Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (2010)

Many children in foster or kinship care have a history of exposure to trauma. Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC) is a PowerPoint-based training curriculum designed to be taught by a mental health professional and foster parent as cofacilitators. It includes nine case studies of representative foster children from the ages of eight months to 15 years, as well as cases of secondary traumatic stress in parents.

The complete curriculum is available on the NCTSN Learning Center, as part of an online community for Resource Parent Facilitators. (Note: you must create an account on the Learning Center in order to join the community.) Click here to access the following resources:

  • The complete workshop package including Facilitator's Guide, Participant Handbook, and multi-part Slide Kit
  • Supplemental resources including Facilitator Guidelines, Tips from Experienced Trainers, and tips on adapting the curriculum for birth parents
  • A discussion forum in which NCTSN master trainers respond to implementation questions
  • A Resource Parent Facilitators Directory to share information about how you are using the curriculum, and search for others using it in your state
  • A webinar series on implementation challenges, beginning in Fall 2012
  • And much more