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April 2019

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

April 23, 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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Webinar | From 0-60 and Back Again: De-escalation and Crisis Management for Parents

April 24, 2019
A computer, iPad and cup of tea are pictured on a bed.

This workshop is organized through MN Adopt. As parents, we often work overtime to identify and manage our kids’ triggers, but what happens when our best efforts still lead to escalations in our home and community? In this engaging webinar, we’ll explore root causes of behavior escalations and discuss evidence-based approaches to calming even the most intense escalations. Participants will learn more about the neurobiology of escalations and what can be done to partner with kids and help them back…

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Parent-Led Support Group for Foster Care & Adoption Parents

April 25, 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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Journeying Through Trans-Racial Placements

April 27, 2019
McLeod County North Complex, 2391 Hennepin Avenue N.
Glencoe, MN 55336 United States
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This workshop is organized through MN Adopt. This session will help families examine how parents can become positive agents of change to create strong, thriving communities and families. We will discuss “intentional” parenting and why it is important for multicultural families. Identify ways to help  children and families to develop a strong sense of culture and racial identity. Robert will focus on gaining a better understanding of the tools and perspectives shown to be helpful in supporting multicultural and multiracial…

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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

April 29, 2019
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One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month---you can identify the location of this…

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

April 30, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
A blurred view of a seminar audience.

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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May 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 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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Parents of Adopted Adults Support Group

May 9, 2019
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Thursday, May 9, 2019

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A group of adoptive mothers sit in a circle and talk.

On the second Thursday of each month*, please join our support group for parents of adopted adults. This group is open to all parents of children adopted both in the U.S. and internationally, regardless of placing agency. Individuals attending this group are seeking to meet other parents who are supportive of one another and willing to share their journey of parenting adoptees into their adult years. No advance registration is required. $5 per person (cash or check to LSS) is collected…

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International Pre-Adoption Class

May 10, 2019
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One event on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00am

Children’s Home & LSS Office, 1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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For families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin interested in international adoption After completing Application Part 1, all Minnesota and Western Wisconsin families planning to pursue an international adoption through CH/LSS are required to complete this class to meet your education requirements. It is helpful to have a majority of your Application Part 2 completed prior to attending this class. This class will familiarize you with the international adoption process. Some of the topics discussed will be: program process, steps and time…

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Foster Care Adoption Orientation

May 11, 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

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

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps to get started fostering or adopting from Minnesota foster care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines, fees (spoiler: there are practically none), licensing requirements, etc. We host one online and one in-person orientation each month---you can identify the location of this…

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