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.


Orientation Training and Questions

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.

Pre-Service Training and Questions

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

Mental Health Videos and Quizes

Normalcy, Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards

 

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

Normalcy, reasonable and prudent parenting report form (online)

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

FASD TRAINING REPORT FORM (Online)

SUID/AHT Training

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

SUID/AHT Training Videos and Report Form

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

Attachment, Developmental, Therapeutic Parenting Online Report Form

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.