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NTDC Having a Positive IMPACT

Now available! An Evaluation of the National Training and Development Curriculum

A Look Inside NTDC

The National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) is based on research and input from experts, families who have experience with fostering or adopting children, and former foster and adoptive youth. Hear directly from parents and professionals about how this free resource is educating and empowering them.

News and Updates

Research on Social Work Practice

Assessing Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Curriculum’s Improvement of Resource Parent Knowledge and Skills: Caregiving for children in foster, kinship, and adoptive placements (hereon referred to as resource parenting) is a challenging role that requires unique knowledge and skills, but there is limited evidence for currently available trainings.

Northeastern States March Forward with NTDC Curriculum

The Northeastern region provides an excellent representation of the implementation we are seeing across the country.
Tribal Nations

Implementing NTDC in Tribal Nations

Read how the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribal Nation are using the National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) to meet the needs of their foster and kinship families.

Two New Pilot Sites

Congratulations to the two new pilot sites for the National Training & Development Curriculum (NTDC): Embrace Families and Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division.

Train the Trainer

The NTDC Project Team offers Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions at no cost. The TTT will focus primarily on the classroom-based content; demonstrating the optimal way to train the NTDC classroom material.

Who This Website Serves

This website is for child welfare and intercountry, private domestic adoption agency staff and parent trainers who are considering the use of or are currently using NTDC.

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