Courses are available to foster and eligible adoptive parents, DCYF staff, residential childcare staff, designated private providers and non-licensed relative caregivers. Instructors have been selected based on experience and expertise in their field and are able to respond to learners’ individual needs.
Residential Counselor Core Training (RCCT)
This program is offered to residential counselors in preparation for their work with children and youth in care at any eligible New Hampshire residential facility. RCCT is a 30-hour competency based training series consisting of five modules – each six hours in length.
About The Program
Residential Counselor Core Training (RCCT) is offered to residential counselors in preparation for their work with children and youth in care in any eligible New Hampshire residential facility. The intent of the RCCT program is to ensure that participants receive peer support and high quality, transferable training that addresses the universal knowledge and skills applicable to the position of residential counselor in any facility throughout the State.
The 30-hour competency based series consists of five modules – each six hours in length. The program provides generalized training that addresses the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the position of residential counselor. Participants are introduced to the spectrum of out-of-home care options, the basic principles of child growth and development, abuse and neglect, and the need for cultural competence in working with children and families. Course content also focuses on the influence of trauma on youth while addressing the variety of roles and responsibilities residential care providers may assume as counselors.
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