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Training Resources

Online Training Courses

These are Foster Parent Training sites-but a good deal of the training can directly help Residential Childcare Workers

Foster Parent Community

A friend showed me a website for fosterparents that has a complete section of online training courses.  Although they are written for fosterparents the vast majority of the information they provide is also relevant to Residential childcare workers.  This site provides over 90 hours of online training in various topics to include:  ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) in Children and Adolescents, Ways To Express Anger Constructively, Parenting Teen-Agers, etc. There is a small fee for these courses and many facilities may reimburse you for the cost as well as give you credit for the training. It wouldn't hurt to ask your administrator.
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Child Trauma Academy

Every year millions of children undergo physical or emotional trauma. On this site you'll find free online courses that offer creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children.

Foster Parent College

We provide innovative, research-based, interactive online workshops for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. (The agency that I work for has used training from Foster Parent College for training staff)

Training Agencies

Appelstein Training Resources, LLC

Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping at-risk kids and those who care for them. An engaging, upbeat, and humorous speaker, he is also the author of three critically acclaimed books on youth care and a new, innovative CD that helps kids self-manage their behaviors. Charlie’s strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who care for them.  Click on the link to go to visit the website.

The University of Oklahoma-The National Resource Center for Youth Services

has been resourcing the youth services community for more than twenty-five years, providing training and technical assistance to programs in Oklahoma and nationally

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program

The Mandt System®

presents a system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and managing people.

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