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Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Records Information System (FAP-TRIS)
The FAP-TRIS system captures all Resource Parent training records and training activities conducted by the DCBS Training Branch as well as the Recruitment and Certification (R&C) regional offices. Resource Parents include foster, adoptive and adoption subsidy homes. Team members work closely with R&C Supervisors, R&C Workers, University of Kentucky Training Consortium, Murray State University Training Consortium, and Resource Parent Associations. Team members who work with this system are responsible for capturing and maintaining information on Resource Parents from initial point of contact through approval, capture training attendance for Resource Parents, and compile closure survey results for foster parents. Team members often provide training and support to R&C Supervisors and R&C Workers on FAP-TRIS topics. The FAP-TRIS system provides comprehensive data for customized and management reports for R&C and Central Office. The system provides aggregate data on training hours, training participants, training requirements, tracking of resource parent approval, and other related information.
Team Members
 Megan Bandy, Student Associate
Megan BandyMegan performs several administrative support duties such as data entry, data verification, answering phones and office correspondence, filing, copying, scanning, and faxing. Additional duties include maintaining office equipment and inventory.
 Elaine Cress, Training Assistant
Elaine CressElaine works with the Recruitment and Certification Staff to ensure data integrity of the FAP-TRIS system. She oversees the entry of all on-going Resource Parent training, Informational Forms, Update Forms, and Withdrawal Forms. Elaine also provides technical support to R&C Staff in the use and navigation of the FAP-TRIS system.
 Mary Wolford, TRIS Program Specialist
Mary WolfordMary oversees the FAP-TRIS system to ensure data integrity. She is involved in testing FAP-TRIS website updates and new features. She develops and generates reports requested by Central Office, R&C Supervisors, R&C Workers and others. She provides training and technical assistance to regions on FAP-TRIS related topics.