Minnesota Child Welfare Training System

Resource Families

Current Training Schedule – for Resource Families

Pre-service Trainings

Aitkin County Health and Human Services
204 1st Street NW
Aitken, MN 56431

Training Dates:
Module 1: August 11, 2016
Module 2: October 6, 2016
Module 3: December 8, 2016
Module 4: February 2, 2017
Module 5: April 6, 2017
Module 6; June 1, 2017
Module 7: August 3, 2017
Module 8: October 5, 2017
Module 9: December 7, 2017
Module 10: February 1, 2018
Module 11: April 5, 2018
Module 12: June 7, 2018
Agency Contact:
Deb Jensen 218-927-7200

Anoka County Government Center
2100 3rd Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

Training Dates:
Module 8: September 20, 2016
Module 9: October 8, 2016
Module 10: October 13, 2016
Module 11: November 1, 2016
Module 12: November 8, 2016
Agency Contact:
Darcy Holter 763-422-6913

Beltrami County Social Services
616 America Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Training Dates:
Module 1: September 15, 2016
Module 2: September 29, 2016
Module 3: October 3, 2016
Module 4: November 3, 2016
Module 5: November 21, 2016
Module 6: December 1, 2016
Module 7: December 19, 2016
Module 8: January 12, 2017
Module 9: January 30, 2017
Module 10: February 20, 2017
Module 11: March 6, 2017
Module 12: Marcy 27, 2017
Agency Contact
: Robin Schmidt 218-333-8317

Dakota County Social Services
14955 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Training Dates:
Module 1: September 13, 2016
Module 2: September 22, 2016
Module 3: September 27, 2016
Module 4: September 29, 2016
Module 5: October 6, 2016
Modules 6/7: October 15, 2016
Module 8: November 3, 2016
Module 9: November 10, 2016
Module 10: November 29, 2016
Modules 11/12: December 3, 2016
Agency Contact
: Diane Stang 952-891-7487

Fond du Lac Human Services
927 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720

Training Dates:
Module 8: August 4, 2016
Module 9: September 22, 2016
Module 10: October 20, 2016
Module 11: November 17, 2016
Module 12: December 15, 2016
Agency Contact
: Kerrie Sorenson 218-878-3773

Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Training Dates:
Modules 1/2: August 6, 2016
Modules 3/4: August 13, 2016
Modules 5/6: August 20, 2016
Modules 7/8: August 27, 3016
Modules 9/10: September 10, 2016
Modules 11/12: September 17, 2016
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Koochiching County Community Services
1000 – 5th Street
International Falls, MN 56649

Training Dates:
Module 7: September 19, 2016
Module 8: October 17, 2016
Agency Contact:
Emily Flansburg 218-283-7075

McLeod County Social Service Center
1805 Ford Avenue North
Glencoe, MN 55336

McLeod County Solid Waste Management Building
1065 – 5th Avenue SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Training Dates:
Module 10: September 27, 2016 (Hutchinson)
Module 11: October 25, 2016 (Glencoe)
Module 12: November 15, 2016 (Hutchinson)
Agency Contact:
Brenda Sandquist 320-864-1301

Mille Lacs Health and Human Services
District 2A Community Center
2605 Chiminising Road
Isle, MN 56342

Training Dates:
Module 6: September 17, 2016
Agency Contact:
Rachel Boyd 320-532-7767

Ramsey County Human Services
Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Training Dates:
Module 3: August 23, 2016
Module 4: August 30, 2016
Module 5: September 6, 2016
Module 7: September 20, 2016
Module 8: September 27, 2016
Module 11: October 25, 2016
Module 12: November 1, 2016
Agency Contact:
Beverly Bodom 651-266-0129

Red Lake Children and Family Services
15816 Main Avenue
Red Lake, MN 56671

Training Date:
Modules 8/10: August 6, 2016
Module 9: August 13, 2016
Modules 6/7: October 1, 2016
Modules 4/5: November 5, 2016
Modules 1/3: December 3, 2016
Agency Contact:
Nicole Brun 218-679-2122
Rice/Steele Counties
Rice County Social Services

320 NW Third Street
Faribault, MN 55021

MN Prairie County Alliance
630 Florence Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060

Training Dates:
Module 1: September 15, 2016 (Rice)
Module 2: September 20, 2016 (MN Prairie)
Module 3: October 4, 2016 (Rice)
Module 4: October 11, 2016 (MN Prairie)
Module 5: October 25, 2016 (Rice)
Modules 6/7: October 29, 2016 (MN Prairie)
Module 8: November 8, 2016 (Rice)
Module 9: November 17, 2016 (Rice)
Module 10: December 1, 2016 (MN Prairie)
Modules 11/12: December 10, 2016 (Rice)
Agency Contacts:
Cheryl Marek 507-332-5964 (Rice)
Billie Frantesl 507-431-5709 (MN Prairie)

Scott County Government Center
200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379

Training Dates:
Module 1: September 13, 2016
Module 2: September 22, 2016
Module 3: October 4, 2016
Modules 4/5: October 15, 2016
Module 6: October 27, 2016
Module 7: November 17, 2016
Module 8: November 29, 2016

Modules 9/10: December 3, 2016

Modules 11/12: January 7, 2017
Agency Contact:
Julie Malecha 952-496-8728

Sherburne County Government Center
13880 Business Center Drive
Elk River, MN 55330

