Protective Services Hotline: 419-354-9669   JFS Office: 419-352-7566   Call Center: 1-844-640-OHIO

Important Notice: The statewide eligibility systems at the Job and Family Service agencies will be unavailable on August 23rd, 24th and 27th for system updates. Our agency in Wood County will be open, but we will be very limited in our ability to research information and will be unable to issue any public assistance benefits. We will still accept applications and will process them as soon as possible, but there could be a delay during this time. Please plan accordingly when making plans to call for interviews, or to request services and information from our agency. Thank you.

Pre-Service Training

Make a Difference!


Loving, Caring Foster Parents Needed


Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is pleased to announce our next series of pre-service training. The trainer will be Jamole Callahan. The session will be held at Wood County DJFS, 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

Families needed for children, teens, and sibling groups. Training reimbursement, 24 hour support, and more provided. Contact WCDJFS and ask to talk to a foster care specialist today! 419-354-9669

You may register for any or all of the sessions by calling 419-373-6956, or by email at or by signing up via the form below. It is important to register early, as space is limited. There is no fee for attending. There is some material that is not appropriate for children, so children are not able to attend.

Pre-Service Training Schedule

April 28
Module 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Orientation to Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care
Module 2: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – The Child Protection Team

May 5
Module 3: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Child Development
Module 4: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Childhood Trauma and It’s Effects

May 12
Module 5: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Child Sexual Abuse
Module 6: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Minimizing the Trauma of Placement

June 2
Module 7: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Transcending the Differences in Placement
Module 8: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

June 23
Module 9: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Understanding Primary Families
Module 10: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family

June 30
Module 11: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Long-Term Separation From Birth Parent
Module 12: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM –  Post Adoption Issues for Families

Register For a Pre-Service Training Session

You may register for any or all of the sessions. It is important to register early, as space is limited. There is no fee for attending.