Workshops: Adoption

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Preparing Children for Adoption

ID: 5980WEB

In this interactive webinar, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of secrecy on a child and learn techniques for talking with children about their difficult and traumatic histories in a developmentally appropriate way. Clinicians will identify the importance of developing the child’s personal narrative to help them make sense of their past and process the multiple losses they have experienced. Clinicians will also learn techniques to prepare children and families for transitions and necessary good byes; this may include leaving a foster home or group home, a good bye/closure visit with a birth family, or moving to a select home. Experiential activities will be integrated into the workshop to expand the clinician’s toolkit in working with families as they transition through adoption. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families

ID: 5957WEB

The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based webinar, clinicians will explore strategies to: Increase a child's sense of safety assist adoptive parents to anticipate, prepare and trouble-shoot transitions and change to avoid or minimize acting out behaviors, support children to identify and regulate their feelings, teach adoptive parents to respond rather than react to children's behaviors using predictable and safe responses to minimize power struggles. This webinar will build the clinician's toolkit to assist adoptive parents to tackle behaviors before they intensify while calming themselves before calming the child. [Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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