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

The call center will be closed on Thursday, April 26, 2018 for system updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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 Shelby.Smith@jfs.ohio.gov 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 16
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 23
Module 11: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Long-Term Separation From Birth Parents
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.