Foster Parent Fall Pre-Service Schedule 2017



Fall 2017 Marathon Weekends* Foster/Adopt Training Program * Complete training in three weekends!

Trainer: Lynne Anderson

Beginning January 1, 2009, all persons being recommended for licensure as caregivers must have completed the following 36-hour Preservice training, delivered in 12 three-hour sessions.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Session 1: Orientation to Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care     6pm-9pm


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Session 2: The Child Protection Team   9am-12pm

Session 3: Child Development     1pm-4pm

Session 4: Trauma and its Effects     4:30pm-7:30pm


Friday, November 10, 2017

Session 5: Child Sexual Abuse     6pm-9pm


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Session 6: Minimizing the Trauma of Placement     9am-12pm

Session 7: Transcending Differences in Placement        1pm-4pm

Session 8: Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors 4:30pm-7:30pm


Friday, November 17, 2017

Session 9: Understanding Primary Families     6pm-9pm


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Session 10: The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family     9am-12pm

Session 11: Long-Term Separation from Birth Parents     1pm-4pm

Session 12: Post Adoption Issues For Families     4:30pm-7:30pm

*All trainings are held at Marion County Children Services unless otherwise noted. For more information or to pre-register call Training Coordinator Toni Cornwell-Fisher at 740-389-2317 or email to

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