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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 1,200 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

11/03/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PS Class 8: Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

Pre-service class 8 introduces foster and kinship caregivers and adoptive parents to strategies they can use to assist children in learning to manage their emotions and control their behaviors.

**Training is currently happening in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

11/04/2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November Review for Alternative Caregivers and Respite Providers

This one hour class provides an overview of foster care rules and polices for individuals becoming approved as alternative caregivers or respite providers to care for foster children.

** Please note that this class is not eligible for ongoing training credit and is only approved for Alternative Care and Respite Providers.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Date / Time

11/05/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PS Class 9: Understanding Primary Families

Pre-service class 9 presents a rationale for involvement of foster and kinship caregivers and adoptive parents in promoting connections to primary family members, particularly primary parents and siblings. The training encourages a non-judgmental approach to the caregiver’s or parent’s work with primary families to promote reunification.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

11/10/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PS Class 10: The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family

Pre-service class 10 examines 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.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

11/12/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PS Class 11: Long-Term Separation

Pre-service class 11 describes the emotions children experience when reunification efforts with the birth parents fail. Feelings of adopted children and children in long-term substitute care placements are explored. Participants will learn about typical triggers of long-term grief.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

11/17/2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PS Class 12: Post Adoption Issues for Families

Pre-service class 12 describes adoption dynamics impacting families. Openness in adoption is addressed as well as stages of adjustment for new adoptive families. Post adoption services including subsidy are also discussed in this module.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

12/02/2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

December Review for Alternative Caregivers and Respite Providers

This one hour class provides an overview of foster care rules and polices for individuals becoming approved as alternative caregivers or respite providers to care for foster children.

** Please note that this class is not eligible for ongoing training credit and is only approved for Alternative Care and Respite Providers.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

11/11/2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Parent Support Meeting: What’s in a Name?

November’s Topic: What’s in a Name?
In honor of National Adoption Month, we will be discussing one of the more individual aspects of adoption – name changes. We will talk about how names relate to identity, things to consider, and transitioning to a new name.

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)

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

11/18/2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Adoption Sensitive Language

Increase your AQ (Adoption-attunement Intelligence), by attending this succinct training on adoption sensitive language. We will review some words and phrases that are commonly used and present you with better options that can help you to be more sensitive in support of the adoptees in your life. Fortifying your circle of family and friends with knowledge of sensitive and respectful language is one of the best ways you can advocate for your child. This training will leave you with a resource to help you achieve that goal. Discussion will also include some helpful strategies for handling insensitive comments offered by strangers in public.

**Training is currently occurring in a virtual environment. All dates and locations are subject to change as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

12/05/2020

All Day

Save the Date: Super Saturday!

The Foster Care and Adoption Department is proud to announce that we are planning a new event!

We hope you join us for Super Saturday: our very first all-day virtual foster care training conference. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity, so mark your calendar now!

We will publish more details as they are finalized and
Registration will open mid-October.