Welcome to ALP - A Learning Place
With over 400,000 children in the foster care system on any given day--more than half of them children of color--the U.S. lacks enough licensed foster parents. A significant barrier to accomplishing the licensing of foster parents involves the established pre-service training. Otherwise qualified parents are unwilling or unable to commit to lengthy in-person trainings. A Learning Place (ALP) can minimize this barrier, providing more consistent training and give better tools and techniques to parents who care for our most vulnerable children.
A Learning Place - The Cradle’s pre-eminent adoption training program, Adoption Learning Partners, has developed a state-of-the-art training platform called A Learning Place, offering child welfare professionals a highly customized approach to training and supporting parents. A Learning Place is built in a mobile-first responsive design that incorporates a micro-learning format. This platform makes learning convenient by offering asynchronous online training available any time - day or night - and is compatible with mobile smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. A Learning Place (ALP) can transform the foster parent training landscape, effectively minimizing training barriers and providing more consistent training to give parents better tools and techniques to support their care for our most vulnerable children.
ALP is cultivating and leveraging regional and national organizational partnerships to scale impact. We have signed a Content Licensing agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an association of 67,000 member pediatricians with a mission to promote optimal physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for all children and young adults. The first joint project between ALP and AAP is based on a publication by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, FAAP: Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
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