Workshops: Adoption

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Impact of Early Adverse Childhood Experiences - Implications for Adoption

ID: 5963

This workshop will discuss the consequences of suboptimal care, deprivation and trauma on childhood development and the interface of biological and social influences. Included in the discussion will be the role of early influences (prenatal and postnatal) on brain development and early developmental outcomes, as well as the impact of prolonged suboptimal care for the older child. An overview on how to access appropriate evaluations and services will be included. Case studies of children in U.S. foster care and adopted from orphanages abroad will be presented. This workshop focuses on identification and evaluation of "at risk" children and referral to appropriate intervention resources. This workshop does not specifically discuss therapeutic modalities.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Lisa Nalven
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Kinship Adoption

ID: 5982

This workshop will explore the unique issues and life style changes that kinship caregivers experience as a temporary stay of a child turns in to a permanent placement. Participants will identify the specific family dynamics and challenges when working with kinship families and how this differs from traditional foster care. Participants will gain awareness of how their own assumptions and biases impact practice and expand cultural competencies to engage and intervene more effectively with kinship families. Through use of group activities, videos and case examples, participants will explore clinical issues such as loss, loyalty and boundaries and build on interventions and techniques that will be useful when working with kinship families

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Life Cycle Experience and Issues in the Adoption of Older Children

ID: 5953

This workshop introduces the special challenges related to parenting children who spent significant time in temporary care systems prior to adoption. Topics include adoption as the permanency plan, life in the child welfare system and common survival behaviors, and the interplay between adoption and child development. Also, attachment theory, family building, and characteristics of successful adoptive families will be discussed. A presentation will also focus on how adoptive families can be supported.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Ellen Kelly, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective

ID: 5979

When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it means to be subject to heightened social scrutiny as a "conspicuous family", develop the vocabulary to craft age-appropriate lessons about race and culture, and build the self-confidence and clarity of motives to engage others about what it means to be a true multicultural family. This workshop is designed to develop the practitioner's skill in broaching this subject with clients of all backgrounds and guiding them on their journey beyond their existing social perceptions, and often their own comfort zone. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
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The Psychology of Adoption

ID: 5951

This workshop sets the stage for the Certificate Program in Adoption. The focus will be on contemporary trends in adoption and the psychological benefits and risks associated with adoption. Other topics that will be presented include stress and coping models in adoption and family life cycle tasks in adoption. The implications for post-adoption services will also be addressed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Pat Carter-Sage, LPC
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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