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Fostering NC

A learning site for North Carolina foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers.

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Kinship Caregiver Resources

This new page features a collection of courses and other resources of special interest to kinship caregivers. Visit…

Trauma and Behavior

This video series covers how trauma affects the brain, why traditional behavior management approaches often don’t work, the importance of positive relationships for healing, and advice for struggling caregivers. Part 1 (5 min.) Part 2 (4 min.) Part 3 (5 … Continued

Grief: How Resource Parents Can Cope with and Learn from Loss

This course explores common reactions to loss, offers strategies for working through grief, and features interviews in which resource families share their experiences of grief and healing. (1 hr.) Take course…

Critical Partners for Permanency

This 1-hour course explains why North Carolina prefers to achieve permanence through reunification or kinship care, the importance of shared parenting and helping youth maintain connections with people that matter to them, and the role kinship care can play in … Continued

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On‐Demand Courses

The short courses, all of which are free, are available any time and include a certificate of completion learners can share with their supervising agencies.
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The following topics are helpful for all parents and caregivers.

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Video content on a range of topics.

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The following are key resources for North Carolina’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers.

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Frequently Asked Questions about becoming an foster or adoptive parent.

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About FosteringNC

Learn about FosteringNC, our partners and supporters.

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Foster parents are encouraged to talk in advance to their supervising agency about obtaining  training credit through

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