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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
FEBRUARY 2018
Reactive Attachment Disorder: How to Thrive and Survive Beyond the Diagnosis2/23/2018
Friday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(30 minute lunch—bring your own bag lunch)
Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
204 S 5th St
3rd Fl Conference Rm
Mankato, MN 56001
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
MARCH 2018
TASK FORCE: [FOR PROFESSIONALS] Facilitating Relational Repair Between Push-Pull Teens & Their Parents3/8/2018Thursday10:45 am - 12:45 pmCHLSS
1605 Eustis Street
St Paul, MN 55108
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
Being Dad: Strategies For the Adoptive Father3/10/2018Saturday9:00 am - 11:30 amEmma B Howe Northtown YMCA
8950 Springbrook Dr NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Brandon Jensen, MSW, LMFT
De-escalating the Negative and Building Positive Behaviors3/13/2018Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmGloria Dei Lutheran
700 Snelling Ave S
Room 109
St Paul, MN 55116
Jesse Laidlaw
WEBINAR: Caregiving after Trauma: The Effects on Children of Witnessing Violence3/20/2018Tuesday12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWebinarSarah Lockhart, MSW, LICSW
APRIL 2018
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): An Overview4/5/2018Thursday6:30 am - 8:30 pmDakota County
14955 Galaxie Ave
Room 106
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Meagan Galbari, MA, LPCC
FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY: Children With Attachment Trauma: Preparing Foster/Adoptive Families for the Long Haul4/11/2018Wednesday10:30 am - 4:00 pmGreat River Regional Library
1300 West St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
Beyond Consequences Logic & Controls Series (8 sessions)Tuesday--April 17. Remainder will be on Wednesdays (Apr. 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6)Wednesdays (except first session, Tuesday, April 17)6:30 pm - 8:30 pmRoseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Ave W
Roseville, MN 55113
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
Managing Through Anxious Times: Case Consult Training for Parents4/21/2018Saturday9:00 am - 11:00 pmMN ADOPT Office
777 Raymond Ave
St Paul, MN 55114
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
Navigating Multicultural Environments4/24/2018Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmChildren’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Service
1605 Eustis St
St Paul, MN 55108
Nam Provost, MBA
and
Kevin Skwira-Brown, MSW, LGSW
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
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
[TASK FORCE]: 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
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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