Encourage hosts several events throughout the year as we work to connect our existing foster and adoptive families with the resources and support they need while also seeking out new families to add to our network. These include quarterly pre-service trainings for new families, monthly First Friday events, ongoing child-specific training and more. Check back here often for new events!
Foster Parent Training
Our quarterly foster parent trainings are held in locations through north-central Ohio. Please click here to see dates and location for our next training
First Friday Events
These free monthly events provide information and advice to foster parents from all agencies in the area. Foster parents will receive 3 hours of on-going training hours for their foster care license. Child care will be provided for Encourage Foster children only. Dinner and snacks will be provided for all!
If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Kauffman at 419-631-1928 or email@example.com
FEBRUARY FIRST FRIDAY:
Want to attend? Register online by Friday, February 22!
Friday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Parkview Christian Church, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster, OH 44691
FRIDAY’S TOPIC: Attachment Issues
Guest Speaker: Sheila Wagler-Mills, LPCC-S, Director, Encompass Christian Counseling
• The need to belong and the impact of broken attachments
• Developmental stages and attachment styles
• Understanding attachment diagnoses
• Healing broken attachment wounds