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Medically Complex Program


Upcoming Medically Complex Certification Class

Children with Complex Medical Needs

Within the Department of Children and Families, there is a small group of children who have medical care needs that go beyond routine well-child care and common childhood illnesses.  These children may have care needs that range from a child who requires daily medications for mild-persistent asthma to a child who must have assistance with all of their care due to severe cerebral palsy or other complex medical conditions. DCF designates the care needs of children with complex medical needs into a 4 tiered classification system. Children who are in classification four are the children with the most complex medical and associated care needs while children in Classification 1, have fewer care needs and less medical risk. All caregivers of children with complex medical needs are required to have additional health-related training.

Training Requirements for Medically Complex Certification
Includes Prerequisites 1-4 listed below and the Medically Complex Overview Training. 



1.  Fostering Health for Children in Foster Care

  • For the in-person training, contact your support worker
  • For the on-line version click one of the options below:

2.  CPR certification

3.  Medication Safety for Foster Parents - Online only

4.  Strategies and Resources for Managing Health Care:  Module 28

  • In-person training listed on the CAFAF  Website
Upcoming Medically Complex Certification Class

* Prerequisites must be taken before registration for the Medically Complex Overview training

Upcoming Classes TBA


Social Workers - We are unable to accommodate foster parents who come to class on the day of training without prior registration.