NCTSN Resource Parent Curriculum
This Initiative, focused on the training of facilitators in National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC), is part of a larger collaborative project between the Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) and the NC Division of Social Services (NCDSS). Funds from NCDSS are used to train and support child welfare and mental health professionals to deliver these workshops across the state to foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers. The goal of RPC is to educate resource parents about the impact of trauma on development for children with experience in foster care or out-of-home placement. In addition, RPC provides resource parents with the knowledge on responding in a trauma-informed way to children in their care, information on assessment and treatment options, and how to advocate for needed services. RPC is part of the state child welfare’s strategy to address the needs of the child welfare foster and adoptive parent workforce as well as the children in their care.
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|Lead Agency||Center for Child and Family Health|
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|Racial Equity Lens|
The NCTSN developed RPC with the intent of elevating lived experience of resource parents as co-facilitators of the workshops and appreciating the need to promote racial equity in the delivery of the workshops. Given this: