Foster & Adoptive Parents Pre-Service Training

In-Person training is held in Lucas County at The Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center at 711 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604.

This program consists of fifteen courses. Eleven courses are presented in a socially distant classroom format. Four courses are online. Classes are offered in several configurations during the year( click the 2023 Resource Pre-Service Training Schedule below for dates/times). While you are encouraged to complete the entire in-person program in one round, participants may “pick up” any missing classes during a future in-person round. 

Pre-Service Training
2023 Schedule (Lucas County)

In-Person Courses

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

Saturday, February 18, 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, February 25, 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, March 4, 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 all four (4) 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)
  1. Adult, Child, Infant CPR/First Aid/AED (3 hours)

    *You must complete the other online and in-person courses
    before receiving a link to this course.

    **Select one of these dates:

    • Thursday, March 9, 2023 (6pm-9pm)
    • Friday, March 10, 2023 (9am-12pm)
In-Person Courses

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

Monday, June 5, 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)

Tuesday, June 6, 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)

Wednesday, June 7, 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 all four (4) 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)
      *You must complete the other online and in-person courses
      before receiving a link to this course.

      **Dates TBA
In-Person Courses

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

Friday, September 8, 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, September 9, 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, September 10, 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 all four (4) 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)
      *You must complete the other online and in-person courses
      before receiving a link to this course.

      **Dates TBA
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 all four (4) 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)
      *You must complete the other online and in-person courses
      before receiving a link to this course.

      **Dates TBA

How to register for
Foster & Adoption Parents Preservice Training

Call the LCCS Recruitment unit at 419-213-3336
or complete the online form below
(click BLUE button )

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster/adoptive parent.
If you have any questions, please call 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.