Newspapers coming off the press

Project FORECAST has spread across the country and has been mentioned in a number of local and regional articles over time. We’ll be sharing any articles or news submitted by our facilitators via this blog. FORECASTing California: Project FORECAST Trainings Build Connections Between Faculty, Partners FORECASTing Illinois: UIS helps DCFS trainers sharpen their critical thinking…

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By: Matthew Kliethermes, PhD. If I have learned anything over the past year or so, it is that there is nothing like a pandemic to shake up your teaching routine!  I could spend time writing about the myriad ways it changed how I taught my class, the shift from an in-person format to an online…

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We are excited to announce a new feature of the FORECAST website. Our Learning Issue Library is now live! Delving deeper into identified topic areas (“learning issues”) is an important part of the PBL process and integrated into every simulation we conduct. We have created a library of videos, fact sheets, and other resources related…

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Numbers on hopscotch squares

The FORECAST team has finished consolidating Quarterly Report data from Year 4 Quarter 3 of the grant. In this quarter there were 500 attendances across all trainings done by the FORECAST team and the trained facilitators across the country, and that is with the onset of COVID stay-at-home orders. Our updated training numbers are below.…

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A woman walks down a path at sunrise

As part of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) list of Core Concepts, Concept 12 states “[p]roper self-care is an important part of providing quality care and of sustaining personal and professional resources and capacities over time.” NCTSN so recognizes the need for resources to manage secondary traumatic exposure and its sequelae that the…

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Mandated Reporting

Mandated reporting is discussed in all four FORECAST simulations; it is especially highlighted in the Katie simulation. With their different backgrounds and experiences, learners often have general and specific questions about mandated reporting. Understanding how and when to report suspected child abuse and neglect is a critical component of education and training in child advocacy…

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