Pilot site Oklahoma held their first meeting on March 23; Tricia Howell, Deputy Director of Foster Care and Adoptions with Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services says,

I think this training is foundational for anyone working with families in the child welfare system and I am very excited for our staff to have this opportunity.

California, one of The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) pilot sites, kicked off on May 8 with over 2,000 child welfare professionals in more than 90 private agencies and over 20 counties and tribes planning to pilot the training. Learn more about the NTI program.