Become A Licensed Foster Parent

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Attend Online Training

Join us via ZOOM on Monday & Wednesdays February 1st-24th from 6:00pm-9:00pm for foster parent and foster-to-adopt trainings!

Receive Ohio License To Foster or Foster-to-Adopt

We are continuing our Training Series to license Ohio foster parents and parents interested in our foster-to-adopt program. We provide trainings via ZOOM and license people interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent. We are already part way through our trainings, but you can join at any time. Even if you’re not sure if fostering is for you, we would love to have you attend a training to ask questions and determine if it is a good fit!

FOSTER PARENT & FOSTER-TO-ADOPT TRAINING TOPICS:

  • Orientation: Introduction to St Joe; differences in foster care, adoption, and kinship care; importance in permanency; primary goals of child welfare services; aware of roles in team, case planning, rights and responsibilities; prudent parenting, mandatory reporting.
  • Rules and Policy: Ohio state foster care regulations, St. Joe’s foster care policies, foster care application process
  • Culture and Community Differences: Awareness of the differences between culture, race, and ethnicity; similarities and difference in values, interracial foster care/adoption issues, helping with school related cultural issues
  • Primary Families: Awareness of importance of supporting children’s positive relationships, feeling, and memories of primary families, aware of grief process parents experience, benefits of placing siblings together
  • Defining & Minimizing Trauma: Types of abuse, trauma, and its effects – overview of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect; defining trauma and minimizing trauma
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Medication and Communicable Diseases
  • CPR/First Aid

4 WEEK COURSE:
You can attend our 4 week course every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm to begin your journey as a licensed Ohio foster parent if you decide to move forward or if you would like to learn more and make an informed decision.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you are unable to attend the training you can reach out to:
Brittney Miller
Foster Care Home Assessor, Dayton
Brittney.Miller@SJOkids.org
(513)802-3538
or
Bobbi Gibson
Foster Care Home Assessor, Cincinnati
Bobbi.Gibson@SJOkids.org
(859)757-3511

ZOOM EVENT INSTRUCTIONS:
Zoom Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Foster Parent Orientation/Training
Time: Feb 1, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, Wed, 8 occurrence(s)
Feb 1, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 3, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 8, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 10, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 15, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 17, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Feb 24, 2021 06:00 PM

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Weekly: https://sjokids-org.zoom.us/…/tZUrd…/ics…

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