoptive families who can provide a safe and loving home for children when they cannot remain safely in their current home.
We are dedicated to recruiting and training families so that the best needs of the child are served during this time of separation.
To attend an information/orientation session near you, view our list of dates, locations and times. View List
On the Road Again is a project of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association which provides donated cars to foster care youth who are at least 18 and not yet 21 years old, actively employed, pursuing a GED or engaged in a post-high school educational program. With adequate transportation, these young people are able pursue their goals of continuing education and employment, allowing for a more successful transition into adulthood.