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EVOLVE Family Services

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July 2020

Group Foster Care Information Meeting

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our Foster Care Information Meetings will provide you a brief overview of our foster care program. You will learn more about the process, the requirements, and the options you have at EVOLVE. This information session is considered a starting point in your journey. No prior knowledge is required! This event is open to the public. Register HERE

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Domestic Adoption Education

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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 program is for EVOLVE clients only. If you haven’t started your journey at EVOLVE yet, please sign up for an…

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Proactive Parenting Support Group

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
via Zoom MN United States

Topic: Holding connection and separateness while confined/no matter what! Proactive Parenting Support Group will be offered via Zoom until further notice. Proactive Parenting is a group moderated by two psychologists and topics vary by week. This group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and foster care providers to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding. This group is free for current or past EVOLVE clients. For non-clients cost is $10. Register HERE

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Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Education

July 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

In CORE, Families will learn about core topics to prepare them for adoptive and foster parenting. You will learn about the impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure on child development as well as attachment, birth family dynamics, understanding grief and loss, and preparing for placement. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you are interested in being on a panel at this education, please fill out the form HERE

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Townie Tuesday

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Dr W
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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Townie Tuesday at Lift Bridge

Join us on Tuesday, July 28th at Lift Bridge Brewing Company from 4-8pm to help support our Anne McManus Fund. The Anne McManus Fund helps children in foster care feel empowered and build self-esteem through participation in activities or learning new skills. This fund has also been used to support families' emergency needs during this pandemic. There will be snacks, great company, and delicious beer! During the event, the EVOLVE Family Services will receive: - $1.00 per glass of beer…

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August 2020

Group Adoption Information Meeting

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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The Information Meetings at EVOLVE provide a brief overview of our programs for those considering adoption or becoming foster care providers. These meetings are free, open to the general public, and designed to help those with no prior experience in adoption or foster care understand how the programs work. Our Information Meetings are also considered the “starting point” for those looking to begin their journey with EVOLVE.   Register HERE

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International Adoption Education

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stillwater Office, 5850 Omaha Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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Child from the Philippines

Our International Adoption Education 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. For EVOLVE clients only. If you haven't started your journey at EVOLVE yet, please sign up for an info session to…

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Foster Care Education

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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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. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

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Proactive Parenting Support Group

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
via Zoom MN United States + Google Map

Topic: Discipline during times of stress (like now). Proactive Parenting Support Group will be offered via Zoom until further notice. Proactive Parenting is a group moderated by two psychologists and topics vary by week. This group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and foster care providers to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding. This group is free for current or past EVOLVE clients. For non-clients cost is $10. Register HERE

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Families FORE Kids

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Royal Club, 11455 20th St N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042 United States
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golf ball on grass

Monday, August 24, 2020 We are excited for you to join us for the 10th Annual Families FORE Kids Golf Tournament on August 24, 2020! The previous date of our Golf Tournament was nearing the end of EVOLVE's fiscal year (June 30, 2020). Now that our tournament is scheduled for August 24, we are hoping to collect as much as we can from our Families FORE Kids Golf Tournament before the date of June 30th, for our current fiscal year. Please help…

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Parenting Children in a Diverse Society

August 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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This class explores diversity and what ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ children need from their parents, siblings, and other caring adults in order to grow up with a strong self-esteem. This training is free to EVOLVE Clients. Non-EVOLVE client cost is $50 per family (up to two adults) and  $50 per professional. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

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September 2020

Proactive Parenting Support Group

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
via Zoom MN United States + Google Map

Topic: "I need you... I hate you... don't leave me... leave me alone!"  Proactive Parenting Support Group will be offered via Zoom until further notice. Proactive Parenting is a group moderated by two psychologists and topics vary by week. This group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and foster care providers to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding. This group is free for current or past EVOLVE clients. For non-clients cost is $10. Register…

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Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Education

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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In CORE, Families will learn about core topics to prepare them for adoptive and foster parenting. You will learn about the impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure on child development as well as attachment, birth family dynamics, understanding grief and loss, and preparing for placement. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you are interested in being on a panel at this education, please fill out the form HERE

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October 2020

Domestic Adoption Education

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stillwater Office, 5850 Omaha Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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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 program is for EVOLVE clients only. If you haven’t started your journey at EVOLVE yet, please sign up for an…

Find out more »

Foster Care Education

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
+ Google Map

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. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

Find out more »

Group Foster Care Information Meeting

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Our Foster Care Information Meetings will provide you a brief overview of our foster care program. You will learn more about the process, the requirements, and the options you have at EVOLVE. This information session is considered a starting point in your journey. No prior knowledge is required! This event is open to the public. Register HERE

Find out more »

Proactive Parenting Support Group

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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parents with baby

Proactive Parenting is a group moderated by two psychologists and topics vary by week. This group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and foster care providers to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding. This group is free for current or past EVOLVE clients. For non-clients cost is $10. Register HERE

Find out more »

Parenting Children in a Diverse Society

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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This class explores diversity and what ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ children need from their parents, siblings, and other caring adults in order to grow up with a strong self-esteem. This training is free to EVOLVE Clients. Non-EVOLVE client cost is $50 per family (up to two adults) and  $50 per professional. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

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November 2020

Pre-Adoptive and Pre-Foster Parent CORE Education

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
+ Google Map

In CORE, Families will learn about core topics to prepare them for adoptive and foster parenting. You will learn about the impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure on child development as well as attachment, birth family dynamics, understanding grief and loss, and preparing for placement. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you are interested in being on a panel at this education, please fill out the form HERE

Find out more »

Group Adoption Information Meeting

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Stillwater Office, 5850 Omaha Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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The Information Meetings at EVOLVE provide a brief overview of our programs for those considering adoption or becoming foster care providers. These meetings are free, open to the general public, and designed to help those with no prior experience in adoption or foster care understand how the programs work. Our Information Meetings are also considered the “starting point” for those looking to begin their journey with EVOLVE.   Register HERE

Find out more »

Proactive Parenting Support Group

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
+ Google Map

Proactive Parenting is a group moderated by two psychologists and topics vary by week. This group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and foster care providers to encourage one another through community, education, and common understanding. This group is free for current or past EVOLVE clients. For non-clients cost is $10. Register HERE

Find out more »

International Adoption Education

November 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stillwater Office, 5850 Omaha Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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Our International Adoption Education 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. For EVOLVE clients only. If you haven't started your journey at EVOLVE yet, please sign up for an info session to…

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December 2020

Foster Care Education

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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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. This training is for EVOLVE clients only. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

Find out more »

Parenting Children in a Diverse Society

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Twin Cities Office, 149 Thompson Avenue East Suite #115
St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
+ Google Map

This class explores diversity and what ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ children need from their parents, siblings, and other caring adults in order to grow up with a strong self-esteem. This training is free to EVOLVE Clients. Non-EVOLVE client cost is $50 per family (up to two adults) and  $50 per professional. Register HERE If you would like to be apart of the panel for this education, please fill out the form HERE

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