fbpx

Foster Care Training Schedule

Beech Acres Parenting Center has matched children with safe, loving, well-trained foster parents for over 40 years. But we need your help. There is a child in this community waiting for someone just like you–someone who can provide a safe haven, open arms, and a loving heart. We will train you and guide you every step of your journey. See our training schedule below.

More than ever, Greater Cincinnati kids need foster parents. Every day, around 1,800 children in Hamilton County need foster care. Add Clermont, Warren, Butler, and the other Greater Cincinnati counties, and the number of youth in need of foster care is staggering.

Every child deserves a stable and secure home. Foster parents give our community’s most vulnerable children a safe, loving environment in which they can grow and thrive.

Are you a licensed foster care parent?

Preservice Training

Date / Time

05/25/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Preservice Module 6: Roles and Responsibilities & Diversity

What are the roles and responsibilities of a foster care parent? In this module we will review those roles and responsibilities. Participants will also learn about diversity in the following ways: identify humility and competence as they relate to diversity, discuss issues of disproportionality and disparity within the child protection system, review implicit bias, identify strategies to provide an inclusive and equitable home.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Video is required.

 

Date / Time

06/01/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preservice Module 7: Partnering with Primary Families & Maintaining Connections

During this module participants will describe the benefits of partnering with the primary parent, identify strategies to be an effective partner, and summarize the importance of relationships to children in care.. Participants will also learn to identify the C.A.R.E. guide as Ohio’s recommended best practice in co-parenting and reunification efforts. Lastly, we will discuss how to support relationships with other important people, including siblings.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

07/13/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preservice Module 1: Orientation & the Effects of Caregiving

Module 1 provides an overview of the child welfare system and examines the differences between foster care, adoption, and kinship care. Participants receive information about the needs of waiting children as well as the process of becoming a foster or kinship caregiver or adoptive parent. We will also examine the impact of foster care, kinship care, and adoption on individual members of the caregiving family as well as the impact on their relationships with one another. Participants are introduced to effective coping strategies to prevent against burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

Date / Time

07/13/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Preservice Module 2: Child & Adolescent Development

Module 2 introduces the core concepts of early childhood development. Participants receive an overview of brain development and gain an awareness of the importance of attachment, self-regulation, and initiative to child development. Factors that enhance development are also addressed. We will also review the developmental changes that happen during adolescence and the foster parent’s role in preparing the youth for independent living.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

07/14/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preservice Module 3: Basics of Child Placement & Medication Management

Preservice Module 3 reviews the referral, placement, and matching process. We will also discuss what an informed decision is and the agency’s involvement post-placement. The last section of the training will review medication management.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

07/14/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Preservice Module 4: Trauma & Its Impact

This class helps participants understand trauma and toxic stress. Participants will also learn how the brain adapts based on experience and it’s impact on attachment and development. Lastly, participants will identify the needs to learn new skills and knowledge when providing care to a child who has experienced trauma.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

07/20/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preservice Module 5: Discipline Foundations & Permanency

This class helps participants identify the knowledge and skills needed to effectively use discipline strategies, identify components of an effective approach to discipline, and identify three elements of an effective discipline strategy. We will also explore de-escalation strategies. The latter part of the training will review legal permanency options for the child and help to describe your role in supporting permanency goals.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

07/20/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Preservice Module 6: Roles and Responsibilities & Diversity

What are the roles and responsibilities of a foster care parent? In this module we will review those roles and responsibilities. Participants will also learn about diversity in the following ways: identify humility and competence as they relate to diversity, discuss issues of disproportionality and disparity within the child protection system, review implicit bias, identify strategies to provide an inclusive and equitable home.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Video is required.

 

Date / Time

07/21/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preservice Module 7: Partnering with Primary Families & Maintaining Connections

During this module participants will describe the benefits of partnering with the primary parent, identify strategies to be an effective partner, and summarize the importance of relationships to children in care.. Participants will also learn to identify the C.A.R.E. guide as Ohio’s recommended best practice in co-parenting and reunification efforts. Lastly, we will discuss how to support relationships with other important people, including siblings.

**This training is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Times, dates, and location are subject to change.  Video is required. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

06/06/2024

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ongoing Training: Lunch & Learn: TBD

In-Person Lunch & Learn

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents.

Join us for this in person ongoing training session – for June, topic is to be determined Lunch will be provided so be sure to register in advance. This is a great opportunity learn, receive training credit hours, and to network!

This training is currently scheduled to take place, in person, at the Beech Acres office – 615 Elsinore Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Please reserve one ticket per attendee.

Beech Acres Parenting Center
615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Date / Time

06/08/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ongoing Training: Day of Training, Summer 2024

Day of Training: A Virtual Foster Parent Training Event!

Training certificates provided as needed after the event.

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents.

Attend for a chance to win door prizes awarded throughout the day!

Please reserve one ticket per attendee regardless of how many sessions you will attend.  Registered attendees will be able to select individual sessions during the event.  Video required, same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Questions? Contact Ryshel or Terry: fctraining@beechacres.org, for more information.

