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 Director at 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 Thursday, March 25, 2021!
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 to learn more! *We currently serve families in 14 Northeast Ohio counties.
ONLINE Pre-Service Schedule
Thursday 25 Orientation
Tuesday 30 Child Development
Thursday 1 Child Protection Team
Tuesday 6 Trauma and its Effects
Thursday 8 Understanding Primary Families
Tuesday 13 Minimizing the Trauma of Placement
Thursday 15 Long Term Separation
Tuesday 20 Managing Emotions and Behaviors
Thursday 22 Transcending Differences in Placement
Tuesday 27 Effects of Caregiving
Thursday 29 Post Adoption Issues
Tuesday 4 Child Sexual Abuse
TBD Orientation II
TBD CPR and First Aid
Being a good foster parent requires:
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.
Successfully handling transitions and helping children do the same.
Pathway Caring for Children
4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Brook Park Office
5131 West 140th Street
Brook Park, OH 44142
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 Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.