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FREE ON-LINE SIDS and SBS TRAINING

SIDS “Training Kit”: http://www.healthychildcare.org/section_SIDS.cfm

If you go to this website and scroll down, you can click under the heading “PUBLICATIONS” and get the following brochures : A Child Care Provider's Guide to Safe Sleep ; A Parents' Guide to Safe Sleep and Tummy Time

After PUBLICATIONS is : Training and Education
Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speaker's Kit (This is a Microsoft PowerPoint file... right click - save as...)
The Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speaker's Kit is a tool that can be used by healthcare professionals, public health educators, child care providers, or just about anyone to educate their community about sudden infant death syndrome in child care. Print out your own copy of the PowerPoint presentation and speaker's notes for this kit. Download is free and copies may be made for educational purposes.

Click on PDF Format including speaker's notes (PDF Format including speaker's notes)

******NOTE - READING THIS MUST INCLUDE READING THE SPEAKERS NOTES, FOUND IN THE PDF FORMAT NOT JUST THE POWER POINT SLIDES. One hour of training is approved for this training.

WEBSITE for writing a policy on Infant Sleep Position:
pdf http://www.firstcandle.org/.......position.pdf

SBS:
Here is a link to one of the approved Shaken Baby Videos- it is just over 9 minutes long- it's Title isn't so clear, but it is simply called "Shaken Baby Syndrome- Educational DVD", by the Minnesota Hospital Association. It says this at the very end.

Please don't forget to document who watched this - Name of Video- date.

Click on http://parentsknow.state.mn.us/...../PKDEV_000816. (Requires Windows Player)

SIDS TRAINING
Keeping Babies Safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission partnered to bring you a national education campaign on sleep safety entitled "Safe Sleep (Environments) for Babies." Watch "Safe Sleep (Environments) for Babies." Full-length 12.5 minutes.

http://www.keepingbabiessafe.org/

SIDS/SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TRAINING
SIDS/Shaken baby syndrome training is required every 5 years and the training must be at least one hour in length. Licensed child foster care providers that care for infants or children through five years of age and their staff persons and caregivers assist in the care of infants or children through five years of age, must receive training on reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and shaken baby syndrome.

You may go to the following website to access free SIDS training and Shaken Baby Syndrome Training.
http://www.ndchildcare.org/training/search-register.html

You will need to register and then go to search for training:

• For SIDS enter "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome"
• For Shaken Baby Syndrome Training enter "Abusive Head Trauma"
SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TRAINING

1. Go to the following website: www.dontshake.org

2. Click on the tab at the top of the site that is titled, All About SBS/AHT.

3. Read about Shaken Baby Syndrome by clicking on several subtopics. Keep track of the time you spend on the site and record this on your training sheet.

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TRAINING
Most of the time, Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs when adults, frustrated and angry with children, shake them violently. If you are a parent, or ever care for a baby, it is important to know the dangers of shaking. You also need to tell everyone who cares for your baby, which it is NEVER okay to shake the baby. Click on the following website for further information.
http://www.aboutshakenbaby.com/
SBS Videos
Here you can view SBS videos without taking the SBS "In-Service" Course for credit
Below are links that allow you to view all three (3) of our Shaken Baby (SBS) videos without having to participate in our Online SBS Course. Viewing the videos is FREE. Minnesota legislation requires MN caregivers to view the Dept. of Health's approved resources. http://www.educarer.com/shaken-baby-videos.htm
PORTRAIT OF PROMISE: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Go to the following website for the Portrait of Promise: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome. This is an on-line presentation that can be viewed and the power point Information can be printed off as well.
http://child-abuse.com/army/sbs/sbsslides/sld028.htm

Shaken Baby Syndrome

http://parentsknow.state.mn.us/parentsknow/Newborn/tips/VL/PKDEV_000816

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE and NEGLECT

A guide to help mandated reporters understand the appropriate action to take if they suspect child abuse or neglect.
pdf http://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Legacy/DHS-2917-ENG
MANDATED REPORTING TRAINING

Mandated reporter training now available
Minnesota law requires workers in a number of professions, including health care, social service, psychological treatment, child care, education, corrections, law enforcement and clergy, to report suspected child maltreatment. To help mandated reporters better understand the law and reporting requirements, An Interactive Informational Guide for Mandated Reporting is now available. This comprehensive training is organized in six modules: an overview of Minnesota’s child protection system, the intersection of poverty and neglect and a discussion of racial disparities, the basics of mandated reporting, physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The training is flexible, allowing users to navigate to any module at any time. After downloading the file, users are advised that if the navigation toolbar does not display at the bottom of the screen, to reduce the computer’s task bar. Using the mouse, place the cursor on the top edge of the task bar until a double-headed arrow appears. Then drag downwards to collapse the toolbar and a navigation toolbar for the presentation will become visible. Visually impaired users can obtain the same information in this text-only document.

