By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four areas to consider when explaining adoption to a pre-schooler or seven-year-old.
-Explain why might it be helpful to share information about drug abuse with a child prior to adolescence.
-Name the three parts of the Being Prepared for Anger Technique.
-Explain why do adopted children often wish to be in control of a search for their birth parents.
-Explain why might Mother’s Day be a difficult time for adopted children.
-Name one major cause of loss and shame for adoptive couples.
-Name the first four suggestions of telling a child about adoption.
-Name suggestions five and six of telling a child about adoption.
-Name the last three suggestions of telling.
-Name the six benefits of a Life-Book.
-Name some reasons that the Homeland Tour Technique can be helpful.
-Explain why is it beneficial to ask a sexually abused child about his or her experience.
-Name one way to begin to address the issue of incest with a child in early years.
-Name the seven steps of adoptive emotional dissolution.
-Explain what has been a virtual obsession in law, language, and literary representations regarding adoptions.
-Explain what has been among the most persistent features of the literature on therapeutic adoption, in part because it highlights the chronic problem of making adoptive kinship real while also making it distinctive.
-Explain what did the results demonstrate in regards to the risk of adoptive parents developing psychiatric and alcohol-related problem behaviors.
-Name the four sources of stress for families who adopted multiple children with severe disabilities.
-Explain what parent characteristics are associated with adoption disruption.
-Name the first objective of the Quality Protects agenda.
-Explain what recent trend in attachment theory brings it closer to the psychoanalytic object relations theory, which suggests that relationships are patterned according to internal representations of relationships.
-Explain what a greater understanding can enhance carers’ capacities and sensitivity to the meaning of the child’s behavior.
-Name the three components of cultural competence for transracial adoptive parents.
-Explain what cannot be traced to insecure attachment patterns between adoptive mothers and children in infancy.
-Explain the DSM criteria for RAD.
-Explain what parental desires do attachment therapies address.
-Name what two elements to include in the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act which requires each state plan for oversight and coordination of health care services for any child in foster care.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs