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


 

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 25, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by January 23)

March 22, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by March 19)

May 24, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by May 21)

July 26, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by July 23)

September 20, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Register by September 17)

November 8, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (Registre by November 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

 

December 15, 2018 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Bloomington office (Register by December 12)

February 16, 2019 ~ 9 am – 5pm, Bloomington office (Register by February 13)

April 12, 2019 ~ 9am – 5pm, Bloomington office (Register by April 9)

June 8, 2019 ~ 9am – 5pm, Bloomington office (Register by June 5)

August 9, 2019 ~ 9am – 5pm. Bloomington office (Register by August 6)

October 12, 2019 ~ 9am – 5pm, Bloomington office (Register by October 9)

December 13, 2019 ~ 9am – 5pm, Bloomington office (Register by December 10)

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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 8, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (register by February 5)

May 17, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (register by May 14)

August 9, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (register August 6)

November 15, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Bloomington Office (register by November 12)

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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 18, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5pm, Stillwater Office (register by January 15)

April 12, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5pm, Stillwater Office (register by April 9)

July 19, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5pm, Stillwater Office (register by July 16)

October 11, 2019 ~ 8:30 – 5pm, Stillwater Office (register by October 8)

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Parenting Children in a Diverse Society

Through small group discussion, lecture, and question-answer, participants explore what ethnic minority & LGBTQ+ children need from their parents, siblings and other caring adults in order to grow up with strong self-esteem. Check out our Parenting in a Diverse 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 15, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater Office (Register by February 12)

April 13, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater  Office (Register by April 10)

June 28, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater  Office (Register by June 25)

August 31, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater  Office (Register by August 28)

October 18, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater  Office (Register by October 15)

December 14, 2019 ~ 8:30 am – 5 pm, Stillwater  Office (Register by December 11)

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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.