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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Caring for Children with Nonsuicidal, Self-Injurious Behavior
by Jeanne Preisler

Someone close to me used to intentionally cut himself when he was younger. He wasn’t trying to kill himself. He wasn’t trying to harm himself at all. On the contrary, he cut himself because it helped him cope in really difficult situations. This is often referred to with terms such as “nonsuicidal self-injury” or “self-harm” or “self-mutilation.” Youth who use

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