Go to the following website for the link for the mandated reporting training.

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/....=id_003712

WHERE TO FIND MN STATUTES, LAWS and RULES

You can find the latest updates to the MN Statutes, Laws, and Rules by going to the following websites. For Child Foster Care, these are the statutes and rules to search for.
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245C
Minnesota Rules, parts 2960.3000 to 2960.3340
Minnesota Rule 9543
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/....=dhs16_143521
And the following:
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/pubs/

It is the responsibility of the license holder to know the requirements of their license. Per MN Statute 245A.02, Subd. 8 and 9:
Subd. 8.License.
"License" means a certificate issued by the commissioner authorizing the license holder to provide a specified program for a specified period of time and in accordance with the terms of the license and the rules of the commissioner.
Subd. 9.License holder.
"License holder" means an individual, corporation, partnership, voluntary association, or other organization that is legally responsible for the operation of the program, has been granted a license by the commissioner under this chapter or chapter 245B and the rules of the commissioner, and is a controlling individual.

Please review the child foster care statutes and rule. If there are any questions, please contact your child foster care licensor social worker.

LEARNING ABOUT FAS/FASD
pdf Learning about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: Online Learning Modules

The varied and changing needs of children and families served by the child welfare system requires today's child welfare professionals to become informed about a multitude of practice strategies, policies, and populations. The intent of the modules is to present the latest practice-relevant child welfare research from top researchers at the University of Minnesota in a format that is timely, efficient and easy to use for today's busy child welfare professionals.

About the Modules
The modules found through the links on this page are self-directed learning opportunities consisting of narrated Power Point presentations created using a tool called Adobe Presenter. In addition to the self-advanced narrated slides, each presentation may contain a variety of media, including video clips, website links, or other audio files. The module may require you to visit an outside website, read an attached document or watch a video. The length of the module, including the time it will take you to access and complete any of the interactive media features or reading, should be between 1 and 2 hours.

All learning module are accessible for free. Access the modules by going to this link: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw/PracResources/ModuleHome.asp

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR FOSTER PARENTS
Under this section is a list of approved options for Children’s Mental Health Training for Foster Parents.  Foster parents must have at least 2 hours of training in approved Children’s Mental Health training before getting licensed for child foster care.  After getting licensed, each foster parent must have at least 1 hour of approved Children’s Mental Health training each year.
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/children/documents/pub/dhs16_164899.pdf

DEENA MCMAHON, MSW, LICSW CHILDHOOD TRAUMA-INDUCED INTERVENTION TRAINING
Here is the video of the presentation given by Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW. She gave a brief overview of early brain development, trauma and toxic stress, and their effects on development and how to intervene. This is wonderful professional development training for child protection teams, guardian ad litem, foster parents, Children's Justice Initiative Teams, judges, family practice attorneys and anyone who touches a child's life during the fragile time when children experience out-of-home placement or are part of a custody dispute. Go to the following website for video presentation and handouts:
http://www.wcif.org/members/blog_view.asp?id=369259&post=132064
 
Brain Development and Child Neglect

(We have tested this recording in Windows 2003 and Windows 2010, and it seems to work fine. If you have any problems viewing the recording, please contact your own technical support team. Thank you.)

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota’s Executive Director, Karina Forrest-Perkins, recently presented a national 3-part Webinar on Brain Development, Substance Abuse, and Child Maltreatment on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control. Drawing on this material and her extensive background (see her full bio here), Karina presented a free Webinar presentation on Brain Development and Child Neglect followed by a question and answer period. A recorded version of this Webinar is available here.

What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse is a consumer-focused resource kit that contains information and fact sheets for parents, caregivers, and adolescents.

The kit provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse. Also included is advice on how to cope with the shock of interfamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases.

Caring for Kids provides adolescents with information about the prevalence of acquaintance rape and tips to help reduce their risk for abuse. It also offers guidance on what to do if they are a victim of acquaintance rape including disclosure, medical attention, and professional counseling.
To access information, go to the following site: http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/caring_for_kids.pdf
MOM Enough
Marti and Erin Erickson invite you to explore with them the many facets of motherhood in today's world – from confronting the daily joys and struggles of helping kids grow up well, to balancing work and family, to considering the big questions of how society views and values mothers and mothering. This is a partnership between Minnesota Department of Education and Working Family Resource Center. This is a great website to listen to audio recordings of many different topics that pertain to children and families. Click on the link to see the many different audio recordings options. http://www.momenough.com/
Working Family Resource Center

http://www.workingfam.org/resource

At this site you will find topics that include video and audio versions. Some topics include:

bullet Attention Deficit Disorder & Hyperactivity
bullet FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Prevention
bullet Social-Emotional Development in the Earliest Years
bullet Understanding Child Development & Early Warning Signs of Autism: Signs & Symptoms of ASD

 

 

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