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

Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    An overview of Trauma Systems Therapy.

  2. 2

    The benefits of TST-FC.

  3. 3

    The three phases of installing TST-FC in a public child welfare system.

  4. 4

    Lessons learned from jurisdictions that have piloted TST-FC.

Key Takeaway

Introducing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care

Parenting children with trauma calls for a different approach. That’s why the Annie E. Casey Foundation supported KVC Health Systems, Inc., and the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in developing TST-FC. This powerful new parenting model aims to help children regain emotional regulation after being exposed to trauma.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations