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Foster Parent Preservice Training
2022 Schedule

We now offer both “In-Person” and “Virtual” preservice training options. In-Person training is held in Lucas County at The Northwest Ohio Regional Training Center. Virtual training includes four (4) classes that are live-streamed (and must be attended at the time listed); and seven (7) self-paced courses (that you complete according to your schedule). Please register for either In-Person or Virtual sessions (not both).

Once selected, you must complete either all in-person sessions or all virtual sessions. Switching and/or mix-matching modules is not encouraged.

Virtual Training

“Virtual” training allows you to participate in preservice training from your home or other location where you have internet access (it is not recommended that you utilize a smart phone for virtual training). The virtual program incorporates two types of classes:

Real-Time: Our trainer presents course material live, at a designated time, and participants watch and participate as if they were attending a regular class. Modules 2, 4, 7, and 10 are provided in this format. You must complete all modules in a single round of training.

Self-Paced: Seven modules are provided by Foster Parent College and are available as self-paced classes–taken at your convenience. There are no specific dates to attend, but you are encouraged to complete the entire curriculum in one session, along with the real-time classes. Preservice modules 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12 are self-paced. You must register in advance before beginning the virtual program, and after completing module 1 (orientation), you are responsible for downloading your training certificate and writing in your information. If you do not download and print the certificate, you will be asked to re-take this module. After modules 1 through 11 are completed, a NWORTC representative will contact you to schedule Module 12.You have 2-weeks to complete Module 12.


2022 Virtual Foster/Adoptive Parent Preservice Training Schedule

Module Module Name Training Type Training Date(s)
Module 1 Orientation Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 2 The Child Welfare Team Virtual Select One Date:
• Monday, August 22, 2022 | 6–8pm
• Monday, September 19, 2022 | 6–8pm
Module 3 Child Development Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 4 Youth Development Virtual Select One Date:
• Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 6–8pm
• Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 6–8pm
Module 5 Child Abuse and Neglect Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 6 Caring for Children
Who Have Been Sexually Abused
Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 7 Minimizing the Trauma of Placement Virtual Select One Date:
• Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 6–8pm
• Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 6–8pm
Module 8 Working Together with Primary Families Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 9 Cultural Issues in Parenting Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 10 The Effects of Caregiving Virtual Select One Date:
• Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 6–8pm
• Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6–8pm
Module 11 Understanding Behavior in Foster Children Self-Paced ANYTIME
Module 12 Adult, Child, and Baby
First Aid/CPR/AED Red Cross
Scheduled Individually Only available to participants
who have completed courses 1 through 11.
**An NWORTC representative will contact you
to schedule this class.

How to register for
Foster/Adoptive Parent Virtual 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.