The Blended Pre-Service Training combines on-line learning with in-person training using Foster Parent College and the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System. Participants will be guided through an interactive and informative training series filled with activities and learning opportunities. Sessions will provide answers to many important questions.

 This training series requires attending the orientation, completing the on-line modules, and all the in-person cluster trainings after each of the online modules. Registration is required. 

Trainer:  Clint Mack, MSW, LICSW

Clint is employed with Carver County Health and Human Services. He supervises a mix of child welfare staff including child and adult foster care licensing. He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Clint has completed an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Trauma Studies and has experience as a licensing worker, parent support outreach worker and child protection case manager. Clint has experience and expertise in early childhood mental health, trauma, and the child welfare systems. He has a passion for training interns, new workers and foster parents. 

September 12, 2019 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Orientation and Overview meeting: 

No online modules are required prior to Orientation. 

October 3, 2019 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Cluster #1 In-Person Training: 
Online classes that need to be completed prior to this classroom session: 
1. The Child Welfare Team
2. Child Abuse and Neglect
3. Parent Child Attachment 

4. Understanding Behavior in Foster Children

October 24, 2019 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Cluster #2 In-Person Training:
Online classes that need to be completed prior to this classroom session: 
1. Child Development 
2. Cultural Issues in Parenting 
3. Working Together with Primary Families 

November 14, 2019 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Cluster #3 In-Person Training:
Online classes that need to be completed prior to this classroom session: 
1. Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused 
2. Reducing Family Stress 
3. Foster to Adoption

Where will the in-person training take place?

602 E 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318

Second Floor - County Board Room 

Register by contacting:

Angie Lunow

952-361-1603 or alunow@co.carver.mn.us

Registration Deadline: August 30, 2019