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Clinical Social Work with Adoptive Parents: Issues and Guidelines

Course: #79Level: Intermediate1 Hour 79 Reviews
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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list some assumptions and mistakes many clinicians make when working with adoptive parents and their families.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify some guidelines for adoption competent clinical intervention with adoptive parents.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
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
50-60 Minutes Summary

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Dr. Deborah H. Siegel received an honorarium for presenting this course. 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. Non-financial disclosures: Dr. Deborah H. Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by continued Social Work.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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