Training & Development

Plan, Practice, Prepare for Progress

Four Oaks is honored to offer training opportunities for community members, partners, and providers to build a solid foundation leading to successful outcomes. You can join us for a regularly-scheduled training at Four Oaks, or we can create a training specially for your group!

Mandt Student Academy

We offer a Mandt Student Academy, built on The MANDT System®, for industry professionals, parents, community members, and others. This program teaches alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, increasing interpersonal communications skills, and improving physical interaction techniques to reduce injury to participants in a high-risk encounter.

Our Mandt Certified Trainers can walk you through the proven curriculum, give first-hand experience and advice, and answer questions.

Community CPR
and First Aid

We also offer Community CPR and First Aid classes. This follows the Heartsaver® CPR and AED training course and cover topics including child and adult CPR and AED use, infant CPR, first aid and how to relieve choking in infants, children, and adults. This class can fulfill requires for certification and professional development, as well as equip individuals with the knowledge and confidence to respond in a medical crisis.

Check out our class schedules for more information about scheduling a training or joining a class.

Foster Care and Adoption Training

The Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections program provides foster care and adoption training and support in the Northern, Eastern, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines services areas.

Learn more on our website, and see all available trainings here.


Looking for Customized Training?

Contact us for more information or to answer any questions! We can create a tailored training for your group, office, school or organization to provide the information and experience you need, at our Four Oaks location, or at your location of choice. Some limits apply.

Email us at for more information or to arrange your customized training.