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Additional Educational Opportunities

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.
Webinars:  http://adoptionsupport.org/product-type/for-parents-family/
Resource topics & Fact Sheets:  http://adoptionsupport.org/education-resources/for-parents-families/free-resources-links/
Books:  http://adoptionsupport.org/education-resources/for-professionals/free-resources-links/bibliography-of-adoption-related-books/

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:  http://www.beyondconsequences.com/#!enewsletter-archive/c163w
Parenting topic videos: http://www.beyondconsequences.com/#!videos/c6nb
Ask the Expert audios: http://www.beyondconsequences.com/#!audios/c246b
Articles: http://www.beyondconsequences.com/#!articles/c21ae
Online Parent Support Group:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DailyParentingReflections/info
On Demand Parenting Course: http://www.ondemandparenting.com/ondemand/parenting.php

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.
Classes:  http://www.namihelps.org/classes.html
Support Groups for Parents and Youth:  http://www.namihelps.org/support.html
Advocacy:  http://www.namihelps.org/advocacy.html

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.
Trainings:  http://www.macmh.org/event-page/events-at-a-glance/
Fact Sheets: http://www.macmh.org/publications/mental-health-fact-sheets/

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)

MOFAS is a leader in providing educational, supportive and advocacy resources to families touched by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Trainings & Webinars:  http://www.mofas.org/training-and-webinars/
Screening & Diagnosis:  http://www.mofas.org/screening-and-diagnosis/
Support groups, Resources, Family Fun Events:  http://www.mofas.org/support-and-resources/
Fact Sheets:  http://www.mofas.org/support-and-resources/resources/brochures/

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.
Trainings:  https://arcgreatertwincities.org/community-engagement/trainings-presentations/
Information & Advocacy:  https://arcgreatertwincities.org/community-engagement/
Arc Guides (comprehensive info sheets):  https://arcgreatertwincities.org/arc-guides/

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.
Workshops:  http://www.pacer.org/workshops/
Archived Webinars:  http://www.pacer.org/webinars/archive-listing.asp
Publications:  http://www.pacer.org/publications/
Programs:  http://www.pacer.org/pandr/proglist.asp

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Kalie was featured on Kid Connection this week and had an opportunity to experience the remodeled Children's Museum. This 14-year old loves horses and crafts and shares her honest feelings about wanting a family so she doesn't have to be alone anymore.

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We'd like to introduce you to Natasha!!!

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Meet sisters Shianne(10), Mya(9) and Laila(8), featured in the Star Tribune. This trio of siblings have diverse interests and are looking forward to spending quality time and building relationships with their new family.

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