NTI Users’ Testimonials

“The videos in the NTI training were my favorite part and allowed me to see how important all aspects of permanency are for the kids involved. The training allowed me to see that permanency doesn’t just stop at adoption or stepping down, but that it is a continuum of services that these kids need to succeed.”

Youth Villages

Chattanooga TFC Team Member

My team felt the NTI training is very beneficial and applicable to their jobs. It was evident that the material was evidenced and research based with practical interventions that can be implemented. The lessons were relevant to the work we do in foster care and gave us valuable resources to better our practice. The modules addressed multiple learning styles, which was helpful to ensure each staff received the information in the best way for them.


“NTI training strengthened me and helped me look through a trauma and attachment informed, developmental lens and supporting families through a family systems and strengths based approach.  It reinforced collaborating with the workers and services around a youth and family.  It gave me more tools to support common challenges with adoption related grief and loss, identity and behavioral challenges and resources to help educate/support parents with understanding complex developmental trauma.”

Social Worker

“I have been working with adoption and foster care for 18 years and I have never experienced such a comprehensive training for mental health professionals. This training applies to my work regularly and the format kept me engaged. The families and children across our nation deserve support from adoption competent professionals who can understand their losses, their needs, and their resilience to thrive!”

Mental Health Professional

“NTI training will help me with working with the youth in helping them to understand why they are in full guardianship. Listening and being empathetic with the children and families has become easier. I feel more confident explaining the causes of behaviors to family/foster family and other professionals.”

Youth Counselor

I wish the NTI training had been available when I was a new clinician and when I adopted. I could have saved myself a lot of heartache if I’d known this information sooner. Thanks for providing it now because it is awesome!

Mental Health Therapist

“I feel NTI is critically needed education for pre-adoptive parents or post adoption families about how trauma and losses impact a child. Reinforcing the need for therapy at the various stages of the child’s development after the adoption.”

Social Worker

“NTI is really good web-based training that prepares you for working with families. If I had taken this training many years ago it really would have saved me tears and heartache. The NTI training is interactive and helps to “reframe” your own thinking and improve your skills to benefit families. I particularly like the “transfer of learning” resources and tools for supervisors along with the insightful videos and roleplays.  I would recommend this training to others!

Permanency Program Coordinator

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