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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

Date / Time

08/16/2022

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.

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

If registration has closed, please contact FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

08/18/2022

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.

If registration has closed, please contact FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

08/27/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 1: Orientation to Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Adoption

Pre-Service Class 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.

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

Date / Time

08/27/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PS Class 2: The Child Protection Team

Pre-service class 2 discusses the history and goals of foster care, kinship care, and adoption and examines the role of foster and kinship caregivers and adoptive parents within the system. Emphasis is placed on the primary care team: the child, the foster or kinship caregiver or adoptive parent, the primary parent, and the agency caseworker. Participants become aware of strategies to use teams effectively to serve children and families.

**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, please contact FCTraining@BeechAcres.org for more information.

 

Date / Time

09/10/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 3&4: Child Development and Trauma & Its Effects

** Please note that classes 3 and 4 have been combined into one 3 hour class.

Pre-service class 3 & 4 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. This class helps participants understand how childhood trauma can effect development, including brain development, as well as emotions and behavior.

**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

09/17/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 5: Child Sexual Abuse

PS Class 5: Child Sexual Abuse

Pre-service class 5 provides an overview of child sexual abuse and is designed to help prospective caregivers and adoptive parents understand basic facts about child sexual abuse, recognize potential indicators of sexual abuse, and take beginning steps to making their homes safe environments for children who have been sexually abused.

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

 

Date / Time

09/17/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PS Class 6: Minimizing the Trauma of Placement

PS Class 6: Minimizing the Trauma of Placement

Pre-service class 6 addresses strategies caregivers and adoptive parents can use to help the child feel safe and accepted in their home and community. The importance of gathering background information and maintaining connections is stressed.

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

 

Date / Time

09/24/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 7: Transcending Differences in Placement

PS Class 7: Transcending Differences in Placement

Pre-service class 7 helps participants gain awareness of their own diversity in order to better understand the diversity of each child that comes into their home. Participants also consider ways they can prepare their home and community to welcome and provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child.

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

 

Date / Time

09/24/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PS Class 8: Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

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.

 

Date / Time

10/01/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 9: Understanding Primary Families

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.

 

Date / Time

10/01/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

10/08/2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PS Class 11: Long-Term Separation

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.

 

Date / Time

10/08/2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PS Class 12: Post Adoption Issues for Families

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.

 

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

08/22/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medication Management

Join us for a discussion on medication management for children in foster care. This training will address a basic overview of administering and monitoring children’s medications, developing an understanding of safe storage & disposal of medications, identifying & responding to side effects or adverse reactions, and psychotropic medications.

**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

09/14/2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

September: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Childhood Behavioral Health Issues: ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.  Join to learn skills and strategies to help children succeed at school & home.

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

09/22/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultural Competency: LGBTQ+

Join us for a discussion about LGBTQ+ youth. This training will aim to increase sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge regarding cultural competency for members of the LGBTQ community.

**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

09/28/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Relational Parenting Concepts

This training presents trauma-informed practices that use skills to connect with children through play and redirect problematic behaviors. It can be used with children of all ages.
This course will provide an overview of CARE skills and can count as a required ongoing class in place of CARE Initial, CARE Refresher, or CARE Topic. CARE is a requirement for all foster parents, once per certification period. 

****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

10/12/2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

October: Foster Parent Support Meeting – Open Forum

Join us in October to share ideas and information with your foster parent cohorts. 

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

10/17/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are Teens As Scary As They Seem

Are Teens As Scary As They Seem

There are many misapprehensions about parenting teens in Foster Care. They have struggles and bad days just like anyone else, but are they really as scary as they seem? Join us as we chat about parenting teens in care.

**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

10/25/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Independent Living

Independent Living

This ongoing training aimed to provide foster parents the necessary tools to understand, teach, and encourage independent living skills. All foster parents are welcome to attend. If you are licensed to care for children who are 14 or older, this is a required training to be completed once per licensure period.

 

**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.

No – I am an Alternative Caregiver/Respite Provider

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