Training Schedules

The State of Ohio requires anyone who wants to be a foster and/or an adoptive parent to complete a series of classes that prepare them for the job. The same Preservice Training Curriculum is offered by each county’s children services agency.

Foster/Adoption Training

Individuals interested in being foster or adoptive parents are required to complete training, which includes twelve sessions that are three-hours each. We recommend that individuals complete all sessions during the same preservice training series. However, should you have schedule conflicts, you can attend the sessions you missed the next time the preservice training series is […]Read More

Ongoing Trainings

All trainings are held at Marion County Children Services unless otherwise noted. For more information or to pre-register call Training Coordinator Elizabeth Moore at 740-386-0465 or email to Current schedule of ongoing trainings for 2019: 8/10/2019            The Difference: What Makes Foster Families Effective 9-Noon 1680 Marion-Waldo Rd, Marion, OH 43302 Paula Kyle-Stephens       947-7   […]Read More

Child Abuse & Neglect Training

The Marion community is invited to participate in a FREE training course that focuses on child abuse & neglect warning signs, the investigation process and the laws surrounding it. The goals are to create awareness in the community and to contribute to the protection of abused & neglected children. Two types of training are available: A 3 hour session […]Read More