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OCWTP Adoption and Foster Parent Training

Founded in 1986, the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) is a comprehensive, competency-based inservice training system for staff, managers, and resource families in Ohio’s 88 county Public Children Services Agencies.

Designed as a state/county, public/private collaboration, the OCWTP develops and provides an array of training activities to promote mastery of the complex knowledge and skills needed to assure protection and permanence for Ohio’s abused and neglected children. The OCWTP Central Steering Committee conducts strategic and operational planning, program management, and oversight for all OCWTP initiatives and activities. Training is provided by highly skilled and certified trainers through a regionally organized delivery system.

For more information about OCWTP and to find more adoptive and foster parent trainings, visit www.ocwtp.net

Where: Adoption Network Cleveland, 4614 Prospect Avenue East, Suite 550, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Parking available on street and on the east side of the building

Cost: Free

To register: Private agency foster parents should have their agency worker contact Nefertiti McKinney at (216) 881-4048; Public agency foster parents should register online at the OCWTP website; Adoptive parents can contact Julius Jackson at (216) 482-2324 or julius.jackson@adoptionnetwork.org.

2018 Adoption and Foster Parent Training Dates

  • January 20

    Topic: Sugar and Spice, but Not Always Nice—Understanding Girls and Delinquency
    Trainer: Anthony President
    Time: 9 a.m-4 p.m.

  • January 24

    Topic: Impact of Adoption on Birth Children in the Adoptive Home
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • January 31

    Topic: All About Eve—Raising Confident, Happy, Socially Skilled Girls
    Trainer: Kim Langley
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • February 3

    Topic: Recognizing and Responding to Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused
    Trainer: Ronna Johnson
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • February 14

    Topic: Successful Parenting of Teens
    Trainer: Janice Felton-William
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • February 28

    Topic: Holy Chaos Batman—Understanding and Addressing Risk and Behavior in Adolescents
    Trainer: Brian Lowery
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • March 10

    Topic: Conflict Resolution Skills for Families
    Trainer: Kim Langley
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • March 14

    Topic: Triggers—What Can Cause Adoption-Related Crisis
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • March 28

    Topic: Relating to Primary Families—Challenges, Issues and Strategies
    Trainer: Janice Felton-Williams
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • April 7

    Topic: Letting Kids be Kids
    Trainer: John Ward
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • April 11

    Topic: Recapturing the Heart of Your Foster Child
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • May 16

    Topic: Living the Legacy—The Dramatic Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure
    Trainer: Ronna Johnson
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • May 30

    Topic: 3-2-1 Contact! The Openness Puzzle
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • June 6

    Topic: You Can't Make Me! Managing Behavior of Maltreated School-age Children
    Trainer: Brian Lowery
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • June 20

    Topic: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk
    Trainer: Kim Langley
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • June 30

    Topic: Parenting Boys and Girls—The Art of Understanding
    Trainer: John Ward
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • August 1

    Topic: Single Adoptive Parenting
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • August 16

    Topic: Effective Communication Within Families
    Trainer: Janice Felton-Williams
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • August 25

    Topic: Discipline in Foster Care—Managing Our Behavior to Manage Theirs
    Trainer: Janice Felton-Williams
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • September 5

    Topic: Problem Solving as Effective Discipline
    Trainer: Kim Langley
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • September 22

    Topic: The Art of Listening and Confronting Conflict for Foster Parents
    Trainer: John Ward
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • September 26

    Topic: Tackling Bedwetting and Other Toileting Issues
    Trainer: John Ward
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • October 4

    Topic: Keeping It in the Family (Kinship Care)
    Trainer: Janice Felton-Williams
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • October 13

    Topic: Texting, Sexting and the World of the Internet
    Trainer: John Ward
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • October 24

    Topic: After Adoption—Understanding the Lifelong Journey
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • November 1

    Topic: How About Normalcy and the World of Work
    Trainer: Anthony President
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • November 7

    Topic: Triggers—What Can Cause Adoption-related Crisis
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • November 15

    Topic: Helping Children Deal With Feelings Before and After Visits
    Trainer: Kim Langley
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • December 6

    Topic: Stop the Madness
    Trainer: Janice Felton-Williams
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

  • December 8

    Topic: Parenting With Emotional Intelligence—How to Raise Happy, Responsible, Socially-Skilled Kids
    Trainer: Kim Langely
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • December 12

    Topic: Standing in the Gap
    Trainer: Linda Loveland
    Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Served

    961

  • Volunteer Hours

    992.5

  • Donors and Members

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