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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

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 one the E-Track System on the OCWTP website; Adoptive parents can contact Julius Jackson at (216) 482-2324 or

Adoption, Foster and Kinship Parent Training, July - September 2020

Please Note:

Trainings are open to all foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Certificates of participation are available. There will be no trainings during the month of July.

Please Be Aware: The safety of our visitors and employees is important to us. All visitors to Adoption Network Cleveland will be required to wear face coverings and abide by social distancing guidelines. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied entry into the training.

Visitors will not be allowed to walk around the Adoption Network office or utilize any space outside of the training room. Anyone needing to take a call will be asked to step out into the hall outside of the front entrance to Adoption Network offices.

Access to Adoption Network’s common kitchen area or a microwave or refrigerator will not be provided. Please plan accordingly.

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