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Resources for Working with Adoptive Families
Adoption Competency Teleconference Series for Professionals
Core Issue of Adoption: "Intimacy and Healthy Relationships – Part 1”
Thursday, November 15, 2018. Noon to 1 p.m.
Core Issue of Adoption: "Intimacy and Healthy Relationships – Part 2”
Thursday, December 6, 2018. Noon to 1 p.m.
To register for these free teleconference trainings, call (907) 279-1799 (Toll free 1-866-478-7307) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive call in information & handouts upon registration.
PAST RECORDED EPISODES:
July 26, 2018. RECORDING: “Identity and Adoption: Who Am I?”
May 10, 2018. RECORDING: “Understanding the Faces of Grief in Adoption”
March 22, 2018. RECORDING: “It Starts With a Story: Using Adoption Narratives with Children”
- March 22 Teleconference Outline
- Adoption and the Stages of Development
- Talking to Your Kids About Adoption: 11 Tips
January 19, 2018. 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.