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Proposed bill would require more training for foster parents in Arizona []

Advocates for Arizona's House Bill 2476 are hopeful it will be read in the Senate by today. This legislation would put in place additional trauma-based training for foster parents..

"You can't parent [a child exposed to trauma] the way that you parent your biological kids..."

Just as child welfare social workers deserve training and opportunities for professional development to ensure they are able to serve children and families to the best of their ability, foster parents also deserve training to meet the needs of children placed in their care. Children involved in the child welfare system rely on foster parents and caregivers to increase protective factors and nurture their resiliency. The more knowledge and understanding foster parents have about parenting children who’ve experienced adversity and trauma, the more equipped they’ll be to parent to the best of their ability.

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