Washington County Training

Please email ComSvsCFCLicensing@co.washington.mn.us with questions or to register for training or contact Katie at 651-430-6646 or katie.olsen@co.washington.mn.us.
 

Child Foster Care Orientation


NOT OPEN FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Orientation is for licensed providers or individuals in the process of becoming licensed and already assigned a licensor.
 Date  Time  Location
To be announced.    
  
Pre-Service Training
NOT OPEN FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Pre-Service training is for licensed providers or individuals in the process of becoming licensed and already assigned a licensor.
 Date  Time  Location
To be announced.    
  
   

Specialty Training


NOT OPEN FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Specialty training is for licensed providers or individuals in the process of becoming licensed and already assigned a licensor.
   
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Training Series

 

Four part series.  Each session must be attended for credit to be received for this course.  Many children in the foster care system have lived through traumatic experiences.  Understanding how trauma affects children can help you to make sense of their baffling behavior, feelings, and attitudes.  The workshop is a 14-hour course that offers skills and techniques to help you to respond appropriately to children's behavior and support them in developing healthy attachments and copies strategies.  We will also learn ways to reduce the stress of parenting a traumatized child.
 Date  Time  Location
Thurs 2/2/17
Part 1
5:30 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
Thurs 2/9/17
Part 2
5:30 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
Thurs 2/16/17
Part 3
5:30 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
Thurs 2/23/17
Part 4
5:30 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
 
Introduction to Mental Health for Resource Families Training
This course provides an introduction to a number of common mental health diagnoses that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system.  Each diagnoses is discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions, and cultural considerations.  It also includes information and helpful tips about common co-occurring or dual diagnoses.  This course meets the training requirement in 245A.
 Date  Time  Location
Tues 3/7/17  6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
 
Normalcy & Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard Training
This training requirement needs to be fulfilled by all new providers BEFORE a child foster care license can be issued.  All currently licensed child foster care providers were required to take this training by September 28, 2016.  If you have not taking the training yet, please speak with your licensing social worker to get it done. 
Visit our Prudent Parenting web page to view the videos and take the post-test. 
  
Relating to Primary Families Training Series
Two part series.  The goal of this workshop is to provide information about why the involvement of foster caregivers with primary (birth) families is critical for the foster child and for both families.  This training will also enhance skills of foster caregivers in engaging primary families, managing conflict, diffusing issues, developing strategies of support, and expediting permanency for children.
 Date  Time  Location
Tues 4/11/17
Part 1
6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
Tues 4/25/17
Part 2
6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 13