Training Resources

Blue Earth County Lending Library

Blue Earth County Human Services has purchased training materials (books and DVDs) for you use in your home. Contact your Licensor to obtain the materials.

Foster Care and Adoptive Community

Register on this website. Choose a training. These are prepaid by Blue Earth County.

MN Adopt

MN Adopt offers statewide trainings for families and professionals including some new options for those who cannot attend in person, such as on-line offerings.

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)

The NFPA provides educational opportunities for their members.

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Children’s Mental Health Video

Foster Parent College

Foster care on-line training opportunities for a reasonable fee.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Lists classes that are generally free.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Lists training modules.

School Mental Health

A collection of seven free online series of presentations related to child and adolescent trauma.

Foster Club

Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.


Their annual national Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Symposium about children and young adults with mental health and learning disabilities.

Cenpatico University Foster Care EDU

Evening live on-line training with no cost.

Kinship/Relative Caregivers

Realistic Expectations for Kinship Families

Normalcy Parenting Standards

A required training video for all providers.