SPAULDING Adoption Training: Making the Commitment to Adopt
Oct 18, 2023 | Oct 25, 2023 | Nov 1, 2023 | Nov 8, 2023
12 Hours Training Credit
Forming a family through adoption is different than forming one biologically or being a foster family. While adoption brings great joy and happiness to families, children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, and the loss of their family of origin may also bring unique challenges to the parenting experience. This training is designed for potential adoptive parents to learn more about the issues unique to parenting children from foster care and the ongoing needs that all adopted children face.
The training is co-facilitated by an experienced adoptive parent and a social worker, both with skills, knowledge, and insight directly related to the lifelong adoption journey. This curriculum is designed to empower families to examine their strengths, capacity for growth, and network for support while presenting issues such as lifetime cultural competence, attachment and separation, exploring expectations, meeting the needs of waiting children, working as a member of a professional team, and making the commitment. Families will engage in discussion, teaming, and individual activities and will receive a training guide and resources beyond the training class.