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September 2017

Foster Care Adoption Education Class

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Olmsted County Community Services Building, 2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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For families interested in adopting children from Minnesota foster care 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: loss and grief mental health attachment and claiming abuse and neglect child development cross-cultural parenting openness To fulfill the education requirement, it is essential to attend the entirety…

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Adoptee Support Groups

September 23, 2017
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 18, 2017

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions about diversity and culture, school issues, adoption and birth families. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency. Upcoming Series Information The groups are broken into different sessions by age, within each session children may be divided into smaller groups based on their age. While the children meet, a corresponding parent session takes place for parents to listen and learn from each other---although the Lollipop and Bubblegum…

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Webinar | Parent Implications and Application of Adult Attachment Interview

September 26, 2017
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This webinar is hosted by MN Adopt. The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) can offer new insights into our relationships and our brains. The coherence of the AAI is the best predictor of how a child will be attached to his or her parent. Coherence is essentially how individuals have made sense of their lives and reflects an integrating process in the brain. This seminar for parents & professionals will examine how families can use this information to inform an effective…

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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

September 26, 2017
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ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our adoption programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about the international adoption programs, infant adoption program and foster care adoption program available through Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service. In this webinar, we will address the programs available to everyone first, then we will cover those available in limited states. Attendees may choose to…

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For Parents | Beyond Consequences: Logic & Control Series

September 27, 2017
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Saint Paul, MN. Please join adoptive mother and skilled trainer, Brenda Benning, as she offers new perspectives into your child’s behaviors, while offering real life techniques that can help regulate these same behaviors. This is a specialized training for families who are or may be parenting children with traumatic histories and/or attachment issues. This 16-hour series follows the model and book by Heather T. Forbes, “Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control.” Parents and…

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For Professionals | Beyond Consequences: Logic & Control Series

September 29, 2017
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Saint Cloud, MN. Please join adoptive mother, clinical social worker and skilled trainer, Brenda Benning, as she offers new perspectives in helping your families understand and address their children's difficult behaviors. This specialized training is for professionals working with families and children who suffer from traumatic histories and attachment concerns. This training summarizes the work of Heather T. Forbes in the "Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control" book. Attendees will be given a…

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In-Person Adoption Information Meeting

September 30, 2017
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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An adorable girl from Ethiopia, wearing a white dress, smiles in the grass.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our adoption programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about the international adoption programs, infant adoption program and waiting children program available through Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service. If you already know you want to adopt from foster care, we recommend you attend a Foster Care Orientation Session instead. To sign…

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For Parents | Intro to Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control

September 30, 2017
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Saint Cloud, MN. Please join adoptive mother, clinical social worker and skilled trainer, Brenda Benning, as she offers new perspectives in helping families understand and address their children's difficult behaviors. This specialized training is for parents and professionals working with families & children who suffer from traumatic histories and attachment concerns. This training summarizes the work of Heather T. Forbes in the "Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control" book. Cost: Registration for an individual…

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October 2017

Managing Visits for Foster Children & Parenting Ideas About the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 3, 2017
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Bemidji, MN. When kids move around it is hard on them and hard on the foster provider. One of the more complicated pieces of this is supporting the child as they go back and forth to visits with their birth family. Pre and post visitation behaviors are often highly disruptive. This discussion will offer some practical ideas on how to best support the child. A second part of this discussion will include…

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Bridging the Relationship Gap: Addressing Trauma & Promoting Resilience in Children Facing Adversity

October 3, 2017
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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Minneapolis, MN. Children and youth who have endured stressful experiences in their lives may be especially challenging to work with and parent. They may be overly disruptive or withdrawn, and exhibit many kinds of challenging behaviors and mental health concerns. However, children and youth can be resilient to stress and trauma through supportive relationships with consistent and caring adults. So how can parents and professionals build resilience in children facing adversity? In…

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