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

Neuropsychological Evaluations: What Parents Need to Know4/4/2017Tuesday12:00 pm - 1:30 amWebinarAmy Gross, PhD, LP, BCBA-D
Beyond Consequences Continuation Workshop: Food Issues4/15/2017Saturday9:00 am - 11:00 amMN ADOPT Office
777 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
I Have TWO Families?? Processing Birth Family Relationships With Your Children 4/18/2017Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Gloria Dei Lutheran
700 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55116
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Parenting Sexual Behaviors4/25/2017Tuesday6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Lutheran Social Service
2400 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Danette Jones, MSSW, LICSW, LMFT
Beyond Consequences Training & Support Series (8 sessions)4/26/2017 - 6/14/2017Wednesdays6:30 pm - 8:30 pmEmma B Howe YMCA
8950 Springbrook Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
Reactive Attachment Disorder: How to
Thrive and Survive Beyond the Diagnosis (2 day session)
5/5/2017 &
Friday & Saturday6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Friday)
8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Saturday)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
4310 County Road 137
St Cloud, MN 56301
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW & Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT
Lean Into the Tough Stuff05/6/2017Saturday9:00 am - 2:45 pmGloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
Maureen Maslinski, MSW, LICSW, Robert O’Connor, MSW, Janet Bystrom, MA, MSW, LICSW
Beyond Consequences Continuation Workshop: Self Harm5/20/2017Saturday9:00 am - 11:00 amMN ADOPT Office
777 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW
(FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY) Clinical Practice With Families Raising RAD/Complex History Youth6/14/2017Wednesday9:00 am - 3:00 pmChildren’s
Home Society/Lutheran Social Service
1605 Eustis Street
St Paul, MN 55108
Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT