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Learn how to: 1) Register as a New User; 2) Log In; 3) Enroll in the Preservice Curriculum; 4) Locate and Register for Sessions; 5) Launch a Self-Directed Course; 6) Locate and Download Handouts; and 7) Complete the Evaluation

Foster & Adoptive Parents Pre-Service Training Series

Our Foster & Adoptive Parents Preservice Training Series consists of fifteen (15) required courses.

There are two types of  series: 1) Online Series and; 2) Hybrid Series (combination of online and in-person courses). The Online Series consists of: 1) courses that you can complete at your own pace and; 2) scheduled, instructor led courses. The Hybrid Series consists of: 1) eleven courses that are presented in a socially distant classroom format; 2) three online self-paced course and; 3) one online scheduled, instructor led course.

In-person training is held in Lucas County at The Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center at 711 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604. While you are encouraged to complete the entire in-person program in one series, participants may “pick up” any missing classes during a future in-person series. 

Pre-Service Training Series
2023 Schedule (Lucas County)

In-Person Courses

Location: The Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center (711 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604)

Saturday, October 14, 2023

  1. The Basics of Placement (9am-11:45am)
  2. Trauma Overview (12:45pm-2:15pm)
  3. The Impact of Trauma on Children in Care (2:30pm-4pm)

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  1. Permanency (9am-10am)
  2. Maintaining Connections (10:15am-11:45am)
  3. Partnering with the Primary Family (12:45pm-2:15pm)
  4. Effects of Caregiving (2:30pm-4:30pm)

Sunday, October 28, 2023

  1. Child Development (9am-11am)
  2. Adolescent Development (11:15am-12:15pm)
  3. Diversity Foundations (1:15pm-2:45pm)
  4. Discipline Foundations (3pm-5pm)
Online Courses

Take the following online courses in the suggested listed order:

    1. Preservice: Orientation – self directed (1 hour)
    2. The Caregiver Role and Responsibilities (1.5 hour)
    3. Medication Management (0.5)
    4. Adult, Child, Infant CPR/First Aid/AED (3 hours)

      This course, part of the Preservice training series, provides caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, first aid, and environmental emergencies. Participants will gain awareness in giving immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed for all ages, including adults, children, and infants.

      Select One Date:

      • Tuesday, October 10, 6-9:15pm (Register by Sunday, October 8, 6pm)
      • Monday, October 23, 6-9:15pm (Register by Saturday, October 21, 6pm)
      • Wednesday, November 8, 6-9:15pm (Register by Monday, November 6, 6pm)
      • Monday, November 27, 6-9:15pm (Register by Saturday, November 25, 6pm)
      • Wednesday, December 13, 6-9:15pm (Register by Monday, December 11, 6pm)
      • Tuesday, December 19, 6-9:15pm (Register by Sunday, December 17, 6pm)

How to register for
Foster & Adoption Parents Preservice Training


 Child and Adult Protective Services Learning Management System (CAPS LMS)

Online Courses……………………… Self-Paced/Take Anytime

  1. Preservice: Orientation (1 hour)
  2. The Caregiver Role and Responsibilities (1.5 hour)
  3. Medication Management (0.5 hour)


  • Sign-up for CAPS LM (online)
  • Click: ACKNOWLEDGE button
  • View courses
  • Launch Course

Online Courses……………………………………. Teacher Lead

  1. Adult, Child, Infant CPR/First Aid/AED (3 hours)


  • Log-in to CAPS LM (online)
  • Click : ACKNOWLEDGE button
  • Click: SELECT A SESSION (to register for an available date)
  • Select: Adult, Child, Infant CPR/First/AED


Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster/adoptive parent.
If you need assistance signing up for CAPS or registering for the online or in-person courses,
please call the LCCS Recruitment unit at 419-213-3336
or email [email protected]

To learn more about becoming a foster/adoptive parent:
Call 419-213-3336, attend a community recruitment event, 
and/or fill out the “Foster/Adoptive Parent Inquiry Form” form below.