Foster Parent Spring Pre-Service Schedule 2017

      Spring 2017

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.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Session 2: The Child Protection Team     6pm-9pm


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Session 3: Child Development     9am-noon

Session 4: Trauma and its Effects     1pm-4pm


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Session 5: Child Sexual Abuse     6pm-9pm


Thursday, May 11, 2017

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


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Session 7: Transcending Differences in Placement     9am-noon

Session 8: Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors     1pm-4pm


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Session 9: Understanding Primary Families     6pm-9pm


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Session 10: The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family     6pm-9pm


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Session 11: Long-Term separation from Birth Parents   9am-noon

Session 12: Post Adoption Issues for Families     1pm-4pm


*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

For training schedules in other counties, please visit:

Choose training calendars at the top of the page . Scroll down and click Foster/Adoptive parent training calendar.