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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 1,800 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

No Events

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

12/13/2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

REFRESHER: A Trauma Informed Approach to Understanding and Supporting Behaviors in Crisis

Planning for the Future: Moving Forward After a Crisis is Over
*Reminder* This is an abridged refresher course that is only open to current BAPC foster parents who have previously completed NCI Initial or equivalent course.  This can replace NCI Refresher as a required training.  If you are uncertain if this is the class you need, please contact fctraining@beechacres.org, prior to registering.

After a behavioral crisis occurs with a child there is an opportunity to learn from the crisis and plan for future behaviors as well as our response to the crisis.  The goal of planning for the future is to reduce the intensity of behaviors and improve both child and parent responses to the crisis.   This training will help you to develop a plan for moving forward in a way that supports learning and growth for the parent and child.

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

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

Date / Time

01/05/2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

In-Person Lunch & Learn

Join us for this in person ongoing training session – topic 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.

Date / Time

01/11/2023

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

January: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Reunification – Now what?

Reunification can be a challenging part of foster parenting. Let’s come together to talk about Foster Parent life after reunification.

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

Date / Time

01/14/2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Super Saturday Training Event!

Super Saturday: A Virtual Foster Parent Training Event!

All attendees welcome – training certificates provided as needed after the event.

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – All Attendee Session

10:00 AM – Break

10:15 AM – Morning Workshops

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Guest Speaker

2:00 PM – Break

2:15 PM – Afternoon Workshops

4:15 PM – Panel Discussion

4:45 PM – Closing Remarks

Date / Time

01/17/2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

Because children are exposed to a variety of environments, it is imperative that caregivers have the ability to identify common concerns quickly in order to stop the spread of disease processes and help keep their families healthy. In addition to signs and symptoms, you will review best practices in preventing the further spread of illness.

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

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

 

Date / Time

01/23/2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Nitty Gritty of the Adoption Process

The Nitty Gritty of the Adoption Process

Join Beech Acres staff, as well as, adoption workers from HCJFS to get an in depth review of the adoption process. We’ll talk about everything from permanent custody to what to expect on adoption day.

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

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

Date / Time

02/02/2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

In-Person Lunch & Learn

Join us for this in person ongoing training session – topic 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.

Date / Time

02/08/2023

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Spoon Theory

Ever heard of the phrase, “stick a fork in me, I’m done!” We will talk about how much energy it takes to be a Foster Parent and how important self – care is. How many spoons do you have?

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

Date / Time

02/21/2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

REFRESHER: A Trauma Informed Approach to Understanding and Supporting Behaviors in Crisis

Planning for the Future: Moving Forward After a Crisis is Over
*Reminder* This is an abridged refresher course that is only open to current BAPC foster parents who have previously completed NCI Initial or equivalent course.  This can replace NCI Refresher as a required training.  If you are uncertain if this is the class you need, please contact fctraining@beechacres.org, prior to registering.

After a behavioral crisis occurs with a child there is an opportunity to learn from the crisis and plan for future behaviors as well as our response to the crisis.  The goal of planning for the future is to reduce the intensity of behaviors and improve both child and parent responses to the crisis.   This training will help you to develop a plan for moving forward in a way that supports learning and growth for the parent and child.

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

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

Date / Time

02/25/2023

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Initial – In Person

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Initial – In Person

This is a full-length introductory course. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training is a behavior management system that teaches simple skills for assessing, managing, and responding to risk behavior. The focus is on verbal de-escalation, prevention, and early intervention.

There will be a 1/2 hour lunch break.

NCI will be held in person at Beech Acres, 615 Elsinore Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Required once for all foster parents in their first certification with BAPC.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

02/27/2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attachment Disorders Review

Over-attached, under attached, no attachment at all? Children who have a trauma history often have a difficult time establishing trusted relationships. Attachment, however, is important for development. Let’s talk about how we can help!

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

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