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ARC Reflections in Child Welfare: Findings from an Evaluation of a Child Trauma Training for Resource Parents

Child welfare systems that are sensitive and responsive to children’s trauma are better positioned to support their safety and well-being, and to find them permanent homes. This research-to-practice brief describes a promising new trauma training curriculum for foster parents and kinship caregivers—ARC Reflections—and presents findings from an implementation evaluation conducted in five counties in North Carolina. The brief also presents lessons learned from the evaluation and implications for future implementation and scale-up of ARC Reflections.

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