Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 training cohort on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC). This training targets mental health or child welfare professionals who serve foster, adoptive, kinship, and therapeutic foster parents.
What is RPC Staff-Facilitator Training?
RPC Staff-Facilitator Training is a comprehensive train-the-facilitator event for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents curriculum. This training is provided by staff at the Center for Child & Family Health and is sponsored by the NC Division of Social Services.
RPC is a trauma-informed, 16-hour in-service training that has shifted the way foster, adoptive, and kinship parents work with youth. The curriculum is publicly available, but can be complicated to deliver to parents. Experts in RPC will help Staff-Facilitators-in-Training fully understand the curriculum content; provide feedback on their delivery of RPC; and provide ongoing consultation as Staff-Facilitators-in-Training teach RPC to parents in their community.
Who should participate?
This opportunity is for professionals from public or private licensed child-placing agencies and mental health agencies in North Carolina. We encourage multiple individuals from agencies to apply. Each Staff-Facilitator-in-Training will complete pre-work and participate in group consultation calls before and after attending a 4-day live training in March 2021 (likely held virtually). There are limited participation slots available.
Those who successfully complete the training can be listed on the North Carolina RPC Facilitator Roster. There is no cost to participate in the training.
To learn more, join an info call on August 26, from 10-11am (register here) or September 9, from 10-11am (register here). The deadline to apply for RPC Staff-Facilitator Training is September 18, 2020.