First aid and CPR for foster children
This is a non-certification course, but an overview of the basics to respond to an emergency until first responders arrive.
Introduction to fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, with DHS
Learn how to help children who have developmental and neurological complications as a result of in utero exposure to alcohol.
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
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.
Supporting children exposed to domestic violence, with DHS
Learn to work with children who have experienced domestic violence in their homes.
What prospective foster and adoptive caregivers need to know about FASD
Participants will learn the basics of FASD, some of the red flags commonly seen in children impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure, discuss strategies to effectively support children with an FASD and lastly will learn about some of the resources available through the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.