The vision of Adoption Learning Partners (ALP) is to make a positive measurable impact on adoption outcomes. We offer meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.
Access to support is a cornerstone of Adoption Learning Partners. You can find support on our site from our courses and from each other. Our site is designed for people who may live far away from knowledgeable, experienced adoption resources, or for those whose time is limited because of the demands of work and family schedules.
We offer an array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption. Throughout our site, we offer downloads of articles and papers you may find interesting. We also have a community forum - it's there for you to be able to interact with others who are on this journey as well.
We included the word Partners in our name because we want to be your partner in this journey. We also partner with other major adoption resources and experts to develop and offer course content that is meaningful for each of our users.
We are here when you need us. You can visit the site when it is convenient for you. The courses can help prepare people for becoming an adoptive family, or help adoptive families with growing children gain new skills.
ALP also serves as a resource for social service professionals, equipping them with the training and tools they need to prepare adoptive families and counsel people around post-adoption issues. Our courses help social service professionals to meet a variety of new and ongoing training requirements set forth by federal and state governments and professional licensing associations.
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.