2017 In-Service Training Dates

Topics and trainers are the same for each county.

Date: Title Trainer
Jan-17 Prudent Parenting CMFCAA/MO DSS CD
Feb-17 Foster Parent Bill of Rights CMFCAA/MO DSS CD
Mar-17 IMPACT (Laclede, Boone) IMPACT Trainer
Mar- 17 Brain Balance Achievement Center (Cole, Phelps and Camden) Julie Bailey, Program Director
Apr-17 Foster Parent College Intro Online Link Provided (no onsite trainings)
Jun-17 Adopting Your Foster Child Attorney, Gerard “Jay” Harms
Jul-17 De-Escalation FosterAdoptConnect, Heather Saak
Aug-17 Grief & Loss, Recovering From Placements Denise Rice, MSW, LCSW
Sep-17 De-Escalation / Brain Balance (Boone) MFH

Grief and Loss, Recovering from Placements

MRN & CASA Executives
Nov-17 Advocacy 101 Mental Health Trainers Certified in YMHFA
  • Each In-Service training provides 2 hours of CEU credits towards MO DSS CD requirements.
  • Child enrichment programming and a healthy meal are provided at each training. No fee for child enrichments.
  • POC (Point of Contacts) are provided for each county. (We are still working on a few counties and will notify once your POC has been identified.)
  • Meetings are held from 5:30-8 or from 6-8:30pm each month with exception of May and December there will be no trainings. New for April 2017 Online training opportunity


Two family films (Closure and Foster Care Film) will be shown if training credits are not approved per your supervisor.

The competency categories for foster parents include:

  • Protecting and nurturing
  • Meeting developmental needs and addressing developmental delays
  • Supporting relationships between children and their birth families
  • Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime
  • Working as a member of a professional team.

In addition to our monthly parent In Service training, CMFCAA hosts a Spring Seminar specializing in Trauma Informed Child Behavioral Therapy each May. This opportunity is open to all families as well as social work and mental health professionals. CMFCAA is able to offer CEU credits to professionals during this event.

In Service Schedules per County:

All In Service trainings are held with a meal and childcare provided at no cost to the families. Reservations are REQUIRED to participate in the meal and childcare.


RSVP for
your county:

Boone County

Cole County

Camden/Miller County

Laclede County

Morgan/Moniteau County

Phelps County


Boone County
3rd Tuesday of every month
6 PM – 8:30 PM
The Crossing, 3615 Southland Dr.,
Columbia, MO 65201

County POC is Jenny Reinkemeyer
Phone: (573)418-7453
Email: jennyr@mofosteradopt.com
Venue POC is Josh Blackman
Email: josh.blackman@thecrossingchurch.com
Phone: (573) 256-4410
Volunteer Coordinators
Amanda Johnson and Stacey Deakins

Camden & Miller County
4th Monday of every month
6 PM – 8 PM
Christ the King Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd,
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
County POC is Angela O’Shea
Email: gearoshea@hotmail.com
Phone: (573)489-8709
Current Venue POC is Len Kramer
Phone: (573)280-6931
Current Volunteer Coordinator is TBD

Cole County
2nd Tuesday of every month
5:30 PM – 8 PM
Memorial Baptist Church of Jefferson City
County POC is CMFCAA
Sue Engelage, CMFCAA Program Coordinator
Venue POC is Tisha Spencer/Amanda Towns/Mark Towns
(573)298-0258 or (573)353-0574
Volunteer Coordinator is Tisha Spencer (573)893-6937 & Abigail Miller (573)247-2748

LaClede County
2nd Monday of every month
5:30 PM – 8 PM
Heritage Baptist Church
County POC is Cornell Shrock
*Cornell only receives information by fax-he does not have email or texting capabilities. His fax number is
Venue POC is Heritage Baptist Church
690 Lynn St, Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: (417) 532-7518
Volunteer Coordinator is CMFCAA & Cornell Shrock (573)298-0258 or (573)247-2629

Morgan & Moniteau County
4th Tuesday of every month
5:30 PM – 8 PM
California Middle School
211 S Owen St., California, MO 65018
County POC is TBA
Venue POC is working on details
Volunteer Coordinator is NONE

Phelps County
4th Thursday of every month
5:30 PM – 8 PM
First United Methodist Church of Rolla
County POC is Mark Disbrow Sr.
Venue POC is Angela Fenwick
Volunteer Coordinator is Linda Branson