Mandated reporting for foster parents with a Hennepin County Child Protection investigator
The developmental impact of trauma on young children
Discipline in foster care: managing our behaviors to manage theirs
Many children in care experience traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. These traumatic events can affect a child long after he or she has been removed from the source of the trauma. Participants will learn to understand and respond to the behaviors exhibited by the children in their care and leave with practical, trauma-informed discipline strategies to begin using with the children in their care.
First aid and CPR for foster children
Foster care the Hennepin way: nuts and bolts
Learn the ins and outs of the foster care system with Hennepin County. This class is intended to be taken within the first year of licensing.
Grief and loss: a foster child's hidden trauma, with Teresa Morris
It's that easy, with the Teen Annex Clinic
A guide to raising sexually health children. This class is an informative, interactive workshop designed to give parents and caregivers tools to have honest conversations with their kid(s) that reflect their values, a safe place to discuss puberty and adolescence, health relationships, sexual health, and the questions, concerns, and changes that accompany them. Information around accurate and timely information about sexuality and youth in our culture.
Stop the yelling, with Teresa Morris
Racial identity development and self-esteem in successful placements, with Robert O'Connor
Car seat safety for Hennepin County providers only
Car seat safety is required for all foster parents who will transport foster children under age 9 by motor vehicle. Anyone that will be helping you transport children will also be required. There is no fee for providers or others transporting children.
Car seat safety for Hennepin County employees and private agencies
$25 fee per person, employees exempt from fee. Pay by check or money order only, to Hennepin County Treasurer.
Sudden unexpected infant death and abusive head trauma
Sudden unexpected infant death, abusive head trauma class is required for all foster parents taking children under age 6. Anyone helping you care for children under age 6 must also take this training and are welcome to attend for no cost.
Prudent parenting (online only)
We will be offering monthly open labs for providers who do not own a computer at our Richfield Satellite Office (6625 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 200).
You will need to register to reserve a spot as there are only 10 computers and headphones available.
During your time slot, you can come to the lab and use the computers to complete any online trainings for your foster care license that you would like and receive your certificate.