Foster Caregivers are required to complete 30 hours of training annually. Training is offered on a variety of topics that are integral in allowing caregivers to meet the needs of any behaviors displayed by youth in the home.

Please contact Karla at Homes for Kids, Inc. at (330) 544-8005 ext. 414 or by email at for training registration or to confirm dates, times, and location of training.


Current Pre-service Trainings

Wednesday 10-11-17  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #1  Introduction to Treatment Foster Care

Wednesday 10-18-17  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #2  Programs of Homes for Kids

Monday 10-23-17  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #3  Effects of Abuse and Neglect

Wednesday 10-25-17   6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #4  Effects of Placement, Attachment and Separation

Saturday 11-4-17  10:00 am-1:00 pm  Pre-service #5  Types of Children in Treatment Foster Care

Saturday 11-4-17 1:00 pm-3:00 pm  Pre-service #6  Communicable Disease

Wednesday 11-8-17   6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #7  PAARR

Wednesday 11-15-17  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  Pre-service #8  Cultural Diversity

Monday 11-20-17 7  6:00 pm-8:00 pm  Pre-service #10 Surrogate Parent

Saturday 12-2-17  10:00 am-3:00 pm Pre-service #11 ODJFS Rules and HFK Policies



Foster Parent Trainings

Friday 10/6/17 Healthy Youth! Promoting Well Being during the Treacherous Teens 9-12PM with Ronna Johnson (No childcare)

Tuesday 10/17/17 Put the Hothead to Bed, Manage their Anger Instead 6-9PM with Presidential Consultants (childcare offered)

Thursday 10/26/17 Verbal De-Escalation 6-9pm with Brian Lowry (childcare offered)

Saturday November 11, 2017 Don’t’ Talk…Don’t Trust…Don’t Feel: Growing Up with an Addicted Parent with Brian Lowery  9Am-12Pm

Friday  November 17, 2017 LGBTQ Youth with Ronna Johnson from 9-12pm (no childcare) 9Am-12Pm No childcare

Tuesday December 5, 2017 6-9pm

Thursday December 14, 2017 6-9pm


Directions to Foster Care/Training Building

Parking and Entrance are in the rear of the building across from Dairy Queen

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