The Family and Children’s Resource Program at the UNC School of Social Work is offering a new training and coaching package for foster parents and social workers called “Practical Solutions: Trauma-Informed Behavior Management.”
Children in foster care have often experienced trauma that impairs their development and functioning. Research shows clear links between trauma history and behavior problems. Resource parents and social workers struggle with the behavior of many children in foster care. To help them, faculty at the UNC School of Social Work developed a skill-based training for workers and families that is grounded in the research and that strongly emphasizes the transfer of learning. Each course component includes homework that resource parents and social workers do together in the home.