A new partnership: Adoption-Share

Adoption-Share Integrates Trauma Free World's Overview Course Into Its Family-Match Program to Better Prepare Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents Online

The platform that brings reform, efficiency and innovation to the private and public domestic adoption arena integrates Trauma Free World’s 60-Minute Trauma Informed Care Overview course as a requirement for Family-Match’s pre-screening process. Once the course is completed, prospective parents have the option of taking Trauma Free World’s more in-depth 3-hour Introduction to Trauma Informed Care course.

Cincinnati, OH – December 15, 2021Trauma Free World, the 501 (c) (3) organization that provides world-class online, on-demand and in-person resources to train adults to care for and support children who have experienced trauma, announced today that its online childhood trauma curriculum has been integrated into the adoption technology platform Adoption-Share’s Family-Match program. The organization that uses cutting-edge algorithms  to best match families and children together, now requires prospective foster and adoptive parents to complete Trauma Free World’s (TFW) 60-Minute Trauma Informed Care Overview course online. This overview encapsulates TFW’s full 18-hour trauma course that has been taught worldwide to more than 3,500 people in 72 countries. 

“Trauma Free World’s course is now an integral component of our Family-Match program,” said Thea Ramirez, chief sharer and founder of Adoption-Share. “It has enabled us to help the most ready, able, and compatible families experience a more fluid and efficient licensing process. The course has helped families tremendously table-set the unique needs of the children in foster care and how their parenting can hinder or heal the trauma that is impacting the child’s life,” concluded Ramirez.

To date, more than 200 participants have completed TFW’s course on the adoption platform as they enter into the Family-Match program. It is estimated that more than 400,000 children are currently in the U.S. foster care system. It is also estimated that out of all foster parents in America, more than 50% quit fostering within the first year, and there’s another significant drop-off within the second year.

One of the keys to producing more prepared foster and adoptive parents is by working to provide a healthy match between foster children and their prospective families and through  implementing TFW’s on-demand training. Prospective parents must go through Family-Match’s online pre-screening process prior to entering the online portal that connects them with waiting children. TFW’s 60-minute, on-demand course is the last step of the process, helping participants to be more prepared to parent a child who has potentially experienced trauma. 

“Many of the trainers at Trauma Free World have been foster and adoptive parents themselves,” said Julie Cooper, vice president of curriculum and training at TFW. “We know how hard it is to care for deeply wounded children. My hope is that our on-demand course will give Adoption-Share’s prospective foster and adoptive parents the key tools they need to become trauma-competent caregivers.”

Visit https://traumafreeworld.org/ to learn more.

About Trauma Free World

Founded in 2020, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Trauma Free World (TFW) is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to break the cycle of childhood trauma by providing world-class resources through on-demand, live-stream and in-person trauma training that is accessible to anyone – regardless of their literacy level, culture or location. To date, TFW has trained more than 3,500 people from 72 countries, representing over 1,000 organizations to engage with children in supportive, transformative ways which promote healing. More than 250,000 children have benefited so far and the organization plans on exponentially increasing its healing reach in 2021.

About Adoption-Share

Adoption-Share is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to leverage technology to bring reform, efficiency, and innovation to the private and public US adoption arena. Adoption-Share offers three main programs:

1) advocacy and adoption awareness campaigns
2) an online network for private domestic adoption
3) an online matching tool, the Family-Match program, for state caseworkers to use in matching foster care children with the best families.

For more information, visit https://adoption-share.com/.

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