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Foster Training

Adult and Child Health is Actively Licensing New Foster Parents.

We provide training for new foster parents at no cost. This training prepares you to care for foster children, while meeting the state’s requirements.

Adult and Child staff provides all the training you need to become licensed, including: Resource and Adoptive Parent Training, Therapeutic Orientation, CPR and First Aid.


Training Schedule

While we’ve missed the in-person events and interactions that help us build connections with current and prospective foster families, the changing social landscape has allowed us to focus our efforts on providing more VIRTUAL training options to better suit your needs. Follow the steps below to begin your foster journey.

This is where you learn more about what it means to be an A&C therapeutic foster parent. To set up a date and time that works for you, or to request more information, contact Amanda Orr at
317-946-9466 or email aorr@adultandchild.org.

If you decide to move forward after your information session, you will be paired with a licensing specialist to walk you through all of your pre-service training. The licensing process typically takes 2-3 months, but it is driven by your engagement in the process. Our staff are here to meet your family’s individual needs and make the trainings as accessible as possible, based on your schedule.

Current Foster Parents

Each year, foster parents must complete 12 or more hours of classroom training.

New Foster Parents

Each year, foster parents must complete 12 or more hours of classroom training.

Sarah Miller, PMHNP-BC

Sarah Miller works with the addictions team, general psychiatry for adolescents and adults, and the competency restoration team. She is board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her specialties are working in addictions and with people who experience serious mental illness.

Miller graduated from Indiana University with a psychology degree and went back to school for nursing. She received her nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and worked in a nursing home and also spent time working in a group home with adolescents. She received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

She enjoys hanging out with her family and her two dogs, and going to sporting events.

Joanna Chambers, MD

Dr. Joanna Chambers is a psychiatrist who began seeing Adult & Child Health patients in November 2021. She graduated from Medical College of Georgia with her Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to bringing a wealth of experience, she currently serves as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine where she teaches Clinical Psychiatry. She is certified in Addiction Medicine and has a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women. She is President of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry Organization as well as a sitting member of many medical association boards. Recently, she has won the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2020 from Indiana University and has received “Best Doctors Award” in 2010, 2011, and 2014. Dr. Chambers is incredibly active in the medical, academic, and research realms of medicine. She is currently accepting new patients on Wednesdays.