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CORE TEEN Right Time Videos

The CORE (Critical On-Going Resource Family Education) curriculum was developed through a partnership with Spaulding for Children, ChildTrauma Academy, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.), North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), and the University of Washington. The free videos below (each 20-30 minutes in length) feature perspectives on a variety of core topics from professionals, resource parents, and young adults who have experienced foster care, kinship care, guardianship, or adoption. The videos and discussion guides are intended for individual or group learning, and are recommended for all current and prospective resource parents parenting children and youth of any age—as well as professionals who work with children, teens, and families who have experienced foster care, kinship care, guardianship, or adoption.

Relationship Development

Parental Adaptation 

Parental Regulation 

Trauma Informed Parent – Understanding and Recognizing the Effects of Trauma 

Trauma Informed Parent – Understanding Behavior

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) 

Transitions 

Continued Connections

For additional information on the CORE TEEN Curriculum, visit: https://spaulding.org/professionals/spaulding-institute/core-teen-curriculum/

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: https://store.beyondconsequences.com/webinars/

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:  https://www.macmh.org/event-page/workshops-trainings/
Fact Sheets: http://www.macmh.org/publications/mental-health-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.
Workshops: https://www.proofalliance.org/support/fasd-training-tools/
On-Demand Webinars: https://www.proofalliance.org/article/training-on-demand-webinars/
Fact Sheets and Strategy Guides: https://www.proofalliance.org/article/fact-sheets-and-strategy-guides/
Support Resources:  https://www.proofalliance.org/support/

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://arcminnesota.org/events/
Statewide Programs & Services:  https://arcminnesota.org/ways-we-can-help/
Arc Guides (comprehensive info sheets):  https://arcminnesota.org/resource/arc-guide-directory/

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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