webinars for adoption professionals

The following webinars were created specifically for adoption professionals.

A review of key findings from a study of over 450 adult adoptees focusing on the complex and inter related impacts of being adopted and raised by parents of a different ethnicity. Practical recommendations for adoptive families on how to promote a healthy sense of self.

In this webinar, for professionals, Dr. Bruce Perry discusses how an awareness of human brain development and function provides insight into abnormal functioning.

This free webinar, for professionals only provides an overview of the Illinois Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, also known as the Baby Safe Haven Law, or simply the Safe Haven Law. The Act provides guidance to all involved when an individual brings an infant to a designated area to voluntarily relinquish the baby under the Safe Haven Law. Please note: This training covers ILLINOIS law only. A certificate is available from ALP and you must earn that certificate in order to be eligible for an Illinois Social Work CEU or Illinois Nursing CE.

Credit Hours: .5

In this webinar, for professionals only researchers discuss the impact of poor nutrition on neurodevelopment in internationally adopted children.

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Black Children and Mental Health

Black Children and Mental Health

In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel of therapists and parents to discuss the stigma that exists around mental health and why the rate of Black families seeking mental health care and treatment is much lower than White families. They talk about why mental health services should be designed with cultural and social nuances in mind as well as the upward trend in mental health needs as Covid-19 has interrupted the lives of so many kids and limited their social activities.

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Adoption in the Schools: A Lot to Learn

This policy brief outlines the reasons educators need to learn more about adoption issues, explains the negative consequences of a lack of knowledge, and proposes steps that teachers, schools, curriculum developers and institutions of higher education can make progress toward placing all children and families on a level playing field in the classroom and beyond.

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