Trauma-Informed Training Helps Foster Parents Feel More Prepared

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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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Coping With Difficult Behavior

Facilitator’s Guide to Module Three of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module three, helps instructors arm foster families with important skills and strategies for coping with difficult behavior.

April 5, 2017

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Strategies to Address Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Two of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module two, reviews strategies that caregivers can use to help promote healing in children with trauma histories.

April 6, 2017

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The Impact of Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module One of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module one, helps trainers explain trauma and its affects on children and teens.

April 7, 2017

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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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The Foster Parent Resource Guide

TST-FC: A Trauma-Informed Caregiving Approach

Practice Guide

This guide, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Children training curriculum, serves as a foster parent's go-to resource on caring for children whose lives have been impacted by trauma. Caregivers can use to this booklet to extend their learning, access tips and tools, and revisit important strategies designed to help these children heal.         

April 3, 2017

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Generating Signals of Safety

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Four of TST-FC

Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. This guide, devoted to module four, helps instructors educate caregivers on the importance of providing  children with signals of safety.

April 4, 2017

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Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

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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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