Together Facing The Challenge: Program Works To Support Foster Parents, Keep Youth Connected To Biological Families.
Published: March-April 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 18, No. 1 , p. 34-35
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This article highlights Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC), an evidence-based training and coaching model developed to train agency staff working in foster care on the core elements embedded within a trauma-informed curriculum. It is designed to support agency staff in their role as coach to their foster parents. Specific steps foster parents can take to strengthen the connection between the foster and birth families are also discussed, as well as barriers and challenges in fully integrating shared parenting into practice.
foster parents training; parent education; child welfare workers; professional training; birth families; family reunification; evidence based practice; trauma informed practice; barriers; parent child relationships