Children's Mental Health
This video training is presented by Deena McMahon. This video defines mental health and specifically addresses how it impacts children's development. This training had been approved and will meet the children's mental health requirement for Foster Care initial and on-going training.
The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act amended Title IV-E requiring states to support normalcy for all children in foster care. Children and youth in foster care need to experience the same types of developmentally appropriate and social activities that their friends, families, and classmates who are not in care experience. This new law permits foster parents, designated corporate foster care staff, and residential staff to allow foster children to participate in normal childhood activities by applying the reasonable and prudent parent standard.
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (SUID/AHT)
The Department of Human Services has approved the following series of videos to meet the SUID component when individuals are not receiving face-to-face, classroom, or online SUID training. All videos must be viewed to meet the SUID training requirement.
SUID/AHT Training Videos
SUID/AHT Training Verification Form
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services mandates that all foster parents complete at least one hour of training on FASD with in their first year of licensing. This training has been approved to meet this requirement.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training Video
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Post-Test
Additional On-line Video Training
Overview of Mental Health Issues
This training is a three part series by the Minnesota Department of Education and it provides a better understanding of children's mental health disorders and its impact on learning and functioning. Included in this series are three videos which highlight anxiety, depression and attention and behavior disorders. When all three sections of this training are complete, this also will meet the mental health requirement for Foster Care on-going training.
Anxiety Video (WMV)
Depression Video (WMV)
Attention and Behavior Disorders Video (WMV)
Anxiety Information Packet PowerPoint (PDF)
Depression Information Packet PowerPoint (PDF)
Attention and Behavior Disorders Information Packet PowerPoint (PDF)
Keeping Families Together Video
This video is a guide for families to understand intensive treatment options for children with mental illnesses. On completion of this video training, training hours can be given to fulfill the mental health requirement for on-going training.
Keeping Families Together Video
Keeping Families Together Information Packet PowerPoint (PDF)
Additional training resources or information:
MOFAS – Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – www.mofas.org
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.nami.org
MACMH – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health – www.macmh.org
MCCCA – Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies - www.mccca.org
MN Adopt – www.mnadopt.org
CEED – Center for Early Education and Development – www.cehd.umn.edu/ceed/
PACER Center – www.pacer.org
Minnesota Mental Health – www.mnmentalhealth.org
Foster Parent College – www.fosterparentcollege.com
Department of Human Services, Minnesota Child Welfare Training System – email@example.com
Department of Human Services, Children’s Mental Health Division – LaRone.firstname.lastname@example.org