Foster Care Resources

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Resource NameDescription
Minnesota Department of Human ServicesView resources provided by DHS
Chapter 245A
These Rules and Statutes govern both Child and Adult Foster Care
Chapter 245A
This pertains to Family Adult Day Services
Chapter 9555; Parts 5105-6265This pertains to adult foster care
Home and Community-Based Service Standards- Chapter 245DThis pertains to those providing certain services beyond basic foster care
Rule 2960; Parts 3000-3100This Rule pertains to child foster care
National Foster Parent AssociationThis provides information and support to foster parents
National Alliance on Mental IllnessThis provides information and support to those affected by mental illness
Legal Steps ManualThis is a resource for individuals caring for relative children
Scott County Mental Health Crisis Line - Canvas HealthThe Mental Health Crisis Program is an after-hours Mobile Crisis Service. 24 Hour Crisis Line: (952) 818-3702
Minnesota Department of Human Services- Adult Mental HealthAttending to mental health is just as important as maintaining physical health. DHS works to ensure accessible mental health services and supports for adults.
Mental Health Association of MinnesotaThe Mental Health Association of Minnesota enhances mental health, promotes individual empowerment, and increases access to treatment and services for persons with mental illnesses.
Family Matters (PDF)
Learn about parenting kin
Minnesota Kinship NavigationThis tool offers free, unlimited access to information and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for kinship caregivers.
Safe Sleep Brochure (PDF)
Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death
Anxiety Video PowerPoint (PDF)
View Power Point with Anxiety Video
Attention and Behavior Disorders Video PowerPoint (PDF)
View Power Point with Attention and Behavior Disorders Video
Children's Mental Health Information Packet (PowerPoint) (PDF)
View Power Point with Children's Mental Health Video
PR%F Alliance
Eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Depression Video PowerPoint (PDF)
View Power Point with Depression Video
First Steps - Getting Started Raising Relative's Children (PDF)
This is a resource for individuals caring for relative children
Foster Care On-Going Training Resources (PDF)
Available resources for providers that need on-going training
Initial-Licensing Foster Care Training Resources (PDF)
Available resources to receive required training prior to becoming licensed
Keeping Families Together PowerPoint (PDF)
View Power Point with Keeping Families Together Video
Signs of Safety Power Point (PDF)
View Power Point with Signs of Safety Video