Learn about Guardianship in NC

Every child and youth deserves the chance to grow up in a family that can provide them with love, hope, and stability. In North Carolina, when a child or youth is in foster care and neither reunification with birth parent or primary caregivers nor adoption is a good fit, legal guardianship is another way to find a forever home. Unlike

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Free Online Courses for Resource Parents

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer fosteringNC.org, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free courses include: Supporting the Transition into Adulthood. This 1-hour course teaches strategies resource parents can use—including North Carolina’s LINKS goals and Transitional Living Plan—to

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Free Online Courses for Resource Parents
On Child Development and the Effects of Trauma

North Carolina’s learning site for foster and adoptive parents and kin caregivers, fosteringNC.org, offers a series of free courses about supporting healthy development from infancy through adolescence. This series also explores ways caregivers can support children and youth whose development has been disrupted by trauma. Courses available include: Foundations of Development (1 hr.) Normal Development in Infancy and Early Childhood:

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