The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services considers the health and safety of our participants, community, and staff are of the utmost importance. We currently have events scheduled for in person training and continue to assess the safety of holding these events daily. Check back regularly and join our mailing list for updates on our event schedules.
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.
The RFT team has knowledgeable and experienced staff who plan, develop, and deliver training for diverse child welfare audiences.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant Program Director
Senior Program Development Specialist