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National Resource Center for Youth Services: Resource Family Training & Support

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Fulfill your annual in-service training requirements, either online or in person.

In-Service Training

Fulfill your annual in-service training requirements, either online or in person.

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Kinship, foster, or adoptive parent? Get your twenty-seven pre-service training hours here.

Pre-Service Training

Kinship, foster, or adoptive parent? Get your twenty-seven pre-service training hours here.

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Find a support group near you.

Kinship, Foster, and Adoptive Family Support Group Meetings

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Our Program

The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services works with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services, to implement the Resource Family Training and Support Program (RFT). 

RFT develops curricula and provides pre-service and in-service trainings, support groups, and ongoing assistance to DHS foster, kinship, and adoptive families.

Our Services

Training

The RFT team has knowledgeable and experienced staff who plan, develop, and deliver training for diverse child welfare audiences.

 
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Support Groups

Oklahoma kinship, foster, and adoptive family support network groups are designed to assist resource parents with in-service training, community resource information, peer support, and communication with DHS.

 
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Curriculum Development

The RFT team has expertise designing and evaluating child welfare-related pre-service and in-service training curricula, using a variety of learning platforms including live classroom, seminars, and e-learning.

 
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Our Staff

Our Ph.D. and master's level team members come directly from the fields of education, social work, and youth services and stay up to date on trends and practices related to human services. They enhance their effectiveness through their own continuing education and by maintaining a network with a broad spectrum of child welfare and youth serving programs. Our staff take pride in their previous work as practitioners and are prepared to help your organization with a wide variety of training needs.

Stacey Clettenberg
Assistant Program Director
sclettenberg@ou.eduEmail
Mary Bullock
Senior Program Development Specialist
mbullock@ou.eduEmail
Velina Davenport
Program Development Specialist
vdavenport@ou.eduEmail
Kristal Nicholson
Program Development Specialist
knicholson@ou.eduEmail
Jennifer Price
Program Development Specialist
jlprice@ou.eduEmail
Cynethia Rayford
Program Development Specialist
ccrayford@ou.eduEmail

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