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Dr. Bonni Goodwin Received 2021 Adoption Excellence Award

The Adoption Excellence Awards given by the Children’s Bureau recognize outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for America’s children waiting in foster care. An annual program that grew out of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, these awards honor States, local...

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Three Big Reasons Adoption Competency Matters

Adoption Competency Helps Kids and Families Thrive!  Many children who experience foster care and adoption have prior experienced trauma in their lives. The combination of these complex experiences can lead to behavioral and mental health difficulties. The impact of these experiences compromise...

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Bethany Christian Services Launches NTI Training

Strong commitment to providing education and using NTI knowledge and skills learned in practice!   All three NTI trainings made available through the agency’s learning management system: When governments across the country began issuing stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the novel...

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How to Honor Your Child’s Birth Family

Tony Hynes, a former foster youth, and now a Training Specialist at C.A.S.E., shares what he’s learned from relationships with both his adoptive and birth families, and how those lessons can help other foster and adoptive families. This article was published by “Fostering Families...

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NTI Extended with New Funding for FY2020

The Children’s Bureau approved supplemental funding of the Cooperative Agreement allowing the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) to continue its work to implement the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative.  Read the news release on the C.A.S.E. website:...

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Future of Adoption 2019 Publication Series

The Rudd Adoption Research Program (Umass Amherst) just released its third group of papers in its Future of Adoption 2019 Publication Series, in April 2019.  NTI was pleased to have the opportunity to share adoption-related thought leadership through the research paper, “Building an Adoption...

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NTI Mental Health Training Pilot Launch in March 2018

The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) Pilot for Mental Health Professionals Launching March 2018 Press Release: March 12, 2018 Burtonsville MD – The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) is announcing the availability of its...

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National Training Initiative (NTI) California & Oklahoma Kickoffs

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...

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