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Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 16 Credit Hours

A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. Courses include information on attachment, preparing for openness, identity development and tough start kids.

This package includes 10 courses for 16 credit hours

This package contains the following products:

Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate

Advocacy begins even before a child joins her adoptive family and continues throughout her childhood. This course will help you understand why you are the best advocate for your adopted child, determine your need for services and find resources available to assist your family.

Upon completion of this course, you may purchase a certificate for $35. If purchased as part of a package, the fee is already included.

The Journey Of Attachment

Attachment is an essential component of any healthy, happy family. Adoption, however, may present challenges to the attachment process. Designed for both first time adoptive parents and parents struggling with attachment issues with their adopted child, this course provides practical tips on how to form and sustain this important bond.

Conspicuous Families

Adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity presents challenges families may not expect.  Share in the wisdom and collective experiences of adopted persons and adoptive parents with transracial families and learn new skills for responding to insensitive comments as well as strategies for expanding the diversity in your life.

Finding the Missing Pieces

It is natural for adopted children to grieve the life and family they never knew, no matter how old they were when adopted, how open the adoption or how happy their life with the adoptive family. This course will help adoptive parents recognize the signs of grief at different developmental stages, identify situations that may trigger grief and develop strategies to help children grieve.

Adopted: The Identity Project

This course guides parents through a series of adoptee stories giving a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience.

Lifebooks

A Lifebook is a book created for an adopted child that tells his story, before and after adoption.  It helps children place foster care or adoption in the context of their life experiences.  This course will help you understand the purpose and importance of a Lifebook, identify situations in which it is beneficial and develop some pages of your child's Lifebook.

Open Adoption 101: What To Consider, How To Establish, And Ways To Stay Connected

Open adoption can be a scary and difficult relationship to understand. This course will explain open adoption, will help you to understand the expectant parent and birth parent perspectives and will offer some strategies for making openness part of your every day life.

Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters

Brain Development Matters thoroughly explains the impact that early trauma has on a child's brain chemistry, brain development and sensory processing. Once parents understand how their child's brain is connected to his behaviors, these behaviors begin to make more sense. With a thorough understanding of brain development, parents are better prepared to learn how to more successfully intervene and shape their child's troubling behaviors.

Tough Starts: Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters applies a strengths-based, therapeutic approach parenting in order to heal a child who has had a tough start in life. Learn this deliberate and intentional approach to parenting through exercises, family stories and expert advice.

Tough Starts: Family Matters

The goal of this course is to help parents understand the toll raising a tough start child can take on them, their relationships and their other children. Family Matters teaches techniques parents can use to support each member of the family, and themselves, through these challenges.

Note
Once the package is purchased, each individual course will appear in your account. Courses can be taken in any order. After successfully completing a course and its end of course evaluation, or post test, you'll be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for that unique course.

Individual courses can't be refunded nor other courses substituted.

Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 16 Credit Hours

This package contains the following courses:

  • Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
  • The Journey Of Attachment
  • Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate: ALP Certification
  • Conspicuous Families
  • Finding the Missing Pieces
  • Adopted: The Identity Project
  • Lifebooks
  • Open Adoption 101: What To Consider, How To Establish, And Ways To Stay Connected
  • Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters
  • Tough Starts: Parenting Matters
  • Tough Starts: Family Matters
Credit Hours: 16.0
$248.75
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Sexual Abuse: Recognize, Respond & Protect

Wednesday October 15, 2014
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Sexual Abuse: Recognize, Respond & Protect

It's a sad reality that many children adopted internationally or through foster care may have suffered sexual abuse. Mary Jo Barrett, MSW gives parents insight on how to recognize signs of abuse, and how to support and teach your child.

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