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Adoption Assessor Training
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All foster/adoptive parent workshops listed on the SWORTC website are open to
all publicly licensed foster/adoptive parents.
Private Agency Foster Parents....Please Note
Private agency foster/adoptive parents will be permitted to attend training
offered by the SWORTC under the following conditions:
- Space Available – As determined by the Ohio Department of Job and
Family Services, foster parents licensed through a private agency may attend
workshops offered by the SWORTC if there is space available after all
foster parents who are licensed by the public agencies have registered.
- Training Allowance Relinquishment – Private agencies will not be
charged an hourly fee to send their foster parents to training through the
SWORTC. However, private agencies cannot claim the "Training Allowance"
reimbursement provided by ODJFS for workshops offered by the SWORTC. The
private agency will be subject to audit by ODJFS for data being accurately
entered into FRED - the ODJFS automated tracking and reimbursement system.
Foster Parent Stipend Payments are not affected by this arrangement. Agencies
are still required to pay the foster parent stipend and are eligible for ODJFS
- Proper Registration of Training – Foster parents must register for
SWORTC workshops through their Private Agency Training Contact Person. The
private agency contact person can then register identified foster parents
through the contact person identified in the quarterly training booklet.
Registrations received from individual foster parents will not be accepted.
A current "Letter of Agreement" must be on file at the SWORTC for that agency.
- 15-Minute Rule Compliance – All training participants will be subject
to the SWORTC’s 15-Minute Rule. This rule states that participants must be
present for the entire workshop in order to receive training credit, i.e., a
certificate. If participants miss more than 15 minutes of the workshop by
arriving late, leaving early or by being absent from the room for more than 15
minutes, then those participants will not be given a certificate and will not
receive credit for attending.