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GROW Training Schedules

Signing Up for Training

Future Foster and Adoptive Parents:
Please contact your licensing worker to be referred for GROW training sessions. The entire training ranges between 20-25 hours of content which will satisfy the pre-licensure training requirement. A referral is required for registration. Additionally, you are not required to attend GROW in your county of residence, so be sure to explore all local GROW training dates to find the ones that work best for your schedule! A GROW manual will also be provided in PDF form or printed. If you are interested in a printed manual, please contact your licensing worker. 

If you'd like to browse our upcoming training options, just keep scrolling! You can filter by county and view all options in the "Find the Next Training Event" section below.

Licensing Workers:
Please submit GROW referrals at least two business days prior to the scheduled training to allow for processing and registration. Please continue to submit referrals to your regional contractor even when a training is listed as "at capacity" as we will still work to schedule families nearby or for the next available date. 

In response to the COVID-19 virus, all GROW trainings are currently being delivered in a digital format. Upon your registration for training, you will be provided with all necessary information to access your virtual training sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Please note: If you do not have regular access to internet or a device compatible with Zoom, please speak with your licensing worker regarding possible accommodations.


County List by Region

Region 1a: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Wexford 

Region 1b: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft

Region 2: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola

Region 3: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Region 4: Branch, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw

Region 5: Macomb, Oakland, Wayne

**GROW Training schedules are subject to cancellation and rescheduling in the case of inclement weather or low enrollment. You will be notified if your training is cancelled.**

Find the Next Training Event

Future Foster and Adoptive Parents:

Please contact your licensing worker to be referred for GROW training sessions. Please do not sign up here or attend without registering. Foster/Adoptive Parents are also welcome to attend GROW in a neighboring county, be sure to explore all local training dates!