Training Dates:
Modules 7/8: October 1, 2016
Modules 9/10: October 29, 2016
Modules 11/12: November 19, 2016
Agency Contact:
Suzanne Hulett 763-765-4033

Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services (SWMHHS)
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258

Training Dates:
Module 1: September 7, 2016
Module 2: September 13, 2016
Module 3: September 19, 2016
Module 4: September 26, 2016
Module 5: October 4, 2016
Module 6: October 18, 2016
Module 7: October 24, 2016
Module 8: October 26, 2016

Module 9: November 7, 2016
Module 10: November 9, 2016
Module 11: November 15, 2016

Module 12: November 21, 2016
Agency Contact:
Karyn Groenewold 507-532-6747

Washington County Government Center
14949 – 62nd St. North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Training Dates:
Modules 11/12: June 22, 2016
Agency Contact:
Becky Barnhart 651-430-6646

Specialized and Related Training

Reaching Higher: Caring for LGBTQ Youth (six hours)

Date: August 27, 2016
Becker County Human Services
712 Minnesota Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Agency Contact:
Joni Wohlwend 218-847-5628

Introduction to Mental Health (three hours)

Date: August 25, 2016
Crow Wing County Land Services Building
322 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 55401
Agency Contact:
Bob Backberg 218-824-1154

Significance of Substance Abuse (three hours)

Date: September 15, 2016
Crow Wing County Land Services Building
322 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 55401
Agency Contact:
Bob Backberg 218-824-1154

Understanding and Building Attachment (six hours)

Dates: September 1, 2016 (Part 1), September 15, 2016 (Part 2)
Fond du Lac Human Services
927 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720
Agency Contact:
Kerrie Sorenson 218-878-3773

Diffusing Crisis Situations Safely and Sanely (six hours)

Dates: August 2, 2016 (Part 1), August 3, 2016 (Part 2)
Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55432
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Introduction to FASD for Resource Families (three hours)

Date: August 23, 2016
Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55432
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Introduction to Mental Health (three hours)

Date: August 15, 2016
Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55432
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (fourteen hours)

Dates: August 9, 2016 (Part 1), August 10, 2016 (Part 2), August 16, 2016 (Part 3), August 17, 2016 (Part 4)
Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55432
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Understanding and Building Attachment (six hours)

Date: July 30, 2016
Hennepin County Human Services
Brookdale Service Center
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55432
Agency Contact:
Lucius Luther 612-348-2249

Introduction to FASD for Resource Families (three hours)

Date: September 13, 2016
Hubbard County Social Services
205 Court Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Agency Contacts:
Jayne Mills 218-732-2413

Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (three hours)

Date: September 15, 2016
Mower County Courthouse
201 – 1st Street N.E.
Austin, MN 55912
Agency Contact:
Doris Hoy 507-481-4321

Family Reunification through Visitation (three hours)

Date: August 30, 2016
Mower County Courthouse
201 – 1st Street N.E.
Austin, MN 55912
Agency Contact:
Doris Hoy 507-481-4321

Significance of Substance Abuse (three hours)

Date: August 2, 2016
Mower County Courthouse
201 – 1st Street N.E.
Austin, MN 55912
Agency Contact:
Doris Hoy 507-481-4321

Introduction to FASD for Resource Families (three hours)

Date: September 12, 2016 (Pine/Chisago)
Pine County Health and Human Services
635 Northridge Dr. NW, Suite 220
Pine City, MN 55063
Agency Contacts:
Nikki Weiner 320-591-1614 (Pine), Laurie Karp 651-213-5611 (Chisago)

Significance of Substance Abuse VPC (three hours)

Date: August 16, 2016 (Broadcast to Polk, Pennington, Norman and Roseau counties)
Agency Contacts:

Polk County: Jackie Jeffrey 218-399-8536
Pennington County: Alia Cota 218-681-2880
Norman County: Michelle Mathsen 218-784-5400
Roseau County: Karen Olson 218-463-2411

Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (three hours)

Date: September 8, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Introduction to Mental Health (three hours)

Date: September 21, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Introduction to Mental Health (three hours)

Date: September 7, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (three hours)

Date: August 10, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (three hours)

Date: September 12, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (three hours)

Date: September 21, 2016
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (fourteen hours)

Dates: September 22, 2016 (Part 1), October 6, 2016 (Part 2), October 20, 2016 (Part 3), November 17, 2016 (Part 4)
Ramsey County Human Services, Bigelow Building
450 Syndicate Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Agency Contact:
Bev Bodom 651-266-4109

Introduction to FASD for Resource Families (three hours)

Dates: August 13, 2016
Red Lake Children and Family Services
15816 Main Avenue
Red Lake, MN 56671
Agency Contact:
Nicole Brun 218-679-2122

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (fourteen hours)

Dates: September 10, 2016 (Part 1), September 17, 2016 (Part 2)
Red Lake Children and Family Services
15816 Main Avenue
Red Lake, MN 56671
Agency Contact:
Nicole Brun 218-679-2122

Bridging the Past and the Present (six hours)

Dates: September 15, 2016 (Part 1), October 20, 2016 (Part 2)
Wright County Government Center
10 – 2nd Street NW
Buffalo, MN 55316
Agency Contact:
Marisa Ferguson 763-682-7487

Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (three hours)

Date: August 18, 2016
Wright County Government Center
10 – 2nd Street NW
Buffalo, MN 55316
Agency Contact:
Marisa Ferguson 763-682-7487


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