The National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster/Adoptive Parents (NTDC) is a five- year cooperative agreement funded by the by the Administration on Children, Youth & Families, Children’s Bureau that will develop and then evaluate a state-of-the-art training program to prepare foster and adoptive parents to effectively parent children exposed to trauma and to provide these families with ongoing skill development needed to understand and promote healthy child development.
The NTDC will work with six to eight sites (states, counties, tribes or territories) to pilot the training program. At the end of the grant period, states, counties, tribes, territories, and private agencies will have access to a free, comprehensive curriculum that has been thoroughly evaluated, which can be used to prepare, train, and develop foster and adoptive parents. The NTDC will be designed for families who are fostering and/or adopting children through the public child welfare system as well as those adopting through an intercountry or private domestic process.
To learn more about this project see the project overview.