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. In addition, child care will be provided for Encourage Foster children. Dinner and snacks will be provided for all!
If you have any questions, please call Shawn Pedani at 330.345.7949 ext. 2542
NOVEMBER FIRST FRIDAY:
Want to attend? Register by October 31! Click here to register
Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Parkview Christian Church (1912 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH)
Fostering Hope: How to Manage Holiday Activities and Create New Traditions through Exploration and Connection
Guest Speaker: Abby Fischer, LISW, School Based Therapist, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio
1. Coping with holiday emotions
2. Exploring traditions to foster connection
3. Setting effective boundaries to manage the wants