Schedules/Training Dates
Early Intervention
  Wright County Help Me Grow Group Meetings (formerly known as IEIC)
General
  Alcohol Sales Training
Licensing - Child Care
  C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
  Child Care Orientation Schedule
  SUID/AHT (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma) Training
Licensing - Child Foster Care
  C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
  Child Foster Care Orientation Meeting Schedule
  Resource Family Training
  SUID/AHT (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma) Training
  Training and Support for Foster Parents
Public Health
  Alcohol Sales Training
  C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
 

Early Intervention
Wright County Help Me Grow Group Meetings (formerly known as IEIC)
RSVP at least one week in advance to the Wright County Help Me Grow coordinator at BirthToFiveCommittee@co.wright.mn.us or 763-684-2321. Please be sure to RSVP as lack of attendees will result in cancellation of the session.
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you need help with medical expenses? Are you frustrated with not knowing what options may be available to you? The Wright County Help Me Grow Committee can offer you information on programs that could help support you and your child (birth-17).

Group meetings inform you of the resources available. Through the Wright County Help Me Grow program, we can help by assessing your immediate, short-term and long-term needs, inform you about financial resources, and share information about services and resource options that might be available to your child. Services available could include Case Management, Respite Care, Medical Assistance (MA) & TEFRA, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Family Support Grant, Waiver Programs, Personal Care Assistance (PCA), and various other financial programs.
Date Time Location Room
05/08/2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo C118
08/14/2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120
10/16/2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120
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General
Alcohol Sales Training
Please register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. If you are not familiar with the training location, please ask for directions and plan extra travel time. The cost is $10.00 per person. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of 10 participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. No admittance after class has started.
Date Time Location Room
05/19/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
06/05/2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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Licensing - Child Care
C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
To make sure there is available space in each class, you must pre-register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516, or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. Class fee is $15 for Wright County Child Care/Foster Care providers, $20 for providers outside of Wright County, and $20 for Law Enforcement personnel. Pay fee prior to class by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of ten participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. No admittance after class has started. Note: These trainings are approved on the MNCPD Registry.
Date Time Location Room
05/14/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/23/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/10/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/12/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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Child Care Orientation Schedule
For more information, contact Becky Domjahn at 763-682-7485, or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7485, or e-mail Rebecca.Domjahn@co.wright.mn.us.
Date Time Location Room
05/20/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/15/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/16/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/18/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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SUID/AHT (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma) Training
Please register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. If you are not familiar with the training location, please ask for directions and plan extra travel time. Training does not have to be taken in the county in which you are licensed. Registration is required in order to make sure that enough materials and space are available. The total cost for both classes is $10.00. Payment can be taken over the phone. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of 10 participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. There is no admittance to class after 6:05 p.m. for evening classes. Note: These trainings are approved on the MNCPD Registry.
Date Time Location Room
05/21/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
  ** 5/21/2014 Class is Full **
06/25/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/23/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/17/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/19/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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Licensing - Child Foster Care
C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
To make sure there is available space in each class, you must pre-register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516, or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. Class fee is $15 for Wright County Child Care/Foster Care providers, $20 for providers outside of Wright County, and $20 for Law Enforcement personnel. Pay fee prior to class by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of ten participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. No admittance after class has started. Note: These trainings are approved on the MNCPD Registry.
Date Time Location Room
05/14/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/23/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/10/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/12/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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Child Foster Care Orientation Meeting Schedule
RSVP to Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7484, or e-mail Marisa.Ferguson@co.wright.mn.us.
Child Foster Parents: Orientation - Part I - This orientation will be an overview of the child foster care program within Wright County. All child foster care applicants are required to attend.

