Training videos

 

Children’s Mental health:

  • Children’s Mental Health (Short video)

 

  • Children’s Mental Health (Full video)

 

  • Children’s Mental Health for Resource Families – Anxiety  overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system.  Anxiety will be discussed in terms of main origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions, and cultural considerations.  This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A

 

  • Children’s Mental Health for Resource Families- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -ADHD overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder will be discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions, and cultural considerations. This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.

 

  • Children’s Mental Health for Resource Families – Depression –overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system.  Depression will be discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions and cultural considerations.  This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.

 

  • Children’s Mental Health for Resource Families – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children may present within the child welfare system.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) will be discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions and cultural considerations.  This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.

 

  • Children’s Mental Health for Resource Families – Autism – (1.5 hours – Classroom)  overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children may present within the child welfare system.  Autism will be discussed in term of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions and cultural considerations.  This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.

Abusive Head Trauma:

 

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death:

 

Normalcy and the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard Training:

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

 

Advanced Resource Family Training (LINKS):

  • Introduction to Mental Health for Resource Families   (2 hours online) This training provides an introduction to a number of common mental health diagnoses that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system. Each diagnosis is discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions, and cultural considerations. It also includes information and helpful tips about common co-occurring or dual diagnoses.   This course meets the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.

 

 

 

 

 

CSP9400 Caring for Infant and Toddlers in Foster Care (24 hours)

Acknowledging the unique needs of infants and toddlers in foster care, the Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care curriculum is specifically geared for foster parents.  This training uses the knowledge of early childhood development, attachment/relationship, trauma and culture to provide a lens to care for young children and partner with their biological family.  Children in foster care have the added trauma of experienced abuse or neglect and being removed from their birth family to foster care.  This training supports foster parents in understanding the unique needs of infants and toddlers in foster care within the context of early childhood development and how to identify and strategize the best care for their infant or toddler.  This is web-based training with 12 sessions scheduled.

**This training is not request based due to the nature of the training platform. When scheduled, agencies will be notified so foster families register to participate.

To request training through MCWTS contact: dhs.csp.training@state.mn.us

 

MN ADOPT Partnership

 MN ADOPT in partnership with MCWTS is offering resource family training.

Please visit MN ADOPT online to request a training and learn more:

https://www.mnadopt.org/education/professional-collaboration/

 

MN Adopt-FostEd: What topics are you most interested in: Attachment, Grief & Loss, Race & Culture, Marital Challenges, LGBTQ youth and families, Effects of Trauma, Child Development, Birth Family  Relationships, Sexual Topics Dialogue/Sexual Behaviors, FASD, Mental Health, Anxiety, Kinship Care, Impact on siblings in the home &/or on parenting relationship or other topics not listed?

 

Additional Resources:

Proof Alliance (formerly MOFAS)

https://www.proofalliance.org/training-and-webinars/

Child Care Aware

https://www.childcareawaremn.org/providers/professional-development/

 

Updated 4/22/19