Children Services Holding Classes for Potential Foster Parents

Marion County Children Services is offering required classes for potential foster parents starting November 2, 2012. The classes are required and are free of charge.

While you are required to take them all, classes can be made up at later dates if you have a conflict.

To learn more about being a foster parent, contact Children Services at 740-389-2317 or visit

Class Schedule
Weekday classes begin at 6:00pm. Saturday classes begin at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:30pm respectively.

Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Session 1: Orientation to Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care

Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • Session 2: The Child Protection Team
  • Session 3: The Effects of CA/N on Child Development
  • Session 4: Attachment, Separation and Placement

Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Session 5: Managing Behavior

Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • Session 6: Preventing and De-Escalating Crisis
  • Session 7: Cultural Issues in Placement
  • Session 8: Understanding Primary Families

Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Session 9: Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Session 10: The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family
  • Session 11: Permanency for Children
  • Session 12: Permanency for Families
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