The international adoption process changed significantly with the U.S. implementation of the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. The treaty was designed to protect the interests of all parties in adoption and to prevent the abduction or sale of children.
The courses in this package will help prospective adoptive parents prepare a profile for expectant parents considering adoption, understand what open adoption is (and isn't), maintain an open adoption, discuss adoption with children through the years.
This package includes 3 courses for a total of 6 credit hours
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 everyday life.
Make the first step in connecting with expectant parents considering adoption a good one by creating a compelling profile that truly highlights who you are. If your adoption profile creatively expresses who you really are, expectant parents get a window into your life and therefore a reason to connect with you specifically.
Talking about adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but it should not be a one time conversation. This course gives you the tools you need to make talking about adoption part of your family's everyday life.
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.
This package contains the following courses:
At some point all parents face behavioral challenges with their children. Adopted children have often had unfortunate experiences that may increase misbehavior and make traditional discipline techniques ineffective. Join Phyllis Booth, Founder of Theraplay®, and Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD, certified Theraplay® therapist at the Center for Lifelong Adoption Support, as they provide an empathetic understanding of why negative behaviors occur and discuss tools, techniques and activities that parents can use to tame temper tantrums and create positive relationships.