Hear the Buzz of Child Welfare Professionals who have participated in NTI Training:
Officially launched in Pilot Sites across the U.S. beginning in late January of this year, more than 2,500 child welfare professionals have been participating in the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). Nearly 60% of those enrolled have already completed!
So what’s the buzz? What are participants saying about this innovative training? Many commented on the focus on trauma, attachment, and the videos and resources built into the training. Take a look at some comments in response to post-module surveys:
What aspects of the NTI were of greatest value to you in your work?
“It has enhanced the way I will look at case(s) and children being placed in the social services.”
“The videos chosen for this training was outstanding. I learned a lot from watching the videos.” and “The greatest value is understanding and actually feeling how the children feel through the questions and video. I can be more sympathetic.”
“The importance of addressing childhood trauma” and “cultural competence.”
“I think that the focus on multi cultural and LGBTQ adoption is very helpful to my work.”
“I loved the content on adoption preservation, as it is often over looked. Also, it is a helpful reminder to look at adoptive placement through the lens of trauma.”
“The impact of grief and loss in relation to mental health.”
“Educating parents on how trauma and adoption issues can surface when the infant they adopt becomes an adolescent and the importance of the use of lifebooks.”
“Secondary trauma. I should take care of myself so that I can stay in this job for a longer period of time.”
“Insights and information relayed through real life stories” and “Up to date videos and examples!”
“Learning about the different ways to help understand both the different relationships involved in adoption and foster care system.”
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