Additional Training for Child Foster Care Providers

If you have a question about orientation and training or want to register by phone, call 763-324-1230.

  • If we do not have enough people registered one week before the training, the training WILL BE cancelled. Pre-registration guarantees that you will be called if a class is cancelled.
  • All of the classes will be held at the Anoka County Government Center, 2100 Third Avenue, Anoka - UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THE CLASS LISTING BELOW.  A staff member will be at the doors to let you in, and will direct you to the appropriate room.
  • Doors will only be open 15 minutes prior to the start time until 15 minutes after the start time. Please use the 3rd Avenue entrance (across from Wells Fargo Bank). Unlimited parking on evenings and weekends on the streets is permitted. One-hour parking signs apply to weekdays only. You are allowed to park in the free three-hour parking ramp located on Jackson Street. 
  • Childcare is not provided. Please do not bring children with you to the trainings.

Child Foster Care Tier 1 Training


Primary Families

Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017
:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
This training helps the participants to understand the grief process of a birth parent whose children have entered an out-of-home placement and the importance of involving the birth family in case planning, daily decision making and other activities to support reunification.

Sexual Abuse

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This training examines the definition and dynamics of child sexual abuse. Participants will learn that sexual abuse is a complex problem and that children who have been sexually abused may have a hard time adjusting to a new home. Additional training and resources to successfully care for these children and teens will be discussed.

The Effects of Care Givers on the Family

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Participants will learn to recognize signs of family stress and the importance of developing and using support systems to prevent a family crisis. Procedures will be outlined that are required if allegations of maltreatment are made. Health, hygiene and nutritional issues will be explored.

Permanency Issues for Children

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Participants will learn the unique aspects of becoming a permanent home for a child who will not be returning to their biological parents. They will begin to understand how post-placement issues such as loss, identity and loyalties can be complicated for these children and begin to prepare for them. Caregivers will explore the supports for parents and children in their community.

Permanency Issues for Families

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This training helps participants recognize the long-term adjustment to adoption for the parent and the child. This includes dealing with grief, loss, identity, control, divided loyalties and fertility issues as well as the fantasy of being a “dream family”.

Series Educator(s):

Dave Ellis, B.S.
Founder of Dave Ellis Consulting, Mr. Ellis is well-versed with programs in the domestic violence and homelessness areas.  He is retired from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL.
Michelle Seymore, M.P.N.A
A Ramsey County child protection worker, Ms. Seymore holds a master's degree from Metropolitan State University in non-profit and public administration.  She has worked in social services for over 18 years.


Use the online registration form or call 763-324-1230.