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Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?

S.T.A.R.S: Specialized Training Assessments Resources

S.T.A.R.S. is a foster parent training program developed by the Child Welfare League of America and used by Missouri Department of Social Services- Children’s Division for preparing families for the challenges of fostering.

STARS Consists of:

  • Intensive nine-session program
  • One,three hour session per week for nine consecutive weeks
  • Five in-home visits by the Family Development Specialist to assess
    • Family life
    • Home
    • Training Progress

All training and assessments are provided at no charge to the family.