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DHS Presentation: Independent Living Skills Planning and Youth Engagement

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Please join us for a workshop in which we will explore ways to engage and empower youth in their own independent living plan. Kim Lemcke from DHS will provide tools and resources for county and tribal workers. She will also provide foster parents with ways to assist foster youth in navigating a successful transition to…

Free

[Part 3] The Intersection of Transracial Adoption & Racial (in)Justice

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Please join Angela Tucker for a three-part webinar series designed for adoption agencies (staff and families), child-welfare organizations and conferences. Transracial caregiving is a multifaceted journey for the entire family,…

Free

[Part 2] Consent Toolbox Through a Cultural Lens – Age 10 to 18

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

The last of two sessions will focus on youth ages 10-18.  Please note: Part one of this series (on April 3) addresses ages 0-9. Consent is complex and this workshop…

Free

Parenting When Trauma Derails Development

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Parenting when Trauma derails child development: Let's talk about parenting strategies to get back on track. Often times, foster and adopted children have experienced some trauma during their young lives. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of brain development and what happens to development when children do experience trauma. We will review key development…

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[FosterEd] ADHD: Developing Greater Understanding for More Effective Strategies

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

This workshop will increase participants' knowledge of ADHD including what it is and how ADHD can present for different people.  Through developing a greater understanding, methods and strategies for supporting individuals with ADHD can be cultivated and fine-tuned. Kelly Pieper is a therapist, supervisor, and consultant in the Twin Cities area.  She has 10+ years of…

Free

[FosterEd] Concurrent Planning and the Children/Youth We Care For

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Concurrent planning simply means that two plans are being worked on at the same time. This approach emphasizes reunification and establishes an alternative permanency plan if a child cannot return home. In this presentation we will explore the history of concurrent planning, why we do it and why it is important. Keatha McLeod has been…

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[IN-PERSON] [For Professionals] Caregiver Mental Health

St. Cloud Library 1300 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, MN 56301 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud

This in-person event will be held at the St. Cloud Library - 1300 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, MN 56301 If capacity limit is reached, please email edu@fosteradoptmn.org to join the waitlist. Please join Brandon Jensen for an in-person training for professionals. Caregivers face a myriad of struggles and difficulties in their role. Perhaps one of…

$15.00

Prioritizing Belonging in the Classroom for Students Navigating Trauma

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Gaelin is back to honor National Teacher Day, May 7th, 2024!  As adults who have stepped up to care for and help youth grow, it is important to ensure that their trauma does not define their future. Did you know that the primary sources of belonging for youth are family, school, and community, in that…

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[IN-PERSON] [FosterEd] The Importance of Maintaining Primary Relationships

Kanabec County Family Services and Public Health Building, 905 Forest Ave East, Room 101-102, Mora, MN 55051 905 Forest Ave. E., Mora

This in-person event will be held at Kanabec County Family Services and Public Health Building, 905 Forest Ave East, Room 101-102, Mora, MN 55051  If capacity limit is reached, please email edu@fosteradoptmn.org to join the waitlist. Maintaining primary relationships in foster care and adoption is crucial for the emotional well-being of children, providing stability, trust, and a…

Free

[FosterEd] Introduction to Minnesota’s Child Foster Care Licensing Guidelines

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

This webinar is intended to provide an overview of Minnesota's Child Foster Care Licensing Guidelines. This webinar will highlight the steps of the home study assessment and licensing process and the importance of collaboration between licensing and placing agencies to better serve children in foster care. The Child Foster Care Licensing Guidelines apply to homes…

Free

[FosterEd] Adoption and Development Across the Lifespan

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Please join us for a webinar with Sue Badeau. Adoption has an impact on development, and developmental stages have an impact on adoption. This workshop provides an overview of key developmental stages and tasks, highlighting those developmental issues that are most relevant to the adoption, with a specific focus on the impact of adoption on…

Free

Grounding & Connection: Creating a Sense of Safety for Foster & Adoptive Youth

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

When kids feel safe, they can show up as their better selves. We will consider physical, emotional, and social safety as we navigate what that might look like for children. We as parents and professionals can foster routines to help ground young people we care for and work with to help them feel connected with…

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