The training is very informative and provides many resources to help us once we become parents to look back on.
The National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) for Foster and Adoptive Parents was funded through a five-year cooperative agreement with Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau. Spaulding for Children is the lead agency for this initiative but is working in close partnership with four other national partners.
The NTDC has undergone a rigorous evaluation in seven pilot sites (which consists of states and counties and one tribal nation) and four privatee agencies that work with families who adopt private domestically or via the intercountry process.
The NTDC team is excited about this curriculum and its potential to positively impact not only the lives of parents who are fostering or adopting but also the lives of children who are in foster care or have been adopted.
"I liked the interactive aspect of the training. We were not just being lectured at. We were part of the presentation and we are encouraged to participate."
The curriculum design is intended to support three populations, including: