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

10:00am-4:00 pm
Trauma and Its Effects/Understanding Primary Families/The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family

Saturday, October 1, 2016

10:00am-4:00 pm
Child Sexual Abuse/Minimizing the Trauma of Placement

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10:00am-4:00 pm
Long-Term Separation/Post Adoption Issues for Families

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:00am-1:00 pm
Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

1:30pm-4:30 pm
Transcending Differences in Placement

Saturday, October 29, 2016

10:00am-4:00 pm
CPR-Adult, Child, and Infant/First Aid

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10:00am-4:00 pm
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

10:00am-4:00 pm
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.