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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

04/20/2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Special Event: Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens, featuring Dr. Pryce

Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens

A seminar presented by Dr. Jessica A. Pryce

Hosted by Beech Acres’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

Dr. Pryce collaborates with organizations who are committed to addressing racial disparity and disproportionality and leads them to transformation through training and ongoing consulting/advisement. This virtual training will discuss the issues illuminated by data, and provide some historical context associated with child welfare and the formulation of the standards that our society upholds regarding parenting.

PLEASE NOTE:  Open to all current foster parents and foster parent applicants.   This is an optional event and does not count for preservice training credit.  Currently licensed foster parents can receive 1.5 ongoing elective hours.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

*Please enter Foster Parent in Registration Job Title Field*

Date / Time

04/24/2021

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

05/01/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 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

05/01/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 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

05/05/2021

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

May 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

05/08/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 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

05/08/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 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

05/15/2021

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.

**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

05/15/2021

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.

**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

05/22/2021

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.

**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

05/22/2021

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.

**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

06/02/2021

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

June 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

07/06/2021

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.

**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

07/08/2021

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.

**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

07/13/2021

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

07/15/2021

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

07/20/2021

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

07/22/2021

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

07/27/2021

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

07/29/2021

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

08/03/2021

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

08/05/2021

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

08/10/2021

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

08/14/2021

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.

Each attendee must register individually.

Date / Time

08/14/2021

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.

**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.

Ongoing Training

Date / Time

04/20/2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rules & Policies

Rules & Policies

This training is required once per license period for every BAPC foster family.  Updates to state rules and agency policies will be presented. This training promotes safety for all foster children and helps foster parents to remain in compliance with state, local, and agency requirements.

**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

04/20/2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Special Event: Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens, featuring Dr. Pryce

Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens

A seminar presented by Dr. Jessica A. Pryce

Hosted by Beech Acres’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

Dr. Pryce collaborates with organizations who are committed to addressing racial disparity and disproportionality and leads them to transformation through training and ongoing consulting/advisement. This virtual training will discuss the issues illuminated by data, and provide some historical context associated with child welfare and the formulation of the standards that our society upholds regarding parenting.

PLEASE NOTE:  Open to all current foster parents and foster parent applicants.   This is an optional event and does not count for preservice training credit.  Currently licensed foster parents can receive 1.5 ongoing elective hours.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

*Please enter Foster Parent in Registration Job Title Field*

Date / Time

04/22/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sexual Assault: What Kids Need to Know

Sexual Assault: What Kids Need to Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It’s an important parenting topic, but conversations with kids often feel intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Conversations about sexual assault can be a part of the safety conversations you’re already having, like knowing when to speak up, how to take care of friends, and listening to your gut. The key is to start these conversations when your kids are young, and have these conversations often. Join us as we discuss what kids of different ages really need to know about sexual assault and how you can prepare them.

**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

04/27/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rules & Policies

Rules & Policies

This training is required once per license period for every BAPC foster family.  Updates to state rules and agency policies will be presented. This training promotes safety for all foster children and helps foster parents to remain in compliance with state, local, and agency requirements.

**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

04/29/2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sexual Assault: What Kids Need to Know

Sexual Assault: What Kids Need to Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It’s an important parenting topic, but conversations with kids often feel intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Conversations about sexual assault can be a part of the safety conversations you’re already having, like knowing when to speak up, how to take care of friends, and listening to your gut. The key is to start these conversations when your kids are young, and have these conversations often. Join us as we discuss what kids of different ages really need to know about sexual assault and how you can prepare them.

**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

05/03/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CARE Refresher

CARE Refresher

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed practice that uses skills to connect with children through play and redirect problematic behaviors. It can be used with children of all ages. This CARE Refresher course will provide an overview of CARE skills with opportunity for practice and questions.

This class is required once per license period for everyone who has recertified at least once.

