Ongoing Training

Live Trainings - In-Person or Live Webinars

Wednesday, Jul 15th 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Understanding Child Development and It’s Impact on Individuals/Families

Brandon Jensen, MS, LMFT, PACC


Free to Anoka County Foster Care Providers. A link to the registration
has been emailed to all providers. Please contact your foster care social worker
if you need the link

Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Beginner)
Ages addressed: 0-18

*This webinar will NOT be recorded*

This workshop will focus on the impact child development has on individuals/families, and will seek to provide insight and tools from a developmental perspective. This child development workshop will enable parents, providers, and caregivers the strategies to enhance their interactions with children in their lives. This workshop will also provide further resources for ongoing support and education.

Brandon Jensen is committed to the restoration and improvement of familial relationships and committed to generational change in families. Brandon feels very strongly about working with individuals and families whatever their current situation may be and working with them to establish positive changes that will positively affect generations to come in their families. Brandon has experience working with issues such as Pre-Marital counseling, Couples Counseling, parenting skills training, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, ADHD, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pre and Post Adoption, Mood Disorder(s), and Grief and Loss. Brandon is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the board approved supervisor, permanency and adoption competency certified, and an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University.

Free MNAdopt Webinars

  1. 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. 
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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. Fall Session:

    September 10th, October 8th, November 5th and December 3rd | 6 to 9pm | Anoka County Government Center Rm. 237 (or online)

    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 |

  2. 26th Annual Anoka County Fall Foster Provider Conference

    Please check back for information on the next fall conference that will be held in October of 2020.