Providing Quality Services to Arizona since 1981

Human Resource Training (HRT) was incorporated in August of 1981 to provide consultation and training in the social services field. Today it has expanded its scope to offer a wide range of services in child and adult welfare. HRT started with a small therapeutic foster care program (Parent Therapist Program) and in 1982 expanded to include a child abuse prevention component (Parenting Skills Program). In 1998, HRT expanded further, adding child and adult developmental homes (Development Home Program) for the developmentally disabled population. These programs serve to strengthen families and make homes safer for children, while HRT works with families from their initial involvement in the system to permanency planning. HRT takes a positive approach to parenting that builds on family strengths when working with children.


HRT’s original Foster Care Program has grown from a group of 10 therapeutic foster parents in Maricopa to over 200 foster homes located throughout Arizona. HRT’s foster care program encompasses Maricopa, Coconino, Mohave, Apache, Navajo, Yavapai, La Paz, and Yuma Counties. HRT provides a full continuum of foster care including regular foster homes, adoption, medically complex, therapeutic foster care, tribal foster care, and child and adult developmental homes.

HRT’s Parenting Skills Program, founded in 1982 by Arizona State University Professor Clay Dix, provides services to families with children who reside with their biological parents as well as families with children in out-of-home placement. What started as an in-home prevention program has grown to include parent aide services, family preservation, family reunification, counseling, and family court services. A qualified staff of parent aides, counselors and psychologists provide first-rate services to families through our Tempe office.


As our programs have grown, so has our staff. HRT started by three dedicated individuals and has expanded to a group of over 100 dedicated employees committed to the well-being of families and children in Arizona. These original three individuals continue to work for HRT providing a firm foundation of knowledge and experience.

HRT collaborates with Arizona State University and The University of Phoenix in providing field placements for both graduate and undergraduate students in social work, counseling and child welfare administration. HRT is a member of the National Family Foster-based Treatment Association (FFTA). The Administrative staff are active in a variety of local organizations including KIDS Consortium, Faith in Kids, Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD), and Maricopa Family Support Alliance.


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