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April 2024Vol. 25, No. 3Free Training Builds Adoption and Mental Health Workforce Capacity

The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) is a nationally recognized training developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) to enhance the adoption competency of the child welfare and mental health workforce. This free, web-based training was designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to better address the mental health and developmental needs of children in foster, adoptive, or kinship families, thereby also improving overall well-being and permanency outcomes.

The NTI offers two interactive self-paced trainings for child welfare professionals and supervisors and another curriculum for mental health professionals. Information about enrollment options for individuals and organizations, including the availability of continuing education credits and/or a certificate of completion, can be found on this C.A.S.E. webpage.

To learn more, visit the C.A.S.E. website and read a recent blog post that discusses the center’s various training opportunities.