Current Foster Parents
 


1) Ongoing Training
** All license holders are required to complete 12 hours of annual training with 1 hour related to mental health and 1 hour FASD training.
        ~ Self Study Questionnaire
        ~ Training Record

2) Required Training
        i. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders training (this training must be completed within one year of obtaining license and annually after that)
            ~ Watch the Fetal Alcohold Spectrum Disorder (FASD) video
            ~ Complete the FASD Post-Test and submit it to your Child Foster Care Licensor

3) Additional Training
       i. Videos
           ~ Children's Mental Health videos presented by MN Dept of Human Services
           ~ ADHD presented by MN Dept of Human Services (1 hour)
           ~ Anxiety presented by MN Dept of Human Services (1 hour)
           ~ Depression presented by MN Dept of Human Services (1 hour)
           ~ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder presented by MN Dept of Human Services (1 hour)
           ~ Autism presented by MN Dept of Human Services (1 hour)
           ~ On the Autism Spectrum: Families Find Help and Hope-African American Community (15 minutes)
           ~ On the Autism Spectrum: Families Find Help and Hope-Hmong Community (18 minutes)
           ~ On the Autism Spectrum: Families Find Help and Hope-Native American Community (14 minutes)
           ~ On the Autism Spectrum: Families Find Help and Hope-Latino Community (16 minutes)
           ~ On the Autism Spectrum: Families Find Help and Hope-Somali Community (17 minutes)
           ~ Parenting for Brain Development and Prosperity (12 minutes)
           ~ Caring for the Infant Experiencing Withdrawals presented by Becky Baker MSN, RNC and Megan
              Main  BSN, RNC (2 hours)
           ~ Mandated Reporter Training presented by MN Dept of Human Services (8 minutes)
           ~ Safe Sleep
     ii. Articles
           ~ Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption (10 pages)
           ~ Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts (11 pages)
    iii. Websites
          ~ developtool.mn.org
          ~ Centene Foster Care EDU
          ~ The Foster Care Institute Trainings
          ~ Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
          ~ National Child Traumatic Stress Network
          ~ mnadopt.org
          ~ FosterParentCollege.com
          ~ FosterParents.com
          ~ FosterParentTraining.com
          ~ ChildTrauma.org
          ~ EagerToLearn.org
          ~ CareCourses.com
          ~ FosterClub.com
    iv. Books
          ~ LGBT Related List
          ~ Multicultural List
          ~ The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption ($22.99) Also in audio ($11.95)
    v. Movies/Documentaries/Webinar
         ~ Struggle for Identity ($59.99) 40 minutes
         ~ Closure: A Documentary about Adoption (Buy $19.99 or Rent $6.99) 76 minutes
         ~ Lion (2016) 2 hours
         ~ Love and Logic Online ($49.00) 6 hours

** Therapy Sessions - Therapy sessions can be counted for up to 6 hours of training/year if the foster parent participates in the entire session with the child. Please complete a self-study questionnaire and return the questionnaire to your Child Foster Care Licensor.

** Support Group - Support group can be counted for up to 6 hours of training per year. Please complete a self study questionnaire and return the questionnaire to your Child Foster Care Licensor.