Implementation Manuals are available for three target populations of the NTDC:
- families who foster, provide kinship care and/or adopt children from the child welfare system,
- families who adopt via the intercountry or private domestic process, and
- American Indian Alaska Native families who foster, provide kinship care and/or adopt children from the tribal child welfare system.
The chapters of the Implementation Manual take the professionals implementing the NTDC through the background of the development of NTDC as well as all three components of the curriculum. Practical considerations for implementation of each component are shared, providing a roadmap for implementing the NDTC with integrity, while recognizing the adaptations that many be required to meet unique jurisdictional needs.
General Child Welfare and Intercountry, Private Domestic
American Indian Alaska Native
Initial Design and Implementation Plan (IDIP)
The Initial Design and Implementation Plan (IDIP) is a tool that provides a framework for thinking through the critical components that make for successful implementation of NTDC. The tool supports the development of a common understanding of how the NTDC is intended to address the needs of parents who are fostering or adopting and outlines the steps that need to be taken to ensure consistent delivery in each jurisdiction. In addition to promoting a well-developed, logical approach to implementation and describing strategies to address on-going implementation issues that may arise, the IDIP can serve as a communication tool to promote buy-in and sustain support among the stakeholders in a jurisdiction.
NTDC Initial Design and Implementation Plan | Download