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IAP - Adoption: Telling the Child about Rape, Incest and Other Birth Circumstances Post Test

Psychologist, Ohio MFT and Counselor Post Test:
Only Psychologists, Ohio MFT's and Ohio Counselors taking this course for credit need to complete these additional questions below to be in compliance with their Boards. requirements. If you are not a psychologist, Ohio MFT or Ohio Counselor please return to the original Answer Booklet. You do not need to complete the additional questions below.

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Questions:

1.1 What might be two ways to make your child feel comfortable about the adoption process?
2.1 What might be four areas to consider when explaining adoption to children ages eight to twelve?
2.2 At what age might children understand the concept of adoption for the first time?
2.3 What might be a useful technique to let an adopted child know that parents are comfortable with the subject if he/she needs to talk about it?
3.1 What are developing skills that are often impacted by adoption?
4.1 What might older teens turn to as a replacement for that lost intimacy?
5.1 What might help a child express feelings and cope more effectively during Mother’s Day?
5.2 What might be two triggering times for grief in adopted children?
6.1 What are three core issues for adoptive parents?
6.2 What may be other losses due to the loss of infertility?
6.3 What might be positive outcomes of the Acknowledgement Technique?
7.1 Why might initiating the conversation of adoption be helpful for a family?
7.2 What are three examples of using positive language?
8.1 At what age is it appropriate to tell an adopted child the complete story in details of their adoption?
9.1 What are two key points to the Summary Story technique?
10.1 What might be a helpful tool for adoptive parents to assist children struggling to cope with being away from their biological parents, siblings, and original homes?
11.1 When explaining circumstances to a child regarding their adoption, what may a mother say to them and what shouldn’t she say?
13.1 When may it be appropriate to use the word ‘rape’ in explaining a child their adoption story?
13.2 What might be a useful technique to help you practice before you say something difficult to an adoptive child?
14.1 What might be three changes in behaviors for a child, once the truth is out about their adoption?
14.2 How might the ‘Adoption Communication Survey’ technique help adoptive parents?
Answers:

A. ‘The preadolescent\'s perception of adoption’, ‘even if they\'re not talking, they\'re thinking’, ‘the acknowledging the birth parents technique’, ‘letting children know they can love two sets of parents’
B. Show them pictures of the first day you brought them from hospital, airport or agency and tell them how happy you were when you adopted them
C. Birth Parents technique
D. 7-8
E. A romantic involvement as a replacement for that lost intimacy
F. Identity formation and separation, or individuation
G. Birthdays and Mother’s Day
H. Making Mother’s Day card for their birth mother
I. Loss of status as a biological parent, loss of providing grandparents with a biological child, loss of a biological connection to the future and the loss of a parent peer group due to the age of the child
J. Loss, shame, rejection
K. The child can get the opportunity to ask questions, assure the child that his or her feelings are normal or expected, parents do not feel threatened or believe that the child is disloyal
L. Can create an empathetic atmosphere, build a firm foundation of trust, fill in information gaps, correct fears and fantasies that the child might develop about the reality of his birth parents, and provide a firm footing for the development of child’s identity
M. 12
N. Birth parents versus real parents or natural parents, birth child versus real children, choosing parenting versus keeping a child
O. Life Book
P. Discuss with your child the kinds of questions that people might ask and various situations they might encounter, talk about what information should be shared
Q. Until you are certain the child understands its meaning
R. ‘Your birth mother couldn’t take care of you and wanted you to be safe\'. Do, however, be careful not to say that the child’s birth parents could not take care of any children because you could discover they had other children they were parenting
S. Aid adoptive parents in assessing their own style of coping with the differences that adoption creates
T. Tape Recorder technique
U. Continually violating some family rules like destroying a sibling\'s possessions, stealing, sexually acting out or truancy

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Questions:

15.1 During the old times, what children were mostly in demand for adoption?
16.1 What might passing the \'telling test\' suggest about parents?
16.2 Why did post-adoption services rarely exist before the 1960’s?
17.1 What are signs that adoptive parents shouldn’t show during the screening of parents?
18.1 What are four stressors in adoptive families?
19.1 What are characteristics of children associated with negative post-adoption outcomes?
20.1 What percent of adoptions per year involve children over the age of 10?
21.1 According to Stovall, what is a strong indicator of the behavior of an infant?
22.1 According to Howe, what might a greater understanding of the meaning of underlying attachment pattern
23.1 What are recommendations concerning racial awareness for trans-racial adoptive parents?
23.2 What are three suggestions for TRA parents to build a bridge between their own and their child’s race and culture?
25.1 Holding therapy has been used with thousands of parents without the benefit of rigorous research. What are three primary treatment components that are directed towards the child?
26.1 What is RAD?
26.2 According to Zeabah, what are two different behavior patterns associated with RAD?
27.1 According to the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, what is required of each state plan for child welfare services to describe?
Answers:

A. They are mature, loving, able to prioritize their child’s needs, willing to acknowledge that adoption made their family both different and not different, at all the same time
B. Healthy white infants
C. Alcohol-related problems, antisocial behavior, depression, any psychiatric problem
D. Because different treatment of legally equivalent families was a flagrant violation of the matching paradigm
E. Older age at time of placement, behavior problems, emotional and/or psychological difficulties, a history of abuse or neglect, multiple previous placements
F. Behavioral difficulties, challenges from placing siblings together or separating them, attachment difficulties, negative parent/child relationships
G. The caregiver’s attachment pattern
H. 5%
I. I understand how my own cultural background influences the way I think, act, and speak. I am able to recognize my own racial prejudice. I am aware of stereotypes and preconceived notions that I may hold toward other racial and ethnic minority groups.
J. Can enhance caregivers’ capacities and sensitivity to the meaning of the child’s behavior
K. (i) Prolonged restraint for a purpose other than protection; (ii) prolonged noxious stimulation (iii) interference with bodily function
L. include regular contact with people of other races and cultures in their lives, place their children in multicultural schools, place their children with teachers who are racially aware and skilled with children of my child\'s race.
M. One highly inhibited and one disinhibited
N. Reactive attachment disorder
O. activities to reduce length of time children under age 5 are without a permanent family; activities to address development needs of such children who receive benefits or services; and sources used to compile info on child maltreatment deaths that the state agency is required by Federal law to report

 
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