NTI Adoption Competency Mental Health Training
an Intro from Debbie Riley, CEO, C.A.S.E.
The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) is designed to enhance the capacity of child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners to better understand and address the mental health and developmental needs of children moving to or having achieved permanency through adoption or guardianship.
When can you begin training?
If you reside in one of our pilot sites (California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and The Cherokee Nation), you can begin the training in March 2018. All other states will have access in 2019. Either way, click the button to get connected to the NTI initiative:
Through this initiative, State, Tribe and Territory child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners will have access to two state of the art, evidence-informed, standardized web-based, trainings to provide the casework and clinical practices to promote child well-being and family stability.
NTI was established in October 2014 through a 5-year, $9 million cooperative agreement with C.A.S.E. and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.