Options for Families and Youth
5131 W. 140th St.
Brook Park, OH 44142
Pre-placement Training Schedule
Prospective foster and adoptive parents are required to complete pre-placement training as a part of the application process. Our training series covers a variety of required topics related to caring for children who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, and the expectations of foster and adoptive parents.
Fall 2016 Pre-placement Training Schedule
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Orientation to Options for Families & Youth and Child Development
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Trauma and Its Effects/Understanding Primary Families/The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Child Sexual Abuse/Minimizing the Trauma of Placement
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Long-Term Separation/Post Adoption Issues for Families
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors
Transcending Differences in Placement
Saturday, October 29, 2016
CPR-Adult, Child, and Infant/First Aid
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Legal Rights, Responsibilities, and ODJFS Requirements for Foster Caregivers/OFY Policies and Procedures; ISP Development and Rating Tool & The Child Protection Team
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Independent Living/Educational Advocacy; Community Health & Social Services Available to Children and their Families
To begin pre-placement training you must register by calling Mike at 216-267-7070. Schedule is tentative so check back regularly for changes. Please note, babysitting is not provided and no children are permitted to attend training.
For more information about Options for Families and Youth fill out our Contact Us form.