A Two-Day Training for Minnesota Families Interested in fostering or adopting from Minnesota Foster Care
This is one of the first steps for all families planning to foster or adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. Children’s Home is a contracted provider through the State of Minnesota. We provide the required training for families who choose to work with any of the five PPAI agencies: Ampersand Families, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Kindred Family Focus, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota or North Homes.
These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted and the needs they commonly have. You will have the opportunity to listen to panels of adoptive parents and waiting or adopted teens. Topics covered include an overview of the child welfare system, impact of prenatal drug/alcohol exposure, grief, loss and separation, trauma, abuse and neglect, mental health needs, attachment, cross-cultural and transracial parenting, permanency needs of older youth, concurrent planning, experiences of foster parents, experiences of birth parents, visitation and maintaining connections.
Note: During COVID-19, classes have shifted to an online format and will not be held in-person until further notice.
Online classes include two live webinars and four required pre-recorded trainings, which you will complete on your own time.
To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential each prospective parent attend the entirety of each live webinar and complete the pre-recorded trainings prior to receiving certification. The training is 2 days of live webinars. An agenda for your class series will be sent one week prior to attending.
Please Note: Registration must be received prior to the class dates. The cost of this class is covered by our contracts with the State of Minnesota. If you have questions, please contact 651.255.2241 or [email protected].