Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) and The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) announced today a partnership to bring online training to foster caregivers nationwide via the NFPA’s Online Training Institute. Centene will provide the online platform and facilitators, and the NFPA will provide the educational material and instructors. The trainings will address a variety of topics such as the role foster caregivers play in mentoring birth parents and internet safety.
“We are proud to partner with the NFPA to bring these trainings to foster caregivers around the country,” said Michael Monson, Senior Vice President of Medicaid and Complex Care for Centene. “We share a common commitment to making sure children and youth in foster care receive the services they need in order to address their unique and complex healthcare needs.”
“NFPA is pleased to partner with Centene on this important initiative,” said Karen Poteet, President of the National Foster Parent Association.”
Combining our child welfare expertise will allow us to disseminate training to foster caregivers more broadly, which will further support and empower them in providing the best possible care to our children and youth.”Centene and the NFPA will also collaborate to create new curriculums and trainings that will give foster parents quick and easy access to education that addresses targeted issues they commonly encounter.