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. 

Navigating Transracial Parenting in Foster Care: 

October 13, 6-8 pm

Fostering Attachment: Understanding the Development, Unique Needs, Disruption, and Healing of Attachment Issues for Children in Foster Care: 

October 19, 6-7:30 pm

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: 

October 20, 12-1:30 pm

Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Youth: 

October 28, 6-8 pm

Just Trying to Feel Something Else: Chemical Misuse in Adopted Adolescents 

November 5, 12-1:30 pm

Kinship Care

November 9, 10-11:30 am

Is it Just Their Age? A Guide to Child Development

November 6-7 pm

Blood is Thick

November 30, 12-1:30 pm

Free MNAdopt Webinars

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 SESSIONS(registration is now closed, please check back for the Spring session dates):

    The four in-person sessions will be held via Zoom on:
    September 10th
    October 8th
    November 5th
    December 3rd 

    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.