You must complete CARE INITIAL training at some point prior to attending. If you are unsure which class you need, please contact ccaudill@beechacres.org BEFORE 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

05/06/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the US with 1 in 54 children diagnosed on the spectrum. This training will talk about what autism is, some of the key features, what parents need to know, and what supports are available for families. This is designed as an interactive training for families to come with their questions and talk about their concerns as well learn valuable information about autism and see the joys and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum.

This class will be led by Mary Helen Richer, Executive Director of the Autism Society Greater Cincinnati. With a Masters of Arts in Communication and a Minor in Counseling from the University of North Dakota, Mary Helen has always had a passion in serving and working with those underserved in their communities. With nearly 8 years of experience working with individuals and families on the autism spectrum, she has developed a broad understanding of autism, its joys and challenges and the many wonderfully unique individuals who are proud to be on the autism spectrum.

THIS TRAINING IS LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES to give maximum possibility for participation.  If this class is no longer open for registration, please email ccaudill@beechacres.org to be added to a waitlist.

**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

05/11/2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CARE Refresher

CARE Refresher

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed practice that uses skills to connect with children through play and redirect problematic behaviors. It can be used with children of all ages. This CARE Refresher course will provide an overview of CARE skills with opportunity for practice and questions.

This class is required once per license period for everyone who has recertified at least once.

You must complete CARE INITIAL training at some point prior to attending. If you are unsure which class you need, please contact ccaudill@beechacres.org BEFORE 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

05/12/2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Parent Support Meeting: May

May’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.

Date / Time

05/18/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early College Planning (Part 1)

Early College Planning (Part 1)

College may seem like a long way off for the kids in your home, but it is never too soon to prepare!  Whether you are thinking about your foster child or a permanent child in your home, many parents don’t know where to begin.  Join Director of college counseling and foster parent Kim Smith as she discusses early college planning in this short monthly series.  This series of trainings will be geared for kids in 7th-12th grades, but open to all families who are curious.  Kids are welcome to participate in this training with parents and do not need a separate registration.

Part 1 will cover:

What can I do now with my kids to prepare? Is college the right fit? What different college types are available? What are some local resources including summer programming?  Open for any questions.

 

**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

06/03/2021

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, ccaudill@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

06/05/2021

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

A Trauma Informed Approach to Understanding and Supporting Behaviors in Crisis

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 class will include a 30 minute lunch break at approximately 12pm.

PLEASE NOTE: This class satisfies the required Crisis Intervention/De-escalation training topic and can be substituted for NCI or NCI Refresher.

**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

06/09/2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Foster Parent Support Meeting: June

June’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.

Date / Time

06/16/2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Human Trafficking 101

Human Trafficking 101

End Slavery Cincinnati’s Regional Coalition Specialist, Bri Combs, will be providing a human trafficking 101 training in which you will learn the basics of human trafficking: definitions, key legislation, indicators, the specific vulnerabilities foster youth face, trauma-informed care, the immediate and long-term needs of victims and survivors, as well as how to report suspected trafficking. You will also learn about End Slavery Cincinnati, what services they provide to the community, and how you can get involved!

**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

06/16/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Human Trafficking 101

Human Trafficking 101

End Slavery Cincinnati’s Regional Coalition Specialist, Bri Combs, will be providing a human trafficking 101 training in which you will learn the basics of human trafficking: definitions, key legislation, indicators, the specific vulnerabilities foster youth face, trauma-informed care, the immediate and long-term needs of victims and survivors, as well as how to report suspected trafficking. You will also learn about End Slavery Cincinnati, what services they provide to the community, and how you can get involved!

**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

06/22/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early College Planning (Part 2)

Early College Planning (Part 2)

College may seem like a long way off for the kids in your home, but it is never too soon to prepare!  Whether you are thinking about your foster child or a permanent child in your home, many parents don’t know where to begin.  Join Director of college counseling and foster parent Kim Smith as she discusses early college planning in this short monthly series.  This series of trainings will be geared for kids in 7th-12th grades, but open to all families who are curious.  Kids are welcome to participate in this training with parents and do not need a separate registration.

Part 2 will cover:

How do we pay for higher education? Are there scholarships or other resources for foster or adopted kids? What are some financing options?  All questions welcome.

 

**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.