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March 2019

Free Webinar | Caring for Your Adopted Child’s Emotional Health

March 21, 2019
A mother hugs her adopted teen.

ONLINE | 11:00 A.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT In our spring webinar series, we will be learning from Dr. Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director at the Adoption Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, co-author of Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents, and adoptive parent. Join the first webinar to learn about caring for your adopted child’s emotional health. Dr. Schulte will help us understand how toxic stress and early childhood trauma may affect children’s…

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An Evening of Adoption Connection

March 24, 2019
Headway Emotional Health Services, Brooklyn Center, 5910 Shingle Creek Pkwy #150
Minneapolis, MN 55430 United States
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This event is organized by Bellis. Join us for an evening of adoption connections and conversations. Birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, birth and adoptive grandparents are invited to attend. At past gatherings, adoption experiences have included domestic, international, foster care and others. All are welcome! This is an opportunity to share stories, gain new perspectives and build a network of support. We start the meeting as a large group, then break into small group discussions. This gathering is intended…

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Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

March 28, 2019
Three sisters laugh in the sun. Two are African American and one is white.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT Receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees from the comfort of your home or office through our free online meeting. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption. 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 leave the presentation at any time. Register on GoToWebinar

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

March 28, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A woman speaks to other parents in a support group about her experience adopting from foster care.

Join other families who have been there to learn from and support one another. This group is parent-led and only open to families who have children from the foster care system placed in their home for foster care or adoption. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (dates are different in November and December to adjust for holidays, see Events calendar for these dates). For more information and to sign up to be on the Parent-Led Support…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a waitlist This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps 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…

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April 2019

Grief and Loss in the Foster Care System

April 1, 2019
Pope County Courthouse, 130 E. Minnesota Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334 United States
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This workshop is organized through MN Adopt. Grief and loss is a major dynamic within the foster care system and affects both foster youth and foster parents. This presentation will address what grief and loss often looks like for foster families and will provide tools and strategies to help with coping and processing loss. Erica Overshiner, MSW, LICSW, is the Regional Program Supervisor at The Village Family Service Center in Alexandria, MN. Erica earned a Master of Clinical Social Work degree…

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In-Person Adoption & Foster Care Information Meeting

April 2, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A sister and brother smile at the camera. The sister is a preteen African American girl, the brother is a toddler white boy.

For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This is a great way to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff in-person and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care and foster care adoption.

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Workshop Series: Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control

April 2, 2019
MN Adopt, 2446 University Ave West, Suite 104
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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These workshops are organized through MN Adopt. 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 caregivers will have the…

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4-Part Series | Collaborative Problem Solving for Foster And Adoptive Parents

April 2, 2019
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One event on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30pm

Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road
West Saint Paul, MN 55118 United States
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This workshop is organized through MN Adopt. The science is clear: kids do well if they can, not because they want to. So why do so many approaches to parenting rely on motivating kids to want to do better? Join with other parents for a four week series that will explore the foundations of Collaborative Problem Solving, an evidence-based approach to challenging behavior that is grounded in relationship and skill building. Together, we’ll learn more about the root causes of…

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Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother laughs with her two daughters.

This class is currently on a waitlist This is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through. This is also one of the first steps 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…

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