By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-List two factors that motivate adoption.
-Name four factors of effective parenting.
-Name two things to consider when adopting trans-racially.
-Identify four aspects to help clients survive the adoption process.
-Explain four techniques of adoption disclosure to family members.
-List three methods to prepare siblings.
-Name three ways to prepare an adopted child before his or her placement.
-Discuss three phases of adjustment in adopted children.
-Name three techniques that might help a parent to comprehend their child's understanding of adoption
-Name four considerations regarding adopting a child of a different religion.
-Name four sleep problems that adoptive parents often experience in their children.
-Name three examples of eating difficulties that adopted children face.
-Name four toileting problems that adopted children face.
-List four common behaviors of adopted children.
-Explain what the negative consequences that may result.
-Explain what makes heterosexism such a big obstacle for gay and lesbian adoptive parents.
-Explain what are some reasons that American parents may consider international adoption.
-Explain why is it so difficult to measure the rates of adoptive dissolution.
-Explain why is it important for the adopted children that same-sex coparents be recognized.
-Name one suggestion for helping White American parents deal with issues of race.
-Explain what criticisms have been raised regarding the Clark Doll Test.
-Explain how does the cognitive behavioral intervention seek to adjust adoptee behavior.
-Explain what is the aim of the educational/illuminative intervention regarding adoption.
-Explain what do Katarina and Birgitta’s stories show as being important for adoptees.
-Name some of the processes that create as-if families in America.
-Name the four questions that could be answered to enhance research regarding adoption indicators.
-Explain how often must states hold a permanency planning hearing for children in foster care through ASFA.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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