Isaiah's Place - Troy, Ohio Isaiah's Place

Providing Quality Treatment Foster Care
in the Miami Valley

1100 Wayne Avenue
  Suite 3400
PO Box 220
Troy OH 45373

Ph:   937-335-3701
Fx:   937-335-7291

 

 
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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

 

 

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Licensing Requirements

1.   Orientation
When a parent makes initial contact with our agency, either through filling out an online interest form or calling for more information, the first step is making sure the parent has our brochure and agency information.  This is to ensure the parent is given the basic information about our agency, the support services we offer to our homes and children and the general licensing guidelines.  After the parent has the brochure and has decided to take the steps to become a foster parent, an orientation meeting is scheduled with our Licensing Specialist, Molly Snow.  This meeting gives the parents the opportunity to ask more questions and really find out what it will be like to get licensed as a foster parent.   The Licensing Specialist will also go over some of the expectations for foster parents and make sure that our agency is a good fit for you and your home.  During this meeting the licensing packet will be distributed and explained and it is the parent's responsibility from that point on to complete the paperwork and turn in to the Licensing Specialist.

2.   Home Study
Once a parent has successfully completed all of the required paperwork they will be eligible to start the home study process.  The home study is a nine-page assessment that is completed in your home by a Certified Adoption Assessor.  At  Isaiah's Place, your Licensing Specialist is qualified to complete your home study and all requirements to become licensed.  This ensures continuity throughout the entire process and you'll have full access to them for questions or problems as they may arise.  The home study consists of gathering information about your family history, parenting practices, work experience and education and many other factors that will help Isaiah's Place appropriately match foster children to your home.  The home study usually takes two to three home visits to complete and requires each member of the household to be present during the visits.  During the home study process it will also be discussed whether your home will be licensed as a family foster home or a treatment foster home.  The difference between the two levels depends on the parent's work/education experience and the level of children they will receive in their home.  Most new families start at the family foster level and move up to the treatment level after their first recertification period.

3.   Training
After you have successfully completed the home study you will begin your 36 hours of pre-service training. At  Isaiah's Place we have certified trainers who will come into your home to complete the hours with you. This ensures that you will get undivided attention to your specific training needs, as well as allows for parents to create a flexible schedule to meet the training requirements.  The training consists of CPR/First Aid, as well as Policies and Procedures for Isaiah's Place, OAC Rules and Regulations pertaining to foster care, behavior management techniques, crisis intervention, parenting children who have been abused and neglected and an array of other topics pertinent to foster care.

4.   Licensure
Once you have completed all the licensing requirements and the Licensing Specialist has approved your home, your information will go to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Services, Foster Care division for licensing.  Isaiah's Place will receive two copies of your license, one for our file and one will be mailed to your home for your records.  After your license is received you will be eligible for placements immediately. Your license will be effective for two years, during which time frame you will be required to complete between 40-60 hours of ongoing training depending on whether you are licensed as a family foster home or a treatment foster home.