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Pre-Service Training

Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Our sessions provide interactive training and cover all issues in parenting children. Participants are provided with resources of information during the sessions. Topics include:

  • TrainingOrientation 
  • Team Building 
  • Normal childhood development
  • Effects of Abuse and Neglect 
  • Separation and Attachment 
  • Discipline 
  • De-Escalation 
  • Cultural Issues in Placement
  • Working with Families
  • Sex Abuse
  • Effects of Care Giving
  • Permanency Issues for Families 

Orientation to our programs consists of 36 hours of training divided into twelve, three-hour sessions. Sessions are offered during the day, evening and on weekends to accommodate all schedules. No Children Are Allowed. All spouses and live-in partners must complete pre-service training to be certified. Finishing your 36 hours of training does NOT certify you as a licensed foster parent or an approved adoptive home. Your training is good for from the date you begin classes. Please call 216-881-5775 for more information.

View the Pre-Service Training Schedule