CORE Teen Right Time Training

Critical Ongoing Resource-family Education, or CORE Teen, is a curriculum for foster and adoptive parents who are raising children who have moderate to severe emotional and behavioral challenges. It was developed through a 3-year cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau. Spaulding for Children worked with several partners to create the curriculum: the Child Trauma Academy; The Center for Adoption Support and Education; the North American Council on Adoptable Children; and the University of Washington.

The curriculum includes a Self-Assessment, Classroom Sessions, and a collection of Right-Time modules. Each Right-Time module is video-based and includes a discussion guide that helps to facilitate an individual’s reflection after viewing the video. Right time videos are about 20 minutes in length and include stories from youth exploring how this theme impacted them and how it related to their behavior, resource families talking about the importance of the topic and the related parenting strategies, and experts describing why this theme may be important and offering guidance.

Courses

Transitions

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to enhance your learning around transitions in and out of resource homes. Strategies are introduced to help you prepare for and manage the emotional impact (stress, fear, uncertainty, loss, pain, loneliness, anxiety and hopelessness) that are often a part of the transition process.

Trauma Informed Parenting I

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to continue to enhance your understanding and recognition of the effects of trauma and trauma-informed parenting.  You will learn  the framework that includes understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma on children and youth in care.

Trauma Informed Parenting II

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to further explore how trauma affects youth’s behaviors. You will explore how the interactions and interventions used with youth who have experienced trauma are different than those used with youth with no trauma experience.

Continued Connections

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to gain a better understanding of the importance of the youth’s significant connections from their past and the impact you can have on the youth’s success. You will learn how to talk to youth about their birth parents in a way that promotes the youth’s identity and self-esteem while fostering a connection built on acceptance and attachment. 

Parental Adaptation

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is based upon the idea that youth coming from trauma cannot be parented in the same manner using “traditional” parenting. You will learn to adjust your own expectations to ensure that your responses are effective while minimizing triggers for the youth; ultimately building trust with the youth.

Parental Regulation

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to help enhance your understanding of the importance of personal self-care and the management of your own emotions and reactions. You will learn how management of yourself creates an environment that allows for the use of the right skills, interventions and supports at the right time.


Relationship Development

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to help enhance your learning around the critical tasks and skills required to engage, increase commitment and positive connections, and develop a supportive healing relationship between you and the youth in your home.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression

Core Teen: Critical On-going Resource Family Education
The purpose of this learning opportunity is to enhance your learning around sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) so that you can better support youth through their sexual orientation or gender identity exploration with understanding and acceptance.
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