National Residential Child & Youth Care Professional Certification:
Hard work, dedication and a few good laughs have paid off for 14 of KidsTLC’s current PRTF staff, as they recently received their Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Certification. This national certification is from the University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with the National Resource Center for Youth Services in Tulsa, OK.
Training is led by Jeremy Warren, Devin Burgin and Roy Rotz, covering curriculum geared specifically towards residential childcare staff. Through 50 hours of class work over 17 weeks, participants learn to develop and maintain a culture of care, understand child development, build relationships, teach discipline with therapeutic outcomes, and tie it all together with our specific mission at KidsTLC. The sessions also offer more extensive DDP/PACE information from Brandon Mock, and interpersonal neurobiology from Mark Siegmund. Additionally, former clients provide powerful testimonies regarding the impact this program has had on their lives.
“Residential Care Facilitators are some of the most valued positions in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF),” says Jeremy Warren, KidsTLC Training Director. “Certifying our staff in the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional curriculum is evidence that KidsTLC values the education and development of our professional staff. This curriculum provides confidence to our care facilitators’ ability to work with our clients, but even more importantly, provides our clients with the best care possible.”