Strengthening the Foundation

Strategic Evidence Building for Two-Generation Approaches

Report

A new report by the Casey Foundation highlights the ups and downs of two-generation approaches. Interest in initiatives designed to meet the needs of parents and their children at the same time is increasing the demand for stronger research on what makes two-generation strategies successful and how funders can better evaluate them.

October 19, 2017

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Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

Brief

This brief shares eight strategies to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit children and families. These strategies — presented in the context of a stage-based framework — consider the costs, funding streams, partnerships and allocation of resources that are both specific to child welfare systems and necessary for effective implementation.

October 18, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Orientation and Handouts

Training Curriculum

The Casey Foundation and the Justice Resource Institute developed ARC Reflections, a training curriculum dedicated to developing foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress. This orientation document gives facilitators tips on implementing ARC Reflections and provides handouts with instructions for training.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session One

Understanding Trauma

Training Curriculum

The ARC Reflections training curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through a session’s content. Session One focuses on understanding the types of trauma, how some trauma exposures are less obvious than others and how trauma influences the behaviors of kids and teens in foster care. 

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Two

Behavior Makes Sense

Training Curriculum

The ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session Two focuses on the three-part sequence for understanding trauma-related behavior: 1) the lens the child or teen is using to understand the world, 2) the need the child or teen is trying to meet with his or her behavior and 3) the child or teen’s ability to recover.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Three

Put on Your Oxygen Mask

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session Three helps facilitators teach participants how to understand their own responses to stress and trauma, identify their strengths and vulnerabilities and identify self-care issues.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Four

Cultivate Connection

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session four helps facilitators explain the range of strategies for building and sustaining relationships with children and teens who have experienced profound harm and loss in previous relationships.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Five

Mirror, Mirror

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session five helps facilitators encourage caregivers to be curious about children and teens’ communications style and learn to respond supportively.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide for Session Six

Mirror, Mirror

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session six helps facilitators encourage caregivers to build toolboxes for responding to children and teens in difficult moments and helping them develop their own self-regulation skills.

October 12, 2017

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ARC Reflections Facilitator Guide to Session Seven

Respond, Don't React

Training Curriculum

This ARC Reflections Training Curriculum walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through each session’s content. Session seven helps facilitators show caregivers how to find and grow their ability to stay calm in the midst of trying circumstances. Caregivers learn to understand where behaviors come from and engage in strategies that work.

October 12, 2017

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