Child Foster Parents: Orientation - Part II - This orientation is for all those wanting to get licensed for Child Foster Care. This orientation will cover mandated reporting and specifics about the child foster care program of Wright County. This is a mandatory part of the licensing process for applicants wanting to get licensed for child foster care.
Date Time Location Room
05/13/2014 Orientation Part II Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
07/08/2014 Orientation Part I Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
08/12/2014 Orientation Part II Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
10/14/2014 Orientation Part I Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
11/04/2014 Orientation Part II Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Resource Family Training
Pre-registration is required one week prior to each session. All adult household members are encouraged to attend. Attendance at ALL sessions is recommended. This is a free training available to all foster parents. RSVP to Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7484, or e-mail Marisa.Ferguson@co.wright.mn.us.
Date Time Location Room
05/08/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  The Significance of Substance Abuse on Families
Children entering foster care are often affected by parental substance abuse. Substance abuse by biological parents greatly impacts children's behavior. This three-hour introductory training on alcohol and other drug abuse offers resource families a framework in which to comprehend the topic of alcohol and other drug abuse. Participants will learn about different levels of chemical abuse and explore strategies for working with children and families.
06/12/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
A basic three-hour training session for Resource Family providers on the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of exposure to domestic violence (DV) on children, and strategies for supporting children who have been exposed to DV. The training describes some of the specific needs of children exposed to domestic violence and how to respond effectively. It also promotes resiliency in children who have been exposed to domestic violence and supports the development of their positive coping strategies.
08/07/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Sexual Abuse
This training examines the definition and dynamics of child sexual abuse. Participants will learn that sexual abuse is a complex problem and that children who have been sexually abused may have a hard time adjusting to a new home. Additional training and resources to successfully care for these children and teens will be discussed.
09/11/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Effects of Caregiving on the Family
Participants will learn to recognize signs of family stress and know the importance of developing and using support systems to prevent a family crisis. Procedures will be outlined that are required if allegations of maltreatment are made. Health, hygiene, and nutritional issues will be explored.
10/09/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Permanency Issues for Families
This training helps participants recognize the long-term adjustment to adoption for the parent and the child. This includes dealing with grief, loss, identity, control, divided loyalties and fertility issues as well as the fantasy of being a "dream family."
11/20/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Working with Adolescents (Part 1) - Attendance is highly encouraged at both sessions.
Adolescence is a unique, complex, and difficult time in life. It is exciting yet frightening. For young persons that are involved in the foster care system, life and development can be even more dynamic. This training, which is designed for caregivers of young people, will assist you in understanding “typical” adolescent development and behavior as well as the unique attributes of youth involved in the foster care system. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore strategies for understanding development, culture, communication, special needs, and building relationships.
12/04/2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd Street NW, Buffalo 120A/B
  Working with Adolescents (Part 2) - Attendance is highly encouraged at both sessions.
Adolescence is a unique, complex, and difficult time in life. It is exciting yet frightening. For young persons that are involved in the foster care system, life and development can be even more dynamic. This training, which is designed for caregivers of young people, will assist you in understanding “typical” adolescent development and behavior as well as the unique attributes of youth involved in the foster care system. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore strategies for understanding development, culture, communication, special needs, and building relationships.
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SUID/AHT (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Abusive Head Trauma) Training
Please register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. If you are not familiar with the training location, please ask for directions and plan extra travel time. Training does not have to be taken in the county in which you are licensed. Registration is required in order to make sure that enough materials and space are available. The total cost for both classes is $10.00. Payment can be taken over the phone. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of 10 participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. There is no admittance to class after 6:05 p.m. for evening classes. Note: These trainings are approved on the MNCPD Registry.
Date Time Location Room
05/21/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
  ** 5/21/2014 Class is Full **
06/25/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/23/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/17/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/19/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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Training and Support for Foster Parents
These training and family support groups are offered through collaboration between the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center and Wright County Human Services. All Wright County child foster care providers are welcome to attend. There is a skills group available for children age 10 and older. RSVP to Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7484, or e-mail Marisa.Ferguson@co.wright.mn.us. * Training and Support Group attendance is required for all providers currently working with the Therapeutic Foster Care program.
Date Time Location Room
05/19/2014 Family Support Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
06/23/2014 Training Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Topic: Teaching Appropriate Social Skills
08/25/2014 Family Support Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
09/22/2014 Training Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Topic: Beyond Consequences
10/27/2014 Family Support Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
11/24/2014 Training Central MN Mental Health Center, 308 12th Avenue S, Buffalo N/A
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Topic: Managing Crisis/Suicide Awareness
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Public Health
Alcohol Sales Training
Please register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. If you are not familiar with the training location, please ask for directions and plan extra travel time. The cost is $10.00 per person. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of 10 participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. No admittance after class has started.
Date Time Location Room
05/19/2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
06/05/2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
To make sure there is available space in each class, you must pre-register by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516, or e-mail Terri.Burkhart@co.wright.mn.us. Class fee is $15 for Wright County Child Care/Foster Care providers, $20 for providers outside of Wright County, and $20 for Law Enforcement personnel. Pay fee prior to class by calling Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516 or 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7516. Class fees are non-refundable unless you reschedule. A minimum of ten participants need to be registered in order to hold class. Class will be canceled one week prior to class if the minimum is not met. No admittance after class has started. Note: These trainings are approved on the MNCPD Registry.
Date Time Location Room
05/14/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
07/23/2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
09/10/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
11/12/2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wright County Human Services Center, 1004 Commercial Drive, Buffalo 127
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