A public children services agency, private child placing agency, or private noncustodial agency acting as a recommending agency for a foster caregiver shall develop and implement a written needs assessment and continuing training plan for the foster caregiver. Each needs assessment and continuing training plan shall satisfy all of the following requirements:
(A) Be effective for the two-year period the foster caregiver's certificate is in effect;
(B) Be appropriate for the type of foster home the foster caregiver operates, and include training for the caregiver that relates to providing independent living services, as defined in section 2151.81 of the Revised Code, to a child placed as provided in division (B)(2) of section 2151.353 of the Revised Code;
(C) Require the foster caregiver to successfully complete the training required by the department in rules adopted pursuant to section 5103.0316 of the Revised Code and any other courses the agency considers appropriate;
(D) Include criteria the agency is to use to determine whether the foster caregiver has successfully completed the courses;
(E) Guarantee that the courses the foster caregiver is required to complete are available to the foster caregiver at reasonable times and places;
(F) Specify the number of hours of continuing training, if any, the foster caregiver may complete by teaching one or more training classes to other foster caregivers or by providing mentoring services to other foster caregivers pursuant to division (B) of section 5103.032 of the Revised Code;
(G) Specify the number of hours of continuing training, if any, the agency will waive pursuant to division (C) of section 5103.032 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 213, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.
Effective Date: 01-01-2001; 09-03-2004; 09-21-2006; 2008 HB214 05-14-2008