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
Future dates 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.
 
ADHD & Depression Training
This is two Children's Mental Health 1.5 hour trainings; one on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and one on Depression.  These trainings will provide an overview of a common mental health diagnosis that foster and adoptive children often present within the child welfare system and meet the annual training requirement in MN Statute 245A.  Both the ADHD and Depression parts of the training will be discussed in terms of origins, symptoms, behaviors, treatment, interventions, and cultural considerations.
 Date  Time  Location
Tues 8/1/17 6 - 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
       
Mandated Reporter Training
Foster care and family child care providers are designated by the state and federal legislatures to be mandated reporters.  Come learn more about what this important responsibility entails.  Register for training by contacting Trish Maki at 651-430-8335 or childprotection@co.washington.mn.us.
 Date  Time  Location
 Mon 8/7/17 3 - 4:30 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 12
 Wed 11/8/17 3 - 4:30 p.m. Stillwater -
LL Room 12

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. 
     
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