To assure the children of Hancock County greater protection from abuse and neglect, preserving families whenever possible. This will be accomplished utilizing available resources and working with the community to eliminate service gaps.

Register for Training

Space is limited, so register early!

Hancock County Job and Family Services is pleased to announce our next series of preplacement training.  The trainer once again will be CeCe Norwood.  The sessions will be held at the Hancock County JFS, sale ed 7814 Co. Rd. 140, Findlay, Ohio  45840- rear entrance.

January 2020 Preplacement training schedule

October 2020 Preplacement training schedule


 Saturday, October 3, 2020

Module 1           9:00 am-12:00pm            Orientation to Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care

Module 2           1:00pm-4:00pm               The Child Protection Team

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Module 3           9:00am-12:00pm            Child Development;

Module 4           1:00pm-4:00pm              Childhood Trauma and Its Effects

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Module 5            9:00am-12:00pm           Child Sexual Abuse

Module 6          1:00pm-4:00pm                Minimizing the Trauma of Placement

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Module 7           9:00am-12:00pm            Transcending the Differences In Placement

Module 8           1:00pm-4:00pm              Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

 Saturday, November 14, 2020

Module 9           9:00am-12:00pm            Understanding Primary Families

Module 10         1:00pm-4:00pm              The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Module 11         9:00am-12:00pm             Long-Term Separation from Birth Parents

Module 12         1:00pm-3:00pm               Post Adoption Issues for Families


Please register for any or all of the sessions by calling 419-429-8065, by sending in the attached RSVP form, or by e-mail at   It is important to register early, as space is limited and often times registration gets full.  There is no fee for attending.  There is some material that is not appropriate for children, so children are not able to attend.

Foster/Adoptive Preplacement Training

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For other training opportunities, try these links:

Link to Ohio Child Welfare Training