Foster Parent Pre-Service Training Schedules

Foster Parent Pre-Service Training is NOW Virtual!

The first step to become a foster parent is to contact our Recruitment Department. We are here to answer your questions about foster parenting. Contact our Recruitment Department at Foster@pathwaycfc.org today!


YOU can make an impact on a child's life. Our foster parent training consists of learning sessions designed to help you develop skills and tools as you begin to understand how foster children have been affected by their troubled backgrounds.

You learn the importance of working as a team with social workers, schools and counselors, all for the benefit of you and the children you welcome into your home. Our staff and trainers guide you through behavior management, realistic expectations, and the entire foster parent licensure process.

 

  •  NEW Virtual per-service classes begin June 18th! 

  •  Complete training from the comfort of your home! 

  •  Jump in at any time and we'll host make-up sessions. 

Become licensed from the comfort of your home. Fill out the inquiry form below or contact Foster@pathwaycfc.org to learn more!

VIRTUAL TRAINING

Beginning 5/12 all sessions online via Zoom. Classes will be 3 hours each with alternating times throughout the week

MAY/ JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE:

May 12- Child Development 

May 19- Child Protection Team

May 20- Trauma and its Effects

May 21- Post-Adoption Issues 

May 26- Long-Term Separation 

May 27- Managing Emotions and Behaviors 

May 28- Understanding Primary Families 

June 2- Minimizing the Trauma of Placement 

June 3- Transcending Differences in Placement

June 4- Child Sexual Abuse 

June 9- Effects of Care giving

TBD- Orientation 

VIRTUAL TRAINING

Beginning 5/12 all sessions online via Zoom. Classes will be 3 hours each with alternating times throughout the week

MAY/ JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE:

May 12- Child Development 

May 19- Child Protection Team

May 20- Trauma and its Effects

May 21- Post-Adoption Issues 

May 26- Long-Term Separation 

May 27- Managing Emotions and Behaviors 

May 28- Understanding Primary Families 

June 2- Minimizing the Trauma of Placement 

June 3- Transcending Differences in Placement

June 4- Child Sexual Abuse 

June 9- Effects of Care giving

TBD- Orientation 

Being a good foster parent requires:
  • TIME
  • SELF-SACRIFICE
  • DEDICATION
Beyond that, these are some of the qualities that Pathway Case Managers feel make a GREAT foster parent:

 

  • Having reasonable expectations and meeting a child where they are at.

  • The ability to create an enriching lifestyle for the children in the home.

  • Being a good team player by consulting with case managers when issues arise.

  • Offering some normalization for a child by integrating them into the foster family and also allowing them experiences outside of the foster home when appropriate

  • Supporting biological family relationships and engaging when appropriate.

  • Self-motivating.

  • Successfully handling transitions and helping children do the same.

Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Brook Park Office

5131 West 140th Street

Brook Park, OH 44142

Phone: 216.267.7070

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Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284

Email: info@pathwaycfc.org

Website: www.pathwaycfc.org

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Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider www.StarkMHAR.org Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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