National Training and Development Curriculum TOT with TRIPP Principles

This learning program prepares provider agency foster parent trainers to deliver the 30-hour National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) to prospective foster and adoptive parents. NTDC, implemented by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and adapted by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, tackles separation, loss, grief, trauma, and differences of race and culture in adoption and foster care. The curriculum will be modeled for trainers, along with virtual group facilitation skills and components of the Trauma-Responsive and Informed Parenting Program (TRIPP). Learners will participate in mini-lectures and activities, as well as watch videos and listen to podcasts and case scenarios. There will also be a teach-back opportunity.


Who Should Attend?

Foster care provider agency facilitators.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to support caregivers’ ability to determine their own capacity to parent and/or explore additional supports, resources, or training needed to gain the capacity to parent.
  • Be better prepared to assist caregivers by increasing their knowledge and ability to understand and respond to the unique needs of children placed in their care.
  • Understand how crucial TRIPP principles are for prospective foster and adoptive parents, and be able to teach them how to incorporate those into their caregiving.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An eight-day, virtual, instructor-led workshop.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



To register and for more information about this course, email David Widitor at For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at or call (212) 748-1898.


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