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Help For Current Foster Parents

Lucas County Children Services is committed to providing training and resources that foster caregivers need to successfully parent children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. This includes classes provided through the Ohio University Consortium for Child and Adult Services and other organizations that support evidence-based, trauma-informed care.

LCCS further supports foster parents by assigning a caseworker to each caregiving family. This worker supports foster parents by ensuring that the family is connected to the resources necessary to parent the children in their care. This worker functions hand-in-hand with the children’s ongoing caseworkers to provide a network of care. The foster care workers also ensure that their caregivers meet the standards set by the State of Ohio, and attend the trainings needed to meet the needs of the children in their care.

Resources for Current Foster Parents

Lead Hazards in Substitute Care Settings: Questions and Answers (PDF)

OAC 5101:2-7-12 Site and safety requirements for a foster home (PDF)

Foster Care Model Rule Changes/Family First Prevention Act (PDF)

FosterClub’s mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their peers.

Foster Parent Online Training | FosterClub
Our online training pairs information from leading child welfare experts with an authentic youth perspective.

Ohio University Consortium for Child and Adult Services
Provides training for staff in public child welfare agencies throughout Ohio.

Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center (NWORTC) – Caregivers Monthly Calendar
The Ohio University Consortium for Child and Adult Services promotes the delivery of high quality, culturally competent, family centered services to children and their families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse, neglect or dependency. We provide competency-based training primarily to the public agency professionals, caregivers, and adoptive parents who serve them. We collaborate with other service providers to promote the delivery of competency-based training. We advocate for public policy and standards that reflect best practice in child welfare.

NWORTC Caregiver Calendar: