As part of being a CASA volunteer though, I'm able to take advantage of the foster parent classes that are offered at GSC. I'm actually taking my first class now through the foster parent classes. The class is Delivering Effective Training and is 12 hours over two days. The class started Monday and will be finishing up tomorrow, Thursday. There is really quite a bit offered in foster parent classes such as Caring for Children with Emotional Disabilities, Unlocking Children's Learning Styles, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (which is one I think I might like to try soon). The courses are offered at the different GSC locations or can be workbook or online.
If you are or considering becoming a foster parent, a current CASA volunteer or DCYF worker, check it out. It might be worth looking into. The courses are non-credit, but might be well worth it for whatever direction you choose in life. It's a good price... FREE! :)