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

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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Leading the Way: Colorado Makes Kinship Care a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

In 2003, Colorado’s Division of Child Welfare placed 1,483 children in residential treatment centers. By 2016, this figure dropped 65% to 526, and the number of kinship placements in Colorado nearly doubled, from 1,308 to 2,401. The state’s dramatic shift toward kinship care is rooted in research and the result of an intensive consulting engagement the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

July 25, 2017

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The Impact of Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module One of TST-FC

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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Strategies to Address Trauma

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Two of TST-FC

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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Coping With Difficult Behavior

Facilitator’s Guide to Module Three of TST-FC

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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Generating Signals of Safety

Facilitator’s Guide for Module Four of TST-FC

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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The Foster Parent Resource Guide

TST-FC: A Trauma-Informed Caregiving Approach

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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