Client Only Education

Please wait until your application has been approved by a program manager to register for “Client Only Education”*

*In some cases, there is more flexibility for foster care families.

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Below you will find a list of our client-only education sessions for those who are already in one of our programs. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to sign up for a education session:

Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Education

Families will learn about core topics to prepare them for adoptive and foster parenting, including impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure on child development, attachment, birth family dynamics, understanding grief and loss, and preparing for placement.
Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants.

January 12, 2018  ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by January 8)

March 9, 2018 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Stillwater Office (Register by March 5)

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SUID and AHT Education

Families will complete an online course and post-test to increase their understanding of Sudden & Unexpected Infant Death (including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and Abusive Head Trauma (including Shaken Baby Syndrome). This is only available for current EVOLVE clients and is required education for families who will be caring for a child age birth to five years old.
Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

Education is accessed online. Once registered, we will send you a link to complete the education.

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Foster Care Education

This is designed for those in the process of becoming foster parents. Participants will learn the ins and outs of both traditional and concurrent planning. This program is for MN Families who are looking to become licensed as foster parents.
Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

February 16, 2018 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Bloomington office (Register by February 13)

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International Adoption Education

This is for families preparing for international adoption. Topics covered include overview of the international adoption process, reasons for placement, country specific information, impact of orphanage care on children, overview of sexual abuse, preparing for placement, discipline and re-parenting hurt children, assessing child behavior, talking about adoption with your child(ren), post placement and post adoption resources. This education will be offered quarterly and it is recommended that families first attend the Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE at EVOLVE (above).
Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

February 9, 2018 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Bloomington (register by February 6)

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Domestic Infant Adoption Education

This training is for families preparing for Domestic Infant Adoption. The topics covered in this training will include: Openness, State Laws, ICPC, ICWA, understanding the experience of expectant parents and preparing for first conversations, discipline, talking with children about adoption, and sexual abuse. The afternoon portion will focus on infant adoption outreach options & concrete ways to get started. This training will be offered quarterly and it is recommended that families first attend the Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Training at EVOLVE (above).

Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

January 19, 2018 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Stillwater Office (register by November 7)

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Multicultural Parenting in a Racist Society

Through small group discussion, lecture, and question-answer, participants explore what ethnic minority children need from their parents, siblings and other caring adults in order to grow up with strong self-esteem. Check out our Multicultural Parenting in a Racist Society flyer!

Who Should Attend: This is open to the general public.

Cost: Free for EVOLVE clients; $50 per family (up to 2 adults) or $50 per professional

February 10, 2018 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, Stillwater Office (register by February 6)

April 14, 2018 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, Stillwater Office (register by April 10)

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WI Foster Care Only:

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards

Families will register to complete an online education course and post education assessment with their social worker to increase their understanding of the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard required for WI Foster care licensing.

Who Should Attend: This is required for EVOLVE WI families needing to be licensed in Foster Care.

Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

Education is accessed online. Once registered, we will send you a link and the reading attachments to complete the education with further instructions on how to complete the assessment with your social worker.

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MN Foster Care Only:

Normalcy, Reasonable, and Prudent Parent Standards

Families will need to watch this online education video and complete an EVOLVE Education Verification form provided by their family worker.  This provides increased understanding of the Normalcy, Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard required for MN Foster care licensing.

Who Should Attend: This is for EVOLVE MN families needing to be licensed in Foster Care.

Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

Normalcy, Reasonable, and Prudent Parent Standards

Education is accessed online and the link to the education is provided above. No registration required. Once the education is completed please fill out an EVOLVE Education Verification form and return it to your family worker.

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Families will need to watch this online education video and complete an EVOLVE Education Verification form provided by their family worker. This education session provides increased understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder required for MN Foster care licensing.

FASD Education

Education is accessed online and the link to the education is provided above. No registration required. Once the education is completed please fill out an EVOLVE Education Verification form and return it to your family worker.