Foster Care Training Links 


Foster Care Licensing requires each provider complete initial and on-going training hours. The annual requirement for Child Foster Care is 12 hours total; one hour must be Children's Mental Health training and one hour must be Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

Each video training below has a short description. In order to receive credit for this training opportunity, each provider must watch the video/videos provided, follow along with the given information packet (power point) and then complete the self-test. The completed self-test must be returned to your Scott County Licensor in order to receive credit for this training.

Required Training

  1. Children's Mental Health

This video training is presented by Deena McMahon. This video defines mental health and specifically addresses how it impacts children's development. This training had been approved and will meet the children's mental health requirement for Foster Care initial and on-going training.

  1. Introduction to Children's Mental Health
  1. Prudent Parenting
  1. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (SUID/AHT)
  1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Additional Training

  1. Quality Parenting Initiative

Quality Parenting Initiative - Minnesota (QPI-MN) is a collaborative movement to improve foster care for the child/youth and all caregivers involved (birth, relative/kin, foster). When QPI is successful, caregivers have a voice. They work as a team with agency staff to support children and youth. Caregivers receive the support and training they need to work with children and families, understand what is expected of them, and know what to expect from the system. Systems are then able to select and retain enough excellent caregivers to meet the needs of each child for a home and family. When these changes are accomplished, outcomes for children, youth and families improve. This is done by coordination engagement between all stakeholders at the state, county and direct service level. These courses have been approved for 1.5 hours of annual training each. In order to receive annual training hours please complete the Training Verification Form below.

  1. Mandated Reporter Training
  1. Operation Parent
  1. Anxiety
  1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  1. Depression
  1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  1. Autism
  1. Cenpatico University, Foster Care EDU
  1. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  1. Foster Parent College
  1. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
  1. Tribal Information Exchange
  1. PACER
  1. Overview of Mental Health Issues
  1. Keeping Families Together Video
  1. Signs of Safety