Implementing ARC Reflections for Foster Parents

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

Training Curriculum

ARC Reflections is 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 implementation guide serves as a primer for child welfare agencies interested in installing the curriculum within their existing in-service foster care training program.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Case Manager Guide for Sessions One Through Nine

Training Curriculum

ARC Reflections is 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. The case manager guide helps agency staff support foster parents as they learn ARC concepts in discussions, action and evaluation.

October 12, 2017

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Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex: Lessons From a Two-Generation Approach

Blog Post

Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex is advancing an ambitious mission: To prepare children for kindergarten and have their health needs met while also helping parents secure family-supporting jobs and financially stability. And a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report — Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together — suggests that the complex is on the right track.   

October 2, 2017

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Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together

An Update on the Dunbar Learning Complex

Report

In 2010, with support from the Casey Foundation and others, the Dunbar Learning Complex opened in southwest Atlanta. Its goal? Help parents and their children succeed together. This report offers an early look at the Dunbar Learning Complex’s work to date. 

October 2, 2017

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TST-FC: Helping Children in Foster Care Manage Their Feelings and Behavior

Blog Post

When a child who has experienced trauma melts down emotionally, kin and foster caregivers can struggle to identify triggers and help them calm down. The ramifications of this can be devastating. Enter a powerful new tool, Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC), that aims to help caregivers meet the needs of kids and teenagers who have experienced trauma.

October 2, 2017

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