to May 29

QPI National Conference

Quality Parenting Initiative National Conference
San Diego, CA 2020 | Loews Coronado Bay
May 27–29, 2020

Early Registration Fee | $395
Registration Starts in January 2020

Start planning now, join QPI for the 2020 National Conference in San Diego. This opportunity includes two days of educational content and time to connect with your national peers, foster powerful relationships, and share experience to build stronger communities.

Click here to download a copy of the Save the Date and schedule!

Book Your Hotel Room Early
Loews Coronado Bay Hotel
Reserve your room today $179 per night

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to Aug 18

UMOJA MN Black Heritage Camp

  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UMOJA MN is a Black Heritage camp created to empower adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Over 100 families have been impacted by UMOJA MN in the past 4 years. By engaging parents, we are able to affect an entire family system, which shapes parents, siblings, and adoptees on a daily basis.

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to Jun 16

UMOJA MN Black Heritage Camp

  • Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UMOJA MN is a Black Heritage camp created to empower adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Over 100 families have been impacted by UMOJA MN in the past 4 years. By engaging parents, we are able to affect an entire family system, which shapes parents, siblings, and adoptees on a daily basis.

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2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization to Meet the Needs of Child Welfare Clients

Cost: Free

As more children receive community-based services, everyone agrees that the typical client in child welfare agencies has grown exponentially more acute and complex. Old models are not working and provider agencies are scrambling to manage and treat the extreme behaviors of youth in their care.

Recognizing this fact, more and more states are mandating that child welfare agencies become trauma-informed. The state of California, for example, passed statewide legislation requiring that state-funded residential and foster care agencies implement trauma-informed care (TIC).


Participants will leave this webinar understanding:

·       What it REALLY means to be a trauma-informed organization

·       The benefits of a whole-system change process rather than a piecemeal approach to change

·       The stages of implementation and how to sustain hard-won progress over time

·       The importance of concrete implementation tools and measures to evaluate progress

·       The features and benefits of the Traumatic Stress Institute's Whole System Change Model 


Register today, for this FREE webinar, offered by the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers

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11:00 AM11:00

Scott County QPI Launch

  • 301 Fuller Street South Shakopee, MN, 55379 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to create change in the experience of foster youth, foster parents and birth and relative families.

11:00 - 12:00 Registration and Lunch

12:00 - 4:00 Stakeholder Information and Work Session

Contact for more info.

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1:30 PM13:30

MN ADOPT Foster Care Resource Event Featuring: FIDGETY FAIRY TALES!

Curious about foster care? Already in the process or currently an adoptive or foster family? Looking for resources? We invite you to join us for a FREE informative and fun theatrical event featuring youth performers in Fidgety Fairy Tales. A variety of resource tables will provide information about becoming a foster parent, offer support and cover other topics of interest to adoptive, foster and kinship families. Games, activities and light refreshments will also be available.

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3:00 PM15:00

Connections to Independence 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration: Run for the Roses!

About: May is National Foster Care Month and once again Connections to Independence (C2i) is kicking off the month with the 6th Annual "Friendraiser" Kentucky Derby Celebration: Run For the Roses on Saturday, May 4th! Come enjoy a Kentucky Derby Experience while giving back to a population of youth who are forgotten in our community; older youth in and aging out of the foster care system.

Come dressed in your favorite Kentucky Derby attire: enter the best dressed contest, enjoy wine tasting, poker tables, silent auction, cigar bar, and light bites and cocktails. All proceeds will benefit youth in and aging out of foster care and the services they receive from C2i.

We will be celebrating our community partners, honoring our C2i youth, and hearing from special invited guests during our program; which will start promptly at 4:00pm. You will be able to "bet" on your horse(s) of choice and we will watch the Derby to see who will earn a chance to win some great prize giveaways!


Tickets: $30-55

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8:00 AM08:00

2019 Law Review Symposium: Minnesota’s Future: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Youth

This year’s annual Mitchell Hamline Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the Minnesota Institute for Families, Children, and Communities, will feature discussions on how Minnesota is and is not addressing problems facing the state’s most vulnerable youth.

This event will provide a forum for critical reflection on the intersection of vulnerable youth and Minnesota’s legal systems and supports. Speakers will discuss some of the most pressing issues, including discrimination in the foster care system, the epidemic of youth homelessness, whether youth should be tried as adults in criminal proceedings, what happens to children when their caregivers are sentenced to jail or prison, and how attorneys can work with youth.

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig will deliver a keynote address to start the morning, followed by five panel discussions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will conclude with a cocktail hour, sponsored by the law firm Fredrikson & Byron.

Questions about the event

Contact lukas.boehning

CLE Credits pending.


The main parking lot on the corner of Summit Ave and Victoria has a few event parking spots. If those are full,  there is an overflow parking lot at Grotto and Summit, about 2 blocks east of the law school on Summit Avenue. There is also street parking on Summit, Ashland, Portland, and Victoria, but please double check to make sure you do not need a permit for those locations. (Ashland is the best choice for no permits).

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4:00 PM16:00

Our Role in Disproportionality in the Child Protection System

The NAACP and Mitchell Hamline School of Law invite attorneys, judicial officers, youth, and families to explore the ways in which we contribute to disproportionality and racial disparities in the Minnesota child protections system, and the impact this has had on the African American community. This event will offer a platform for learning, discussion, and collaboration. 

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