The NRF Green Tree Manual is a current work in progress. This means several things. Some of the chapters will be in a rough draft format. All of them will be rewritten over and over again as they are used and taught with our NRF communities giving active feedback. The reason why the Manual resides on the web, is so that this body of clinical knowledge will grow, stretch, and incorporate new material as we continue to work in an open learning system within growing NRF communities. This is also why it is a yearly subscription to have access to this material. Thank you in advance for appreciating this as a living, breathing body of knowledge that is evolving.
The NRF is a framework that is responding to the fragmentation of care that is prevalent within our service delivery systems for our most vulnerable infants, young children, youth, and their parents. Many cultures at-large foster the belief that children’s behavior is either compliant or non-complaint—if compliant it is to be rewarded, and if non-compliant it is to be either ignored or punished. In contrast, the NRF believes that the meaning of our behavior, for both parents and children alike, is often complex. Offering simple solutions to complex problems usually creates even more problems, rather than solving them. The NRF is dedicated to understanding the meaning of any person’s behavior through a multiple causality lens that is trauma-informed and neuro-developmentally sensitive.
Being a part of a NRF Community team being funded by a grant