Accelerated foster parent training sessions planned
June 7, 2017
If you have ever considered becoming a foster parent, Richland County Children Services will help you become licensed with a "training marathon."
During a two-weekend session, beginning on Saturday, June 17, a prospective foster parent can accomplish what normally takes three times as long.
The agency has a critical need for new, local foster homes and this accelerated training session is one way RCCS hopes to accomplish its goal.
There will be 12 three-hour classes -- three per day -- on June 17-18 and June 24-25, all conducted at the agency inside the Futty Training & Learning Center. A final session at RCCS on June 27 will explain agency policies and procedures and supply "graduates" with the forms needed to apply for a state foster parent license.
All classes are free and participants are under no obligation to become foster parents.
The "training marathon" will offer classes from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
-- The Child Protection Team
-- Childhood Development
-- Childhood Trauma & Its Effects
-- Child Sexual Abuse
-- Minimizing the Trauma of Placement
-- Transcending Differences in Placement
-- Helping Children Manage Emotions & Behavior
-- Understanding Primary Families
-- Effects of Caregiving on the Family
-- Long-term Separation from Birth Parents
-- Post-Adoption Issues for Families
If interested in learning more or signing up for classes, call Jason Kline or Amy Shenberger at 419-774-4100.
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