The California Training Institute (CalTrin) presents this free webinar with speaker Melissa Bernstein, PhD on February 2, 2021 at 10 AM (PST). It will provide foundational information on Child Trauma, including a review of the prevalence, characteristics and impact of trauma on children and their families. The function of trauma-related behaviors and responses will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to support children and families exposed to trauma from a trauma-informed lens, including specific steps to transform trauma-informed approaches into everyday practice.
Recommendations for Improving Permanency and Well-Being: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Children’s Bureau values the input of youth who have lived experience in the foster care system. The ACF Youth Engagement Team was developed in 2020, in order to gather expertise from former foster youth in identifying key recommendations for the ALL‐IN Foster Adoption Challenge, and state and federal efforts toward achieving permanency for all waiting children and youth. This team of young adults provided specific recommendations on how agencies and courts could improve permanency outcomes by supporting connections with kin, securing relational permanency for youth, and achieving successful adoptions for older youth.