Adoption Training

for foster/adoptive families & professionals

happy couple sitting on sofa talking about getting ready to start pre-service adoption training with SOFA

SOFA is an Ohio Licensed Training Provider

  • All Ohio Licensed Foster Parents Welcome to Attend

  • Adoptive Parents, Social Workers, Counselors, & Volunteers also Welcome! 

  • CEU Provider for the Ohio Social Worker and Counselor Board, # RCS111501

  • Eligible for Training Stipends for Foster Parents

  • CE Provider for the Ohio Board of Nursing OLN-S-3107-2022 for Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) through September 1, 2024

     

We Provide Live as well as Self-Directed Training Opportunities

 

 

Live Trainings: 

 

A schedule of live trainings can be found below and pre-registration is required.  All are welcome.  Ohio licensed foster parents need to obtain 18 live training hours within your two year homestudy certification period.

 

Self-Directed Trainings: 

 

Foster parents can also obtain up to (6) hours of self-directed training hours within your two year homestudy certification period.  Self-directed trainings are completed on your own timeframe. 

 

To Receive Training Credit:

 

An evaluation will be required at the conclusion of every training, whether live or self-directed, before training credit will be received.    

Upcoming Live Training Opportunities

Implementing a Nursing Care for Adoption Course

November 19, 2022 @ 10:00AM EST

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Pre-Service Training

Session #1: Introduction to SOFA and the Homestudy Process

Thursday, December 1st, 6-9pm EST

Session #2: Forming Healthy Attachments

Monday, December 12th, 6-9pm EST

Session #3: Cultural Awareness

Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm EST

Session #4: Infant CPR and First Aid

Monday, December 5, 2022 6-9PM

*Self-Directed Ohio Adoption/Foster Trainings*

book cover of smiling young black boy, Kevin Hofmann transracial adoptee

Read Kevin's Book + complete an evaluation. 

  • (6) hours self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available

 

Click to Submit Your Evaluation
book cover of Fireweed by Jennifer Mae. She has her arms reaching for the sky and she is standing in a field of weeds

Read Jennifer Mae's Book + complete an evaluation. 

  • (6) hours self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Submit Your Evaluation
book cover of The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis.  The cover photo is a mom sitting a desk smiling with her young daughter sitting on her lap.

 

Read The Connected Child Book + complete an evaluation. 

  • (6) hours self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Submit Your Evaluation

To Receive Credit for Self-Directed Trainings:

Ohio licensed pre-adoptive foster parents will need to:

1. Read the book or watch the video.

2. Complete an evaluation.

3. Notify Ellie Hartford that you completed the training.

4. Ohio licensed foster parents will receive a training stipend and certificate of completion for each hour of coursework completed. 

5. Questions: ellie@spiritoffaithadoptions.org 

*Please note that 6 of your 24 training hours in each renewal period (2 yrs.) are permitted to be self-directed/without a live trainer present.* 

 

Coming Soon! More Live Training Opportunities

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