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A youth interacts with a caregiver.
A youth interacts with a caregiver.

How family support professionals can encourage trauma-responsive parenting

Children and youth who have experienced trauma can benefit from trauma-informed parenting methods. Use this article to learn ways to help families incorporate trauma-responsive parenting techniques into their everyday care routines.
Kendra Lowden, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and descendant of the Osage Nation, is pictured in full tribal regalia.
Kendra Lowden, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and descendant of the Osage Nation, is pictured in full tribal regalia.

MPLD graduate’s research project leads to doctoral degree and new state training to better support Indigenous youth

MPLD graduate Kendra Lowden speaks about her experience in the program, how it advanced her career, and how she furthered her research action project to become a groundbreaking state training. She also offers insight and recommendations for better supporting Indigenous youth and families by maintaining their cultural connections.
Group picture of smiling graduates of most recent Minority Professional Leadership Development Program cohort.
Group picture of smiling graduates of most recent Minority Professional Leadership Development Program cohort.

Minority Professional Leadership Development Program applications now open

Applications for the 2024 cohort of the Minority Professional Leadership Development (MPLD) Program are being accepted through June 3, 2024.
A young person talks to adults.
A young person talks to adults.

Getting in the right mindset to successfully engage youth in finding permanency

Young people have a right to a say about their future, including their permanency plans. We all share that point of view. But it sometimes takes a reminder or a mental reset to embrace authentic youth engagement. This article provides tips and resources to help us get in the right mindset.

The most popular child welfare resources for professionals

These resources and articles were the most-viewed by child welfare professionals in 2023.

The National Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids welcomes new director

AdoptUSKids is pleased to announce that we have hired Deborah Burrus Germany as the director of our new National Center for Diligent Recruitment.

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