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FCRP Welcomes New Training Specialists

February 28, 2018

Krista’s focus includes facilitating competency-based classroom and online trainings for social workers, supervisors and program managers in child welfare.  Areas of specific interest include trauma informed cultures, faith-based initiatives, kinship care providers and continuous quality improvement.

 

Jonathan’s professional interests include foster care, adoption, the impact of sexual abuse, and trauma. His focus includes facilitating classroom and on-line trainings while contributing to various publications dedicated to providing support and education to professionals and resource parents in the child welfare system.

 

We are excited about our new team members’ contributions to the Family & Children’s Resource Program as we continue to work to improve the welfare of our state.

Can relaxation help with secondary traumatic stress?

January 23, 2018

Yes it can!

Secondary traumatic stress (STS) is a significant concern in child welfare. This is due to the amount of trauma we are exposed to in our work. How does trauma impact you and other staff members? Your resource families?

The Amazing Benefits of Relaxation

fosteringNC.org has added a short, relaxing body scan that is available to you. This 14-minute audio clip from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) features Karla Johnston-Krase leading a guided relaxation that includes a body scan similar to something called Yoga Nidra, a style of relaxation with amazing benefits.

Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep) is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. … The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.

To learn more or to access this free self-care activity, go to:

http://fosteringnc.org/key-foster-care-and-adoptive-resources/

Is there good, free, and convenient training for foster and adoptive parents? Yes!

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Subscribe to FosteringNC.org

FosteringNC is a learning site for North Carolina foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers. Get online training any time for free through this learning site.

Access Training Including:

Build Your Knowledge

Access all of this training yourself and share it with your families. Use the frequently asked questions to get answers to questions including the federal adoption tax credit and whether a family qualifies.

To learn more about FosteringNC’s webinar recordings and videos, please go to: http://fosteringnc.org/webinar-recordings/ and http://fosteringnc.org/videos/

 

Positive Outcomes for Children and Families

September 28, 2017

Welcome to our blog!

My name is Amy Ramirez and I am excited to share our new child welfare blog Effecting Change! Here at the Family and Children’s Resource Program (FCRP) we make a difference every day by helping to improve outcomes for families. We are a dynamic organization within the Jordan Institute in the School of Social Work
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a public university system, and a global community.

What are we going to be blogging about?

  • Current and future trends in child welfare (We learned so much at the NSDTA and Project NO Rest 2017 conferences)
  • Transfer of learning and professional development content including “Welcome to Supervision” and “Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard” to name just a few
  • Evidence based practice – applying it to the real work

Mothers and children

At the heart of everything we do is a focus on the strengths of families, respect for those who serve families and children, and appreciation for families’ needs within communities.