Training Resources

Pre-Service Children's Mental Health Services Video

Children's Mental Health Video.  There is a self-test that needs to be completed while viewing the training and then signed for documentation.
 


Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma

Course entitled "Brain Development, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Abusive Head Trauma:  Shaken Baby Syndrome".  When this online class is completed, you will be able to print a certificate for documentation from this website.
 


Normalcy Parenting Standards

This is a required training video for all providers.  After completion, print certificate and then sign and date it.

A Powerpoint is available while viewing above video.  Normalcy and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard Training.
 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for Resource/Foster Families


ADHD Video

Blue Earth County Lending Library


Blue Earth County Human Services has purchased training materials (books and DVDs) for you use in your home. Contact your Licensor to obtain the materials. 
  

Pre-Paid Foster Care Training - Foster Care and Adoptive Community  

If you want to take free on-line training from this website and do not have Blue Earth County's private link, please contact your licensor:  Joanna Petersen or Jackie Bobholz.  The link will be sent to you.
 

MN Adopt


MN Adopt offers statewide trainings for families and professionals including some new options for those who cannot attend in person, such as on-line offerings.

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)


The NFPA provides educational opportunities for their members.
 

Foster Parent College


Foster care on-line training opportunities for a reasonable fee.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Lists classes that are generally free.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare


Lists training modules.
 

Foster Club


Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

PACER


PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adult.  Click on Resources to explore in-person training, live-stream webinars, and archived webinars.

Cenpatico University Foster Care EDU


Evening live on-line training with no cost.

Kinship/Relative Caregivers


Realistic Expectations for Kinship Families

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)


Training Link
All providers are required to take at least one course about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder each year.  The free videos and webinars on this site do not provide a certificate.  Please use the foster care self-study document.
 

Other Online Child Foster Care Training


Scott County Online Child Foster Care Training