Training Caregivers to Help Kids Heal After Trauma
A comprehensive training program — developed by the Casey Foundation’s child welfare experts and the Justice Resource Institute — teaches foster parents and kin caregivers how to support children who are grappling with trauma.
The Foundation encourages public agencies and those training caregivers to use the training program, called ARC Reflections, which is available for free online.
Over nine sessions, foster parents learn to:
- identify patterns and situations that either soothe or upset a child;
- aid children in building skills to better regulate their emotions and behavior;
- strengthen healthy bonds with the kids in their care; and
- manage their response to trying circumstances.