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MN ADOPT Workshops

The MN ADOPT Education Program promotes the importance of ongoing learning through a variety of in-person and online-based educational offerings focused on topics specific to parenting through adoption, foster care, or kinship caregiver.

Our workshops and training series are available at various times and locations across the state as well as online based webinars which can be utilized by people anywhere.  MN ADOPT offers two ongoing training series, Beyond Consequences, with Brenda Benning and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Learning Alternate Behavior Series (RAD LABS), with Deena McMahon and Krista Nelson. These workshops allow more time for an in-depth look at parenting from different perspectives.  Click here for more information about our two ongoing training opportunities.

Through MN ADOPT Workshops/Webinars, and the services of the MN ADOPT HELP Program families can be confident they will be connected to professionals and trainers who understand the complexities of adoption.

We invite you to explore our upcoming workshops below, as well as those available for immediate purchase in our webinar library.

Upcoming Workshops

TITLEDate(s)Day(s)TimeLocationPresenter
APRIL 2018
When the Bough Breaks: Understanding Attachment and the Long-Term Impact of Trauma and Neglect4/26/2018Thursday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmOlmsted County Social Services
2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Nancy Binford, PhD
MAY 2018
(In honor of National Foster Care month most offerings in May are free of charge.)
(Free) WEBINAR: Eyes Wide Open: How Looking into Our Own Hearts Helps Heal the Wounds of Others5/1/2018Tuesday12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWebinarPaul Buckley, LMFT
Reactive Attachment Disorder: How to Thrive and Survive Beyond the Diagnosis5/4/2018
(30 minute lunch—bring your own bag lunch)
Friday9:00 am - 3:30 pmCalvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Rd.
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
(Free) Rethinking Challenging Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach5/8/2018Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmRoseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Ave W,
Roseville, MN 55113
Ed Morales, MSW, LICSW
(Free) [FOR PROFESSIONALS]: Just Trying to Feel Something Else: Chemical abuse in adopted adolescents5/10/2018Thursday10:45 am - 12:45 pmChildren’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Service
1605 Eustis St
St Paul, MN 55108
Adam Arnold, MA, LMFT, LADC
(Free) Sorting It Out: Anxiety and the Parent-Child Relationship5/15/2018Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmGloria Dei Lutheran
700 Snelling Ave S.
St Paul, MN 55116
Christina Corwin, MA, LMFT
(Free) WEBINAR: A Different Lens--Retooling Parenting Relationships for Children With FASD & Trauma5/23/2018Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWebinarJeanne Ketola, MA LPCC
JUNE 2018
Helping Schools Find a Trauma Lens: For Professionals 6/21/2018Thursday9:30 am - 3:00 pmChildren’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Service
1605 Eustis St
St Paul, MN 55108
Katie Mattson, MA, LPCC
Katie Mac Jurado, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Abbie Lane, MSW, LICSW
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