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National Resources for Training & Support

Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE):

A national leader in adoption focused support, including: publications, fact sheets and webinar training.
Resource topics & Fact Sheets:

Beyond Consequences Institute

The Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC was created to educate and provide resources for helping children with severe acting out behaviors. The site includes publications, an online webinar series, parenting courses, school based support, and online support group options.
Parent Q & A:!enewsletter-archive/c163w
Parenting topic videos:!videos/c6nb
Ask the Expert audios:!audios/c246b
Online Parent Support Group:
On Demand Parenting Course:

Minnesota Resources for Training & Support

Minnesota’s Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy resources.
Support Groups for Parents and Youth:

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH)

A local leader in promoting positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families. Here you will find supportive resources such as: the Statewide Family Network, publications, events, and a training series.
Fact Sheets:

Proof Alliance

(formerly known as Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)

Proof Alliance is a leader in providing educational, supportive and advocacy resources to families touched by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Trainings & Webinars:
Screening & Diagnosis:
Support groups, Resources, Family Fun Events:
Fact Sheets:

The Arc Greater Twin Cities

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a lifetime of full inclusion, and community participation. Advocacy is their core service. Supportive resources include: Sibling Programs, Abuse Prevention and Awareness, Workshops, Housing, Networking Groups, trainings and supportive options for persons with a disability and their loved ones.
Information & Advocacy:
Arc Guides (comprehensive info sheets):

PACER Center

Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.
Archived Webinars:

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Ampersand Families has a volunteer program on how you can become a Buddy Family!

Check out what this family does and if you want to learn more you can click the link below!"We found our way into being a Buddy Family after stumbling upon Ampersand Families’ website and attending some of their trainings. Being a Buddy Family is a hands-on, meaningful way to support Ampersand's mission and help adoptive families through their process of adjusting and solidifying as a family. As Ampersand says, adoptive families need a village to thrive. Not only do we provide monthly weekend buddy care for one Ampersand teen ("A"), we have also spent time together as families - going out to dinner, attending birthday parties for "A", and trick or treating together. Being part of their village as a Buddy Family is a great way to positively impact newly forming families." -Ren and Rebecca, buddy family since 2017

If you are interested in supporting adoptive families through this amazing volunteer opportunity, consider attending our upcoming buddy family training session. Wednesday May 8th from 6-9pm. Learn more and RSVP for the training at or contact Renee at 612-605-1904 or
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7 days ago


Meet Sherakey! Thanks again to Twin Cities Live for featuring her time spent at the Northern Clay Center! Sherakey enjoys talking and sharing stories, knitting with her loom, coloring, going to the library and reading.

She’s looking for a family where she is the only child or the youngest with a parent(s) who has a lot of flexibility and who is readily available to Sherakey. This lovely young lady has a great deal to offer to the family who is able to recognize her tremendous potential! <3

You can find out more about Sherakey on our website, too:
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1 week ago


Some MN ADOPT staff who are really excited for a day with Angela Tucker from The Adopted Life. ... See MoreSee Less

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