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Fostering NC

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

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Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

New Course – This course teaches North Carolina resource parents how to keep children and youth safe before, during, and after disasters. (1 hr.) Take course…

Court: Roles and Obligations of Foster Parents

Topics covered by this 1-hour course include the key players in the court process, the types of court hearings, responsibilities of foster parents in court proceedings, and North Carolina’s Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights. Take course…

Promoting Brain Gains for Youth Emerging from Foster Care

This 4-minute video discusses adolescent brain development and ways child welfare systems inhibit or encourage opportunities for the successful transition to adulthood. To download the report this video is based on, click here.

Suicide and Self-Injury in Children and Teens

This 1-hour course helps resource parents understand suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in children and adolescents and teaches them how to respond. Take course…

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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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