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.
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.
is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.
Adoption, foster care and kinship includes unique challenges which often benefit from ongoing education, assistance and guidance. Since 2009, the ADOPT Education Program has been committed to providing quality, affordable and relevant educational opportunities that speak directly to real-life experiences.
Foster Parent College offers interactive multimedia training courses for adoptive, kinship and foster parents.
online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research undertaken by faculty and staff at the School of Social Work as well as partners across the University of Minnesota.
Through advocacy, adoption support, leadership development, and education the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) works to ensure all children in foster care have permanent, loving families and adoptive families have the support they need. They also offer trainings. Some of their trainings are recorded and offered under the “Get Training” tab. In order to receive annual training hours please complete the Training Verification Form below.