Training Resource Center

The Training Resource Center (TRC) promotes and supports the well-being of families, children, and communities through research and evaluation, training, technical assistance and service and program development. For more than two decades, the TRC has been a source of innovation, information, and integral collaborations. As a nationally recognized leader in the fields of child welfare research and training, the TRC serves more than 50,000 individuals each year. Moreover, the TRC is committed to being a catalyst entity – one that brings meaningful change – to the institutions, organizations, and agencies with which it partners and collaborates.


Unique Centers & Labs


Increase in FY20 extramural research funding


Individuals served annually by Centers & Labs



Featured Stories

Examining Military Behavioral Health with Dr. Chris Flaherty

Examining Military Behavioral H...

The Military Behavioral Health Lab (MBH) is a unique lab focused on generating empirical knowledge and testing clinical interventions to
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Mentoring Foster Parents with Jeff Damron and Tamikia Dumas

Mentoring Foster Parents with J...

Imagine you’re a new foster parent or kinship caregiver, and if you’re being honest, it’s nerve-wracking. No matter how prepared
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Connecting Kentucky Families with Missy Segress, Jessica Fletcher, and Karen Bowman

Connecting Kentucky Families wi...

No matter how prepared you are, once a child walks into your home, it can feel overwhelming. You ultimately need
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January 22, 2021, 9:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Deanna Helton

ASK-VIP Group Training with Deanna Helton

Topic: A Child's Education: Rights & Responsibilities Facilitated by: Deanna Helton January 22, 2021, 9-10:30 PM EST To register for this group training, visit here,
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January 24, 2021, 2:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

Topic: Helping Your Child Make Healthy and Positive Choices: Talking to Teens & Preteens Facilitated by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse January 24, 2021, 2-3:30 PM
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January 25, 2021, 6:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Rachael Wall

ASK-VIP Group Training with Rachael Wall

Topic: Preparing Children for Permanency Facilitated by: Rachael Wall January 25, 2021, 6-7:30 PM EST To register for this group training, visit here, and select
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Interested in joining our next Doctorate of Social Work Cohort? Join us for a Virtual Info Session at 12 pm on January 21 to learn more about our program, the application process, & more! Come learn how a DSW can change your career. Register here:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Words by MLK still hold much truth as we as social workers continue to fight for equality & justice. Although it will look different than years past, the MLK Day Freedom March will take place at 10 am