Ongoing Training

Live Trainings - In-Person or Live Webinars

The following live webinars are available to Anoka County Foster Care providers only. A link to register has been sent to all providers. Please ask your foster care social worker if you need the link. 

April 8, 6-8pm Building a Mindful Foundation for Healthy Child Development

April 14, 12-1:30pm Navigating Birth Family Dynamics as a Foster Provider

April 27, 1-3pm The Impact of Early Trauma

April 30, 10-11:30 Promoting Healthy Sexual Boundaries and Conversations

Open to the Community - Additional April MNAdopt Webinars are Free

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Open to the Community - FREE virtual training with

Tuesday, April 27th, 6-7:30pm Parenting in a Digital Age: Steps toward wellbeing

Learn tactics to address the challenges and resources specifically designed to help you navigate life with Digital Natives. You are not alone in the struggle.

This training is for parents, professionals, and community members.

Sign up for this free training via our registration link:

Or contact Ashley at


You will receive 1.5 contact hours/certificate of attendance (no CEU’s)

"On Demand" Webinars

Exclusively for Anoka County Foster Parents

Coupon codes will be emailed to Anoka County licensed providers at the beginning of each month. Providers will have free access to each webinar only during the designated month. Providers may also contact their foster care social worker to obtain the code. 

April 2021

Reactive Attachment Disorder Throughout the Lifespan

May 2021

When Child Protection Calls: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Child Protection

June 2021

Caregiving After Trauma: The Effects of Witnessing Violence on Children

Foster Parent College Blended Pre-Service CurriculumMN Department of Human services

A joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Human Services and County Social Services Agencies using the Foster Parent College curriculum. The Minnesota Child Welfare Training System (MCWTS) has a contract with Foster Parent College to offer their blended Pre-service training to foster parents. It is a blend of online and in-person training.

  1. Registration for the Spring Sessions is now closed. Please check back for information about the Fall Session.

    View the Pre-Service Training Flyer here.

    The pre-service training blends four classroom schedule sessions and 10 online courses on
    In between each meeting, trainees will view several online courses to prepare for the next meeting to discuss content, ask questions, and learn more about caring for children in foster care.

    All meetings take place from 6-9pm in room 237 of the Anoka County Government Center.  Doors will be open 15 minutes prior to the training start times. Please use the main entrance across from Wells Fargo Bank.
    If deemed necessary due to COVID-19 recommendations these sessions will be held online via Zoom.

    To register, or for more information, contact: 
    Heather Lance | 763-324-1226 | [email protected]

  2. 26th Annual Anoka County Fall Foster Provider Conference

    The 2020 Fall Conference has been Cancelled.
    Please check back for information on the next fall conference that will be held in October of 2021.