Risking Connection for Foster Parents

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Program/Intervention Name

Risking Connection for Foster Parents


Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement, Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

9 Hour Risking Connection for Foster Parents - This instructor-led course is six sessions averaging 90 minutes each. Foster parents want to be there for the children and youth they serve, and this course helps them increase the tools in their toolkit, recognize their needs for self-care, and work with their children

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

Knowledge of content and models essential to Risking Connection, Shift in beliefs favorable to trauma-informed care, Demonstration of behaviors aligned with trauma-informed care, Changes in professional quality of life including an increase in compassion satisfaction, decrease in burn out, and a decrease in secondary (or vicarious) traumatic stress, Responses that reduce the use of restraints and seclusion at organizations, Decreases in staff turnover, staff injuries from client management, increase in staff satisfaction with job, Increases in foster parent retention and decrease in foster placement disruptions

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 4: Foster Care

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 4: Promising Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Esther Giller


Sidran Institute

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