The mission of the Medically Fragile Training Program is to provide training to resource parents in Kentucky caring for children in out-of-home care with complex medical needs. Since 2003, the program has developed, coordinated, and conducted this type of training for resource families and social service workers statewide. The guidelines for training content are established by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Standards of Practice, as well as Kentucky law.
The program provides an online orientation and the initial training, Join Hands Together, for those resource homes desiring certification to care for children who are medically fragile. This training curriculum was originally developed by DCBS and addresses nutrition, growth, development, and medical disabilities.
Ongoing training curriculum has been developed by the Medically Fragile Training Program to meet the annual training and re-certification requirements of medically fragile resource homes. Since July 2010, two statewide annual training events have been held each fiscal year in accordance with the re-certification needs of the state’s medically fragile resource homes. At these events, 16 hours of ongoing training is provided. Resource parents have the opportunity to select from a variety of training topics. This allows them to choose the information most relevant to the needs of the child in their care.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Casebier RNC, MSN
Medically Fragile Training Program Coordinator
One Quality Street, Suite 700
Lexington, KY 40507
Email Lisa Casebier