Presenters, topics, and times are subject to change

TIME PRESENTATION PRESENTER
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome/Setting Expectations Ryshel Bowling
9:10 – 10:10 Presentation from the Linder Center -Children Who Self Harm Kelly Bunker
10:10 – 10:15 MORNING BREAK
10:15 – 12:00 Creating Safe & Healing Enviornments for Children In Care Nicole Pfirman
12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 – 1:30 The Power of Music in Crisis Intervention Tanner Hensley
1:30 – 1:40: AFTERNOON BREAK 1
1:40 – 2:40 Presentation from Encompass Adoptees Patty McClarren
2:40 – 2:50 AFTERNOON BREAK 2
2:50 – 3:50 Presentation Title TK Khalila Riga
3:50 – 4:00 AFTERNOON BREAK 3
4:00 – 5:00 Dealing With Unsolicited Comments Jenni Cattran
5:00 – 5:10 Closing Remarks Ryshel Bowling

Date / Time

06/17/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ongoing Training: Rules & Policies

This training promotes safety for all foster children and helps foster caregivers to remain in compliance
with state, local, and agency requirements. Updates to state rules and agency policies will be
presented. Normalcy practices in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard will be
reviewed.

This training is required once per license period for every BAPC foster family.

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents with Beech Acres.

****This training will occur as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Video is required.

Please reserve one ticket per attendee. Video required for training credit. Same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Date / Time

06/18/2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ongoing Training: Rules & Policies

This training promotes safety for all foster children and helps foster caregivers to remain in compliance
with state, local, and agency requirements. Updates to state rules and agency policies will be
presented. Normalcy practices in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard will be
reviewed.

This training is required once per license period for every BAPC foster family.

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents with Beech Acres.

****This training will occur as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Video is required.

Please reserve one ticket per attendee. Video required for training credit. Same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Date / Time

06/26/2024

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

June: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Topic TBA

 

This training is an elective credit and the topic of discussion will change monthly.  It is a chance for Beech Acres families to gather together, discuss relevant topics, and encourage each other.  (open only to Beech Acres affiliated attendees)

Please reserve one ticket per attendee. Video required for training credit. Same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Date / Time

07/11/2024

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ongoing Training: Lunch & Learn: TBD

In-Person Lunch & Learn

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents.

Join us for this in person ongoing training session – for July, topic is to be determined Lunch will be provided so be sure to register in advance. This is a great opportunity learn, receive training credit hours, and to network!

This training is currently scheduled to take place, in person, at the Beech Acres office – 615 Elsinore Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Please reserve one ticket per attendee.

Beech Acres Parenting Center
615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Date / Time

07/17/2024

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Social Media Safety

 

This training is an elective credit and the topic of discussion will change monthly.  It is a chance for Beech Acres families to gather together, discuss relevant topics, and encourage each other.  (open only to Beech Acres affiliated attendees)

Please reserve one ticket per attendee. Video required for training credit. Same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Date / Time

08/17/2024

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ongoing Training: In-Person CPR and First Aid for Recertifcation

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents with Beech Acres.

All Foster Parents are required to attend a CPR and First Aid Training course for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED. This training is only open to currently licensed foster parents and class size is limited. After your registration is processed and accepted, you will receive an email with additional meeting instructions. Please register for each attendee. If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, please notify us immediately at fctraining@beechacres.org so that we can offer that spot to the next attendee.

**This training is scheduled for in person at our location: 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

08/27/2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ongoing Foster Parent Elective Training: Understanding Trauma Behaviors

Understanding Trauma Behaviors 

Ongoing Elective Training for Licensed Foster Parents

Join us for a presentation by Brian D. Lowery, MPA, LSW

[more info about this session will be added soon]

Please reserve one ticket per attendee. Video required for training credit. Same-household attendees may attend on one or multiple devices.

Presenter bio: Brian D. Lowery, MPA, LSW has been a child welfare trainer for the past 30 years and is the recipient of the “Rising Star Award”  from the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) and the “Trainer of the Year Award”  from the Northeast Region of the OCWTP.  He recently received the prestigious Linda Pope award for excellence in training in Ohio. Brian has served as the Director of In-Service Training for the largest private child caring agency in Ohio and the Director of Child Care at a Northeast Ohio residential treatment center. He is a Qualified Professional Administrator with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and a State Licensed Social Worker. Brian currently serves as a consultant with contract agencies of the  Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board  and the  Developmental Disabilities Board of Cuyahoga County.  He  is a sought after consultant and trainer with child welfare organizations throughout the Midwest.

Date / Time

11/09/2024

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ongoing Training: In-Person CPR and First Aid for Recertifcation

This class is for Ongoing Training and is only open to licensed foster parents with Beech Acres.

All Foster Parents are required to attend a CPR and First Aid Training course for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED. This training is only open to currently licensed foster parents and class size is limited. After your registration is processed and accepted, you will receive an email with additional meeting instructions. Please register for each attendee. If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, please notify us immediately at fctraining@beechacres.org so that we can offer that spot to the next attendee.

**This training is scheduled for in person at our location: 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202. If registration has closed or tickets are otherwise unavailable, please contact us at FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.