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ARC Reflections in Child Welfare: Findings from an Evaluation of a Child Trauma Training for Resource Parents

Describes a promising trauma training curriculum for foster parents and kinship caregivers—ARC Reflections—and presents findings from an implementation evaluation conducted in five counties in North Carolina. Presents lessons learned from the evaluation and implications for future implementation and scale-up of ARC Reflections.
Fact Sheets

Ask About Guardianship: What Social Service Professionals Need to Know to Support Guardianship Families

Examines guardianship as a legal option for children in foster care when going back to their birth parents or getting adopted is not possible or the right fit. The fact sheet includes information on how child welfare professionals can help caregivers navigate guardianship, navigate boundaries with birth parents, and the impacts that guardianship may have on the families lives.
Brief/Tipsheet

Assessing Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families’ Need for Support

Describes the benefits of conducting an assessment of families’ needs and describes common approaches to doing so.
Tool/Toolkit

Assessing Agency or Organizational Capacity to Engage Families in Support Services

Helps measure the agency’s capacity to engage families and identify areas for improvement.
Tool/Toolkit

Assessing Families’ Need for Support in Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Placements

Offers a survey for families that agencies can use or adapt to help determine what services adoptive, foster, and kinship care parents need to support their children and family.
Article

Assessing Support Services for Families: 12 Questions to Ask

Explores 12 questions administrators can ask about their support services to ensure they are most effective for families, including: Are providers adoption-and permanency competent? Is the service trauma informed and responsive? Are parents, caregivers, and youth involved in service design and improvement? Offers additional resources for making improvements or conducting assessments.
Tool/Toolkit

Assessing the Racial and Ethnic Cultural Competence of Your Support Services

Helps agencies build more culturally competent support services by conducting their own assessment in the areas of families served, staffing, and environment and culture. Offers information about how to understand the results of the assessment and plan for changes.
Webinar

Behavioral Interventionist Program

Provides information from program and state leaders about implementing an intensive in-home program designed to support families of children who have more challenging needs.
Presentation

Behavioral Interventionist Program (slides)

Explores an intensive in-home program designed to support families of children who have more serious needs.
Article

Behavioral Interventionist Program: Keeping Youth in Families and Out of Group Care

Shares general information about an intensive in-home program designed to support families of children who have more serious needs.

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