Training Curriculum

The Casey Foundation and the Justice Resource Institute developed ARC Reflections, a training curriculum to develop foster parents and caregivers’ understanding of traumatic stress, increase their own emotional regulation and provide tools to support their parenting skills. This orientation document gives facilitators tips on implementing ARC Reflections and additional handouts with instructions for training.

In addition to this document, the ARC Reflections curriculum includes detailed facilitator guides, training presentations, a case manager guide, implementation guide, Olivia’s story, sample pre- and post-surveys and feedback forms.

October 12, 2017

ARC Reflections Training Program

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How to provide emotional safety for ARC Reflections training participants.

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    How to set specific boundaries with participants to ensure everyone’s privacy and comfort.

  3. 3

    What participants can do if they notice that they are struggling and need help.

  4. 4

    The importance of identifying a plan for addressing any distress that participants might experience as they discuss the issues of trauma and loss.

Key Takeaway

Facilitator Preparation Is Important

As facilitators prepare to implement the ARC Reflections training, they need to review the implementation guide and work with their co-facilitators to understand their strengths and strategize about how to handle any challenges that might come up during the nine sessions. 

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