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The National Technical Assistance Network for Children hosts several online learning communities to address the latest policy, practice, and research about children’s services including child welfare, juvenile justice, public health, physical health, mental health, substance use, education, early childhood, and transition age. Each learning community is designed for individuals to connect nationally with peers and collaborate on strategies for the field. Join one or several of the learning communities described below for virtual learning events, and multiple ways to connect, ask questions, and learn.
Parent, Infant, and Early Childhood Trainings include six courses that offer an evidence-based framework for promoting and supporting infant and early childhood mental health and social emotional development of all children within home, childcare, and classroom settings. The courses focus on supporting the wide range of providers (educators, home visitors, early intervention providers, mental health clinicians and others) on the broad range of infant and early childhood mental health evidence-based practices.
The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative is designed to enhance the capacity of child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners to better understand and address the mental health and developmental needs of children moving to or having achieved permanency through adoption or guardianship. The state-of-the-art, evidence-informed, standardized trainings provide casework and clinical practices to promote child well-being and family stability.
Coming Soon! The Maryland Child Welfare Academy, through specialized training, prepares public child welfare professionals, resource parents, and kinship caregivers to effectively provide services and care for children, youth, and families in the Maryland public child welfare system.