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. 

Substance Abuse and Teens
Monday, July 12, 2021, 6-7:30pm

The Impact of Trauma on Child Development
Thursday, July 15th, 2021, 10am-12pm

Adolescent Sexual Health (2 part series)
Monday, July 19, 2021, 1-3:30pm
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1-3:30pm

Creating Boundaries When Foster Children Join the Family
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 1-3pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10-11:30am

Grief and Loss in Foster Care; It Impacts All Involved
Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6-8pm

Children's Mental Health
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 1-3pm

FASD Basics for Foster Care Training
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 10am-12pm

Open to the Community - MNAdopt Trainings

See offerings here:

"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

July 2021

Caregiving Through a Trauma Lens


Great Ideas for Increasing Biculturalism in Transracial Families

August 2021

Developmental repair: A Framework and Tools to Support Distressed Children


Simple Practices that Heal Children with Trauma

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.