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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
Beyond Consequences Logic & Controls Series (8 sessions)9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 Wednesdays6:30 pm - 8:30 pmChildren's Home Society/LSS
1605 Eustis St
St. Paul, MN 55108
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
Grief Care and Adoptions: Inextricable Ties 9/21/2017Thursday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmDakota County Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Rd W
West St Paul, MN 55118
Ted Bowman, MSW
WEBCAST: Parent Implications and Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview 9/26/2017Tuesday12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWebcastDaniel J. Siegel, M.D.
[FOR PROFESSIONALS]: Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control9/29/2017Friday9:00 am - 12:00 pmStearns County Admin Center
705 Courthouse Square
Rm 499
St Cloud, MN 56303
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
Intro to Beyond Consequences For Parents & Professionals (St Cloud)9/30/2017Saturday9:00 am - 11:00 amBethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Rd 137, St Cloud, MN 56301Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
Managing Visits for Foster Children AND Parenting Ideas for Child with Autism10/3/2017Tuesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pmCalvary Lutheran Church
2508 Washington Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Bridging the Relationship Gap10/3/2017Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmLutheran Social Service
2400 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sara Langworthy, PhD
(FOR PROFESSIONALS): Supporting Children Through Transitions10/4/2017Wednesday9:30 am - 11:30 amBeltrami County Administration Bldg
701 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Strategies to Support Youth Through the Launching Years10/11/2017Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:30 pmRamsey County Public Works Building
Marsden Conference Room
1425 Paul Kirkwold Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
WEBINAR: Five (Mostly Playful) Strategies for Decreasing Sibling Strife10/25/2017Wednesday6:30 pm - 8:00 pmWebinarPatty Wipfler
WEBINAR: Have You Ever Started a Conversation About Race?10/26/2017Thursday12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWebinarApril Dinwoodie
T is for Trauma11/7/2017Tuesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSt Louis County Northland Office Center
307 South First Street
Virginia, MN 55792
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
FOR PROFESSIONALS: Sustaining Placements, Supporting Children, Preparing Families and Saying Goodbye 11/8/2017Wednesday9:30 am - 2:30 pmBois Forte Band of Chippewa Reservation
1430 Bois Forte Rd
Tower, MN 55790
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS: The Complicated World of a Child Who Lives in Two Families 11/8/2017Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pmNorthwoods Children's Home, West Campus-Merritt School Bldg, 4000 West 9th Street, Duluth, MN 55807 Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Reactive Attachment Disorder: How to Thrive and Survive Beyond the Diagnosis 12/1/2017Friday8:30 - 4:00 pmRoseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW & Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control Series (6-Sessions) 1/25 - 3/1 (2018)Thursday(s)6:30 pm - 8:30 pmBethlehem Lutheran Church
Micah Room
4310 County Road 137
St Cloud, MN 56301
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
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