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About FCFC's Training and Consultation Programs:

Working in child welfare is extremely challenging and requires well-trained and well-prepared professionals. In order to work effectively with children, youth and families, child welfare professionals require extensive knowledge about family dynamics, permanency for all children and youth, cultures and communities, child development, trauma, client engagement and more. In addition, child welfare workers need specific skills and competencies necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families and to advocate for every child to have a permanent family resource. In order to adequately engage and service this vulnerable population child welfare workers need opportunities to receive ongoing professional development.

Fostering Change for Children (FCFC) offers a specialized training and consultation program which is utilized by over 25 NYC agencies and organizations and several others nationally. All trainings offered by FCFC are geared towards empowering child welfare professionals who interface with children and families to see themselves as powerful change agents on behalf of children and families. Our trainings have reached thousands of frontline workers, supervisors as well as agency administrators attorneys, judges, policy makers and other professionals working in child welfare thereby impacting tens of thousands of families since 2006.

FCFC employs a distinctive brand of trainings utilizing experiential learning, coaching and varied techniques to reach all audiences. FCFC promotes a positive and fun learning environment in which participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and talk about their reactions, thoughts and feelings related to the work. Our trainings utilize research and direct feedback from the frontline to inform best practice.

All trainings incorporate:

On our topics page you will find descriptions of a sampling of the trainings that we offer. Our trainings and consultations can be arranged to meet the needs of any agency or organization regardless of size, experience, age group or skill level. We offer trainings for new employees to prepare them for the work, as well as seasoned professionals to further develop their skills.

If you are interested in having FCFC conduct a training at your agency or organization, or to learn more about our training offerings, please contact us at