This document — part of the training materials for implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care — is written exclusively for facilitators. It shares tips on scheduling, preparing and presenting the four-part curriculum.
Before the first day of training arrives, there is a lot to do — and this document is here to help
Findings & Stats
8 to 10 Weeks in Advance
Facilitators should choose a training location that has ample meeting space and free parking space that caregivers can reach via public transportation.
4 Weeks in Advance
Trainers should get in touch — and get to know each other. A great place to start is by reviewing content and divvying up responsibilities.
1 Day in Advance
Instructors should make time to review the module’s PowerPoint document and practice presenting until it feels comfortable.
Final Training Touches
On training days, instructors should review the module’s Facilitator’s Guide and confirm that they have all the handouts and materials they need.
The Last Class
Two items that facilitators should bring to their final session? A post-training survey and completed certificates to hand out to participants.
Statements & Quotations
As you prepare to help others learn about trauma and its effect on children and teens, remember that you were chosen for a reason. You are good at what you do!
While we want to ensure fidelity to the content, training is an art. Please use your creativity, experience and expertise to provide the best training possible for the foster parents and kinship families you serve.
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