Training

Training Resources

AIFACS Orientation Training

The Orientation and Questions must be completed prior to licensing.  Click the button below to access the pdf files.


AIFACS Pre-Service Training

The Pre-Service Training has 3 parts.  These are not required to be completed prior to licensing.  Click the button below to access the pdf files.

Mental Health Training

 (2 of the 3 videos listed below need to be completed prior to becoming licensed.)

 

  • The Medicated Child Video and Quiz
  • Depression: Out of The Shadows Video and Quiz
  • Dying to Be Thin Video and Quiz

Normalcy, Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards

 

This training is a state requirement and needs to be completed prior to becoming licensed.

FASD Training Requirements

FASD Required Training - (Click here for a pdf of the MN Statue 245A.175)

Initial Licensing - 1 hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training is required in addition to the 12 hours of annual training.

Annual Requirement - 1 hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training is required and can be included in the 12 hours of annual training.

MOFAS: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Basics Webinar


FASD Video​ - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Hidden Disability

SUID/AHT Training

 SUID/AHT Training- Required every 5 years if caring or helping to care for children 5 years old or younger. 

Car Seat Training

 Car Seat Safety Training- Required if caring or helping to care for children under the age of 9 years old.


 Remember that your Car Seat training and SUID/AHT training needs to be renewed every 5 years! 

Attachment, Developmental, Therapeutic Parenting

This can be used for mental health Training but not for initial licensing.  For initial licensing, you would still need to do 2 of the 3 videos posted under the Mental Health Training section.


Click here to watch the 1 hr video

DHS Bulletin: Smoke-Free Child Foster Homes

Background

Minnesota Statutes were amended in 2014 to protect foster children from the effects of second-hand smoke by establishing smoke-free foster care home requirements.  


This bulletin provides information about the safety risks of second-hand smoke, smoke-free child foster care home requirements, and provides a link to training on health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke. 

Smoke-free child foster care requirements

Due to the risks of second-hand smoke, foster homes for children are required to provide a smoke-free environment in the following areas: 

  • Inside the Home
  •  Other enclosed spaces connected to the home, such as garage, porch or deck
  • Motor vehicles
  • Outdoors, when children are present.



Violation and training

If a foster parent does not provide a smoke-free environment for foster children, a placing agency must ask the foster parent to comply with a plan that includes training on the health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke. [Minnesota Statutes, section 260C.215, subdivision 9


This training is also on YouTube at: Smoke Free Foster Care Laws.