Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio

Foster/Adopt Training Schedule

Please contact Lisa Wayt, Jennifer Johnston-Baker, or Donna Cole anytime after December 7, 2013 at 740-455-6710 to register.  Classes will be held in the ground floor conference room or a meeting room on the 2nd floor (signs will be posted) at 205 N. Seventh Street, Zanesville.

 

Mon. Jan. 6, 2014             Orientation and Overview (PS1)                                 Judy Qualls          6-9 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 8, 2014             The Child Protection Team (PS2)                                 Judy Qualls          6-9 p.m.

Mon. Jan. 13, 2014          The Effects of Child Abuse or Neglect on       Child Development  (PS3)      Judy Qualls          6-9 pm 

Wed. Jan. 15, 2014          Attachment, Separation, and                      

Placement (PS4)

                                        Judy Qualls          6-9 pm 

 

Wed. Jan. 22, 2014          Managing Behavior (PS5)                               

                                       Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

 

Mon. Jan. 27, 2014          Preventing and De-escalating                     

Crisis (PS6)

                                       Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

Jan. Wed. 29, 2014          Cultural Issues in Placement (PS7)                                Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

 

Mon. Feb. 3, 2014            Understanding Primary Families (PS8)                                Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

 

Wed. Fe. 5, 2014              Caring for Children Who Have                     Judy Qualls          6-9 pm  Been Sexually Abused (PS9)

 

Tues. Feb. 11, 2014          The Effects of Caregiving on the                 Judy Qualls          6-9 pm   Caregiver Family (PS10)

 

Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014       Permanency Issues for Children (P11)                               Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

 

Tues. Feb. 18, 2014          Permanency Issues for Families (P12)                                Judy Qualls          6-9 pm

 

All classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays except for the last three classes that will be held on Tuesday and Thursday. All classes will be held from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Please make sure you are not more than fifteen minutes late for any training in order to receive your training credit.

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact Lisa Wayt, Jennifer Johnston-Baker, or Donna Cole anytime after March 26, 2014 at 740-455-6710 to register.  Classes will be held in the ground floor conference room or a meeting room on the 2nd floor (signs will be posted) at 205 N. Seventh Street, Zanesville.

 

Sat. April 26, 2014            Orientation and Overview (PS1)                  Michele Santin   9 am-12 pm

 

Sat. April 26, 2014            The Child Protection Team (PS2)                 Michele Santin   1 pm- 4 pm

 

Sat. May 10, 2014            The Effects of Child Abuse or                       Michele Santin   9 am- 12 pm Neglect on Child Development  (PS3)

 

Sat. May 10, 2014            Attachment, Separation, and                       Michele Santin   1 pm-4 pm Placement (PS4)

 

Sat. May 17, 2014            Managing Behavior (PS5)                              Michele Santin   9 am- 12 pm

 

Sat. May 17, 2014            Preventing and De-escalating                      Michele Satin      1 pm -4 pm Crisis (PS6)

 

Sat. May 31, 2014            Cultural Issues in Placement (PS7)              Michele Santin   9 am -12 pm

 

Sat. May 31, 2014            Understanding Primary Families (PS8)        Michele Santin   1 pm-4 pm

 

Sat. June 14, 2014            Caring for Children Who Have                     Michele Santin   9 am -12 pm Been Sexually Abused (PS9)

 

Sat. June 14, 2014            The Effects of Caregiving on the                 Michele Santin   9 am-12 pm Caregiver Family (PS10)

 

Sat. June 21, 2014            Permanency Issues for Children (P11)        Michele Santin   9 am-12 pm

 

Sat. June 21, 2014            Permanency Issues for Families (P12)        Michele Santin   1 pm -4 pm

 

All classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12 PM and then again from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please make sure you are not more than fifteen minutes late for any training in order to receive your training credit.

 

 

 

MUSKINGUM COUNTY                                                Winter - Spring 2014       

                                                                                                        

Muskingum County CSB, 205 North Seventh Street, Zanesville, OH  43701

To register, go to https://e-track.teds.com/EveryOne/TEDSEveryOne.jsp. Should you experience difficulty registering in E-Track, contact your licensing agency’s foster care specialist.  For Muskingum County CSB foster parents, contact either Lisa Wayt, Jennifer Johnston-Baker, or Donna Cole at 740.455.6710.

 

 

995-54:  Understanding and Working with the Traumatized Child

Facilitator:  Eugene Smiley 

              

Date:  Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Topic Area:  995 

Learning Description:  This training will explore the impact childhood trauma has on the developing child.  It will look at how trauma in childhood can affect early brain development, thought patterns, temperament, behavior and the child’s ability to bond with others.  Caregivers will consider seven “frozen conclusions” the traumatized child may adopt to define him/herself and others.  They will be able to identify symptoms of childhood trauma, understand sensory and other triggers which can sometimes cause the child to relive the experience; and to know social, neuropsychiatric, and physical problems commonly associated with children who have experienced the unspeakable.  Practical techniques to help parents manage problematic behaviors common to children of trauma and help in knowing when professional intervention is needed.

 

 

 

948-PA04-S:  After Adoption:

Understanding the Lifelong Journey

Facilitator:  Michele Santin 

              

Date:  Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - MORNING

Topic Area:  948   

Learning Description:  Adoption is not simply an event in the life of the adopted person, adopted family, and birth parent; it is a lifelong process. This three-hour interactive workshop is about the journey of adoption as seen through the eyes of those who have been touched by the process. Highlighting this workshop will be the presentation of the international award-winning documentary – First Person Plural. Participants will have an opportunity to walk through the adoptive experience with an adult adoptee, adoptive parents, birth parents, and birth siblings. he film is a life-changing experience.                          This workshop is CSWMFT Board approved for Social Work and Counselor CEUs.

 

 

 

994-PA24-S:  What Family Tree? 

School Issues and the Adopted Child

Facilitator:  Michele Santin

              

Date:  Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - AFTERNOON

Topic Areas:  994 and 949 

Learning Description:  Like all children, children who are adopted or in foster care spend a good portion of their waking hours in school.  Because school is such an important aspect of children's lives, it is crucial that the child's school experience be a positive one.  When a child experiences a problem at school, the parent might wonder if the problem is related to the child's child welfare experience or if it is a “generic” problem common to all children.  This workshop will help parents know how and when to share information with their child's teacher and other school personnel, be able to talk with their child about how and when to share their “story” with peers, identify challenging assignments/moments that

fostered or adopted children face in the school curriculum and be able to identify alternative strategies for approaching those assignments and identify behaviors or situations that may require special help in the school setting.  

 

 

 

925-86:  Teaming with the Parentified Child

Facilitator:  Anthony President

              

Date:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Topic Area:  925

 

Learning Description:  In healthy parent/child relationships, it is the role of the parents to nurture, protect, and care for their children.  Childhood is meant to be a time for children to be allowed to be children and play, learn, and develop into adults over time.  One of the negative consequences of child maltreatment is that some children are forced to become adults too soon, and they become "parentified children.”

The parentified child is one who assumes adult responsibilities for herself, her siblings, and her parents because her parents will not or cannot assume the parental role.  Burdened by parental responsibilities, the parentified child is not free to experience the wonders of childhood and, as a result, her social, emotional, and psychological development is neglected.  Participants in this workshop will explore the root cause of why children become parentified and will develop a plan of action to help these children become children again so that they can experience a typical childhood.  

 This workshop is CSWMFT Board approved for Social Work and Counselor CEUs.

 

 

925-68:  Two Weeks to a Less Defiant Child

Facilitator:  John Ward

              

Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Topic Area:  925

 

Learning Description: Learn how to regain control over your defiant child or teen, including those with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. For every frustrated parent, we will discuss the causes of defiance in kids and how you can transform their behavior without resorting to yelling. You will also learn to avoid power struggles, learn discipline tactics you can depend on, successfully communicate without yelling, overcome stubborn obstacles, reinforce the positive changes in your child and last but not least, reduce defiance for the long run.                                                                                                       

 

 

995-48:  Toolbox for Change:  Advocating for Children with Mental Health Concerns

Facilitator:  Katie Terry

              

Date:  Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Topic Area:  995

 

Learning Description:  This three-hour training session highlights ways to effectively advocate for a child with mental health issues, and how to collaborate with mental health professionals to best care for the child and manage his/her psycho-tropic medications. The workshop highlights issues involved with assessment and treatment of various mental health disorders for children and teenagers, as well as the foster parent's crucial role in documentation.                                                                     This workshop is CSWMFT Board approved for Social Work and Counselor CEUs.

 

Muskingum County Children Services
205 North 7th Street • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 455-6710

Avondale Youth Center
4155 Roseville Road • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 849-2344