welcome to nrf global communities
NRF Global Communities is a non-profit that offers educational training to culturally and racially diverse cross-sectored communities with at-risk infants, young children, youth, and families, based upon the use of the Neurorelational Framework (NRF). Cross-sectored communities include, but are not limited to, practitioners and home visitors that work within the cross-section of medical and maternal-child health, early intervention, mental health, early care and education, and child welfare.
Micro: on an individual level the NRF is utilized to identify toxic stress responses, the quality of relationships, the strengths and vulnerabilities of brain architecture, and to intervene accordingly
Macro: on a community level the NRF is utilized to train communities across systems of care in a common language and a shared approach for assessment and intervention
nrf global communities
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The NRF is a knowledge translational framework, translating brain science into clinical practice Our mission:
To train caregivers and practitioners within national and international communities working with high-risk infants and young children to provide developmental care that is trauma-informed and neurobiologically sensitive. While we prioritize the earliest point in the breakdown with the birth to five population and their parents, NRF principles apply across the lifespan for all individuals. Integrated into the curriculum, is support for practitioners to further a cultural awareness of themselves as well as their families as cultural beings. To promote sustainable systemic change, we specialize in creating integrated communities that holistically care for high-risk children, particularly those in-utero to five years old and their caregivers. We prioritize servicing low-income, complex, and underserved populations. In addition, NRF Global Communities is pursuing scientific research that assesses the outcomes of the child, families, providers, and communities using the NRF.
Neuro = references the focus on understanding principles of brain development
Relational = references the significance of relationships and their impact on healing
Framework = references the NRF as both an assessment and intervention practice, as well as a map that guides the use of promising and evidence-based practices, so that treatments can be better matched to the neurodevelopmental needs of the child and parents.