Virtual Foster Parent Preservice Training
The virtual Pre-Service series is also a 12 part series that consists of OCWTP self-directed, virtual-instructor lead and Foster Parent College. If you select the virtual Pre-Service option, you must complete the entire virtual series. You cannot mix the “in person” training with the “virtual” training.
NOVEMBER 2021: Foster Care Information Session
(Sunday; 2 weekends • Virtual Training)
Sunday, November, 7, 2021
1pm–3pm: MODULE 2 (The Child Welfare Team)
Sunday, November 7, 2021
4pm–6pm: MODULE 4 (Youth Development)
Sunday, November 14, 2021
1pm–3pm: MODULE 7 (Minimizing the Trauma of Placement)
Sunday, November 14, 2021
4pm–6pm: MODULE 10 (Effects of Caregiving)
Module 1: Orientation OCWTP Self-directed course, 1 hour
Introduces the child welfare system and the Homestudy process. Participants also explore the differences between foster care, adoption, and kinship care.
Module 2: The Child Welfare Team v-ILT, 2 hours
Discusses the history and goals of the child welfare system and examines the role of foster care, kinship and adoptive families within the system.
Module 3: Child Development FPC, 4 hours
Explores typical child development, developmental domains and stages, temperament and goodness of fit, and the effects of abuse and neglect on a child’s health and behavior.
Module 4: Youth Development v-ILT, 2 hours
Explores the necessity of normalcy for youth in care and Introduces the concept of the reasonable and prudent parenting standard. Participants will also consider how to prepare youth for independent living.
Module 5: Child Abuse and Neglect FPC, 4 hours
Examines the characteristics, symptoms and reporting standards for child abuse and neglect. Caution: contains graphic images
Module 6: Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused FPC, 4 hours
Explores the emotional and behavioral effects of child sexual abuse on children in care and offers strategies to help overcome the challenges foster parents face.
Module 7: Minimizing the Trauma of Placement v-ILT, 2 hours
Addresses strategies families can use to help the child feel safe and accepted in their home and community. The importance of gathering background information and maintaining connections is stressed.
Module 8: Working Together with Primary Families FPC, 4 hours
Explores the benefits and challenges of building a working relationship between foster and primary families, and offers strategies for developing respectful, positive communication.
Module 9: Cultural Issues in Parenting FPC, 4 hours
Examines how parents can support children’s cultural development and why that is important to their healthy growth and development.
Module 10: Effects of Caregiving v-ILT, 2 hours
Examines the impact of foster care, kinship care, and adoption on individuals and families. Participants are introduced to coping strategies that combat burnout and secondary traumatic stress.
Module 11: Understanding Behavior in Foster Children FPC, 4 hours
Explores problematic behavior in foster children and how foster parents can better understand the purpose of a child’s behavior through careful observation.
Module 12: Adult, Child, and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Red Cross self-directed course, 3 hours
Prepares you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants.
To learn more about becoming a foster parent:
Call 419-213-3336, attend a community recruitment event,
and/or fill out the “Foster Care Inquiry Form” form below.