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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 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:

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

November 6, 2017
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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:

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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: and