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
Thurs 3/23/17
Session 1
6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater - 
LL Room 14
Thurs 3/30/17
Session 2
6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
Thurs 4/6/17
Session 3
6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 13*
   
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 2/23/17
Part 4
5:30 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14
   
Introduction to FASD for Resource Families Training
Participants will learn how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can impact emotional, behavioral, and physical development from infancy to adulthood.  They will learn the differences in brain development and the importance of early assessment and intervention.  Participants will explore daily challenges at home and in school and discover effective strategies to address the emotions and behaviors of the children.
 Date  Time  Location
Tues 8/15/17  6 - 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
    
The Significance of Substance Abuse in Families Training
Children entering foster care are often affected by parental substance abuse.  Substance abuse by biological parents greatly impacts children's behavior.  This three-hour introductory training on alcohol and other drug abuse offers resource families a framework in which to comprehend the topic of alcohol and other drug abuse.  Participants will learn about different levels of chemical abuse and explore strategies for working with children and families.
 Date  Time  Location
Thurs 9/28/17  6 - 9 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 14