Ongoing Training

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.

Training for Anoka County Child Foster Care Providers and Applicants{collapse}

  1. How will Foster Care Impact Your Children?

    Sept. 26, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm | Anoka County Government Center Rm. 237
    Register for event here.

  2. Anoka County Foster Care Fall Conference

    26th Annual Anoka County Fall Foster Provider Conference


    October 29, 2019 | 8:30 am to 3 pm | Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey, MN 

    Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Bingle
    Luncheon Topic: Valuing Self Care
    Jennifer is a communication consultant, leadership and collaboration learning specialist with over 15 years experience in professional training. Her passion is helping individuals and teams make and maintain significant transformations in their professional and personal lives.

     Conference Schedule

     9 - 10:15 am Topics  10:30 - 11:45 am Topics 1:45 - 3:00 pm Topics
    Dementia Caregivers and the Interdisciplinary Team by Janet Yeats Trauma Inoculation: How to Prepare for the Unexpected by Janet Yeats  Home Safety Made Real by Rebecca Booker
    Safety and Technology by Justin Block Providing Responsive Services to Transgender and Gender Non-binary clients by Alex Nelson Mental Load Management by Jennifer Bingle
    FASD Parenting Strategies by Barb Clark African American Hair and Skin Care by Lenora O'Connor The Increasing Rates of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety and How to Treat Clinically by Heather Siek
    For your convenience: All Safe, Inc. will be on site from 8:00 - 8:45 am.
    Bring fire extinguishers for Inspection, Service, and Recharging. A fee will be charged payable by cash or check.

    Pre-Registration is required by October 4, 2019.
    To Register Contact:
    Darlene Croteau | 763-324-1454 | Darlene.Croteau@co.anoka.mn.us
    OR
    Ramona Knealing | 763-324-1694 | ramona.knealing@co.anoka.mn.us

    Pre-registering will enter you in the door prize drawing. 

    Lunch is included in this all day conference. The conference is free to Anoka County Foster Care Providers (limit 2 people per license) and County Staff.

    Others are welcome with a fee of $40.00 per person.
  3. Pre-Service Training Series


    Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 7, and Dec. 3, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm | Anoka County Government Center Rm. 237
    Foster Parent College Blended Pre-service curriculum
    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 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.
    View the Pre-Service Training flyer here.

    Pre-Service Training

    The pre-service training blends four classroom Schedule sessions and 10 online courses on FosterParentCollege.com
    Following Meeting I, trainees will view several online courses and then attend Meeting II to discuss content, ask questions, and learn more about caregiving. After Meeting II they will complete more classes online; attend Meeting III; complete more online classes; then reconvene for the final session, Meeting IV.

    Trainer: Forrest Mainville

    Forrest Mainville worked as a licensing social worker and trainer for Hennepin County Child Protection and Foster Care Licensing for 27 years. In this capacity, they licensed, trained and monitored foster parents in Minneapolis and surround- ing suburbs. Their special interest is in making a difference and having a positive impact on LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system. They were selected by the National Association of Social Workers and Lambda Legal in 2009 to be trained to pre- sent their LGBTQ Youth Project curriculum. For- rest is currently writing their memoir and sharing their coming out story. In 2018, Forrest was selected to become a compassion trainer. They are presenting workshops on compassion and gender.

    Schedule

    All meetings take place 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.

    Meeting 1: Orientation and Overview | September 24, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm

    1. The Child Welfare Team (online)
    2. Child Abuse and Neglect (online)
    3. Parent-Child Attachment (online)
    4. Understanding Behavior in Foster Children (online)

    Meeting 2: Review of Sessions 1 through 4 | October 15, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm

    5. Child Development (online)
    6. Cultural Issues in Parenting (online)
    7. Working together with Primary Families (online)

    Meeting 3: Review of Sessions 5 through 7 | November 7, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm

    8. Caring for Children Who have Been Sexually Abused (online)
    9. Reducing Family Stress (online)
    10. Foster Care to Adoption (online)

    Meeting 4: Review of Sessions 8 through 10 and Wrap-Up | December 3, 2019 | 6 to 9 pm

    To register, or for more information, contact:
    Ramona Knealing | 763-324-1694 | Ramona.Knealing@co.anoka.mn.us


Free MNAdopt Webinars{collapse}

  1. Exclusively for Anoka County Foster Parents
    Coupon codes will be emailed to Anoka County licensed providers at the beginning of the month. Providers may also contact their foster care social worker to obtain the code. 
  2. November


    Calming the Holidays for Children with Sensory Differences

  3. December


    Grief and Loss in Foster Care, It's Complicated!