Trauma-Informed Training Helps Foster Parents Feel More Prepared

Blog Post

A new training curriculum, ARC Reflections, is helping child welfare agencies teach foster parents about the effects of trauma. It's also offering caregivers problem-solving strategies that can help children and teens regulate their emotions, connect with others and build life skills.

March 5, 2018

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Implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC)

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

Practice Guide

The Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC) training curriculum gives child welfare agencies a powerful new tool that foster parents can use to support children in their care and help them heal. This guide is a primer for child welfare agencies planning to install the curriculum within their existing array of in-service foster care trainings. It is packed with implementation tips, tools and details — including recommended trainer competencies, a sample data summary report and sample posters introducing TST-FC and trauma.

April 2, 2017

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

A guide to juvenile detention reform

Practice Guide

In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks up where the 2014 report left off. 

February 26, 2018

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood’s Caitlin Lenihan Talks Family-Centered Work

Blog Post

Caitlin Lenihan, director of Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Two-Generation Programs, shares her thoughts on employing a family-centered approach. In this post, she discusses why listening to parents is important, why specific training is necessary and how her organization's family-centered practice has evolved over time.

February 21, 2018

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Watch Our Webinar: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

Webinar

In this webinar on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation, learn how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the specific needs of a state.

March 26, 2018

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Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

Blog Post

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.

May 30, 2017

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