The Foster Parent Resource Guide

TST-FC: A Trauma-Informed Caregiving Approach

Practice Guide

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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Survey and Feedback Materials for TST-FC

Practice Guide

This document, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care curriculum, includes four short surveys designed to assess what caregivers and agency staff knew at the onset of training — and what they learned as a result of the training. A fifth item, a simple feedback form, asks facilitators what worked well — and what didn’t click — during their training sessions.   

April 3, 2017

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Managing Emotions Guide

Report

The Managing Emotions Guide, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care curriculum, spans three quick pages and asks simple questions that children can answer in an effort to better understand and control their emotions.

April 3, 2017

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

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

Practice Guide

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 heal. This guide is a primer for child welfare agencies planning to install the curriculum within their existing array of in-service foster care trainings. It is packed with implementation tips, tools and details — including recommended trainer competencies, a sample data summary report and sample posters introducing TST-FC and trauma.

April 2, 2017

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Facilitator Preparation and Planning for TST-FC

Practice Guide

This document — part of the training materials for implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care — is written exclusively for facilitators. It shares tips on scheduling, preparing and presenting the four-part curriculum.

April 1, 2017

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Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Funding to Help Families Succeed

Brief

This brief shares the funding sources and strategies of six organizations and partnerships pursuing two-generation approaches. It is the first in a series exploring common challenges organizations face when addressing the needs of children and parents at the same time.

March 14, 2017

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Advancing SFA

Practice Guide

This toolkit highlights recommendations for policymakers and advocates on laws and policies designed to help jurisdictions effectively implement the normalcy provisions of the Strengthening Families Act.

February 7, 2017

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Evidence2Success in Providence

Using Programs That Work

Report

In 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, became the first site to adopt the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework. This report circles back — and offers an early look — at how the framework has unfolded and what lessons local leaders have learned along the way.

February 2, 2017

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Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

Report

This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging. 

January 7, 2017

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Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs

Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches

Report

This report shares key facts about immigrant parents with young children and examines 11 programs that have successfully served immigrant and refugee families using a two-generation approach. Readers will learn about the difficulties these programs face, what they are doing well, and what policymakers and community stakeholders need to know to support this vulnerable — and growing — demographic.

November 19, 2016

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