This webinar identifies challenges adoptive parents often encounter when seeking adoption competent care from clinical social workers and other mental health professionals; predictable normative developmental issues adoptive parents and their families commonly experience; assumptions and mistakes clinicians often make in their work with adoptive parents; and guidelines for adoption competent clinical intervention with adoptive parents.
Course created on June 8, 2020
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify some challenges adoptive parents encounter when seeking adoption competent care from clinical social workers and other mental health care providers.
- After this course, participants will be able to list some assumptions and mistakes many clinicians make when working with adoptive parents and their families.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify some guidelines for adoption competent clinical intervention with adoptive parents.
|5-10 Minutes||Avoid pathologizing|
|10-15 Minutes||Beware of your assumptions|
|15-20 Minutes||Guidelines: Plan for on- going contact|
|20-25 Minutes||Guidelines: Need for human connections; extended family of adoption|
|25-30 Minutes||Guidelines: Avoid secrets|
|30-35 Minutes||Guidelines: Tell the truth|
|35-40 Minutes||Guidelines: Use a strengths perspective|
|40-45 Minutes||Guidelines: Use attachment theory and methods|
|45-50 Minutes||Guidelines Use trauma-informed practices|
Deborah H. Siegel
PhD LICSW, DCSW, ACSW
Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. She has also taught social work on the faculties at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Auburn University, and as an Edith Abbott fellow at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She has published research on a 22-year-long study of families living with open adoptions; and she has published numerous journal articles, chapters in books, and encyclopedia articles on other aspects of the adoption experience. Dr. Siegel is co-author of books on how to help struggling teens, many of whom have been adopted, and she has been instrumental in passing legislation allowing adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates. Dr. Siegel actively engages in legislative advocacy on a range of other human service issues, and she is a consultant, trainer, and conference presenter for many adoption agencies across the United States. Currently, Dr. Siegel is also working in the fields of homelessness and integrated behavioral healthcare.
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