Initial trauma: the developmental impact of trauma on young children, with Michele Fallon (required)
Positive discipline for foster families
Understanding what motivates kids to misbehave. What are they seeking? What can you do? Goal is positive discipline (training, molding, correcting). The focus is on solutions, not consequences.
Racial identity development and self-esteem in successful placements, with Robert O'Connor (required)
This session will provide tools, theories, and insights for supporting youth in all their important developmental task of discovering self, and feeling good about the skin they're in.
Relative/kin foster care
This course is intended for those caring for children they know. A beginner's class to help you understand how to provide care in Hennepin County. This class is optional, but helpful to understand paper work and what to expect while maintaining a relative/kin foster care license.