Children’s Mental Health – Training Information

How to register for all classes using TrainLink

Step by step directions for new users of TrainLink (PDF) 2 pages

Use the Adult & Children’s Mental Health Learning Center to see the most current class schedules, register for classes and view course descriptions for the training classes listed below.

Future Classes


Children's Mental Health Screening for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Staff

The eLearning training on Children’s Mental Health Screening for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Staff providing children’s mental health screening and follow-up navigation services to the children’s mental health system is composed of three modules that must be completed in order. The entire course should take between one to three hours to complete. Step by step directions for registration.

CMH Module 1: Exploring Minnesota Statute 245.4874

Module 1 describes the statutory expectations for children's mental health screening for the child welfare and juvenile justice populations. Descriptions of the target population, screening exemptions, re-screening and approved screening tools are discussed.

CMH Module 2: Facilitating Screening: Administering, Scoring and Giving Results

Module 2 examines facilitating the screening process; participants will participate in the children’s mental health screening process by practicing how one offers screens, scores screens, delivers the results of a mental health screen, and then connects the youth and family to on-going mental health resources, if needed.

CMH Module 3: Documentation and Privacy

Module 3 provides instruction on how to document the screen appropriately so it is counted for audit and grant reporting purposes; there is a link to another online training concerning HIPAA and data privacy issues.


Building Strong Foundations (formerly Introduction to Infant Mental Health)

1 day seminar date: To be determined

Child & Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument (CASII) Training

1 day training: To be determined

Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII) Training for Early Childhood Staff

1 day seminar date (Overview): To be determined

Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII) Training for Mental Health Practitioners and Clinicians

Seminar dates: To be determined

Great Start Minnesota Clinician’s Group (ITV)

1 day seminar date: Sessions are usually every 4th Friday of each month. (20+ locations!) See the Children’s Mental Health
Learning Center for more information.
Great Start Minnesota Clinician’s Group Training Flyer

Great Start Group (Clinical Care Consultation and Psycho-Education) (ITV and Internet Streaming)

1 day seminar date: To be determined

How to Assess, Conceptualize and Diagnose Mental Health Disorders in Young Children Using the DC:0-5©

Training dates: To be determined

1997 Sroufe Article – Psychopathology as an Outcome of Development (PDF)

2017 Great Start Minnesota Clinicians’ Group Flyer (PDF)

DC:0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Disorders of Infancy and Childhood (PDF)

Example of MN Medicaid Compliant DC:0-5 (PDF)

Example of MN Medicaid Compliant Early Childhood Mental Health Progress Note (PDF)

Example of MN Medicaid Compliant Updated Early Childhood Mental Health Treatment Plan (PDF)

Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC) Applicant Provider Information Session

Providers must register for and attend an Applicant Provider Information Session before submitting an application.

Intensive Treatment in Foster Care: Certification Training 2017 (PDF)

Introduction to DC:0-5 Diagnosing Mental Health & Developmental Disorders in Children under the Age of Six

Seminar dates: To be determined

Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA) Pre-service a.k.a. Parent Teaming Training

1 day seminar dates: Once a month, usually on the 4th Friday

Rule 79 Case Management Training

There is a $25 daily fee for this training, unless you cancel before the first day of class

Part I: Case Management Missions, Philosophy and Structure: To be determined

Part II: Skill Development: To be determined

Part III: Legal and Ethical Considerations: To be determined

This 36-hour training (six-hour classes at each of the six sessions) is designed for new county children's mental health case managers to meet the training requirements in Minnesota Rules 9520.0912, subpart 4.  Participants will fulfill the remaining four hours of the required 40 hours of training through self-directed learning and/or completion of an in-service seminar provided by the Department of Human Services at a date to be determined. Persons required to attend this training are county children's mental health case managers who do not have 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to children with severe emotional disturbance. This includes persons with a bachelor’s degree without 2,000 hours of experience, as well as persons qualifying as case manager associates and certain immigrants as defined under MS 245.472, Subd. 4 (h) 2. 

CTSS Applicant Provider Information Session

All agencies applying for a CTSS certification are required to attend one 3.0 administrative infrastructure information session and one 3.5 hour clinical infrastructures information session within one year prior to submission of the CTSS primary certification application. Each type of information session will be scheduled quarterly at DHS St. Paul and at regionally available videoconference (ITV) locations in Minnesota. Use the Step by Step Directions for New Users at the top of this page to register for this ITV.

Training dates for CTSS Administrative and CTSS Clinical: To be determined

Information related to CTSS Training materials may be found below.

2017 sessions are posted on TrainLink. Sessions include: CTSS Administrative and CTSS Clinical

Use the Step by Step Directions for New Users at the top of this page to register for this ITV.

The learning objectives for the information session:

Understand the definition and purpose of CTSS.

Understand the features of CTSS, including its service categories and quality assurance considerations.

Preview the CTSS certification process, including features of the application, appendix and assurances.

Learn Medical Assistance (MA) requirements regarding the role of the Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) provider, MHCP provider enrollment and billing process, and take a cyber-tour of the MHCP provider web site.

Potential CTSS provider agencies should register at least one of their clinical supervisors, as well as the agency’s administrative representative. Use the Step by Step Directions for New Users at the top of this page to register for this ITV.

Required Training Materials for CTSS Applicant Provider Information Session

Handouts will be posted one week prior to the videoconference.

Handouts will not be available at site locations.

Session-Specific Presentation Handouts (print ONE only):

CTSS Administrative Infrastructure 2017-01-17 (PDF)
CTSS Clinical Infrastructure 2017-01-17 (PDF)

Handouts for BOTH Administrative and Clinical Sessions:

Children’s Mental Health Act 2013 (PDF)
Children's Mental Health Services (PDF)

CTSS Statute 2016 (PDF)

Cultural Influences Documentation (PDF)

DA Required Components (PDF)

Golden Thread Illustration (PDF)

Health Services Record (PDF)

Individual Behavior Plan (IBP) Example (PDF)
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Template (DOC)

Requirements for Use of Restrictive Procedures (PDF)

Rule 47 (Diagnostic Assessments, Clinical Supervision, Staff Requirements) (PDF)

Treatment Planning and Review (PDF)

Questions or feedback?

Please contact Children’s Mental Health with any questions or feedback:
Phone: 651/431-2321
Fax: 651/431-7418

Our Mission

The mission of Children’s Mental Health is to offer training and development to assist tribes, providers, counties, and collaboratives deliver high-quality care, responsive to the changing needs of Minnesota counties, tribes, agencies, providers, organizations and consumers.

Children’s Mental Health is part of the Behavioral Health Division in the Community Supports Administration at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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