Lucas County Children Services Foster Care & Adoption Training

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Friday, August 11 - August 13, 2017

Location:

Lucas County Children Services
705 Adams St
Toledo, OH 43604

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Contact:

Recruitment Department

Phone:

419-213-3336

Email:

[email protected]

Event Details:

WEEKLONG FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION TRAINING SCHEDULED

Complete training program in just one week.

(TOLEDO, Ohio–May 3, 2017)—Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is responding to requests for more flexible foster care and adoption training by offering a way to complete the required training program in one week of classes.

Classes are scheduled for June 19 through 24, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the agency’s offices at 705 Adams Street in downtown Toledo. “This is an opportunity for teachers and others to use a week of vacation time and complete their training all at once,” explains Yvette Muhammad, LCCS supervisor of licensing, training and recruitment.

Information and registration are available by calling 419-213-3336 or visiting www.lucaskids.net. Additional training sessions are planned for Friday/Saturday/Sunday, August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, also from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m; Tuesday and Thursday evenings, September 5 through October 12, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays, October 14 through November 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Qualifying to be a foster or adoptive parent is easier than you think. You...

  • Must be at least 18 years of age to adopt; 21 to become a foster parent
  • Can be married, single or in a relationship; all adults in the household must attend training
  • Can own or rent a home or apartment with at least two bedrooms; that home must pass a safety inspection
  • Can work outside the home
  • Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for yourself
  • Agree to a background check
  • Receive free ongoing training
  • Receive financial support, based on your child(ren)’s needs

 About Lucas County Children Services

The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect.  This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.


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