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May 2016

Nurturing Parents Class

May 5, 2016
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives,
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Hero

Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

May 9, 2016
Olmsted County Community Services Building,
2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

For Minnesota residents. This is the first step for any individual or family interested in adopting from foster care. To register for this Meeting in Rochester, click here to vISIT THE OLMSTED COUNTY WEBSITE. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system and from foster care in other states. PLEASE NOTE: This required orientation session provides you with two hours of your 20 hour education requirement for our program. We…

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In-Person Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

May 9, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office,
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

For Minnesota residents. This is the first step for any individual or family interested in adopting from foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system and from foster care in other states. PLEASE NOTE: This required orientation session provides you with two hours of your 20 hour education requirement for our program. We will assist you with a user-friendly way to complete additional training hours prior to attending…

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Parents of Adopted Adults

May 10, 2016
Children’s Home & LSS Office,
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Parents of Adopted Adults

Join other parents from the Minnesota and Western Wisconsin area to support one another. Learn more about the changing world of adoption and how it affects our relationships with our adult children now. The group meets monthly and there is a $5 per person, per session fee collected at each meeting. This group is open to any parent of an adult who was adopted, regardless of placing agency. To attend, please register by emailing pas@chsfs.org or calling 651-255-2371

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Online Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session

May 12, 2016
A mother snuggles with her giggling school-age daughter.

ONLINE | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CT For Minnesota residents. This is the first step for any individual or family interested in adopting from foster care. We welcome you to attend this free online meeting from the comfort of your home or office. In it, you will learn about adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system and from foster care in other states. PLEASE NOTE: This required orientation session provides you with two hours of your 20 hour education requirement…

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Nurturing Parents Class

May 12, 2016
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives,
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Hero

Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Groups

May 14, 2016
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Urban Refuge Church,
5501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417 United States
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The goal of the Urban Refuge Adoption and Foster Care Group is to support and encourage each other through the adoption or foster care journey. The group welcomes all individuals or families who are at any stage of adopting or fostering to join. The meetings always begin with a potluck style meal, followed by a time of discussion for the adults and activities for the children. For more information, please contact adoptedfamilies@theurbanrefuge.com. This group is not facilitated by Children's Home…

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Free Online Adoption Information Meeting

May 16, 2016
An adorable girl from Ethiopia, wearing a white dress, smiles in the grass.

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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Webinar | Trauma: What You Need to Know

May 17, 2016
A five year old holds her mother's hand as they walk outside.

Online Webinar | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT Join Molly Ticknor and Dena Sneed from Truman Medical Center’s Resilience Incubator, to learn the basics about trauma and trauma-informed care. In this presentation Molly and Dena will: Define trauma: what it is, its effect on the brain, and its systemic impact Identify and explain the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) movement Outline common behaviors that may be witnessed in children who have experienced trauma Discuss the high prevalence of trauma in adoptive and…

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Nurturing Parents Class

May 19, 2016
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Center for Changing Lives,
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Nurturing Hero

Nurturing Parents Classes are hosted by Families in Safe Hands (FISH) of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our Foster Care Adoption program believes they may be a great resource for our family members and kinship providers going through the foster care adoption process.  Please note: although these classes may be useful to many of our families, they will not meet the pre-adoption training requirements for our adoption programs. The Nurturing Parenting Classes are designed to provide evidence-based practices and resources…

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