Client Only Training

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

*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 training 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 training:

Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Training

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 training is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants.

July 7, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Twin Cities Office (Register by July 4)

September 15, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, West Office (Register by September 12)

November 17, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, East Office (Register by November 14)

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SUID and AHT Training

Families will complete an online training 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 training is only available for current EVOLVE clients and is required for families who will be caring for a child age birth to five years old.
Who Should Attend: This training is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

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

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Domestic Infant Adoption Training

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 training is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

July 14, 2017 ~  9 am – 5 pm, East Office (register by July 11)

October 13, 2017 ~  9 am – 5 pm, East Office (register by October 10)

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Foster Care Training

This training is designed for those training to become foster parents. In this training, you will learn the ins and outs of both traditional and concurrent planning.  This program is for MN Families who are open to children 10 years and older only.
Who Should Attend: This training is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

May 19, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Twin Cities office (Register by May 16)

August 25, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Twin Cities office (Register by August 22)

November 3, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, Twin Cities office (Register by October 31)

*We will be offering child care and pizza for lunch for the February 25 meeting.  If you would like to utilize the child care we offer, please provide the first names and ages of children when you register.  If anyone has dietary constraints, please bring your own lunch.  Please provide snacks and bottles for children as well, if needed.

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International Adoption Training

This training 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 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 training is for EVOLVE clients only!
Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

May 12, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, West office registration is now CLOSED

August 18, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, West Office (register by August 15)

November 10, 2017 ~ 9 am – 5 pm, West 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 training is open to the general public.

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

June 10, 2017 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, East Office (register by June 7) This class is now full, and registration is CLOSED.

August 12, 2017 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, West Office (register by August 9)

October 14, 2017 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, Twin Cities Office (register by October 11)

December 10, 2017 ~ 9 am – 4 pm, East Office (register by December 7)

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WI Foster Care Only:

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards Training

Families will register to complete an online training course and post training 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 training is required for EVOLVE WI families needing to be licensed in Foster Care.

Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

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

Register Here

 

MN Foster Care Only:

Normalcy, Reasonable, and Prudent Parent Standards Training

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

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

Cost: Free for EVOLVE program participants

 

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