Resources for Working with Adoptive Families






Adoption Competency Teleconference Series for Professionals





RECORDING: “Identity and Adoption: Who Am I?” 

RECORDING:     “Understanding the Faces of Grief in Adoption”

RECORDING:   “It Starts With a Story: Using Adoption Narratives with Children”

RECORDING:  “The Seven Core Issues of Adoption for Mental Health Professionals



Adoption Competency Resources for Mental Health Providers

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma   Guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Selecting and Working with a Therapist Skilled in Adoption  Child Welfare Information Gateway Article

A Need to Know: Enchancing Adoption Competence among Mental Health Professionals  Good article on what adoption competency means and how to enhance capacity amongst mental health providers to work with families.

C.A.S.E.  (Center for Adoption Support and Education) Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) is a post-Master’s curriculum designed by C.A.S.E. with the assistance of a National Advisory Board of adoption experts. 

Adoption Competency Curriculum  Developed by the National Resource Center for Adoption and focuses on the core issues of adoption.

Adoption Competency in Clinical Social Work  Social Work Today, December 2013.   A good overview of what is considered to be “adoption competent” when working with families.  

Adoption and Foster Family Therapy Post Graduate Certificate Program  A series of advanced, evidence-based courses on specialized theories and practices for treating adopted and foster children and their families. Relevant for those mental health professionals working with children and families impacted by adoption, foster care, and relative care, and by child abuse, trauma, and neglect.

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