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

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

…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 ... their existing array of in-service foster care trainings. It is packed with implementation tips, tools ... Introducing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care

April 2, 2017

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The LIfelong Families Model: Implementation Manual

Training Manual

care for youth while assisting in reunification efforts with parents or placement with kin through ... care practice approach to focus on securing permanent, loving families for these children and youth ... in and formerly in foster care. ... The importance of focusing on family permanence for youth in foster care.

January 1, 2012

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10 Practices Part Two

Making the Business Case: Research and References for 10 Practices and Appendices

…lists states that have extended foster care from age 18 to 21 as of 2014. The third describes how data ... Care to 21 ... 20 states plus DC have extended care to age 21 for young people who turn 18 while in the custody ... For young women who age out of foster care, 71% will be pregnant before age 21, with 62% 

April 9, 2015

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Introducing TST-FC: A Trauma-Focused Curriculum for Caregivers

…Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC) is a powerful new training curriculum designed ... fewer moves while in foster care. Child welfare agencies also benefit from the curriculum, gaining ... placement stability and a clear mechanism for engaging foster parents, kin and other caregivers as frontline ... Therapy for Foster Care is for all kids, all caregivers and all types of agencies. The curriculum helps

June 29, 2017

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Back on Track

Transforming Virginia's Child Welfare System

…funding for foster, adoptive and kin parents. ... -based care for children; (2) a more than 80% jump in child permanency rates; (3) a 20% drop ... in the state’s foster care caseload; (4) a 50% drop in the number of children in congregate ... care

January 1, 2010

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When Child Welfare Systems Embrace Trauma-Informed Care

…When child welfare systems infuse trauma-informed care into everything they do, kids experience ... fewer placements and fare better in foster care, according to new Casey-funded research. In a five-year ... stability and fewer moves while in care. To achieve these results, KVC trained more than 90% of its child ... modules — to help incorporate trauma-informed care into its work over a period of years. Now

April 20, 2017

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A Child Welfare Leader's Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency

10 Practices Part One

The child welfare leader’s desk guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. New leaders will benefit from the desk guide’s structured, yet flexible road map for assessing their agency’s strengths and opportunities and creating an agenda for change.

April 9, 2015

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On the First National Foster Parent Appreciation Day, Let’s Celebrate and Support Foster Parents

…: they might be grandparents or other kin who step up to fill a family need. (About 140,000 kids in foster care ... National Foster Care Month. A primary focus during this month of events is the children themselves ... : their invaluable lives and their boundless human potential. There were more than 420,000 children in foster care ... declaring May as National Foster Care Month also designates the last day of the month (May 31) as National

May 29, 2018

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