Pre-Placement Training Resources Below find all the training modules and links to help you along your fostering / adoptive journey


DVD: The Road to Adoption and Foster Care, Shane's Story from AdoptUSKids

Module Two – The Child Protection Team

PCSAO Primary Parent DVD

Module Three – Child Development

Brain Architecture

Module Four – Childhood Trauma & Its Effects

Ohio Minds Matter - Education, Empowerment, Safety

Module Five - Child Sexual Abuse

Module Six - Minimizing The Trauma of Placement

Module Seven - Transcending Differences in Placement

Module Eight - Helping the Child Manage Emotions and Behaviors

Module Nine – Understanding Primary Families

Module Ten - The Effects of Caregiving on the Caregiver Family

ODJFS Communicable Disease Chart

Module Eleven – Long Term Separation from Birth Parents

Module Twelve - Post Adoption Issues for Families

Additional Resources

Preservice Youth Version is a self-study packet for prospective adoptive and foster parents to review with their children as they are attending the Preservice series. This tool, developed by Bethany Strauss and Leah Wasburn-Moses at Miami University, helps parents discuss important topics with their children in preparation for an adoptive or foster child.


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