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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

Friday, August 24, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018

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For Minnesota families interested in adopting children from Minnesota foster care

This is the first step for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also the first step for all families planning to become foster care providers through CH/LSS.

These classes will familiarize you with the children waiting to be adopted, the needs they commonly have, and the adoption process. You will also have the opportunity to listen to panels of adoptive parents and waiting or adopted teens. Topics covered include: 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.

Location: Children’s Home & LSS Offices, 1605 Eustis Street Saint Paul, MN 55108

To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential to attend the entirety of this two day series:

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT

Please Note: Registration, via the two-page form below, 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 Brittany Koneczny at 651.255.2228 or brittany.koneczny@chlss.org.

    Please note the city in which the training will take place. Classes are removed from this list as they fill up. Please contact 651.255.2228 or fcaeducation@chlss.org to inquire about waitlists.
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Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
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Children’s Home & LSS Staff
651.646.7771 | 800.952.9302


Children’s Home & LSS Office
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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