Training Curriculum

The Casey Foundation and the Justice Resource Institute developed ARC Reflections, a training curriculum to develop foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress, increase their own emotional regulation and provide tools to support their parenting skills. This session eight guide emphasizes that sense of self and identity grow in layers over time. Participants will be taught that a key developmental process is the growth of a sense of self, an understanding of individuality and eventually the formation of a coherent identity

Every session includes a check-in to increase awareness and engagement of participants; a facilitator checklist of session materials; practice activities and take home log for participants; a representative case study to follow throughout the sessions; and reflective questions for participant growth and understanding.

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October 12, 2017

ARC Reflections Training Program

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What facilitators should say at each point in the 45-slide session.

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    The core tasks of identity development based on a child’s or teen’s developmental stage.

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    Why it's important to enhance a child or teen's perceived sense of competency.

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    How to shift a child’s or teen’s lens by helping explore his or her unique self.

Key Takeaway

Foster Parents Can Help Shape Kids' Identity

Foster parents have the power to help shift a child’s or teen’s lens regarding their self-perception. Foster parents are encouraged to provide children and teens in their homes with opportunities to develop their racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or gender identity through various activities and participation in groups at a local church/synagogue/mosque/etc.

Findings & Stats

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