Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.175 requires that all child foster care license holders and caregivers in foster family and treatment foster care settings, as well as all staff providing care in foster residence settings, must complete annual training that includes at least one hour of training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) within the first 12 months of licensure and then annually thereafter.

Minnesota child welfare professionals looking for training options for FASD should consider the offerings available through MN ADOPT, which partners with the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy in foster parent training. MN ADOPT has a number of pre-recorded webinars that will satisfy the FASD training requirement. If you are a licensed foster parent then you should receive monthly emails from your licensing worker that will include MN ADOPT’s FREE options for both live and pre-recorded trainings. If you’re not receiving these, please ask your worker or reach out to education@mnadopt.org.

County and tribal workers can also request foster parent training on a variety of topics, including FASD, at low or no charge through MN ADOPT's FosterEd and AdoptEd programs.

If you have questions about this training requirement, contact us at info@mnchildwelfaretraining.com.