Because foster parents play a critical role in supporting children in foster care, who often have experienced trauma, the Casey Foundation developed ARC Reflections, a nine-session program that child welfare agencies can use to train foster parents to better care for children who have had traumatic experiences.
Implementing ARC Reflections for Foster Parents
This implementation guide serves as a primer for child welfare agencies interested in installing the curriculum within their existing in-service foster care training program. Download the implementation guide >
Facilitator Orientation and Handouts
This orientation document gives facilitators tips on implementing ARC Reflections and provides handouts required for the curriculum's nine training sessions. Download the orientation and handouts document >
Materials for Your Nine Foster Parent Trainings
ARC Reflections is built around nine training sessions for foster parents. To support trainers, Casey has developed a facilitation guide and accompanying set of PowerPoint slides for each session. Download each guide and presentation using the links below:
Case Manager Guide
The case manager guide helps agency staff support foster parents as they learn ARC concepts in discussions, action and evaluation. Download the case manager guide >
ARC Reflections Tells Olivia's Story
Olivia’s Story connects the training's nine sessions to the experiences of a youth in foster care. Download Olivia's Story >
ARC Reflections Survey and Feedback Materials
These survey and feedback materials help evaluate whether participants are gaining knowledge and skills as a result of the training and gather information on how to make improvements in training facilitation and logistics. Download survey and feedback materials >
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