‘r kids provides training opportunities to providers in a variety of settings. The primary focus of the training is permanency planning for children and their families.
We provide training to foster families, adoptive families, school personnel, municipal personnel and various other providers including the Department of Children and Families.
Our Fathers’ Group members were contracted by the DCF to help train their new social workers in working with Fathers. We use the TIPS model, Circle of Security and the feedback surveys corroborate.
‘r kids provided a 2 series/2 year training for Educators and Mental Health Providers on the mental health and educational issues among adopted children and teens.
We provide training on Post Adoption issues to both Mental Health Practitioners and New Haven Board of Education staff. We provided training on the W.I.S.E. Up curriculum to children and their families at an Asian Culture Camp.
On-Going Staff Development
We provide the opportunity for ‘r kids staff to receive on-going training and professional development from a variety of sources on a multitude of topics related to our work. We are certified in:
- The Circle of Security Model
- W.I.S.E. Up
- Family Development Credentialing, Ages and Stages
Our Staff has been involved in a variety of trainings over the past years, most prominently two staff members are enrolled in Master’s of Social Work degree programs.
We have maintained on ongoing internship program with the New Haven Academy and Southern CT State University MSW program.
Continuing Education Credits
Most training is endorsed for continuing education from the National Association of Social Workers, Charter Oak College or other governing body.