Upcoming Events for NTDC

The NTDC partners will be holding two showcases at the National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglect which will take place April 24-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The showcases will include the following topics:

  1. Adaptation of a training curriculum to ensure American Indian/Alaskan Native resource families are equipped to effectively care for children

Although American Indian and Alaskan Native foster and adoptive families share many of the same training needs of other foster and adoptive families, they have some unique needs that must be considered when developing training.  This session will discuss the adaptations that are being made to a state-of-the-art training program that the Children’s Bureau has funded that will help to ensure AIAN foster and adoptive families have the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to effectively care for children placed in their homes while also supporting the birth families.

  1. Equipping resource families with knowledge, skills and attitude to effectively care for children from hard places and support birth families

Foster and adoptive parents are one of the most critical components of the child welfare system. They are entrusted to provide a safe, nurturing home for children while also supporting birth families in hopes that they can reunite with their children. However, they are often not provided with the training and on-going skills development that helps them fulfill these expectations.  This session will discuss a state-of-the-art national training program that the Children’s Bureau has funded to prepare foster and adoptive parents and provide them with access to on-going training and skill development.