In Foster care, Adoption and Kinship Care 2014 Training:

For Foster Care & Adoption Pre-service Training is held at the  Lyon County Government Center  607 West Main Street, Suite 100 Marshall MN, from  6-9 PM

An experienced foster, adoptive or kinship parent and an agency professional will guide participants through an interactive and informative training series filled with activities and learning opportunities. The sessions will provide answers to many important questions. Each module is three hours. The Pre-service modules should follow the sequence listed, as each module builds a foundation for the next module. This also helps the participants build relationships within the group.

A friendly reminder ~ venue not appropriate for children

Module 1: Overview of Resource Family Care Feb. 6, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 2:  Team Building Feb, 12, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 3:  Cultural   Issues in Placement Feb. 20, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 4:  Family   Systems and Abuse and Neglect Feb. 24, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 5:  Impact of   Abuse and Neglect on Child Development March 3, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 6:  Attachment,   Separation & Placement March 6, 2014 6:00-9:00pm
Module 7:  Discipline March 12, 2014 6:00-9:00pm
Module 8:  Primary   Families March 24, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 9: Sexual Abuse March 31, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 10: Effects of Caregiving on the Family April 3, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
Module 11: Permanency Issues for Children April 7, 2014 6:00pm-9:00 pm
Module 12: Permanency Issues for Families April 9, 2014 6:00pm-9:00 pm


Rae Ann Keeler-Aus, B.S.

Ms. Keeler-Aus has a BS degree in Sociology, with minors in Criminal Justice and Social Work from South Dakota State University in Brookings. She has 24 years of public human service experience, including 10 years as a social service supervisor. She is currently the Director at Yellow Medicine County Family Service Center. She has worked in the areas of chemical dependency, adult protection, guardian and conservatorship, foster care & child care licensing, adult mental health and waivered services. Ms. Keeler-Aus has served on the board for the Minnesota Social Services Association. Ms. Keeler-Aus has been a trainer for the MCWTS since year 2000.

Peggy Schuur

Peggy and her husband have had the privilege of providing foster care for 36 foster children from the age of 3 days to 26 years, some staying as long as six years. They have done emergency care, as well as therapeutic foster care. Peggy currently teaches Head Start for SMOC in Worthington, Minnesota. She has been a trainer for the MCWTS since year 2000.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Contact; 507-532-1217