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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.
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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:

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:
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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If you missed the TBRI series in September, never fear, it's coming back in February 2019! Click here for more info & to register!!
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THIS SATURDAY! Join us for A Very Foster Christmas! And an Adoptive New Year!

Karol Jensen, MN ADOPT's Fostering Network Coordinator & Kim Sacay, MN ADOPT's Recruitment Coordinator will be there to answer questions about foster care & adoption!

Performance Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Strike Theater, 824 18th Ave NE, MPLS
Show type: Storytelling, 5-10 minutes each
Tickets: $5-$10, sliding fee

Free family photos beginning at 3PM. Contact Chris to register.

For more information contact Chris Lear, Joyful Noize Productions, LLC. 612-207-0649 or
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