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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

09/18/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 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.

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

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

09/18/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

09/25/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 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 is currently scheduled as a virtual Live Synchronous Webinar. Video is required.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

09/25/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

10/05/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 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.

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

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

10/06/2021

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

October 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.

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

Date / Time

10/07/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 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. Video is required.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

10/12/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 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

10/14/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

**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

10/19/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

**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

10/21/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

10/26/2021

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

10/28/2021

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

11/03/2021

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.

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

Date / Time

11/04/2021

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

11/09/2021

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

11/11/2021

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

12/01/2021

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.

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

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

09/16/2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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

When working with a foster child in crisis, you need to have a specific plan for supporting your child. Because behavior is communication, you can help to effectively de-escalate crisis situations by responding in intentional, strength-based, and mindful ways.  This training will help you to better understand your child’s behavior, identify different stages of a behavioral crisis, and provide tools for intentional, strength-based, mindful interventions.

*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 Candace Caudill, fctraining@beechacres.org, prior to registering.*
**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

09/21/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness: Conversations with Kids

Mental Health Awareness: Conversations with Kids

We all know that certain conversations are important, but difficult topics like mental health awareness can be hard to discuss with young children. In this training we will review strategies and resources for discussing mental health in a developmentally-appropriate and strength-based way.

**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

10/11/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Relational Parenting Concepts

Relational Parenting Concepts

This training presents trauma-informed practices that uses 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.
**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

10/13/2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Parent Support Meeting: October (OhioKAN)

October’s Topic: OhioKAN (Kinship and Adoption Support)

Families who are open to adoption or who have adopted and kinship families will especially benefit from October’s Foster Parent Support Meeting.  Spend an hour with navigators from OhioKAN who will be presenting the excellent resources and services available to kinship and adoptive families in the State of Ohio.  This opportunity has been months in the making, so you won’t want to miss this!

 

Are you a #kinship or #adoption family in Ohio (or know one)?

We’ve partnered with #OhioKAN Kinnect Ohio to ensure you can access all the resources and programs available to you locally or statewide. Dedicated staff Navigators are standing by to help create custom #support plans… and it’s 100% #free!

Visit https://ohiokan.jfs.ohio.gov for more details.

 

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

10/19/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Building Relationships with Primary Parents

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

Date / Time

11/01/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rules & Policies

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 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

11/08/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Role on the Child Welfare Team

Your Role on the Child Welfare Team

In this class, we will review the typical life of a child welfare case, the roles of different people on the team, and strategies to intentionally and productively engage with others.

**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

11/10/2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Parent Support Meeting: November

October’s 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)

**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.