Training Resources

Pre-Service Children's Mental Health Services Video

Children's Mental Health Video.  There is a self-test that needs to be completed while viewing the training and then signed for documentation.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma

SUID/AHT Online Training.  When this online class is completed, you will be able to print a certificate for documentation from this website.

Normalcy Parenting Standards

This is a required training video for all providers.  After completion, print certificate and then sign and date it.

A Powerpoint is available while viewing above video.  Normalcy and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard Training.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for Resource/Foster Families

ADHD Video

Pre-Paid Foster Care Training - Foster Care and Adoptive Community  

If you want to take free on-line training from this website and do not have Blue Earth County's private link, please contact your Licensor.  The link will be sent to you.

MN Adopt

MN Adopt offers statewide trainings for families and professionals including some new options for those who cannot attend in person, such as on-line offerings.

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)

The NFPA provides educational opportunities for their members.

Foster Parent College

Foster care on-line training opportunities for a reasonable fee.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Lists classes that are generally free.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Lists training modules.

Foster Club

Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.


PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adult.  Click on Resources to explore in-person training, live-stream webinars, and archived webinars.

Cenpatico University Foster Care EDU

Evening live on-line training with no cost.

Kinship/Relative Caregivers

Realistic Expectations for Kinship Families

Pr%f (formerly MOFAS)

On this site, you can learn facts about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), prevention, diagnostic resources and supportive services.   

Other Online Child Foster Care Training

Scott County Online Child Foster Care Training