This training is a one-of-a-kind and user-friendly curriculum based on traditions and cultures of Native American people. It is designed to address significant issues that Native American foster parents have identified. Used across the United States and Canada, this training provides many helpful hints and tolls foster parents can use to problem solve in their everyday lives as caregivers.

First Nations children have many unique issues and challenges. This training prepares current and potential foster parents for their critical role as caregivers for these children. In Native cultures, children are considered sacred beings. The underlying philosophy of this training is to help children grow to meet their potential in mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

This training is a ten-part series of three-hour sessions, including the following:

  • Foster Parent Orientation
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Attachment and Loss
  • Protecting, Nurturing, and Meeting Needs Through Discipline
  • Historical Trauma and Intergenerational Grief
  • Effects of Addiction on Children
  • Child Abuse/Neglect and Sexual Abuse
  • Promoting Permanency Outcomes
  • Kinship Care and Self-Esteem

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