Advanced Adoption: Effects of Trauma and Loss on Adopted Children (webinar)

For many children in foster care, the path up to, including and even after adoption can include trauma, grief and loss. As a potential adoptive parent, it’s crucial that you understand the story a foster child is bringing to you and what part you can play in that.

This course, “Advanced Adoption: The Effects of Trauma and Loss on Adopted Children,” takes you beyond the introductory level into beginning to understand more deeply the emotional, mental and physical needs an adoptive child may have. A startlingly high number of adoptions are not successful, which is why it is so important that you have realistic expectations and adequate support, both of which are explored in this training.

You will first be guided through a discussion around the definition of adoption, including what it is and what it isn’t, and you will be encouraged to share your ideals and goals as an adoptive parent. You will then spend a majority of your time learning about the impact of trauma, grief, loss and ACES (adverse childhood experiences) on development in adopted children, and exploring how to recognize behaviors related to these issues. This includes training on attachment and learning ways to strengthen your bond with the children in your care depending on their attachment style.

When you leave the training, you will have numerous new training resources and supports to assist you as you navigate this new environment.

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Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

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  • Sep 13, 2021 9:30AM to 12:00PM

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  • Sep 29, 2021 1:00PM to 3:30PM

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  • Oct 12, 2021 9:30AM to 12:00PM

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  • Oct 22, 2021 12:30PM to 3:00PM

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  • Nov 10, 2021 5:30PM to 8:00PM